Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

Platelet-Rich Plasma

Harnesses the regenerative factors in your own blood to promote healing and vitality in your joints, and skin, including your hairline! We are excited to now offer a safe, effective, and natural treatment that can help you recover the fuller, thicker hairline of your youth. Conveniently offered at Apex Health Clinic in Seminole, Florida. To learn more about treatments using PRP, call the clinic or book an appointment with Dr. Sharp online today.


Some of your blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge to separate the growth-factor-rich platelets from the rest of the cells in your blood. This concentrated quantity of platelets – up to 10 times greater than what is normally found in the blood – is then injected at the site of your injury. Growth factors signal your body to step up its healing in that area, this is especially helpful after an injury or when needed to encourage the regeneration of ligaments, tendons, and sometimes even cartilage.
Platelets are a type of blood cell responsible for repairing your tissues to heal injuries. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is obtained from a sample of your blood, which is then processed into a concentrated serum of proteins with the power to supercharge tissue turnover within your body.

PRP injections have benefits that span multiple medical disciplines. They can help heal injuries, relieve pain, and even improve your look with skin enhancement and hair growth. One of the most popular nonsurgical regenerative medicine treatments these days is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. It is favored by sports medicine physicians, orthopedists, and many other doctors and specialists because of its versatility and the amazing results it delivers.

Conditions Treated by PRP include:

PRP therapy has been used successfully in patients with soft tissue injuries and conditions such as:

  • Hair Loss
  • Joint Pain
  • Wound Healing
  • Sexual Rejuvenation
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • ACL tears
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome
  • Pitcher’s elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post-surgical recovery assistance
  • Shin splints
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow
Apex Health is excited to now offer treatments for hair loss!
Tired of the way your hair looks? Try a package of our hair regrowth sessions – and find out why PRP therapy are such powerful rejuvenating tools. Call Apex Health to find out more. You can also request an appointment or sign up for a complimentary consultation to learn about all the benefits of regenerative medicine.

PRP injections can help stimulate hair growth by healing and stimulating your inactive follicles. Isolated platelet-rich plasma is drawn into a syringe and injected into the thinning areas in the hairline. Hair Regrowth Therapy is performed when your hair in thinning and you still have hair follicles on your head. We suggest a series of treatments to see desired results.

These injections can be used for men or women with:

  • Thinning hair
  • Receding Hair Line
  • Postpartum Hair Loss
  • Hair loss due to stress or aging
  • Post Chemotherapy
  • Areas of “slow growing” hair on their scalp, where functioning hair follicles can still be observed.
  • Small areas of alopecia areata.
While your injection is being prepared, a numbing cream will be applied to your scalp to keep you comfortable during the PRP injections. Your scalp may remain numb or tingle for a while after your PRP injections, but this is temporary and normal sensation should return shortly. It’s a minimally invasive procedure, and a short 30-45 minute in-office visit. There is no downtime following this procedure, with practically no restrictions.

Immediately following the procedure some patients report mild redness, swelling, or tenderness to the treated areas. These symptoms may last up to 48 hours.

Results differ for each patient, although you will be able to visually see results typically around 4 – 6 months after the first treatment and may continue to improve up to a full year following treatment. As PRP is not a permanent option for hair loss, maintenance treatments are highly recommended every 12 – 18 months.

It is essential to remember that PRP does not grow new hair follicles in places where you are already bald. It is used to reverse the miniaturization of hair follicles so they will produce healthier, thicker, longer hair fibers.

PRP injections can help alleviate the pain in your knees, shoulders, and other joints by
healing damage to your ligaments and relieving inflammation. PRP offers a safe, natural way
to speed healing at a cost far less than surgery and without any of the potential

The number of PRP treatments necessary to achieve the desired results may vary, and it can be 3-4 weeks after a treatment before results are seen. When multiple treatments are
necessary, they are typically spaced up to 6 months apart.

Dr. Sharp often recommends PRP injections for joint injuries and arthritis. Find out more
about the amazing healing ability of PRP therapy. To learn more about treatments using
PRP, call the clinic or book an appointment with Dr. Sharp online today.

Dr. Sharp may recommend PRP injections to accelerate the healing of a wound. PRP helps rebuild the tissues and blood vessels surrounding ulcers, burns, and other skin-deep open wounds.
PRP injections can benefit both men’s and women’s sexual health. They can be used to treat erectile dysfunction, heighten libido, prevent pain during sex, increase lubrication, and even treat urinary incontinence.

PRP is generally safe because the substance comes from your own body, so there’s no chance of rejection or allergic reactions. To find out how PRP injections can address your health or cosmetic concerns, call Apex Health Clinic or book your consultation online today.