PRP HEALING PROCESS
PRP THERAPY AND THE HEALING PROCESS
PRP INJECTION THERAPY
Platelet-rich plasma (abbreviated PRP) is a revolutionary new treatment used for many orthopedic conditions, pain management, hair restoration, anti-aging and many other areas of regenerative medicine. PRP injections are a concentration of platelet cells taken from your blood; these platelets have growth factors that may help in the healing process of chronic injuries.
Platelets were initially known to be responsible for blood clotting, however, n the last 30 years we have learned that when activated in the body, platelets release healing proteins called growth factors. There are a wide variety of growth factors with varying characteristics that cumulatively accelerate new tissue growth and repair. After increasing the baseline concentration of these platelets, we can deliver a powerful serum of growth factors that can dramatically enhance tissue recovery.
PRP is virtually a cocktail of many proteins that collectively stimulate repair and regeneration. However, there are some proteins included in PRP that we can now selectively isolate to promote anti-inflammatory effects and pain reduction. Scientists have now developed natural/homeopathic based tools to selectively isolate the cells/growth factors within PRP that meet our needs of customizing the treatment by reducing inflammation and simultaneously stimulating repair.
PRP HEALING PROCESS
PRP patients will experience approximately two to three days of being sore and usually are prescribed pain medication. Patients need to rest for a few days or weeks after the treatment to not push the injected tissue too quickly. Typically, pain relief occurs within three to four weeks and continues to improve over a period of three to six months following a PRP injection.
Successful PRP treatments result in long-lasting relief because the degenerative tissue has started to regenerate or repair itself. The bioactive proteins stimulate healing and repair. New research shows PRP to be more effective than cortisone injections –which merely mask inflammation and have no healing capabilities. Cortisone has no healing properties, does not work long term and on occasion can lead to tissue damage.
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