PLATELET-RICH PLASMA (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment is an exciting form of regenerative medicine. This treatment is gaining even more popularity as effective option for giving a biological boost to the healing process. PRP treatment has received significant attention from the media and has been used by numerous professional athletes.
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After a blood sample is obtained from a patient, the blood is placed into a centrifuge, which is a tool that separates the blood into its many components. Platelet-rich plasma can then be collected and injected into the injured area of bone or soft tissue, such as your skin, muscles, tendons or ligaments.
WHAT'S THE PROCESS?
After the injection, the plasma breaks down and releases growth factors which are compounds that help cells repair and renew themselves. This triggers the body’s healing process making PRP regenerative therapy. Using your own cells to treat and repair tissues has become a proven and effective non-invasive treatment option.
WHAT CAN PRP INJECTIONS TREAT?
PRP injections are used to treat torn tendons, tendinitis, muscle injuries, arthritis-related pain, and joint injuries. They’re becoming more common for cosmetic procedures, too. For example, PRP injections are being used to treat a type of hair loss called androgenic alopecia, also known as male or female pattern baldness, which affects men and women.