Have you heard about regenerative injections – platelet rich plasma & prolotherapy in Bothell? These cutting-edge injections are helping people deal with chronic pain and long term injuries. Both are often used to relieve joint pain caused by chronic pain or injury. In some cases, people also use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections for cosmetic purposes.
What are the differences between PRP and proliferation (also known as prolotherapy) injections, and which is the best injection for your unique situation? We will help you decide what’s right for you.
The most significant difference between the two types of injections is the contents of the injections themselves. Both types of injections have benefits, and only you and your health-care provider can determine which is best for you.
PRP uses a centrifuge technique to pull out of your white and red blood cells from your plasma, creating a platelet-rich plasma that, when injected, bathes damaged cells in your own blood, which has healing qualities. It is injected directly into the joint or the ligament attached to the bone for the best results. PRP is also used for cosmetic purposes to reduce wrinkles and fine lines or to help improve skin tone.
On the other hand, proliferation injections contain saline, dextrose, lidocaine/procaine, and sometimes some B vitamins. This goal of this type of injection is to irritate the tissue surrounding the injured joint to strengthen the muscles to best support the joint. This type of injection also helps alleviate osteoarthritis in fingers and knees and also pain caused by ligamentous dysfunction found in the pelvis.
Contact us today at (425) 905-2410 to schedule a consultation regarding regenerative injections – platelet-rich plasma & prolotherapy in Bothell.