PRP therapy is a medical procedure that helps to improve healing time in tissue and cells that are chronically inflamed. PRP therapy is also known as platelet-rich plasma therapy. Platelets play several critical roles in the body. Platelets help increase the speed of blood clotting so that an individual does not bleed too much or too fast when they are cut. Platelets are also made up of special proteins that facilitate the healing of wounds.
How Does It Work?
PRP therapy is an effective, quick, and straightforward process. The platelet-rich plasma that is extracted from the patient’s blood is injected into the injured site of the body. The extracted blood is initially placed in a centrifuge and spun rapidly. This process helps separate platelets from other material found in the blood. Since the injection holds a highly concentrated dose of plasma-rich platelets it will drastically increase the healing time of injured tissue.
What are the Benefits?
There are many benefits to getting PRP therapy. The first benefit of PRP therapy is it promotes hair growth. For those suffering from hair loss, also known as alopecia areata, getting plasma-rich platelets injected into the scalp can reduce the inflammation that is causing the hair loss. Hair loss can affect anyone, regardless of age or sex. It can happen suddenly or over time. Hair loss is commonly associated with itching or burning in the scalp. PRP therapy can help a person regrow healthy, thick hair.
Another benefit is that it helps with tissue healing. Damage to the tissue in the body include the tendons, muscles, and ligaments. These type of injuries can be caused by diseases, trauma, standard wear and tear, and physical activities, like playing basketball or football. Strains, sprains, and contusions can also exacerbate tissue injury and hinder recovery time. PRP injections can help increase the tissue healing time because the concentrated platelets work extra hard and fast on the injured site.
The third benefit is that it can help decrease inflammation caused by osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a common type of arthritis that leads to the joints in the body becoming swollen and stiff. This can result in great discomfort and chronic pain. Osteoarthritis occurs when the bones in the body wear down over the years and the protective cartilage covering the end of the bones start to erode. This form of arthritis mainly affects the joints in the knees, hips, spine, and hands. PRP therapy helps to repair the eroded tissue and even regenerate damaged areas caused by arthritis. This treatment addresses the inflammation and therefore greatly reduces the feelings of arthritic pain.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
To learn more about the benefits of PRP therapy and how the procedure can drastically improve your lifestyle, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Peak Medical Clinic. At our convenient locations in Eugene, OR, Medford, OR, Klamath Falls, OR, and Roseburg, OR, our caring and knowledgeable team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!