The term PRP treatment is referred to a blood
sample with a high platelet concentration
as compared to average baseline blood plasma.Normal platelet concentration is 200, 000 platelets/ul.
For PRP Therapy, this baseline concentration can be increased to almost 1 million platelets/ul.
- PRP Therapy: What to Expect
A typical injection procedure may take anywhere from 45 to 90
Your doctor will decide whether you need a one-time injection or a series
of injections planned for a specified period
If a series of injections is planned, your doctor may draw blood
on the first
visit to use fresh PRP and then thaw the remaining PRP for future injections.
Some practitioners, however, disagree with this practice as
PRP usefulness is decreased.
- A typical injection procedure may take anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes.
- How is PRP useful?
In PRP Therapy, the patient’s blood is used to
provide a high concentration of growth factors to
support healing of the sites whose healing capacity is
limited due to blood supply.
- PRP contains a number of cytokines and growth factors
that have the potential to treat numerous musculoskeletal
and degenerative issues.
- In PRP Therapy, the patient’s blood is used to
- Before PRP Injection
Here’s what you need to remember before having your PRP
as recommended by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons:
- Avoid steroidal medications for 2 to 3 weeks before the procedure.
Avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs),
such as aspirin
or ibuprofen, or arthritis medication, a week before the procedure.
- Do not take anticoagulation medication for 5 days before the procedure.
Drink plenty of fluids the day before the procedure.
Some patients may
need anti-anxiety medication immediately before the procedure.
- Here’s what you need to remember before having your PRP injection,
- After PRP Injection
Patients are generally advised to avoid putting a strain
on the affected area
- Do not take anti-inflammatory pain medication.
- Braces, slings, and crutches can be used to support affected joints.
Use a cold compress a few times a day for 10 to 20
help decrease post-injection pain and swelling
- Patients are generally advised to avoid putting a strain
At Sayyal Health, we provide following PRP services:
- 1- Tendon/Muscle Injury
Musculoskeletal injuries have a high prevalence rate among both athletes
and individuals having a sedentary lifestyle. They result in reduced quality
of life, stress, and high treatment cost. As a result of mechanical functions,
tendons are highly susceptible to injury and resistant to healing. They have the
responsibility of bearing a great deal of force and pressure.
If they are overwhelmed constantly, the collagen fibers in the tendon may form
micro-tears Besides, tendons heal at a slow rate as compared to other connective tissues.
PRP is considered a minimally invasive therapy. So, clinicians have been preferring
Platelet-Rich PRP Therapy for its potential to treat tendinopathy and Muscle damages.
- The growth factors present in the plasma promote the healing process.
Besides this, PRP enhances the synthesis of total collagen in tenocytes and
thus have anabolic effects.
PRP is increasingly used in the treatment of chronic tendon injuries including the elbow,
patella, and Achilles. Clinics related to sports medicine are also offering PRP treatments
for acute injuries such as muscle tears, medialcollateral ligament tears, and ankle sprains.
- 2- Degenerative Joint Disease
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of degenerative joint disease,
affecting almost 23% of the adult population. Its treatment is difficult
due to the loq regenerative capacity, and resultantly limited healing potential
for the joint.
Plasma platelets have critical roles in maintaining tissue
homeostasis and regulating the inflammation and coagulation
responses of the body. Clinical studies have reported that using
PRP therapy can reduce recovery time, increase bone strength, lead
to bone healing in a shorter time, decrease the wound infection rate,
and decrease surgery-related swelling and pain.
- 3- Hair Rejuvenation / Hair Loss Treatment
Androgenetic alopecia is referred to as progressive hair loss
in both genders. The frequency of alopecia is directly proportional
to the increasing age.
As hair is considered an important marker of self-image, the loss
of hair leads to depression, self-esteem issues,and low confidence.
People succumb to many therapies to treat their hair loss.
One of the most popular ones is drug therapy, which has limited results
because patients’ compliance reduces with time.
The second treatment option is scalp surgery, which may have a poor cosmetic
appearance. PRP treatment for hair comes as a golden treatment for hair rejuvenation in Sydney.
PRP, prepared from a small volume of blood, is injected into the patients’ scalps.
The platelet plasma growth factors increase the yield of follicular units in
male pattern baldness surgery.
Recent studies further indicate that PRP increases the proliferation of dermal papilla
cells and promotes the hair follicle reconstitution.
- 4- Skin Rejuvenation
Many treatments and techniques are in practice for skin rejuvenation, including laser,
light, and chemical peeling. Most of them are invasive and lead to side effects,
like skin burning and discoloration of the skin. PRP treatment for face is an effective and safe
treatment for skin rejuvenation. It leads to a considerable improvement in skin appearance,
elasticity, texture, and homogeneity. PRP activates and incites cell proliferation and collagen
synthesis, reduce wrinkles, and improves the overall skin appearance.
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