PRP Treatment – An Overview
PRP or Platelet-Rich Plasma is developed using Plasma i.e. a component of your blood that contains special proteins, and when injected to relevant areas, is believed to promote healing. The proteins in Plasma help your blood to clot. They also support cell growth and tissue repair + regeneration. Hence, PRP Treatment is considered to be an effective treatment when it comes to treating bodily pain and aesthetical concerns.
While PRP treatment is not a universally approved or proven treatment, it’s now gaining standardization among medical professionals. The treatment is carried out in multiple sessions depending on the problem and scope of the treatment. Results expected from this treatment can begin to show comprehensive progress within a span of one-three months and lasts for a year or two.
Some of the common ailments that can be treated with PRP treatment are:
1. Hair Loss – PRP therapy has given successful results recently when it comes to patients who require treatment for hair loss. So if you are not sure about traditional treatments for hair loss or they’ve not given desired results so far, then advanced treatment as PRP can surely be something that you can consider. Doctors inject PRP into the scalp to promote hair growth. PRP treatment is also found effective when it comes to treating androgenic alopecia, which is also known as male pattern baldness.
2. Arthritis/ Osteoarthritis – When it comes to treating Arthritis or Osteoarthritis, the PRP injections are directly given to the affected joints. The goal of PRP injections in this case is to reduce pain, improve joint function, and also repair cartilage. PRP Treatment also promotes the production of lubricating fluid in the joint which reduces joint friction.
3. Musculoskeletal Pain – Musculoskeletal pain affects bones, joints, ligaments, tendons or muscles. A fracture, sports injury or even post-surgical injury can cause musculoskeletal pain. With PRP treatment, this condition can be treated as PRP injections have healing properties that promote tissue regeneration and also help to repair a torn tendon or ligament tear and even bone or tissue reconstruction.
Because PRP involves injecting a substance into the skin, there are some potential side effects like infection, pain at the injection site, and/or tissue damage.
Your doctor may recommend rest after the treatment and some specific precautions based on the problem you are getting treated for. The effects of PRP treatment are expected to be seen in several weeks or months.
It is advisable to get PRP treatment only from an experienced specialist. Also make sure you discuss the potential risks, course of treatment and all measures to be taken to minimize the risks. For more details, reach out to me and I shall be happy to help/guide you.