Platelet rich plasma, or PRP, treatments are a medical wonder. During the procedure, doctors take a sample of the patient’s blood and treat it with concentrated platelets in a product called PRP. The treatment is then injected into certain areas of the body, where it delivers fresh oxygen and plasma to the organs and other parts of the body. This biological agent stimulates healing and sends platelets to a wounded area to speed up the process. Platelet rich plasma, or PRP, treatments are a medical wonder. During the procedure, doctors take a sample of the patient’s blood and treat it with concentrated platelets in a product called PRP. The treatment is then injected into certain areas of the body, where it delivers fresh oxygen and plasma to the organs and other parts of the body. This biological agent stimulates healing and sends platelets to a wounded area to speed up the process.
You may have heard celebrities talk about their experiences with platelet rich plasma on television, espousing its many benefits. However, this isn’t a treatment for the rich and famous only. The PRP Los Angeles’ New Life Solutions office can offer has a number of wellness benefits, including:
- Skin rejuvenation therapy in the form of a PRP facial
- Hair growth stimulation
- Joint damage repairs (in areas such as the knee, hip, ankle, shoulder, elbow, and vertebrae discs)and more
The treatments for PRP Los Angeles patients prefer are not only utilized for cosmetic and personal reasons but also for medical purposes as well. It can be thought of as a treatment that has uses that are both curative and proactive or prevention-based in nature. Taking PRP treatments may improve physical output and athletic ability and give a patient a boost in much-needed energy.
Autologous Adipose-Derived Stem Cells
Adipose tissue, like bone marrow, is derived from the embryonic mesenchyme and contains a stroma that is easily isolated. Preliminary studies have recently identified a putative stem cell population within the adipose stromal compartment. This cell population, termed processed lipoaspirate (PLA) cells, can be isolated from human lipoaspirates and, like MSCs, differentiate toward the osteogenic, adipogenic, myogenic, and chondrogenic lineages.
Bone marrow Stem Cells
Bone marrow is the sponge-like material that is found inside of bones. This material contains Mesenchymal stem cells for MSCs that can regenerate tissue, as well as immature cells called blood-forming stem cells, which divide to form more blood-forming stem cells. They can also form into white blood cells, red blood cells, or platelets. Bone marrow stem cells can be used to help restore stem cells that have been damaged.
Obtaining bone marrow, often called harvesting, is done with general anesthesia or regional anesthesia. Needles are inserted over the hip bone or the breastbone to draw the marrow out of the bone. This procedure usually takes about one hour. The harvested marrow is then processed and can be preserved using cryopreservation to keep stem cells alive until they are needed. There is minimal risk associated with donating bone marrow, since such a small amount of bone marrow is removed. The process of obtaining bone marrow stem cells is done by your healthcare team, and is not conducted at new life solutions.
Bone marrow stem cells are classified as mesenchymal stem cells, which can differentiate into cells that belong to the musculoskeletal system. They can help to form ligaments, articular cartilage, tendon, trabecular bone, and part of the bone marrow. Because of this, and because bone marrow stem cells divide frequently, it is a great option for treating damaged tissues.