Bone and soft tissue heal from injury or damage in many different stages. By using a concentrated solution of your body’s own blood products to stimulate inflammation and cell proliferation, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can help accelerate the initial healing stage or even reactivate it in old injuries, allowing your body to resume the healing process naturally. PRP Stem Cell Therapy speeds up the restoration and repair of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints to improve function and strength and reduce pain, making it ideal for scenarios where the joint or tissue has degenerated, arthritis has set in, or previous unhealed damage is causing chronic pain.
Dr. Jordan Kopcio of Regenezone has more than 10 years of experience using regenerative medicine like PRP Stem Cell Therapy to help patients live healthier, happier lives free from chronic pain. For him, PRP isn’t a trendy new option; it’s a proven modality for restoring function and mobility for patients of all ages, at all stages of life, and at all levels of activity. PRP Stem Cell Therapy is just one of the regenerative injection therapies available at Regenezone, where we take a comprehensive, whole-patient approach to helping pain and dysfunction so you can move better, feel better, and live better.
The Power of Platelets and Plasma in Regenerative Medicine
PRP is essentially a concentrated source of growth and cellular signaling factors needed for proper healing, containing between 5 and 10 times the number of platelets of regular blood. Platelets and plasma contain myriad factors critical for the cell recruitment, multiplication, and specialization your body needs for proper healing.
Plasma is the liquid portion of your blood, contributing to more than 50% of your blood’s total volume and providing a vehicle for all of its components to circulate through your body. Plasma is composed of water, proteins, electrolytes, and other molecular compounds like carbohydrates, fatty acids, and glycoproteins that nourish cells, fight infection, and remove waste. Plasma also delivers hormones like growth factors throughout the body that act as chemical signals for a host of bodily processes.
Platelets—also called thrombocytes—are specific blood cells involved in the body’s initial healing response. Packed with proteins called growth factors that activate and accelerate healing, platelets flood injured or damaged areas of your body to stop or prevent bleeding and begin repairing damaged tissue. Platelets adhere to the site of the injury and, after activation by collagen and other components, begin to secrete signals that trigger inflammation, new tissue formation, and connective tissue repair. These signals also recruit more platelets, oxygen, and collagen to the damaged area, as well as stem cells that will then multiply, divide, and differentiate to further cellular repair and regeneration.
The PRP Procedure
The PRP procedure is a safe, outpatient procedure that can be performed right here in our offices at Regenezone. The procedure is a four-step process.
1) A sample of your blood is taken.
2) The blood sample is placed in a centrifuge where it is spun, separating the components into layers—plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
3) Dr. Kopcio combines the platelets with the plasma and adjusts the serum by adding appropriate compounds to enhance and activate the growth factors in the plasma, calibrating it to your body’s specific needs.
4) The plasma solution is reinjected back into your body in the target area, guided by ultrasound for the most precise and accurate placement.
Since PRP Stem Cell Therapy uses your own plasma and platelets, the risk of rejection is low, the rate of success is high, and any possible side effects are minimal. Moreover, the targeted and concentrated nature of PRP Stem Cell Therapy often results in faster repair, shorter recovery, and less pain for many patients, without the need for anti-inflammatories, pain medication, or opioids.
In addition to orthopedic conditions, PRP Stem Cell Therapy is also effective in helping sexual dysfunction and hair loss, as a natural alternative to facial fillers, and in combination with microneedling for facial rejuvenation.
Choosing the Right Provider for PRP Stem Cell Therapy
Because blood composition varies from person to person, PRP Stem Cell Therapy requires a precise, personalized approach. The plasma serum used for your injections needs enough platelet concentration and the correct type, quantity, and quality of activation compounds to be effective, and you need enough sessions of the therapy for your injury to adequately heal. Once prepared, the success of the injection relies heavily on your doctor’s ability to create the appropriate healing response in exactly the right area.
Dr. Kopcio and the team at Regenezone specialize in creating customized solutions to help each patient realize optimal healing results. In addition to extensive experience in diagnosing and caring for musculoskeletal conditions, Dr. Kopcio is also well-versed in the indications, contraindications, and possible side effects of various methods, ensuring your care plan is uniquely designed to fit your body and your needs with maximum safety and efficacy. And his skill and training in proper injection protocols, as well as the use of ultrasound technology, allow Dr. Kopcio to administer PRP Stem Cell Therapy accurately and with minimal discomfort.
Trust Regenezone for Your PRP Stem Cell Therapy
At Regenezone, we combine the best in cutting-edge technology with proven regenerative options to deliver unparalleled pain relief, even where traditional or conventional methods have failed. We offer PRP Stem Cell Therapy as a stand-alone option or in conjunction with other naturopathic modalities like prolotherapy, acupuncture, physical therapy, and trigger point injections, all of which are designed to help your body heal itself from within the way it was meant to do. Discover the difference better movement can make with Regenezone.