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Is platelet rich plasma, a remedy for your ailments

Overview

Platelet rich plasma also known as PRP is an essence that is known to stimulate healing when delivered, plasma is an element found in blood that posses growth factors and proteins that facilitate blood clotting and regeneration of new cells. As the PRP is more concentrated than the normal blood, it is observed, by injecting the concentrated platelet rich plasma into the areas to be treated will increase regeneration of the new cells and quick healing

Application of Platelet Rich Plasma

Hair loss; PRP treatment facilitates hair growth and reduces hair loss when injected into the scalp

Tendon injuries; for chronic tendon problems, including tennis elbow, ankle sprains, jumper’s knee and patella tendon knee

Acute injuries; Treating temporary pains and injuries PRP treatment has worked wonders, injuries arising from sports such as muscle sprains ankle sprains and knee

Post operative repair: after surgeries PRP is injected into the site of injury in order to repair tissues and the torn tendons and ligaments such as rotator cuff tears

Osteoarthritis: PRP as compared to the steroid injections are more productive in the conditions of severe knee arthritis and osteoarthritis

Preparation and Procedure

Preparing the Platelet rich plasma injection is not a long procedure, it just takes a few steps

The blood is drawn from the patient’s body and spun into a high speed centrifuge for 15 minutes, so that the all the blood components, including plasma, red and white blood cells and platelets are separated, and concentrated to 3 times higher than the normal blood, the concentrated blood is then injected into the site of injury, X-ray guidance is used to direct the needle to the targeted area

Side effects

As there are certain risks attached with any procedure followed by injections, however, PRP involves elements that are drawn from the patient’s own blood, hence the risks of allergic reactions are minimal as compared to other injections with steroids.  Some commonly observed complication includes;

  • Infections in the injected area
  • Nerve pinching
  • Pain and swelling at the injection site
  • Tissue damage

Recovery

When PRP treatment is given following the injury or any surgical procedure the physician might advise you to rest the area, however you can also continue with your routinely activities soon after the PRP treatment. The PRP injections are responsible to provide you with instant relief, however the complete recovery process will continue for weeks to months

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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy – Revealing the Effective Details!!

The most innovative and the most advanced treatment that is today, gaining ground and has been found successful in treating several musculoskeletal injuries as well as dermatological conditions is none other than platelet rich plasma therapy.

It is elaborated as the non-surgical treatment that enhances the body’s own remedial capability to heal itself. Basically, the platelets comprise of the hormones that have in them the growth and healing capability. Stem cell therapy and platelet rich plasma therapy, both being very beneficial in treating numerous conditions, help in clotting and augmenting the healing process and in stimulating the cells requisite for faster recovery. Let’s explore the areas, in which the platelet rich plasma therapy qualifies best.

Hair Restoration

For hair loss, platelet rich plasma therapy is considered to be as the most promising treatment gifting the worried people with healthy hair regrowth and with the kind of appearance they are looking for.  This helps in stimulating new growth, increased density, thickens the diameter of the existing follicles, strengthening the roots and paving way for new cell growth leading to hair restoration.

Under the surface of the skin, this procedure is performed through PRP with a fine needle.

Skin Rejuvenation

Considering the regenerative properties, PRP therapy has also gained the rising edge in the field of dermatology. For acne scars and to prevent anti-aging signs, platelet rich plasma has been found as the best and the most satisfying option giving the people the type of skin texture and without any blemishes just what they are looking for.

So, what are you waiting for, do you not want a wrinkle free, acne free face; impressive results? Opt for PRP therapy that will be the answer of your entire facial related problems.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy – A Path to Healing

Below mentioned are the many benefits of PRP

  • Drawn from a patient’s own blood, it is natural and thus has no demerits whatsoever minimizing any types of risks.
  • Safe and reliable results can be expected
  • The recovery period is very quick
  • A simple and non surgical procedure
  • Gives the Most Natural and expected results

In case you or any of your loved one is suffering from any severe issue of the body and looking for a safe and cost-effective treatment, get a professional advice from Dr. Zaki Anwar by placing an appointment at 815-464-7212. He is a world renowned Pain Medicine Physician who has been practicing regenerative injection therapies for the past several years with remarkable results.