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Platelet Rich Plasma Specialist

Aesthetic Podiatry & Sports Medicine Center

Mariola Rivera, DPM

Podiatrist & Sports Medicine located in White Plains, White Plains, NY & Purchase, NY

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a natural regenerative treatment that harnesses your body’s powerful ability to heal and overcome injuries. At Aesthetic Podiatry & Sports Medicine Center, you can meet with leading foot and ankle specialist, Mariola Rivera, DPM, who provides custom PRP treatments in White Plains and Purchase, New York. Find out if PRP is right for you by booking an exam online today or by calling your nearest office to schedule.

Platelet Rich Plasma Q & A

How does platelet-rich plasma work?

Platelet-rich plasma, more commonly known as PRP, involves gathering a rich concentration of your own platelets through a simple in-office blood draw. Attached to these platelets are powerful growth factor proteins that are the same blood components that jump into action to help you heal when you have a wound.

By separating platelets and growth factors and re-introducing them into a damaged area through injections, tissues begin to repair and rebuild. This effect can minimize pain and inflammation and possibly speed up your healing process, so you can be on a faster road to recovery. 


What happens during a platelet-rich plasma treatment?

Aesthetic Podiatry & Sports Medicine Center proudly offers PRP treatments right in the office. After drawing your blood, usually from the inside bend of your elbow, Dr. Rivera processes it in a machine called a centrifuge.

The centrifuge spins your blood at a rapid rate, which forces platelets to separate from other blood components. What’s left is your own platelet-rich plasma that’s packed full of healing growth factors.

Once your blood is processed, which takes just about 10-15 minutes, Dr. Rivera can inject your PRP directly into injured areas. This regenerative treatment is an ideal solution for tendon or ligament injuries, arthritic conditions, postoperative healing, and so much more. 


When does PRP start working?

Since PRP treatments involve making a few small injections, it’s normal for tissues to be a little inflamed for a couple of weeks. You may even feel like your pain isn’t improving. But rest assured, throughout the deepest tissue layers, cells are turning over, and new tissues are developing.

Dr. Rivera usually finds that pain and inflammation start to subside about two to three weeks after your platelet-rich plasma session. You continue noticing improvements in your symptoms week after week after that point.

For more complex injuries or conditions, Dr. Rivera could recommend coming in to Aesthetic Podiatry & Sports Medicine Center for two to four PRP sessions, each spaced at least one month apart. 

Book your PRP consultation at Aesthetic Podiatry & Sports Medicine Center directly through the website. You can also call your most convenient clinic to speak with a team member. 

Individual results may vary.