Whether you are suffering from pain as the result of a degenerative disease such as arthritis, have suffered an injury or are experiencing hair loss, platelet rich plasma therapy has the ability to assist in the recovery process. Suffering from ailments or injuries can be debilitating, experiencing hair loss can be a blow to the ego. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is a minimally invasive form of treatment that can help manage a variety of conditions, and even hair restoration surgeons recommend it. PRP has the ability to provide patients with a number of benefits, including:
Benefit #1: Little Down Time
Unlike surgery that requires a significant recovery period, PRP therapy requires very little downtime. Treatments are a simple outpatient procedure. From start to finish, patients can expect to spend about an hour in the office. Much of the time, you will even be able to return to work within a day or two and physical activity within a week or so.
Benefit #2: Minimally Invasive
PRP is a minimally invasive process, requiring a simple injection as opposed to a more invasive surgical procedure. Surgical procedures for injuries can require anesthesia and an extensive recovery period in the weeks and even months after. PRP allows patients to return to activities in a relatively short period of time. Additionally, because treatments involve the body’s own properties, there is a low risk of complication from PRP therapy.
Benefit #3: Fast Results
PRP can stimulate new tissue and help a person to heal from injuries. PRP has become popular among athletes due to the fast results that are often obtained from treatments. Many patients may experience a noticeable difference in a fairly short period of time. Much faster than if someone were to undergo surgery. Much of the time, people can expect to see improvements over the course of a few weeks, and in some cases, may even be able to avoid surgery.
Benefit #4: Use Your Body’s Healing Properties
Platelets are a component of the blood that assists in healing. When a person is injured, blood flow increases to the injured area to assist in the healing process. When this occurs, platelets help to heal the tissue that has been damaged. The process begins with a simple blood draw. Following this, your blood is passed through a machine called a centrifuge. The centrifuge concentrates your platelets, to create the PRP injection. The PRP is then injected directly into the injury site. From start to finish, the entire procedure takes about an hour.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) may be the right treatment for you. Doctors, including Dr. Robin Umber, advocate that PRP has the ability to assist you in hair restoration. To learn more, and determine whether you are a candidate for PRP therapy, contact an experienced practitioner.