We at EVEXIAS Medical Centers are thrilled to have been featured in one of WFAA’s (ABC; Channel 8 in Dallas) series of ‘Original’ segments. Liquid gold: How plasma is being used to heal, rejuvenate, with health reporter Sonia Azad, does a wonderful job explaining what exactly Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is all about. The segment shows the different ways PRP is being used and how it has helped two of our very own patients, Holli Jetsel and Deanna Murray.
PRP therapy is an innovative treatment addressing various physical concerns by providing cellular rejuvenation. The treatment uses the patient’s own blood to stimulate stem cells and growth factors in the body to create new tissue and help repair old, damaged tissue.
PRP is often used to treat wrinkles, acne, scars, rosacea, and supports sexual health, hair regrowth and more! Please watch the segment below for more information.
We chatted with Sonia regarding her thoughts on PRP treatments after she was treated at EVEXIAS Medical Centers.
“I had heard of the PRP procedure for several years and considered getting the treatment on my right knee after years of running marathons and wearing high heels – the pain finally caught up to me. I waited because I was skeptical… even after hearing other people’s testimonials and frankly, even after my own procedure.
“My recovery time was about one week total and while I experienced swelling and some discomfort during that week, I can say that two months later, I am so happy that I decided to go ahead with PRP on my right knee.
“By early November, two months after my procedure, I ran a 10k which is the longest distance I have been able to run pain-free since my last half marathon in 2014. There are some days when I feel like my right knee is still stiff but overall, I would say it’s at 85% better than before. There is little to no pain when I walk up or down stairs wearing high heels, very few times I do experience pain when doing squats or lunges at the gym and no more pain when I bend my knees to launch into handstands in my yoga classes.
“I can only hope that the positive effects last and I am now considering going ahead with PRP in my left knee,” Sonia told us.
Holli, an Olympic weightlifter, had PRP therapy done in both of her knees. She didn’t see results immediately, but noticed gradual improvement over time and is back to squatting again. Deanna received PRP in both of her shoulders due to overuse in the gym. She now feels even on both sides, can lift the same amount of weight and has the same range of motion thanks to PRP.
But PRP is not only for women. EVEXIAS’ patient Richard Effirim has undergone PRP treatments for not one, but both of his knees after struggling with an injury for months. Richard found the procedure painful only for a few hours and was up to full speed in no time. He recently got married and had no trouble busting his moves on the dance floor.
“My overall experience with PRP has been great,” Richard told us. “I no longer have swelling or pain in my knees and I’m back to full strength training 6 days a week at the gym. I participate in boot camps and play multiple soccer games each weekend. I actually played three games yesterday and today I feel great.”
For additional information on our PRP offerings take a look at the PRP Therapies section on our website.