Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment first gained attention when it was used by some high-profile professional athletes looking to recover faster from injuries, especially ones affecting highly mobile and flexible joints. Today, PRP treatment is being used for a wide range of purposes, both medical and cosmetic. The main idea with any type of this treatment is to encourage rejuvenation and tissue healing and stimulate new cell growth. Now, let’s take a moment to consider the natural benefits of PRP treatment.
Encouraging Natural Rejuvenation
With some applications, PRP treatment is done with injections administered in a gridlike fashion over the affected area. If this is done on the face, the enriched plasma could kick start the rejuvenation process by stimulating stem cells within the skin to produce more collagen. The result could be a face that has a more youthful appearance because of the increased elasticity that usually occurs when collage production is boosted.
Producing Longer-Lasting Results
New cell growth generated by PRP treatment typically takes place over several weeks or months, depending on the specific area being targeted. If PRP is being used for cosmetic purposes, the slow and progressive nature of the cell growth process could leave you with skin that actually looks even better several months post-treatment. Similar long-term results may be seen if PRP therapy is used for the following purposes:
• Correcting pigment problems
• Stimulating hair follicles
• Treating musculoskeletal injuries
Reducing Persistent Pain
Another natural benefit associated with PRP treatment is the ability to reduce certain types of pain, such as some forms of lower back and neck pain. The reason that PRP therapy works for this purpose may be due to the fact that many instances of spine-related pain are related to damaged tissues. There’s also evidence suggesting that PRP helps with the treatment of damage to structural ligaments that play a role in spinal stability.
Minimizing/Eliminating the Need for Surgery
If PRP is used to promote healthy and productive healing, it may be possible to either put off or avoid surgery altogether. This is especially true if the reason for considering surgery is a lack of sufficient tissue healing. According to one study on PRP therapy, the majority of patients with plantar fasciitis evaluated that had PRP treatment reported complete pain relief when asked about their condition a year later.
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PRP treatment is generally considered safe since it involves the use of your own blood to create the materials needed for the injections of plasma with a highly concentrated dose of platelets. There are some limitations with PRP therapy, but patients typically go through an initial assessment to determine if it’s the right option for specific goals and needs. To learn more, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Defyin’ Time! At our convenient location in Mount Pleasant, TX, our caring staff will be pleased to explain this option in full. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!