platelet rich plasma

Platelet-Rich Plasma

The more your body hurts the less you enjoy the things you love.

Regenerative medicine, such as prolotherapy, platelet-rich plasma, and acupuncture, may help you heal faster and be active sooner. 

Eliminate the feeling of aging by regenerating and healing connective tissues that are essential for movements such as ligaments, tendons, and cartilage!

What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?

Believe it or not, your body can heal itself. Modern regenerative medicine like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment can promote these abilities and increase the natural growth factors that your body uses for its tissue repair process.

Plasma is the liquid part of blood made up primarily of water and proteins.  It allows platelets, red blood cells, and white blood cells to circulate throughout the body. Platelets, on the other hand, are blood cells well-known for their blood clot ability and growth factors. These growth factors can stimulate cell reproduction and tissue regeneration.

At Winter Wellness, we value the important role of platelet activation in the body’s natural healing process. Our PRP injections contain a high concentration of the patient’s own platelets to amplify the growth factors and speed up the healing of chronic tendon injuries and other musculoskeletal issues.

Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

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A variety of conditions can be treated with platelet-rich plasma injections, from injuries and musculoskeletal pain to aesthetic procedures.

PRP treatments are recommended for:

    • Tendon, Ligament, Muscle, and Joint Injuries, as well as sports injuries
    • Wound Healing
    • Bone healing
    • Knee osteoarthritis (A type of PRP called leukocyte platelet-poor plasma is known to be more effective for knee osteoarthritis)
    • Hair loss problems
    • Post-surgical Healing
    • Skin Rejuvenation

PRP Therapy Risks and Side Effects

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are generally low-risk and rarely cause any side effects. The procedure involves blood drawing, so you may experience mild swelling and soreness at the treatment area. Ensure that you are well hydrated and have had enough food beforehand to avoid dizziness.

PRP injections contain your own cells and plasma, so there is a lower risk of having an allergic reaction than with other injectable medications.

Dr. Erin Winter will conduct an initial health check-up and discuss your treatment options. She will make sure you understand everything you need to know about PRP injection before proceeding with the procedure.

Winter Wellness - Flagstaff Naturopathic Medicine - Dr. Erin Winter

Flagstaff Hormone and Naturopathic Clinic that Cares

Aging comes with rapid body changes. 

If you’re experiencing symptoms that make you feel less confident, we’re here to help you.

WE PROVIDE AN INDIVIDUALIZED TREATMENT PLAN

We take time to understand the uniqueness and complexities of our patient’s health concerns and their underlying cause.

WE BECOME YOUR PARTNER IN YOUR HEALING PROCESS

We are not just doctors – we are our patients’ partners in their healing journey. We listen, care, and respect their body’s concerns.

WE GET TO THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF YOUR ILLNESS

We don’t just identify symptoms, we make sure to find out and understand the exact causes of illness and pain. That way, we can provide a better treatment plan to promote the patient’s optimal health and well-being.

WE PROMOTE NONINVASIVE AND NATURAL HEALING

We have long years of clinical training, research, and experience in using safe and natural therapies to boost the body’s natural healing process.

WE WANT YOU TO ACHIEVE LONG TERM OPTIMAL HEALTH

With our long years of clinical training and experience, and with the help of the latest science, our individualized treatment plan aims to achieve long-term health success. 

We make sure to educate patients about the causes of their illness and the recovery process. This allows the patient to enjoy long-term good health long after receiving treatment from us.

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Winter Wellness is a Flagstaff-based medical clinic that specializes in naturopathic medicine, hormone replacement therapy, natural pain management, and aesthetics.

Our naturopathic and hormone clinic is owned by Dr. Erin Winter, a naturopathic doctor in Flagstaff, AZ. Her primary goal is to help as many people age gracefully as possible in a natural way 

We exist to help you live the best quality of life possible!