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What You Can Expect From Your First PRP Treatment

Oct 02, 2023
What You Can Expect From Your First PRP Treatment
Stepping into the world of regenerative medicine with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is like unlocking a new level of health and rejuvenation. If you're feeling anxious about your first treatment, this comprehensive guide is designed to put your mind a

Whether it's for aesthetic improvements, injury recovery, or hair restoration, PRP is gaining attention for its effectiveness and minimal side effects. But how does it work, and what can you expect from your first treatment?

At Newregen, in Atlanta, Georgia, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, our team specializes in regenerative medicine, and PRP is one of our core offerings. Our team is trained in delivering customized treatments to meet the unique needs of each patient. Here's a guide about what to expect during your first PRP treatment at our practice.

Pre-treatment consultation

Before undergoing any treatment, a thorough consultation is a must. We'll discuss your medical history and what you hope to achieve through PRP therapy. Your provider will also explain the procedure in detail, giving you a complete understanding of what will happen.

At Newregen, our priority is to ensure you're an ideal candidate for PRP treatment, offering alternatives if you’re not. The pre-treatment consultation is a crucial step in setting the stage for a successful PRP therapy experience.

Blood draw and centrifugation

You might be surprised to know that the platelets used in PRP therapy come from your own blood. A small amount of blood will be drawn from your arm and placed in a centrifuge. This machine spins at high speeds to separate the platelets from the other components of your blood.

Here at Newregen, we use specialized equipment to ensure that the highest concentration of platelets is obtained for your treatment. This is essential for maximizing the effectiveness of the PRP procedure.

Application or injection

Once the platelets are isolated, they're either applied topically or injected directly into the treatment area. For topical applications, we may recommend a microneedling session first to enhance absorption. 

For deeper issues, like joint pain or muscle injuries, injections are more common.

Rest assured, the team at Newregen is well-equipped with the necessary skills to administer PRP in a manner that minimizes discomfort and maximizes results.

Immediate aftercare

After the procedure, you may experience some tenderness or mild swelling in the treated area. These are usually short-lived and are generally a sign that the treatment is starting to work.

Your provider sends you home with specific aftercare instructions tailored to your treatment to ensure a speedy recovery and optimal results.

Long-term follow-up

PRP therapy often involves multiple sessions for the best results. During your treatment course, our team will conduct follow-up appointments to assess your progress and adjust your treatment plan as necessary.

Preparing for your appointment

Whether you're a first-timer or a returning patient, it's crucial to come prepared for your PRP treatment session at Newregen. A little preparation can go a long way in enhancing the effectiveness of the procedure. We recommend that you stay hydrated, but avoid excessive caffeine and alcohol 24 to 48 hours before your appointment, as these substances can interfere with the healing process.

At Newregen, our goal is to provide you with a comfortable and efficient experience. When you arrive for your appointment, be prepared to discuss your medical history, medications, and any questions or concerns you might have about the PRP treatment. This dialogue will help tailor the procedure to your specific needs, ensuring the best possible outcome.

Getting your first PRP treatment doesn't have to be a mysterious or intimidating experience. The  Newregen team aims to provide a comfortable and effective treatment journey for each of our patients. 

With expert consultation, state-of-the-art equipment, and personalized aftercare, we're here to ensure that your PRP therapy is both successful and satisfying. To learn more about PRP therapy, reach out to us by calling or booking online. Choosing Newregen means you're in good hands throughout your entire PRP journey—from your first consultation to your final follow-up.