PRP Therapy in East Brunswick, NJ
Facial Rejuvenation and Hair Loss Treatment
UniMed Center is pleased to offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy in East Brunswick, New Jersey. This revolutionary treatment can be used for facial rejuvenation, to stimulate hair growth, and to help treat sport injuries.
PRP therapy involves the use of platelets from your own blood, so it’s a natural product of your own body. The process itself is simple: we draw blood and place it in a centrifuge, where it is 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.
What Is PRP Therapy Used For?
Dr. Jenny Liu offers PRP therapy for:
When PRP is injected into specific areas of your face, it can help regenerate tissue and encourage the growth of collagen, which will create smoother and brighter-looking skin. PRP therapy can also help reduce signs of aging and sun damage.
You may be a good candidate for facial rejuvenation using PRP therapy if you notice 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.
If you are experiencing hair loss or thinning, PRP therapy is an exciting new treatment option. This nonsurgical procedure can help restore hair follicle growth by stimulating and accelerating tissue regeneration.
We start by blocking the nerves of the scalp with anesthesia so you will not experience any pain when we inject the PRP into the scalp. You may return to your daily activities immediately following the injections, with no downtime.
The majority of our patients have a positive response to PRP, experiencing new hair growth and the slowing down or even the stopping of hair loss. We usually recommend a series of 2-4 treatments over six months.
PRP therapy can be an effective treatment for sports injuries, especially of the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. It can also be used during or after surgery to help body tissue heal. We use ultrasound to guide the PRP injection into the site of injury.
PRP treatments can be especially effective for these types of injuries:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Cartilage tears
- Osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, or shoulder
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- Tennis elbow
We often recommend physical therapy following the PRP injection to help further increase your strength and mobility. Most patients experience substantial pain relief within 3 months, although some may require repeated treatments.
Are You a Candidate for Platelet-Rich Plasma? Call UniMed Center Today!
If you would like to discuss whether platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is right for you, call UniMed Center at (732) 828-9988 to schedule an appointment today or request one online.