Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Injections. What You Need To Know About This Amazing Procedure Being Used To Treat Injuries, Pain and Even Hair Loss and Facial Rejuvenation.
what PRP is, its short for Platelet Rich Plasma, an innovative an exciting
branch of sports medicine which allows an athlete to heal and recover from chronic pain and/or injuries of the tendons,
muscles, ligaments, cartilage, nerves, and more. The treatment is a safe,
non-surgical alternative that uses no drugs. With PRP injections, the patient’s own blood platelets are the
healing agent, making it not only safer but an optimal form of healing for
athletes wishing to recover faster from ailments and injuries.
simple, blood platelets help stop a cut from bleeding. But research has now
shown that platelets do more than just coagulate and stop blood flow; they also
release growth factors, which draw special regenerative cells (“progenitor
cells”) to the site of the injury. Platelet-rich plasma therapy maximizes this
platelet/progenitor cell relationship.
a simple blood draw. The patient’s blood is then placed in a centrifuge that
separates the platelets and plasma from the red blood cells. After around 15
minutes, the platelet-rich plasma is removed from the centrifuge machine. The
physician will then place a needle into the damaged area of your body that
requires treatment, and inject the platelet-rich plasma into the injury site.
The high concentration of platelets is loaded with growth factors, which expedites
the healing and recovery process. This entire procedure is done in-office and
takes about an hour to complete. In some cases, a physician may even be able to go to your
gym and treat multiple patients’ onsite for a small additional fee. The
procedure is that simple and safe that it can be performed almost anywhere.
receive a PRP injection, you will be asked to return to for a follow-up
appointment six to eight weeks later. Your sports medicine physician will
evaluate your injury to see how effective PRP therapy has been. While some
patients may be fully or nearly recovered, most patients will return for two or
three more treatments. Injections are usually spaced eight to 12 weeks apart.
Your physician will discuss the best treatment options for you.
are typically especially interested in this treatment option, as it can help
speed up the recovery process and get them competing and recovering faster.
healing. Your body provides everything that’s needed for its
own healing. PRP just help concentrate and speed up the process.
injections leave behind no unsightly scars.
to the cost of surgery, PRP therapy is a way more affordable alternative.
recovery. Most patients will have motion the day following the
procedure. Inflammation tends to diminish within 10 to 14 days. Many athletes
will see significant improvement in four to eight weeks.
therapy involves very few complications and risks. Plus, the entire procedure
is done in-office on an outpatient basis or at your facility.
plasma therapy can be used to treat:
including sprains, strains, and injuries to the MCL and LCL in the knee.
including rotator cuff, Achilles tendon, Tennis/Golfer’s elbow,
and patellar and quadriceps tendons.
including hamstrings, quadriceps, calves, biceps, and triceps.
including osteoarthritis, meniscal tears, labral tears in
the shoulder and hip, and more.
Stress fractures, plantar
fasciitis, turf toe, shin splints, and general patellofemoral (knee) pain may
be treated as well.
skin texture, lines and wrinkles. By placing it into the deeper skin layer
fibroblasts and other cells can be stimulated to a more youthful function.
Areas under the eyes and in necks can show dramatic improvement. Lines like
about upper lips can also improve. And the general texture and appearance of
the skin will improve.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is injected into the scalp. Then the growth factors
in your blood cells do their job and hair growth is naturally stimulated. PRP
Hair Restoration is suitable for both men and women. It is a state of the art, non-surgical,
totally natural, alternative medical procedure used for the treatment of hair
loss or hair thinning. The active growth factors in PRP can promote hair
growth. Helping to restore one’s confidence, the end result is a fuller,
healthier looking head of hair.