To understand what PRP is, we must first understand how the blood is used to create the rejuvenating, resource-rich fluid. Blood is made up of red blood cells, giving it the red color, and platelet plasma. Platelet-rich plasma consists of two components: plasma, or the fluid part of blood, and platelets.
Platelets have a significant function by helping the body recover and heal. Platelets are most commonly known to stop bleeding by clotting together. They also contain growth factors that can initiate cellular regeneration and tissue recovery in damaged areas. Therefore, Platelet-rich plasma is simply blood with a greater concentration of these healing platelet cells.
How Does PRP Therapy Work?
To make platelet-rich plasma, clinicians draw blood from the patient and spin it in a centrifuge. This process separates the heavier blood cells and concentrates the platelets in the plasma.
What Are Platelets and What Is Plasma?
In the medical field, platelets are also called thrombocytes. As mentioned above, they are the healing, clotting cells. Plasma, on the other hand, is composed of water and proteins. This fluid helps blood cells and plasma circulate through the body while nourishing them on their journey.
What Is PRP Used For?
Musculoskeletal Injuries & Pain
PRP infusions may be beneficial to treat muscle wounds and other conditions. For instance, tendon injuries can take a significant amount of time to heal. With a PRP shot, local cells can heal faster with a boost of nutrients and available cells to assist the healing process. This can also alleviate pain in the region.
PRP for Hair regeneration
PRP injections are also beneficial for preventing baldness and encouraging new hair growth. During hair transplants, PRP can also help those new cells receive nutrients until new blood vessels form around the new hair follicles.
PRP For Facials & PRP for Wrinkles
Commonly known as a Vampire Facial, PRP therapy for skin has become a popular treatment for smoother, healthier skin. The platelet rich plasma works quickly to supply the skin with proteins and platelets that rebuild collagen, clear the skin of bacteria, and restore malnourished cells. In addition, wrinkles and scarring can be reduced with PRP facials.
PRP Injections for Pain
PRP can also be used to avoid the use of painkillers and opiates by reducing inflation in the affected areas. This is done by increasing cellular resources in the affected area. In turn this boosts cellular regeneration and doesn't require the digestive system to use resources to circulate oral supplements.
Is PRP Therapy Effective?
PRP therapy is highly effective as the treatment is derived from your own body. In the same way your body reacts by sending resources when you get a cut or injury, PRP manually does this exact same process. This limits the possibility of a negative reaction to unknown chemicals or supplements that would otherwise be forgein to the body.
How Can I Get PRP Therapy?
At EasyCare, we proudly provide a variety of PRP Treatments! Schedule a consultation Beauty Service with us to get started today. We are more than happy to use PRP for ailments, recurring treatments for quicker recovery, and to improve an array of skin conditions.
What Else Can PRP Do?
Not sure if PRP can help your condition? Schedule a consultation today! At Easycare we proudly offer multiple treatment solutions to help you feel confident in your decision.
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Citations and Further Reading
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection: How It Works: HSS
John Hopkins Medicine: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections: What to Know