South Central Family Practice Clinic
Family Practice & Medical Esthetics Specialist located in Soldotna, AK
If you’re looking for a nonsurgical remedy to help your body heal from an injury, restore hair loss, or slow the aging process, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy might be right for you. At South Central Family Practice Clinic in Soldotna, Alaska, Gladys Bailón, MD, offers PRP as a natural way of helping your body heal itself. To learn more, call the office or book an appointment online today. You can also visit the practice without an appointment anytime.
PRP Therapy Q & A
What is PRP therapy?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses your own blood to promote healing naturally in your body. Your provider at South Central Family Practice Clinic takes a small sample of your blood and puts it in a centrifuge, which spins the blood rapidly to separate the platelets from the blood cells to create PRP. Your platelets contain hundreds of proteins that play a large role in healing.
Dr. Bailón might give you a local anesthetic to make sure you stay comfortable during the process. The PRP is then injected back into your body at the place of treatment to produce growth where needed.
You can be confident that PRP therapy is a safe treatment since you’re using your own blood, but be sure to talk to your doctor about any of your concerns.
What can PRP therapy treat?
PRP therapy can promote cell growth and reduce inflammation in affected areas of your body. It’s used to treat the following:
- Chronic tendon injuries
- Knee arthritis
- Muscle and ligament injuries
- Wounds that won’t heal
At South Central Family Practice Clinic, Dr. Bailón also uses PRP to treat patients cosmetically. If you’re experiencing hair loss, PRP can help regenerate hair growth. If you want your face to look younger, PRP can help reduce the look of wrinkles by stimulating collagen production.
PRP can also:
- Reduce dark circles under your eyes
- Give you firmer skin
- Minimize scars
- Diminish sun damage
Whether using PRP for injuries, pain, or cosmetic needs, the team at South Central Family Practice Clinic can help you.
What are the benefits of PRP therapy?
PRP is beneficial because it can treat a wide range of conditions. In addition, it doesn’t require surgery or medications. Since you’re using your own blood, your body won’t reject it and there’s no risk of having an allergic reaction.
The treatment only takes about 30 minutes, so it’s quick and convenient, with no recovery time needed.
To talk to the providers at South Central Family Practice Clinic about PRP, call the practice or use the convenient online booking tool today. You can also walk in and ask for an appointment anytime.