Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. In this way, PRP injections use each patient’s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems.
PRP injections are prepared by taking anywhere from one to a few tubes of your blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. These activated platelets are then injected directly into your injured or diseased body tissue. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.
We all have platelets in our blood. PRP treatment is a 3-step procedure that involves having your blood:
Platelet-rich plasma is a component found in the blood that contributes to stimulating a healing response and collagen production following an injury. When isolated and re-injected, it can achieve the same response. This has a number of medical and cosmetic uses including hair restoration, speeding up the healing process for wound healing, improving sports injuries and reducing recovery times, and filling in the under eyes. PRP injections can work as an alternative to under-eye filler.
Results from cosmetic procedures vary but researchers have found that most patients who get results have 3 or more treatments.
To give patients a more immediate result, fillers can also be injected along with PRP. This allows a patient to see immediate results.
While it is considered safe for most people, it’s not recommended for anyone who has one of the following medical conditions:
The results and effects of PRP can last as long as 18 months.
PRP hair restoration can help to naturally reverse thinning hair by increasing hair thickness and stimulating the healthy growth of hair follicles. If you are suffering from hair loss, pattern baldness, or any thinning of the hair, this treatment can help.
PRP treatments provide a great way to use your body’s own resources to repair muscles and cells, stimulate hair growth, improve healing n the body, and much more. Book a consultation to get started.