Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment in Orlando Florida

Heal Your Body and Improve Your Quality of Life

Avoid Surgery

Forget the incisions and stitches, PRP therapy heals your body with your own proteins and growth factor.

Get Back on Your Feet Again

Unlike invasive treatments with a long recovery, PRP is quick and puts you on track to improvement.

All Natural Treatment

PRP therapy uses your own blood to create a concentrated serum that’s perfectly tuned to your biology.

Who Can Benefit From Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

If you have arthritis or pain in your joints, ligaments, or tendons, and it hasn’t responded to surgery or other therapies, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) can be the breakthrough you need.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a minimally invasive, regenerative medicine treatment that uses platelets and plasma from your own blood to heal soft-tissue injuries and alleviate pain. Because it collects and concentrates your body’s natural healing catalysts, you can experience true organic regeneration at the cellular level directly where you need it most.

Dr. Barreto actually offers Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF), which is an activated form of PRP and even more effective since the growth factors are released prior to injection. It can work wonders for the persistent injuries that nag at you every single day. Don’t spend weeks, months, or even years tolerating sore knees, elbows, or other joints when the healing process can be started in as fast as an hour.

How Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Works

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy works by isolating the platelets in your own blood and precisely injecting them into injured joints, tendons, or muscles. The process begins with a blood draw which is then processed in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets and plasma. The solution contains nearly 2000 proteins, also known as growth factors, that heal injuries, relieve inflammation, and eliminate pain.

Dr. Barreto has an extensive track record of success with using PRP therapy to heal patients whose quality of life has been reduced because of nagging injuries or chronic pain. Whether your pain is new or old, an Orthobiological treatment like PRP can help to bring relief and true restoration so that your life stops being limited by aches and pains.

What is the Process for Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment?

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is an outpatient Orthobiological procedure performed in our Orlando, Florida clinic. Dr. Barreto begins by drawing a small amount of blood — one-half to two ounces — from your arm into a syringe, which is then processed with a centrifuge to clean, activate, and optimize the PRP so it releases growth factors, which are then injected.

These growth factors are available immediately. After the injection, they form fibrin that liberates the growth factors for 10 to 14 days, producing both short- and long-term effects. The appointment typically takes 45 to 90 minutes depending on the location of the injuries and how many areas of the body are being addressed since multiple areas can receive Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment at the same time.

The Power to Heal Your Pain Is Within You

If sore joints, muscles, or tendons have been slowing you down, now is the time to take control and get back to being you. Contact Dr. Barreto for a personal evaluation to determine if PRP can help you.


Dr. Barreto will discuss the considerations specific to your situation during your appointment but, in general, PRP therapy is not recommended for patients with a history of liver disease, low hemoglobin or platelet count, and certain allergies.
Depending on the area being treated and the extent of the treatment it is generally advisable to have someone drive you home. Some situations may call for reduced activity but recovery is typically limited to minor, temporary swelling and discomfort.
For most patients, the side effects are minor and limited to swelling or bruising at the injection site.
Dr. Barreto will evaluate your condition and work with you to determine the best treatment plan but most PRP therapy protocols call for one to three injections at two- to four-week intervals.
Many patients begin to feel the results of PRP therapy within two to eight weeks following their treatment. Joints and muscles often improve more quickly than tendons. The healing process and subsequent relief of symptoms may continue up to six months.
Because PRP therapy utilizes a patient’s own blood cells, it is considered a biologic, not a drug. Thus, it’s not subject to FDA approval. Regardless, PRP therapy is still safe and backed by research.
Ultrasound technology helps administer the treatment with precision accuracy. Not only does this ensure success, but it avoids trauma to the surrounding tissue.