If you desire natural solutions for pain relief, slow-healing injuries, or unwelcome signs of aging, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections might be the treatment for you. At Interventional Pain Associates in Austin, Texas, Sarosh Saleemi, MD, and her team use PRP from your own blood to stimulate your body’s ability to heal itself and regenerate new cells. Schedule an appointment with Interventional Pain Associates by phone or book online to learn more.
PRP injections, or platelet-rich plasma injections, contain parts of your blood rich in growth factors, which are proteins that stimulate natural healing and cell regeneration.
PRP injections can optimize healing after surgery, reduce pain, or prevent you from needing surgery in the future. PRP can also reduce the signs of aging.
Dr. Saleemi and her team might recommend PRP injections if you experience arthritis pain, age-related wear-and-tear in your joints, sports injuries, or other trauma. PRP offers the following benefits:
Interventional Pain Associates providers can inject PRP into your shoulder, elbow, wrist, back, hip, knee, ankle, or other painful or injured areas of your body to reduce symptoms and promote healing.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for PRP treatment, Dr. Saleemi and her team discuss your medical history and ask about symptoms. They complete a physical examination and might recommend blood tests, X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, or other imaging procedures.
To prepare for your PRP injections, Dr. Saleemi takes a blood sample from your arm and spins it in a centrifuge. This isolates the PRP from the rest of your blood.
She then injects the PRP into injured or painful areas of your body. The procedure is fast and virtually painless, without any downtime afterward.
PRP is also effective to help you achieve thicker hair, wrinkle reduction, and tighter skin. During a PRP facial, Dr. Saleemi numbs your skin and combines PRP or stem cells with microneedling to optimize cell regeneration and anti-aging. If you experience thinning hair, she can inject PRP into your scalp to stimulate hair regrowth.
After receiving PRP injections, you can resume your normal routine. You might experience some soreness or redness at the treatment area that soon subsides.
Over time, as cells regenerate, you’ll experience pain relief, faster healing, younger-looking skin, or a fuller head of hair. For best results, Dr. Saleemi and her team often recommend a series of PRP treatments.
Don’t live with a slow-healing injury, pain, or undesirable signs of aging when holistic solutions are within reach. Schedule an appointment with Interventional Pain Associates by phone or online to find out if PRP injections are right for you.