Many people who are looking to improve their health or appearance may have feelings of hesitancy due to the minor risks that come along with any medical procedure. Not to mention, we are all becoming more aware of the benefits of living a more natural lifestyle and this, too, can cause aversion to synthetic products. What if we told you there is a new and progressive procedure available that is as natural as they come, as the process involves using your own blood and platelets?
In a simple nutshell, the plasma in your blood contains platelets and those platelets have growth hormones which support and promote cell growth. Since your own plasma is being used, there is very little risk of rejection or complications and essentially, re-injecting growth hormones (via PRP therapy) into various parts of the body can rejuvenate the skin, hair, and joints!
For example, if you have thinning hair and you have been considering an invasive transplant, there is no need to go under the knife. The easily-injected platelet-rich plasma is used to trigger growth in the hair follicles, which assists with a natural restoration of hair in areas where there is thinning or balding. Now if you’re someone who is looking for improvements in the skin, you can elect a non-invasive PRP facelift which will trigger the growth of new collagen to improve skin elasticity. As a result, the PRP facelift can smooth fine lines and wrinkles and fill drooping under-eye bags or nasolabial folds. By stimulating the growth of new tissue, this all-natural facelift makes you look younger because your skin is, technically, younger afterward.
Contrary to popular belief, not all PRP therapy patients are looking for aesthetic improvements--some simply want to move with more ease and less pain, and many just want to improve their golf swings, or return to a favorite sport or activity. Because PRP triggers natural growth and healing in your joints, it can increase your joint mobility while minimizing any discomfort. Renowned athletes like Tiger Woods and NFL players have used PRP therapy to relieve their own joint pain, and now it is available to the everyday consumer. Whether you are experiencing knee, elbow, shoulder, ankle or any kind of join pain, PRP treats the following injuries and strains:
- Knee arthritis
- Meniscal tears
- ACL sprains and strains
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Elbow arthritis
- Rotator cuff tendonitis and tears
- Shoulder arthritis
- Labral tears (SLAP)
- Subacromial and subdeltoid bursitis
- Biceps tendon pathology
- Acromioclavicular (AC) joint pathology
- Triceps tendonitis
As you can see, PRP therapy is bit of a “miracle drug” but the best part is, it’s not a drug! Using your body’s own healing properties through PRP therapy is a safe and natural way to achieve the aesthetic and pain relief results you’re looking for. If you’re curious as to how it works, a small sample of your blood will be taken to create the powerful platelet-rich plasma. A centrifuge will be used to separate out the plasma and then the plasma is injected at the treatment site, (your scalp, face, or joint). The process is relatively painless, and additional PRP therapy treatments can be conducted as needed to achieve your desired results. If you are interested in learning more about what PRP therapy can do for you, click here for more information and to book your PRP consultation with Doctor’s Best Health Center.