What is Platelet-Rich-Plasma(PRP)?
Platelets is a type of blood cell that is well known for it clotted functions. It contains rich growth factors that can trigger cell reproduction and stimulate tissue regeneration or healing in the treated area.
To create platelet-rich plasma, technician takes a blood sample from the patient and place it into centrifuge device to rapidly spins the sample, resulting in separating out the other components of the blood from the platelets and concentrating them within the plasma.
What is PRP treatment used for?
PRP treatment are used for a range of conditions, from cosmetic procedures to pain management.
Skin Rejuvenation: PRP stimulates collagen and elastin production which thickens and tightens thinning skin, effectively smoothing wrinkles and fine lines. Because it boosts collagen, it’s also a great treatment for improving overall skin texture and tone.
Hair Loss: PRP injections can be effective in treating pattern baldness, both in preventing hair loss and promoting new hair growth. PRP can also aid in the stimulation of hair growth after hair transplants.
Post Surgical Healing: Combine with other procedures, such as CO2 laser, micro needling, plastic surgeries, PRP can accelerate the healing process and shorten the recovery times.
Tendon, Ligament, Muscle and Joint Injuries: Muscle injuries often take a long time to heal. By adding PRP to treatment regimen, it will can help to stimulate the healing process, decrease pain and enable a return to activities sooner.
Frequently Asked Questions
A PRP injection is a low-risk procedure and does not usually cause major side effects. Because PRP injections are made up of your own cells and plasma, the risk of an allergic reaction is much lower than with other injectable medications.
Most patients notice some element of improvement by 2 to 6 weeks after the treatment.
One to three treatments depending on the degree of injury and how long the injury has been there.