Platelet-Rich Plasma is a secret weapon in the fight against tendon and joint pain, as well as hair loss. Conventional treatments for injuries in the joints and connective tissues often involve the injection of steroid medication such as cortisone into the tissue to dull the body’s inflammatory response.
By contrast, Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, uses a substance that already exists inside of your body to address the root cause of the pain. More than half of your blood consists of plasma, which is the liquid portion of blood. Inside that plasma are platelets (among other cells) which, as you might remember from middle school science class, allow your skin to heal.
Platelet-Rich Plasma is blood plasma in which the concentration of platelets has been increased using a centrifuge. The Platelet-Rich Plasma is then re-injected into the desired site, such as a joint or tendon injury, or into the scalp for the treatment of hair loss.
The effectiveness of Platelet-Rich Plasma lies in its ability to act as a powerful growth factor that stimulates healing in damaged tissues and revitalization in depleted hair follicles.
For your joint pain or hair loss issues, Platelet-Rich Plasma may be the answer you’re looking for.