Prolotherapy (Proliferative Therapy), also know as Regenerative Medicine
Prolotherapy works by stimulating the body’s natural healing mechanisms to repair tissue in the weakened area. This is done by a very directed injection to the tissues in an injury site, “tricking” the body to repair the area. The mild inflammatory response which is created by the injection encourages the body’s growth factors and repair mechanisms to regenerate normal ligament or tendon fibers, resulting in a tightening of the weakened structure. Typically, multiple treatment sessions are needed to repeat this process, allowing a gradual buildup of tissue to restore the original strength and
Prolotherapy with PRP
Not all Platelet Rich Plasma is the same!
EmCyte® PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
Whether you’re seeing Dr. Hampton for prolotherapy injections or Dr. Yavari for aesthetics, you have the confidence of knowing that Arktos uses a PRP processing system that is above and beyond.
PRP extraction systems concentrate the elements of your blood that trigger regeneration and repair. It involves extracting your own blood, spinning it down to get rid of the red blood cells and concentrating the remaining plasma, platelets, and other growth factors to create that “liquid gold” to be used. It is important to note that to deliver effective treatment results, the concentration of platelets must reach around five to seven times the patient’s normal baseline levels.
We exclusively use PurePRP® technology by utilizing the Emcyte® system, which delivers 7x the platelet concentrations while removing 99% of red blood cells and 98% of inflammatory neutrophils. This is what makes our treatments so effective.
What should I do before my PRP procedure?
We ask that you drink lots of fluids before the procedure to stay hydrated, it makes it easier for the doctor to draw your blood. Other than that, there are no other preparations needed. You can eat and drink normally. If you are having a prolotherapy with PRP procedure with Dr. Hampton, please discontinue using any NSAIDs like naproxen (Aleve) or Ibuprofen (Motrin) for 2 weeks before your PRP procedure.