Frank Comstock, MD, ABAARM, FACEP
Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine located in Tucson, AZ
As a leader in regenerative medicine, Dr. Frank Comstock at Lifestyle Spectrum in Tucson, Arizona offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. This revolutionary treatment uses a small sample of your blood to boost your body’s natural healing abilities for restoration and rejuvenation. To learn more or start treatment, call today or request an appointment online.
PRP Q & A
What is PRP?
PRP, platelet-rich plasma, is a concentration of the body’s platelets, which are specialized cells found in your blood that are rich in growth factors, proteins that assist in the healing process. You may be most familiar with platelets as the component in your blood that forms clots to stop bleeding, but they also contain hundreds of growth factors that assist in the healing process.
PRP therapy creates a concentration of these unique growth factors, up to 10 times more than what’s in your blood, to boost healing power at the cellular level.
How is PRP made?
At Lifestyle Spectrum, Dr. Comstock makes the PRP used for treatment from your own blood. He takes a sample of blood from your arm, similar to what you would expect during a blood draw for a blood test.
PRP is made by taking your blood sample and spinning it in a centrifuge to increase the concentration of platelets available for therapy.
Why do doctors use PRP?
Dr. Comstock uses PRP therapy as an injection to promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, or joints.
PRP is also used as a treatment to help improve healing of bone fractures and wounds following surgery, and to reduce pain and inflammation in arthritic joints.
As a regenerative treatment, PRP has gained popularity as an aesthetic treatment to help fight the visual signs of aging by making your skin and tissue more resilient and youthful.
Is PRP therapy safe?
Because Dr. Comstock uses your blood to create the PRP he uses for therapy, the treatment ’s safe and well tolerated. The only discomfort you may experience may be some pain at the injection site.
To learn more about PRP therapy or to start treatment, call today or request an appointment.