Loss of smell with COVID-19 infection is a common and frequent early finding. Unfortunately, there are some patients that do not regain their complete sense of smell many months, or years, after the infection. Recent research has demonstrated improvement in sense of smell after precise intranasal injections with platelet-rich plasma. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is derived from your own body after a small blood draw and processing via a centrifuge to produce a very pure and healing plasma. This plasma is then injected into the olfactory space where it can help stimulate the nerve fibers responsible for smell. We have utilized PRP injections in our practice for many years for various dysfunctional conditions of the nose and turbinates and also for early hair loss. Our practice is pleased to offer this option to patients who have maximized other therapy and have not received any benefit.
Presently, this is not an insurance covered procedure. Please contact our office for more information.