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What is Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment?

What is Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment?

Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment (PRP) is becoming more and more popular nowadays due to its benefits, affordability and wide range of medical uses. PRP is a substance within your blood that stimulates the healing process wherever it is injected.

These platelets are concentrated and separated from the patient’s own blood by using a centrifuge to form PRP. The PRP can later be injected into different areas of the body to promote and stimulate the creation of natural growth hormones, new cells, osteocytes, chondrocytes and even new vascular cells.

Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment Explained

The platelet rich plasma treatment starts off with a medical technician carefully drawing blood from the patient’s arm. The patient’s blood is then placed in a centrifuge that will separate the rich plasma from the red blood cells. Once the PRP is harvested, it’s prepared to be injected into different areas of the body, depending on the patient’s needs and wishes. Popular options include platelet rich plasma treatment for face, elbow pain, rotator cuff tear, back pain, running injuries, osteoarthritis of the knee, diabetic foot ulcers and meniscus tear.

Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment for Face

Platelet rich plasma treatment for face is a great option for patients who wish to rejuvenate their appearance and make their face look more youthful. This procedure can eliminate any wrinkles by stimulating tissue new growth and tightening the skin.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Side Effects

The side effects associated with platelet rich plasma therapy are often minimal. Patients may experience slight bruising and moderate pain in the injection area. Swelling is also quite common for patients undergoing this treatment but all of these side effects should disappear within a couple of days. Serious PRP treatment side effects are rare, as it is one of the safest outpatient  procedures.

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