Platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment is a form of regenerative skin care treatment medicine that can harness the natural growth factors your body uses to heal tissue. Platelet rich plasma treatment uses injections made from a concentration of your own tiny blood cells, called platelets, to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. In this way, platelet rich plasma treatment injections use your body’s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems. Call Littleton Gynecology and Wellness to schedule PRP treatment or other skin care services in Littleton today!
What Is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Although blood is mainly a liquid (called plasma), it also contains small solid components — red cells, white cells, and platelets. The platelets are best known for clotting blood; however, they also contain hundreds of proteins called “growth factors,” which are critical when healing injuries. PRP is plasma with significantly more platelets than what is typically found in the blood. The concentration of platelets — and, thereby, the concentration of stem cell stimulating growth factors — can be five to 10 times greater (or richer) than usual. When PRP is injected into the area of injury, it can boost your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Littleton’s Trusted PRP Specialist
Our Littleton based PRP specialists use PRP injections to treat chronic tendon injuries, especially tennis elbow and other common injuries affecting tendons. Because of our extensive hands on experience providing PRP injections to various areas of the body, we’re confident you won’t find a more compassionate, delicate, and effective group of PRP specialists in the Littleton area. If you’ve been cleared for PRP treatment by a general physician, choose the experience of Littleton Gynecology and Wellness.