Platelet Rich Plasma treatments have been becoming more and more popular during the last 10 years. It’s a favorite among celebrities. Athletes use it for accelerated healing. Actors use it to enhance their appearance. Interestingly, PRP wasn’t adopted in the US first. Kobe Bryant went Germany to get PRP treatment for the first time. His successful healing skyrocketed the popularity of PRP. He was the one who prompted Alex Rodriguez to try PRP. We can call Bryant the first evangelist for PRP in America.
The benefits of PRP are proven by research for several medical conditions such as Chronic Plantar Fasciitis, Hamstring Injuries, Hip Arthritis, Knee Arthritis,Patellar Tendinitis, Rotator Cuff injuries,Tennis Elbow, besides it’s Skin Rejuvenation Properties.
Let’s have a look at America’s five most famous people who have had PRP treatments.
It has been reported that Angelina Jolie took the PRP skin rejuvenation treatment to boost her collagen. No wonder her wrinkles have smoothed out and what we see is a glowing face.
In 2008, Tiger Woods had a serious ACL injury. After reconstruction Woods received PRP injections to recover faster. And due to his speedy healing, 2009 was one the best years of his golfing career.
Kim Kardashian received a vampire facial which is a combination of PRP injections and microneedling. The procedure was telecasted on her show ‘Kim and Kourtney Take Miami’. The result was a glowing, youthful face.
The Yankees player A-Rod had 5 PRP sessions after his hip surgery back in 2009. He was able to get back into shape for playing again way sooner than anticipated by his physician. He is a fan of PRP for life.
Kobe Bryant used to fly to Germany to heal his knee faster and avoid the threat of having to retire early. It worked out really well for him.
PRP treatment uses the growth factors and healing agents present in your own blood to speed up the healing process of your body. Your own blood is taken out and processed in a centrifuge to separate the plasma concentrate, which is then injected back into the desired area to encourage natural healing. It is safe and can treat a wide variety of conditions. In 2009, the PRP market was valued at $45 million and it is estimated to be valued at $126 million by 2016.