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A Comprehensive Overview of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a cutting-edge therapeutic technique used in regenerative medicine. It’s a concentrated source of platelets, which are cells in your blood that trigger healing and regeneration.

PRP is derived from your own blood, making it a safe and natural treatment option. The process involves drawing a small amount of your blood, spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the components, and extracting the platelet-rich plasma for use.

What can PRP Therapy help with?

1.  Hair

PRP therapy is a beacon of hope for those struggling with hair loss. It’s a non-surgical treatment that uses your body’s own growth factors to stimulate the hair follicles, encouraging new growth and helping to maintain existing hair. This treatment can be a game-changer for individuals experiencing thinning hair or pattern baldness. By injecting PRP into the scalp, we can invigorate dormant hair follicles, leading to fuller, thicker hair. It’s a natural approach to hair restoration that can boost your confidence and enhance your appearance.

2. Face

When it comes to facial rejuvenation, PRP therapy is a revolutionary treatment. Known as the “Vampire Facial,” this procedure involves injecting PRP into the skin to stimulate collagen production and promote skin tightening and rejuvenation. The result? A reduction in wrinkles, scars, sun damage, and even dark circles under the eyes. PRP therapy can give your skin a youthful glow, improving texture and tone without the need for invasive surgery.

3. Knees

For those suffering from knee osteoarthritis, PRP therapy offers a promising solution. This condition, characterized by the degeneration of joint cartilage, can cause significant pain and mobility issues. PRP therapy, with its high concentration of growth factors, can stimulate the repair of cartilage, reducing pain and improving joint function. It’s a natural, non-surgical treatment that can enhance your quality of life.

4.  Hips

Hip bursitis, a painful condition often caused by injury or overuse, can significantly impact your ability to move freely. PRP therapy can help. By injecting PRP into the affected area, we can reduce inflammation and accelerate healing. The result is reduced pain and improved hip function, getting you back to your active lifestyle faster.

5. Shoulders

Shoulder injuries, particularly those involving the rotator cuff, can be debilitating. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that stabilize the shoulder, and injuries to this area can be slow to heal. PRP therapy can enhance the body’s natural healing response, speeding up recovery and reducing pain. It’s a safe, effective treatment option for those seeking to regain shoulder function and return to their normal activities.

6. Ankles

Ankle injuries, including sprains and instability, can be effectively treated with PRP therapy. By promoting faster healing and reducing inflammation, PRP can help restore ankle stability and function. Whether you’re an athlete looking to get back in the game or an individual seeking to regain mobility, PRP therapy can be a valuable part of your recovery plan.

What can I expect during and after PRP Therapy?

During PRP therapy, you can expect a relatively straightforward process. The procedure involves a blood draw, so it’s important for you to be hydrated and have eaten beforehand to prevent feeling lightheaded. The blood is then processed in a centrifuge to isolate the platelet-rich plasma.

Some people will experience mild soreness, swelling and bruising around the injection site, which is a normal part of the healing process.  

It is important to take care of the injection site, keeping it clean and dry.  We advise you not to touch, rub or massage the injection site and avoid bathing, showering or swimming for at least 8 hours after treatment.

It is likely that you will need more than one treatment depending on the purpose of your therapy, so regular follow up consultations will be booked to monitor progress.

Who Might Benefit from PRP Therapy?

  • People with Hair Loss or Thinning
  • People seeking Facial Rejuvenation
  • Individuals with Joint Pain or Osteoarthritis
  • Individuals with Ligament, Tendon, or Muscle Injuries
  • People with Tendonitis
  • People with Acne Scars, Stretch Marks, Hyperpigmentation Scars or Poor Skin Texture

PRP therapy is a versatile treatment option with a wide range of applications. From hair restoration to joint repair, this innovative therapy harnesses the body’s own healing mechanisms to promote repair and regeneration and is completely natural, a treatment comprised of only your plasma.

As with any treatment, you can discuss with our medical team to understand the potential benefits and risks.

Reach out today to book a consultation to see if PRP Therapy is right for you.