You must have heard about PRP treatments and how popular they have become these days, thanks to some popular athletes and celebrities around the world.
So, what is PRP?
PRP is basically, the acronym for ” Platelet Rich Plasma” which is a definition in itself, that is, plasma which is rich in platelets. Platelets are special in the sense that they help in clotting as well as healing through growth factors. PRP is derived from the patient’s own blood. The process includes drawing the patient’s blood, centrifuging it to concentrate it and separate the cells ( WBCs, RBCs, etc) and collecting the yellowish part, now concentrated with platelets for different treatments. This yellowish part is the platelet rich plasma.
How does it work?
PRP works by regenerating the tissues where it is injected though, the exact effects are still under research.
What are the uses of PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma is used for many conditions:
1) Hair and scalp treatment
2) Pains, ex. Joint pains, sprains, post-surgical healing
3) Skin rejuvenation
What should be documented before starting PRP?
Always remember to share your case details including any medications, other conditions you are affected with, any other treatments you are taking to measure your effectiveness after PRP. PRP treatment is also determined by the acuity or chronicity of the condition, immunity and overall health. Also, it works very well when it is used in supplementation with the basic treatment, ex. biotin with PRP works very well for scalp rejuvenation.
Also, some insurance companies can reimburse the whole or part of the treatment cost depending on the reason why it was done.
It is a new treatment but, with great results in instances. If you have tried everything else and still looking for something that could give that little push to your health, you may want to try PRP.
Here at the Noor Al Wasl Clinic, we are fully equipped to provide the full range of platelet rich plasma treatments and services.
If you want to know how PRP may help you, please feel free to contact on details below.
Take care and wish you great health!
Dr Purva Gupta