At least five days before the procedure, stop anti-inflammatory medications. One week before the procedure, stop any herbs or blood-thinning supplements. One to two weeks before the procedure, stop systematic steroids. At least one month before the procedure, stop steroid injections.
PRP therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that is normally administered in our clinic. The procedure itself takes 30 minutes to 1 hour. Following pre- and post-procedure recommendations will optimize healing and ensure a good patient experience. Depending on where the PRP was injected, your recovery will adapt to provide optimal healing.
Depending on your injury, we usually want you to follow up at the clinic to see the orthopedic surgeon or physician assistant approximately 2 weeks after the injection and then again at 6 weeks and 3 months after the injection. The most common way to prepare PRP is to centrifuge a patient's blood sample. A vial of blood is placed in a centrifuge, where it is rotated at intensely high speeds. The twist causes the blood to separate into three layers.
PRP is prepared by a process known as differential centrifugation. In differential centrifugation, the acceleration force is adjusted to sediment certain cellular constituents based on different specific gravity. PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections by themselves are wonderful procedures that are completely natural and can produce very satisfying results. In addition, different physicians have different approaches to formulating and preparing an injectable solution of PRP.
Harmony Healing offers several PRP therapy options that fit any lifestyle, and proper preparation is key to the success of any PRP therapy option. Although commercially available PRP systems offer platelet-rich suspensions ready to apply in a sterile manner, the high cost, the limited volume of blood drawn, the differences in centrifugation regimens, the wide variation in platelet concentration, make it difficult for the physician to choose from readily available products. PRP kits. PRP can be used to restore hair growth by injecting growth factors directly into the scalp at the level of the hair follicles.
Once the centrifugation process is complete, the physician or medical technician will remove the vial from the centrifuge and prepare the PRP solution for injection.