PRP and Joints

 

PRP FOR JOINTS

As PRP treatment relies on utilising your body’s natural healing ability, it can also be injected into damaged ligaments, tendons and joints to reduce pain and
accelerate tissue repair. PRP is good for helping injuries that are stuck in the healing process and need a kick start to get the process back on track.

 

Conditions commonly treated with PRP therapy are :

  • Tennis/ Golfers Elbow
  • Knee arthritis / Tendonitis / Cartilage injuries
  • Rotator cuff shoulder injuries / Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis

 

WHAT TO EXPECT?

Overall, PRP is a very safe treatment option with no risk of allergic reaction because your own blood products are used in the process. A small amount of
blood is drawn from you, just like having a routine blood test. A concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) sample is then produced by a simple process and
used in the treatment process. A numbing cream is applied over the treatment area 30 minutes before the injections are carried out. Most people will experience some mild to moderate swelling in the area of treatment. One may experience temporary discomfort, redness, heat or swelling which are all common side effects due to activation of your platelets. Some bruising is also inevitable and this may take a few days or weeks to disappear.

 

WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?

When using PRP for musculoskeletal conditions, the procedure may cause some localised pain which usually decreases over a few days. You would be
encouraged to gradually increase your physical activities over the following weeks. If after 4 weeks your pain persists, you may consider having a second
injection after discussing this with your doctor.

Pregnant women, those who are breast-feeding or trying to conceive are not suitable candidates for this treatment. Its is also not recommended for people
who are on blood thinners or who suffer with autoimmune conditions. It is important that you cease any anti-inflammatories a week before and a week
after having the procedure as they interfere with platelet function.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The cost may vary between $350- $600 per treatment session depends on the area of treatment and volume of PRP is used. Feel free to book your appointment with one of our experienced cosmetics practitioners to see if that’s a right treatment for you and having your questions answered.