Platelet-Rich-Plasma Therapy / PRP
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a 100% natural way to harness your body’s own regenerative powers. In just 20 minutes, this treatment helps reverse the signs of aging and sun damage. It can also be used to aid in the treatment of thinning hair.
How does it work?
- Your blood is drawn normally, just as it would be done in your PCP’s office.
- The blood is then purified in a centrifuge to extract the plasma.
- The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into the areas in need of treatment using microneedles for maximum patient comfort and precision, stimulating your natural regenerative process.
Since the PRP is full of growth proteins, skin cells begin to produce more collagen and elastin. We use needles that are finer in diameter than a human hair, for maximum patient comfort.
PRP can treat:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Sun damage
- Poor skin texture
- Acne scars and other areas with light scarring
- Skin discoloration
Mild improvement will be noticeable within the first few weeks, with full correction occurring at the 4-6 month mark. Most patients will require several treatments to achieve their desired results.
For more information about platelet-rich-plasma therapy or to book an appointment today, call our office!
For patients seeking an alternative option to medication and physical therapy for joint pain, joint injections may be the solution. At Susan A. Baker, MD, we know that every patient’s needs are different and are proud to offer joint injections to our patients struggling with joint pain.
Using x-rays for precise imaging guidance, we can inject custom healing agents into the damaged area to stimulate the soft tissues to heal while stabilizing the joint for better function and mobility. Often performed as an outpatient procedure, this alternative treatment option requires less downtime, reduces your need for reliance on pain medication, and helps you remain active in life.
Joint injections can be applied to any joint including the knees, hips, shoulder, wrists, and small joints of the hands and feet.
For more information on joint injections or to request an appointment, contact our office today at (310) 274-7770.