PRP Therapy Rejuvenates Tissue and Damage

Posted on September 2, 2015 by:

 

PRP therapy is Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, a non surgical treatment that uses a person’s own blood to treat a number of conditions. Some of the conditions is has been used to treat are: Arthritis, bone or spine injuries, hamstring or tendon injuries, hair restoration, and even wrinkling skin.

PRP therapy starts with collection of the patient’s blood, which is then placed in a centrifuge, where the platelet-rich plasma is separated from the other components of the blood. Platelets are the body’s natural supplier of growth factors, which stimulate soft tissue repair, increase blood flow, and promote stem cell generation which assists the body in healing itself.

Platelets are injected into the damaged area, where they encourage and enhance the body’s natural healing processes. It is a fairly quick procedure, often taking less than an hour, and is often an outpatient treatment. Due to its success in repairing tendons, ligaments, and muscle damage, it has become increasingly popular in treating sports injuries.

When administered properly, PRP therapy is considered a safe procedure. Mild side effects may occur if done improperly, including soreness, infection, discoloration, or lack of improvement to the affected area.

Ask your doctor is PRP therapy is right for you.

 

 

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