What is PRP?
PRP injection, or platelet-rich plasma, is administered to the body through the injection. This method is used to stimulate healing in the body naturally. It has a localized effect, which means that it must be injected into the area that has been injured or has chronic pain.
The key ingredient that makes PRP so effective are platelets. Platelets play several essential roles in your body. More notably, they encourage the new cells to grow while the old and damaged cells of the site of an injury are eliminated.
PRP allows you to take control of your body’s healing processes, accelerating them and recovering on your feet faster.
As its name indicates, Platelet- rich plasma is a plasma volume with a high concentration of platelets. To produce PRP, a small amount of blood is taken out from a vein on your arm. From there, we place it on a centrifuge for separating each component.
The machine then separates the platelets and some plasma from the blood. Specialists repeat the process until they get the required target amount of platelets. The whole production process takes about 15 minutes.
PRP offers a safe treatment:
Treatment with PRP is possibly the most secure intervention form available because PRP comes from the patient’s own body. So there is no need for donor material and the risks associated with the reception of donated blood. PRP treatment also reduces the recovery time for milder issues.
Best of all, it is a great cure for chronic pain. Opioids and other analgesics can have disastrous side effects. On the other hand, PRP is ultimately a natural treatment that encourages your body to cure in minimal time.
PRP Offers Many Treatments:
Although there is a wide variety of PRP treatments, in B3, we specialize in promoting functional movement and the generation of tissue health. PRP plays a vital role in injection protocols. This provides an alternative to surgical approaches and leads to more durable results.
Some treatments offered by PRP treatment includes:
- Tendon Injury:
The tendons are hard and thick bands of tissue that connect muscle to bone. Usually, they are slow to heal after the injury. Doctors use PRP injections to treat chronic tendon problems, such as tennis elbow, Achilles tendonitis on an ankle and bridge knee, or pain in the patellar tendon on the knee.
- Hair Loss:
Physicians inject PRP on the scalp to promote hair growth and prevent hair loss. According to the study, PRP injections are effective in treating male pattern baldness.
- Acute Injuries:
Physicians use PRP injections to treat acute sports injuries, such as the muscles of hamstring muscles.
- Postsurgical repair:
Doctors also use PRP injections after surgery to repair a torn tendon or ligaments (such as the previously crossed ligament).
It is reported that the costs for the treatment of PRP have between $ 500 and $ 2,000.
However, costs may vary depending on the location, facilities and experience of the doctor doing the treatment. Generally, a person will have multiple injections given from 2 to 3 months of difference.
Side Effects of PRP:
As the PRP injection involves using a person’s platelet, so generally, there are not any adverse reactions of injections for the patients. However, a person may have irritation, pain or bleeding related to the site of the injection.
Most people can go back to their normal activities almost immediately after having an injection of PRP. The whole process takes time of about half an hour.
Book your Appointment: If you want to get more knowledge about PRP treatment, you may book your appointment now by calling, Orlando PRP clinic. Our consultants will happily guide you through the whole process.