PRP

Better Life Medical

Wellness, Longevity, & Aesthetics & Pain Management located in Knoxville, TN

From a pain-relieving joint treatment to an effective method of hair restoration and a beautifying and more natural filler option, you’d be impressed by the many uses of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. At Better Life Medical in Knoxville, Tennessee, the qualified professionals provide the buzzworthy PRP therapy to address cosmetic concerns and accelerate your body’s natural healing process during a convenient, in-office treatment. Learn more by calling Better Life Medical or requesting an appointment online today.

PRP Q & A

What is PRP therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) is a regenerative medicine treatment that was originally designed to assist and accelerate your body’s natural healing process. It’s a holistic treatment that involves using the platelets and growth factors from your blood. 

Your blood contains liquid plasma and small solid molecules: white and red blood cells and platelets. The platelets have growth factors that are particularly beneficial for healing injuries and boosting cell regeneration.

PRP is plasma that’s platelet-rich and contains more platelets than what’s usually in your blood. Your Better Life Medical provider obtains the platelet-rich plasma through a special process that concentrates the growth factors, so they’re around five to 10 times richer.

What is PRP therapy used for?

PRP is used in numerous medical fields. Better Life Medical provides PRP therapy for:

  • Hair restoration
  • Diminishing fine lines, wrinkles, and scarring
  • Plumping and volumizing lips and skin
  • Smoothing skin texture
  • Treating arthritic conditions
  • Treating joint pain, such as knee or shoulder
  • Healing during certain surgical procedures
  • Neuropathy
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Muscle pain/spasms

Your Better Life Medical provider can also use PRP to fill in areas of lost facial volume and promote the production of elastin, collagen, and cell regeneration for more youthful-looking results.

What can I expect with PRP therapy?

Your Better Life Medical provider applies a numbing cream and draws your blood, usually from your arm. Your provider separates the platelets before concentrating them in a special centrifuge.

Your provider blends the concentrated platelets with the remaining blood and calcium chloride to further boost the results. Your provider injects the solution into the target area with a small needle. In just one convenient in-office session, multiple injections can be administered.

For optimal skin rejuvenation, Better Life Medical also offers PRP with microneedling, known as a vampire face-lift, using a special SkinPen ®.

What are the advantages of PRP therapy?

PRP is a quick and convenient in-office procedure with no downtime. Your body won’t reject the PRP since it’s a natural treatment that uses your own blood. With PRP, most people report little to no discomfort.

PRP can even stimulate blood flow and help repair nerve and tissue damage, often present with erectile dysfunction.

PRP doesn’t involve surgery or medications and their many risks and side effects.

Try a more natural approach and discover the seemingly endless benefits and uses for PRP. Call Better Life Medical to speak with a team member, or schedule an appointment online today.