The Future of Healing: Platelet-Rich Plasma, Stem Cells and Lipogems

As regenerative medicine continues to grow in popularity and success, patients are realizing the potential of living a life without pain. The noninvasive treatments of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), stem cells and Lipogems are helping patients heal without the need for orthopedic surgery altogether.

Differentiating PRP and Stem Cell Treatments

PRP:

Our blood is made up of four main components: plasma, red cells, white cells and platelets. For PRP, we are concerned about isolating the platelets which are essential in the process of coagulation. Additionally, with the help of hundreds of proteins known as growth factors, platelets are instrumental for healing at the site of damaged tissue. The concentration of growth factors and platelets in PRP are upwards of 10 times of that found in regular blood. It has shown that when PRP is injected into damaged areas of the body it helps to reduce inflammation, stimulate cell repair, and accelerate tissue and wound healing.

Though the process sounds daunting, PRP treatments are as simple as an in-office blood