PRP (PLATELET RICH PLASMA) THERAPY

UniMed Center is pleased to offer PRP (platelet-rich plasma therapy) in East Brunswick, NJ. This revolutionary treatment can be used for facial rejuvenation, to stimulate hair growth, and to help treat sport injuries.

PRP uses platelets from your own blood, so it’s a totally natural product. It’s a simple process: we draw blood and place it in a centrifuge, where it’s spun at high speeds for about 15 minutes to separate the red and white blood cells from the platelets and the plasma. This results in the plasma, or clear fluid, containing a higher number of platelets than usual (concentrated platelets). Platelets contain numerous growth factors, which help heal tissue and allow for the growth of new cells.

Dr. Liu offers PRP for the following conditions:

FACIAL REJUVENATION

When PRP is injected into specific areas of your skin, it can help to regenerate your tissue and encourage the growth of collagen, which will create smoother and brighter-looking skin. PRP treatment can also help improve signs of aging and sun damage. You may be a good candidate for PRP for facial rejuvenation if you are noticing any of the following:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles around your cheeks, eyes, and mouth
  • Dull skin tone
  • Puffiness and circles around your eyes

PRP injections take only about 15 minutes and are safe and pain-free. You can return to your regular activities immediately. If you experience any bruising, redness, or swelling, it should disappear in a few days.

Results will become noticeable in 3 to 4 weeks, though you may need several treatment sessions to experience the best outcomes.

HAIR GROWTH

If you are experiencing hair loss or thinning, PRP is an exciting new treatment option. This non-surgical procedure can help to restore growth of hair follicles by stimulating stem cells and accelerating tissue regeneration, leading to increased hair growth.

We start by blocking the nerves of the scalp with anesthesia so you will not experience any pain when we inject platelet-rich plasma into the scalp. You may return immediately to your daily activities after the injections, with no downtime.

The majority of our patients do show a positive response to PRP, including new hair growth and the slowing down or even the stopping of hair loss. We usually recommend a series of two to four treatments over six months.

SPORTS INJURY

PRP can be an effective treatment for sports injuries, especially of the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, and can also be used during and after surgery to help tissues heal. We use ultrasound to guide the platelet-rich plasma injection into the injured area of your body. PRP treatments can be especially effective for these types of injuries:

  • Tendonitis
  • Cartilage tears
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, or shoulder

We often recommend physical therapy following the injection to help further increase your strength and mobility. Most patients experience substantial pain relief within 12 weeks, though some may require repeated treatments.

If you would like to discuss whether PRP therapy is right for you, give us a call at UniMed Center in East Brunswick, NJ today at (732) 828-9988.