Platelets Rich Plasma(PRP)
A small blood sample is taken from the person being treated and put into a centrifuge or other specialized device that spins at high speed. This process separates platelets from other blood components. he concentration of platelets is then injected into the area of the person’s body that needs to be treated. Because the injection contains a high concentration of platelets, which can be from 5 to 10 times more than the untreated blood, doctors theorize that the platelets will speed up healing.
What are the benefits?
Doctors have injected PRP into the scalp, as a way of reducing the inflammation that can lead to hair loss.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy may be used in plastic surgery to promote tissue healing. Doctors first used PRP to help people heal after jaw and plastic surgeries. Examples of tissues that PRP has been used on include: Tendons • Ligaments • Muscles Ligaments can take time and be difficult to heal, which can make PRP an attractive option for some of those who have experienced injuries to this tissue group.
Doctors have used PRP to reduce inflammation caused by osteoarthritis. This inflammation can lead to joints becoming painful and stiff