One of the most remarkable things about the human body is its incredible ability to heal itself. When our cells are injured or destroyed, surrounding cells replicate to make new cells.
Of course, the rate of recovery (replication) depends on the type and severity of the injury. But what if there were a way to kickstart the natural healing process, and help your body quickly and efficiently heal itself?
Actually, there is. It’s called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment.
Platelets are a key component of your blood that secrete “growth factors.” They assist in your body’s healing process and tissue regrowth. So, when a sample of your blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets and plasma from other components (such as red and white blood cells), it creates a platelet-rich plasma solution. This solution of concentrated platelets is then injected directly into the area of your injury or pain where, over time, it promotes cell growth and wound healing.
Often, it takes several sessions of standard PRP injections to effectively treat joint pain and other musculoskeletal issues. However, there is a more effective form of PRP treatment that has been found to work more efficiently and requires fewer follow-up sessions. Let’s talk about this enhanced form of platelet-rich plasma, called photo-activated PRP, and where you can go in Caldwell to receive this revolutionary revitalizing treatment.
An Enhanced Form of PRP Treatment
Regenerative medicine experts have long been aware of the beneficial effects of light on tissue repair. Consequently, they have developed photo-activated PRP, a unique process that makes PRP therapy more powerful and less inflammatory. Photoactivation – or the focused exposure of light onto a substance (in the case of medicine, onto tissues) at specific wavelengths – has been found to speed up the healing process.
Photo-activated PRP involves activating isolated platelets with three different wavelengths of light. These activated platelets are then injected into the target area of an injury to accelerate healing.
This is an outpatient, office-based procedure that only takes about an hour. It may require an additional treatment to achieve the desired outcome, depending on the results of the initial treatment and how well the patient responds.
How Does Photo-Activated PRP Work?
The National Center for Biotechnology Information has confirmed that the placement of PRP in a photoactivation device prior to injection can enhance the effect of growth factors, bioactive molecules, cytokines, and other healing components. This makes photo-activated PRP more efficient than standard PRP treatment with many medical applications.
This treatment can be used alone or in combination with other treatments – notably, regenerative medicine services, such as stem cells and ozone treatments – to further enhance its effectiveness.
PRP Specialist in Caldwell, New Jersey
Dr. Warren Bleiweiss is a world-renowned expert in regenerative medicine, practicing at Alternative Disc Therapy in Caldwell – where he specializes in photo-activated PRP treatment. Dr. Bleiweiss is not only a PRP specialist, but he also has more than 30 years of experience in treating a wide range of health conditions using advanced nonsurgical regenerative medical techniques.
If you would like to learn more about photo-activated PRP injections, ozone infusions, and other regenerative medicine treatments, schedule an in-office or virtual consultation with Dr. Bleiweiss by contacting our friendly staff today at (973) 403-3334 or by filling out our online appointment request form. Dr. Bleiweiss would be happy to explain the effective alternative treatments that are tailored to work for your specific needs. For your added convenience, we also offer telemedicine appointments. We look forward to serving you!