PROVIDING WEST HOLLYWOOD AND LOS ANGELES, CALFORNIA
Providing services in West Hollywood and Los Angeles, Ca, Ford Wellness Center is proud to offer PRP treatment, a well-known treatment to accelerate tissue healing. Not only will this revolutionary procedure promote faster healing, but there’s almost no downtime, meaning you can get back to living your life.
Regenerative medicine specialist, Dr. Nathan D. Ford, uses the most innovative treatments available to give each patient the best possible outcome. One such treatment, platelet-rich plasma therapy, more commonly known as PRP injections, is a medical procedure used to help a person with a soft tissue injury (I.e muscle, tendon, and cartilage).
PRP therapy works by utilizing the platelets from the patient’s own blood to promote tissue growth and renewal. Our blood’s platelets, used for clotting blood, also contain proteins called “growth factors.” These growth factors help to rebuild tissue in many different types of injuries.
PRP therapy can benefit anyone with specific muscular, bone, cartilage or tendon injuries, as well as difficult to treat wounds. Because of this, the treatment is becoming common practice in the world of professional sports, where athletes depend greatly on being able to recover from injuries as fast as possible. Both golfer Tiger Woods and tennis player Rafael Nadal have benefited greatly from PRP injections in treating their respective injuries, as have many other athletes in the NFL, MLB, and NBA, including, Kobe Bryant.
Dr. Nathan Ford has leveraged his expertise in administering PRP therapy by developing a unique technique to utilize this proven fast-healing treatment with a cosmetic procedure associated with the anti-aging part of his practice. Those seeking innovative treatments to bring a more youthful appearance and rejuvenate skin can also benefit from PRP therapy with Dr. Ford's customized Glow Facial. Harvesting and utilizing growth factors can not only speed up soft tissue injuries, among many other types of injuries, but also aid in rapid collagen reproduction to bring new life to your skin.
A patient receiving PRP therapy at Ford Wellness Center will first get a sample of their own blood drawn. After the blood is collected, the platelets are separated from the red and white blood cells using a centrifuge. The result is plasma with a high concentration of platelets - typically keep about five to ten times more platelets than normal blood. This plasma is then injected by Dr. Ford into the injured (or treated) area. The entire process generally takes less than two hours.
The side effects from PRP therapy are minimal. Most patients experience some soreness for two to three days after the injection. The overall pain from the injury will typically begin to decrease after about four weeks. In order to gain the maximum benefits from PRP therapy most patients can expect to receive about three treatments, spaced six weeks apart.
One of the biggest benefits of PRP therapy is the fast healing time. Most patients can expect a relatively rapid recovery. The downtime can range from a few days to just a couple of weeks, depending on the individual patient and the type of injury being treated. PRP therapy has been credited with reducing the recovery time for many types of injuries up to 50%.
Another benefit of PRP therapy is that it uses the patient’s own platelets. This eliminates the risk of the body rejecting the platelets and minimizes a lot of other risks as well. Further, unlike invasive surgery, PRP therapy at the Ford Wellness Center is a simple procedure, typically treated by means of a single injection into the injured area.
Finally, compared to surgery the cost of PRP therapy is very affordable, making it a very attractive alternative.
If you have an injury you believe can benefit from PRP therapy, contact the Ford Wellness Center today for a consultation. Our doctor, Nathan D. Ford, M.D. is a board certified physician that specializes in the latest treatments that are good for both body and mind. Dr. Ford is a graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine and is board certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.
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