Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Disclaimer: Results and claims are not typical or meant to represent your results. Risks exist for any interventional procedures including all regenerative medicine treatments which include prolotherapy, A2M, bone marrow, growth factor injections, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Long-term side effects of regenerative medicine are unknown and short-term problems have emerged. Complications are uncommon but these do include the possibility of infection, bleeding, no help from the procedure, worsening pain, and remotely stroke and death.

For orthopedic sports injuries, arthritis, and other painful conditions that affect joints and surrounding tissues, you have treatment options beyond the traditional path of surgery, physical therapy and medications. Platelet-rich plasma injections, also known as PRP therapy, may help reduce pain and improve function in joints and the spine.

What is PRP?

PRP is plasma with a higher concentration of platelets, which contain special proteins called growth factors that play a key role in your body’s ability to heal naturally. By injecting platelet-rich plasma directly into damaged joints and tissues, natural healing may be enhanced.

What Does PRP Therapy Treat?

PRP therapy is a popular form of regenerative medicine and functional medicine used for orthopedic care as well as aesthetic enhancements, such as hair loss and anti-aging. Our providers offer PRP therapy to help restore health in the following ways:

Take a more natural path to better health with functional medicine.

PRP therapy is a type of functional medicine, a specialized field of medicine that integrates traditional techniques with alternative therapies for more natural healing and holistic health and wellness. Through effective, nonsurgical treatment options that enhance your body’s own natural healing processes, functional medicine may deliver health benefits, including reduced pain, disease prevention, healthy aging, improved fitness, greater athleticism and more.

At Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of Minnesota, we use leading-edge functional medicine therapies to treat the whole person, not just your symptoms. Our physicians and care team work closely with you to understand your needs, goals, and the root causes of your health and wellness challenges, so we can create a personalized treatment plan just for you.

To enjoy the active, healthy life you deserve, contact us today: (612) 20-SPINE

Sports Medicine and Joint Pain

Whether from acute injury or normal wear and tear (arthritis), athletes at all levels of competition turn to PRP therapy for tendon and ligament injuries that cause knee pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, elbow pain or ankle pain.

“Vampire Facials” for Anti-Aging

Everybody ages, but there are natural ways to maintain youthful-looking skin. Our providers use PRP therapy for “vampire facials,” which naturally promotes healthy cell activity for younger-looking skin. With PRP therapy, your options for facial rejuvenation extend beyond over-the-counter products and invasive plastic surgery.

Hair Loss

Just as PRP may help repair damaged tissues that lead to joint pain and aging skin, those same growth factors can be used to combat hair loss. For both men and women, PRP therapy may help stimulate dormant follicles and improve the health and texture of thinning hair.