Platelet-Rich-Plasma is an up-and-coming procedure that’s showing promising results in a wide variety of clinical trials. Whether you’re treating mild to moderate joint problems such as tendonitis, or using PRP to quicken the recovery time after an invasive procedure, you can expect to see a very good outcome.
Colorado Skin & Vein is proud to offer a minimally-invasive treatment option to help heal chronic injuries and surgical wounds faster. Dr. Verebelyi has performed numerous successful procedures, all with exceptional results.
What is PRP?
PRP uses autologous plasma injections (isolated from your own blood and concentrated) to help your blood clot and support new cell growth. The process promotes your body’s natural healing process.
What is PRP Used for?
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Chronic Tendon Problems
- Surgical Wounds
Is PRP Safe?*
Because platelet-rich-plasma is derived from your own blood, the risk for a potential allergic reaction is drastically reduced. Although side effects are rare, symptoms from the injection itself may include; infection, tissue damage, pain at the injection site, or nerve injury.
Are PRP Treatments Painful?*
Most patients find the procedure to be very tolerable. However, you may feel slight pressure during the initial blood draw and/or throughout the reinjection process. A topical anesthetic can be applied upon request.
How Should I Prepare?
You’ll be asked to avoid alcohol and smoking at least 3-days prior to your appointment (7-days is ideal). Anti-inflammatory medications should also be put on hold one week before your treatment (except when taking baby aspirin for the heart).
On the day of your appointment, be sure to drink plenty of water. Eat a light meal 1-2 hours before your blood-draw.
How is PRP Performed?
PRP injections are done in a simple 3-step process.
- Dr. Verebelyi will draw a sample of your blood (amount varies based on treatment area).
- The blood is placed in a centrifuge, and a lab tech prepares the separated blood for injection.
- Dr. Verebelyi will then pinpoint specific treatment areas and begin the quick injection process.
How Long are PRP Treatments?*
The amount of time you’ll spend in-office depends on several factors including the amount of blood being drawn and the treatment area. We typically ask that you prepare to spend 60-90 minutes with us.
What Happens After My Treatment?*
Recovery time varies on a patient by patient basis. In some cases, you’ll be advised to take it easy for a while, but typically, that’s as a result of the initial injury rather than the PRP injections. Most patients are able to continue their daily activities as normal.
What Results Can I Expect?*
Results from PRP treatments are not immediate. The procedure is designed to help promote healing which should become evident within several weeks or months as you begin to see significant improvement.
Is PRP Right for Me?*
Men and women who would like relief from chronic joint pain with a minimally-invasive procedure may benefit from PRP treatments. Patients who’ve exhausted all other methods of healing should consider platelet-rich-plasma as a viable solution. During your in-person consultation, Dr. Verebelyi will talk to you about your end-goals and complete a full evaluation to determine if PRP might be a good fit for you.
Ready to learn more? At Colorado Skin & Vein, we are always happy to meet with you to review your needs. Please call 303.683.3235 to schedule an appointment or use the free consultation form found on this page, and someone will call you as soon as possible. Colorado Skin & Vein serves Englewood and the greater Denver, CO area.
*Individual Results May Vary.