Photo Activated PRP Treatment
If you experience joint pain or tendon ailments but don’t want to consider an invasive procedure such as surgery, consider treatment with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections. At Alternative Disc Therapy in Caldwell, New Jersey, Dr. Warren J. Bleiweiss routinely uses photo activated PRP injections to address injuries and promote healing. Photo activated PRP is more potent than standard PRP. If you are interested in learning more about PRP treatment, call our practice in Caldwell, New Jersey at (973) 403-3334 for your consultation or schedule it online using our interactive request an appointment form. We also offer telemedicine appointments for patient convenience.
PRP Treatment Q & A
Photo activated PRP is a powerful regenerative medical treatment. It involves drawing a sample of your blood, isolating your platelets which are packed with growth factors and activating them with three different wavelengths of light. These activated platelets and growth factors are injected into a damaged joint, cartilage or ligament to promote healing. Photo activation is a unique process that makes this type of PRP more powerful and less inflammatory.
PRP injections are incredibly versatile. Dr. Bleiweiss frequently performs them for people who are suffering from:
- Joint pain
- Joint arthritis
- Cartilage injury
- Ligament tears
- Sports injuries
- Thinning hair
PRP is an outpatient office treatment. Dr. Bleiweiss draws a sample of your blood and places it in a centrifuge. He uses a double spin technique to separate the platelets from the rest of the blood. The next step is a very important part of the treatment protocol which is photo activation with three different wavelengths of light. Dr. Bleiweiss then takes the platelet-rich solution and injects it into the area of your body that is injured or inflamed. Some areas such as the shoulder and hip joint require ultrasound guidance for precision.
PRP injections are safe and well-tolerated. However, temporary pain after the injection is common. We refer to this as “regenerative discomfort,” since it is part of the body’s natural healing process.
After PRP injections, you can drive home to rest and resume normal activities in one day. In the first 24 hours after your treatment, it is normal to experience some pain. This should subside quickly.
Some people notice an improvement in their symptoms right away, but it usually takes a a week or two to relieve pain and improve your mobility. A follow up appointment will be scheduled with Dr. Bleiweiss after the procedure.
PRP Injections in Caldwell, New Jersey
PRP has many applications and can be used alone or in combination with other regenerative medicine services, such as stem cells and ozone treatments, to enhance effectiveness. If you are interested in learning more about PRP injections, call our practice today at (973) 403-3334 or use our secure online appointment request form. We also offer telemedicine appointments for patient convenience.