- Treatment PRP Therapy
- Category Professional Athletes Health
What is PRP Therapy?
PRP THERAPY is a procedure that uses platelet-rich plasma to treat different conditions and eliminate toxins or other undesirable substances from the patient’s body. Also, that leads to significant health improvements. In a specialized process of centrifugation, platelets are separated from other blood cells which leads to an increase in their concentration.
PRP is the abbreviation for platelet-rich plasma. Plasma is a component of the blood that contains special proteins that help the blood to clot. Platelet is a disk-shaped cell that circulates through the bloodstream along with white and red blood cells. It contains the natural growth factor, which stimulates the healing of bones and soft tissues in case there is damage. Besides the growth factor, they contain proteins and cytokines that support cell recovery.
PRP Therapy is one of the most effective plasma therapy options. Plasma injections improve elasticity, texture and even our skin tone. Moreover, platelets stimulate tissue regeneration.
It has no side. For a pronounced effect, approximately three to four procedures are sufficient.
The therapy in practice:
PRP Therapy procedure?
Firstly, doctors are collecting the patient’s blood sample.
Then, the medical experts are putting the blood in a specialized tool. This device is separating red blood cells from the serum by centrifugal force. In this process, an active substance stimulates the platelets to release the growth factors.
Also, it prevents erythrocytes to be found in the serum. When this process is complete, the blood sample is full of patient’s platelets which doctors are using during the treatment for their healing and anti-inflammatory properties.
In the end, experts are injecting this blood sample directly into the problematic area. Applied platelets release growth factors during seven to 10 days of treatment. The first results of PRP treatment will be visible after a month.
Under certain conditions, it is necessary to repeat the procedure for 48-72 hours to clear the residual of toxic substances left in the tissue. This procedure usually lasts for about one hour and the volume of the effused plasma is 600 – 800 ml.