PRP Specialist

James Robles, MD, FIPP -  - Anti-Aging Medicine

New Pain Solutions

James Robles, MD, FIPP

Anti-Aging Medicine & Interventional Pain Specialist located in Weslaco, TX

Platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) is a cutting-edge treatment that helps your body heal itself naturally. As one of the top regenerative medicine specialists in the world, James Robles, MD, offers PRP injections for therapeutic and aesthetic purposes at New Pain Solutions in Weslaco, Texas. To find out how PRP can help speed your healing process or enhance your natural beauty, call or book an appointment online.

PRP Q & A

What is platelet-rich plasma?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a solution that contains a high concentration of platelets from your own blood. You may be familiar with platelets from the key role they play in clotting blood. However, platelets also contain hundreds of growth factors that are crucial to healing damaged tissue.

When Dr. Robles injects PRP into an area of tissue damage, the high concentration of growth factors speeds up your healing process. This technique has been used to treat sports injuries for years. More recently, it’s gained popularity in the fields of anti-aging and sexual revitalization.

What conditions can PRP treat?

PRP boosts your body’s ability to heal itself by replacing damaged cells with healthy new ones. This accelerates healing and tissue rejuvenation in numerous medical conditions, including moderate to severe osteoarthritis and tendon injuries.

Other conditions that PRP is commonly used to treat include:

  • Ligament injuries like a torn ACL or MCL in the knee
  • Tennis or golfer’s elbow
  • Head and neck pain
  • Temporomandibular (TMJ) pain
  • Hip pain such as bursitis
  • Shoulder pain such as rotator cuff tears

Dr. Robles also offers PRP therapy to improve sexual function and reverse signs of aging. He offers the following PRP treatments at New Pain Solutions:

  • The Priapus Shot® or P-Shot®
  • The Vampire Breast Lift®
  • The Vampire Facial®

While the P-Shot aims to restore sexual vitality to men, the Vampire procedures improve the firmness and elasticity of skin on the face and breasts.

What should I expect from PRP therapy?

First, Dr. Robles performs a thorough physical exam and carefully reviews your medical history to ensure that PRP therapy is right for you. Then, he creates a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Before PRP therapy, Dr. Robles draws a small amount of blood, usually from your arm. He processes this blood in a centrifuge to separate the PRP from your other blood cells. Then, he carefully reinjects the PRP into the treatment area.

The number of injections you need depends on your particular condition. Sports injuries may require more PRP injections than what’s needed for the P-Shot.

To find out if PRP is right for you, call New Pain Solutions or book an appointment online today.