Plastelet Rich Plasma Procedure

“Restore your youth and confidence”

It’s very normal for everyone to shed some hair each and every day, but excessive hair loss is a big concern for both men and women. It can start with a just a few hairs falling out, or losing some when you comb your hair. Sometimes, this excess hair falling off may later progress to baldness. Baldness refers to excessive hair loss from your scalp which can be either inherited or can be due to certain medications. Hair loss can also be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. Men, women, and even children can experience hair loss. Following are the points that will make the Platelet rich plasma treatment clearer.

  • In the field of hair restoration, PRP therapy is a promising non-surgical therapeutic option for those patients with hair loss.
  • The PRP is taken from your body and is specially prepared by spinning down the blood cells to a high concentration.
  • The system eliminates granulocytes which hurts tissue regeneration and wound healing. An anesthesia block is given to nerves of the scalp so the patient does not feel any pain.
  • The highly concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into the scalp.
  • The patient’s hair is then washed and the patient may drive home without any assistance.
  • No sedation or any medication is given during the procedure to inhibit the ability to drive or use machinery.

“Baldness solved in ONE HOUR”

  • Simple, non surgical procedure
  • Multiple Injections: procedure lasting approximately 60 to 90 minutes
  • Safe and reliable results
  • Very quick recovery period.
  • Beautiful and above all extremely natural looking end results
  • Fast Healing Time: The PRP treatment is a 60-minute, in-office procedure. This gives you the freedom to resume daily activities immediately, as no sedation is required for the procedure. No post-surgical visits, nor any wound care or follow-up care for your hair specific to the procedure is necessary. You will see results of the PRP treatment in 6-8 months.
  • Safe: The platelets are harvested from your own blood, so there is little to no risk of an adverse rejection reaction
  • All-Natural: By using your own harvested platelets, you are giving your body a chance to reverse the hair loss process naturally.

List of Questions and Answers

PRP is a progressive non-surgical healing treatment used in many fields. PRP is injected into the affected region (ex. Heel or Achilles Tendon) to stimulate and enhance healing. PRP is your own blood modified in a way to produce mega doses of your body’s own healing “ingredients” that are stored in platelets. The medical term for these ingredients is called Growth Factors.
Based on current research, soft tissue injuries are the most responsive to PRP. This includes tendonitis, tendon tears, ligament sprains or tears, loose ligaments and muscle tears. PRP has also been effective in treating cartilage degeneration such as arthritis.
  • ANKLE/FOOT: Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, peroneal tendinitis, ankle sprain, instability, other foot or ankle tendinitis.
  • SHOULDER: Rotator cuff tendinitis or tear, rotator cuff impingement syndrome or bursitis, bicipital tendinitis, labrum tear, arthritis, instability.
  • ELBOW/WRIST/HAND: Tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, DeQuervaine’s Tenosynovitis, trigger finger, arthritis, other wrist or finger tendonitis.
  • KNEE: Patellar tendinitis, partially torn or strained major ligaments of knee (ACL/LCL/MCL), meniscus tears, chondromalacia, arthritis, instability.
  • SPINE: Ligament sprain, instability, rib problems, arthritis.
First, approximately 30 minutes prior to patient’s scheduled PRP therapy, the patient’s blood is collected and then spun in a centrifuge specifically designed to concentrate platelets for PRP purposes. Second, local anesthetic is provided to the affected region if needed. Third, PRP is applied topically or injected into the affected area.
Growth Factors are released from large quantities of activated platelets at the site of injury. This leads to an induced inflammatory reaction that initiates a powerful effective healing cascade. Growth factors stimulate blood flow, promote matrix formation which is the “groundwork” of all soft tissue, restore tendon and ligamentous proteins that may have been previously compromised, and “toughen up” cartilage to become more firm and resilient.
Patients typically tolerate the procedure well although post-injection soreness is expected given the PRP-induced inflammatory response.
One to three treatments, it depends on the degree of injury and how long the injury has been there. In some instances, a fourth treatment is provided.
For the first 48 hours, swelling and discomfort are typical in the injected area. Therefore, all patients are provided with pain medicine after PRP and can ice as needed after the injection. By day 5, these symptoms will begin to substantially resolve. Follow up with the physician will be one month later to evaluate improvement using symptom evolution.
Most patients notice some element of improvement by 2-6 weeks after PRP. Symptom improvement is slow and subtle as days and weeks pass, with usual report of original pain being replaced with more of soreness. “Good days” become more and “bad days” become less as time passes, with pain intensity dropping along the way. Increased endurance and strength are typically reported. Clinical trials are reporting ongoing improvement up to 6-9 months after PRP in some cases.
Although PRP is a promising therapy for most patients, there are a few special considerations. Contraindications include the following: sepsis, cancer, chemotherapy, platelet dysfunction syndrome, critical thrombocytopenia, hypofibrinogenemia, hemodynamic instability, anticoagulation therapy, acute and chronic infections, chronic pathological conditions of the liver, severe metabolic and systemic disorders, and skin disease (systemic lupus erythematosus, porphyria, and allergies), as well as heavy nicotine, drug, and alcohol consumption.

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