Recent advances in PRP technology have made it possible for Dr. Tess to promote healing, reduce inflammation and speed recovery without surgery. When activated in the body, platelets in the blood release regenerative cells known as “growth factors.” PRP contains several types of growth factors that naturally stabilize and repair tissue while helping to form new, healthy blood cells. Without PRP, injured tissues are often unable to repair themselves because they lack adequate blood supply. By using PRP, Dr. Tess is able to provide the body with the enriched blood it would naturally produce to heal itself under normal circumstances.
PRP is an innovative injectable procedure for treatment of athletic injuries to accelerate healing and relieve pain. Treatment involves removing some of the patient’s own blood and specially preparing it to initiate healing and cellular regeneration in injured tissue. Processing the blood produces enriched blood platelets that contain growth factors. These concentrated platelets are collected and then re-injected into the site of injury or damage to stimulate healing of connective tissue. Stem cells eventually replace the blood platelets and then differentiate into tissues that are specific to the injured area, such as cartilage, ligament, tendon, or even bone. One session takes about 20 minutes and produces no scarring.
Who Can Benefit?
PRP can be a valuable technique in enhancing soft-tissue repair, particularly for repairing tendons, treating osteoarthritis, and healing wounds. This treatment is popular for active adults, college and high school athletes, and those who suffer from other orthopedic conditions of the knee or shoulder, including rotator cuff problems, meniscus tears or iliotibial band syndrome. It is particularly popular for professional athletes such as Hines Ward and Mark Pulamaou who have used PRP to heal knee, shoulder, and elbow injuries. Another advantage of PRP therapy is that it can be a natural and cost-effective alternative to surgery. Because the injected substance is from the patient’s own body, there is very little chance of rejection or allergic reaction
Dr. Tess of Beverly Hills invites you to explore our PRP Treatment options. If you would like to investigate more about them, or want more information regarding our treatments, please don’t hesitate to call and schedule a consultation. Our style of consultation is relaxed and educational. Our goal is to address your concerns in the order of your priorities and give you all of the information you need to make an informed decision. This will help you choose the right plan to achieve the result you desire within the budget you have to invest.
Visit Drtessofbeverlyhills.com or call us at (310) 275-TESS to schedule a free consultation or discuss treatment options.