A life-changing solution that uses your own biology: no drugs, no surgery.

 

WHAT IS PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)?

Platelet rich plasma, commonly referred to as “PRP”, is the result of stripping down human blood to separate and extract concentrated platelets. Platelets are the clotting cells of our blood that help the body to heal, regenerate and accelerate tissue repair.

Platelets are naturally extremely rich in the connective tissue growth and healing factors. The body’s first response to tissue injury is to deliver these to the injured area to initiate repair and attract stem cells. Injecting these growth factors into damaged ligaments, tendons, and joints stimulates the natural repair process.

In order to maximize the healing process, the platelets must be concentrated and separated from the red blood cells. The goal of PRP is to maximize the number of platelets while minimizing the number of red blood cells in a solution that is injected into the injured or pained area(s).

WHAT CAN IT DO?

Ground-breaking medical therapies are now utilizing your own blood-derived growth factors to heal, to revive, restore, relieve and regrow.  Non-surgical & drug free approaches with nearly instant results that have little to no discomfort- these procedures involving PHP are quick and easy. The procedures that utilize PHP include a wide range of applications from restoring and healing broken tissues to revitalizing skin to correcting sexual health issues such as erectile dysfunction, deformities and even urinary incontinence. The possibilities are endless!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Your blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge. Just like any other blood draw, this blood sample will be taken from your arm. The blood sample will be put in a specialized machine to extract Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) from your blood. A few drops of calcium chloride solution are added, tricking the platelets into thinking the body is injured. This releases and activates 8 growth factors that normally help heal wounds. The PRP is then injected into the specified area. Because these areas have been numbed, you will feel little or no discomfort.

WHAT PROCEDURES DOES NORTHSTAR OFFER with PRP?

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Our practitioner Laura Mason is excited to be one of the first to offer the O-ShotⓇ procedure in Idaho Falls, and is the only officially trained and certified professional in the city in this ground-breaking treatment. She recently attended a medical conference and trained under Dr. Charles Runels, creator of the O-ShotⓇ, P-ShotⓇ, and VampireⓇ procedures, to learn the proper medical techniques.

Only members of Dr. Runels’ provider group have been trained by him and are qualified to perform this procedure. Northstar Healthcare is a licensed provider of the trademark O-Shot procedures.