Platelet-rich Plasma Injections
Platelet-rich Plasma Injections in Frisco, TX: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment, a form of regenerative medicine, is becoming a more popular option for giving a biological boost to the healing process. PRP treatment has received significant attention from the media and has been used by numerous professional athletes.
What is PRP?
PRP is produced from a person’s own blood. It is a concentration of one type of cell, known as platelets, which circulate through the blood and are critical for blood clotting. Platelets and the liquid plasma portion of the blood contain many factors that are essential for cell recruitment, multiplication and specialization that are required for healing.
What’s the process of collecting plasma?
After a blood sample is obtained from a patient, the blood is put into a centrifuge, which is a tool that separates the blood into its many components. Platelet-rich plasma can then be collected and injected into an injured area of bone or soft tissue, such as a muscle, tendon or ligament.
Once platelet rich plasma is in the area that’s being treated, it breaks down and releases growth factors which are compounds that help cells repair and renew. This triggers the body’s healing process making PRP regenerative therapy.
What can PRP injections treat?
PRP injections are used to treat torn tendons, tendinitis, muscle injuries, arthritis-related pain, and joint injuries. They’re becoming more common for cosmetic procedures, too. For example, PRP injections are being used to treat a type of hair loss called androgenic alopecia, also known as male or female pattern baldness, which affects men and women.