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What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. In this way, PRP injections use each individual patient’s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems.
PRP injections are prepared by taking anywhere from one to a few tubes of your own blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. These activated platelets are then injected directly into your injured or diseased body tissue. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.
How PRP Treatment is performed
PRP therapy, which takes about 30-40 minutes to complete, begins with the collection of the patient’s blood in a tube. Platelet-rich plasma is got by separating it from other components of whole blood by centrifugation method.
Growth factors secreted by platelets stimulate tissue healing by increasing collagen production. These growth factors also increase blood flow and make cartilage more rigid and flexible.
Why is it used?
PRP is used to speed healing and reduce inflammation. Platelet activation plays an important role in the body’s natural healing process.
Since it is applied with the substance obtained from the person’s own blood, it does not cause serious side effects.
What are the PRP usage areas?
▸ Hair loss: PRP injections can be made into the scalp to promote hair growth and prevent hair loss. Good results can be obtained in hair loss of genetic origin, especially in men.
▸ Skin Rejuvenation: PRP injections can be used for signs of aging that occur on the skin due to aging and environmental conditions. PRP can be preferred to get rid of scars on the skin.
What is the recovery time for PRP injections?
When a PRP injection is made to the related area after the injury, the doctor may recommend resting the affected area.
There is no immediate difference after PRP. Therefore, within a few weeks or months after the procedure, it may be noticed that the injured area heals faster or hair grows faster on the scalp than expected.
In how many sessions is PRP treatment completed?
For the treatment of arthritis or chronic tendinitis, most patients need 2-3 sessions of PRP treatment. 1-2 sessions are usually sufficient for acute muscle injuries. Age is an important factor that determines the amount of sessions needed. Because the number of cells in the body will decrease as you get older, more sessions may be needed for treatment.