One can describe PRP therapy as a medical treatment that is used to help patients recover more quickly especially after an injury, some surgeries and even after some ailments. This treatment is usually administered through a PRP injection which is Platelet Rich Plasma in full text. The doctor who administers the PRP injection will first draw the patient’s blood, form which he or she will extract the platelets by spinning the blood sample in a centrifuge and separating the platelets from all the other blood components, the doctor will then recombine the platelets with the plasma, which would have also separated out during the spinning, forming the PRP as a result. It is also allowed for a qualified medical practitioner to prepare this PRP treatment. The main ingredient of the PRP treatment are the platelets because they are the components that help the blood to clot after an injury hence preventing further infection and facilitating the start of the healing process, they also have some growth factors that play a big part in cell regeneration hence faster healing. Therefore, PRP treatment is mainly used to facilitate faster healing and quicker recovery by being administered to the problematic area. Some more advantages of using PRP treatment have been discussed below.
The first main benefit of PRP treatments is the improved and faster healing. By administering the PRP treatment in the injured area, one will be able to boost the cell regenerative properties in the injured tissue and as a result, will lead to faster healing.
Less scarring and reduced loss of blood is another great benefit of using PRP treatment. This is usually a really great option for those doing a facelift surgery since they will not have to deal with visible scars and spots on their faces afterward. One will also face less loss of blood by using this treatment during the surgery or after an injury because of the increased number of platelets in the area as a result of the PRP treatment.
One will also experience reduced swelling after using the PRP treatment, as well as reduced bruising. Due to the influx in the number of platelets in the injured area, there will be reduced bleeding and consequently, there will also be reduced bruises. Usually, bruises are formed when there is an injury on the skin blood vessels, which would then normally bleed into the tissues, forming the bruise; therefore, with reduced bleeding, there will also be reduced bruises.
We can, therefore, conclude that using PRP is a great alternative especially if you are recovering from an injury or a surgery, as seen from all the benefits discussed above.