Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy
PLATELET RICH PLASMA
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment in which a person’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp. Platelets are a component of blood, along with red and white blood cells. When a person sustains a cut or wound, the platelets are some of the body’s “first responders” that arrive to stop the bleeding and promote healing. To produce PRP, a medical professional will take a blood sample and put it into a machine called a centrifuge. This machine spins at a rapid rate, which separates the components of the blood. The medical professional then extracts the platelets for injection.
What Can Platelet-Rich Plasma Treat?
PRP injections are used to treat torn tendons, tendinitis, muscle injuries, arthritis-related pain, and joint injuries. PRP contains a range of growth factors and proteins that speed tissue repair, torn tendons, alleviate pain and more. It’s becoming a common procedure in the cosmetics used in med spas and dermatologist office. Most common treatment in these offices provide PRP treatments for the face or also known as the “vampire facial”.