7 Amazing Benefits of PRP Injections

Posted in Uncategorized on: August 17th, 2020 by David Fish No Comments

Chronic inflammation that occurs from such diseases as osteoarthritis or other injuries affects 43 million people in the United States.

What’s the solution to treating not just the pain, but the disease or the injury itself?

Platelet-rich plasma injections, otherwise knowns as PRP injections, seek to remedy inflammation caused by certain diseases and sports injuries.

If you’re suffering from pain, read on to learn more about the benefits of PRP injection and how they can help you.

What Are PRP Injections?

PRP injections refer to taking your blood, which is full of plasma, which promotes healing to the injection site. This is known as a rejuvenating medicine because it helps regenerate cells.

Here are a few conditions in which PRP injections can help:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Pulled muscles or tendons
  • Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Facials to combat lines and wrinkles

You’ll have to check with your doctor to make sure you’re healthy enough to receive PRP injections. While most people who want PRP injections are generally healthy, people with certain types of cancers, low platelets, or are on certain medications may not be able to get PRP injections.

What Is Plasma?

Plasma is a part of the blood that carries the red and white blood cells around the body, as well as proteins, nutrients, and other elements that are important to the health of the body. It main carries enzymes, salt, and water and makes up the majority of the blood.

Your plasma also contains specific proteins and antibodies that are used in PRP therapy, which is why it’s such excellent treatment.

7 Benefits of PRP Injections

Still interested in how PRP injections can work for you? Read on to discover some amazing benefits of this type of therapy.

1. Reduces Inflammation

Normally, inflammation happens when your body responds to injury or infection and works towards healing. However, in some cases, inflammation is more serious and indicates that your body is attacking itself. Inflammation is often red, painful to the touch, and diminishes your quality of life.

PRP injections reduce inflammation and help your body heal because it has anti-inflammatory properties.

2. Natural

PRP injections are not synthetic injections; they are natural, using your blood and plasma.

Using advanced technology, the doctor will separate the plasma from the blood and inject it into the problem area. There are no additional ingredients or anything formed in a lab present in the injections.

3. Avoid Costly Surgeries

Surgery can cost patients thousands of dollars per year, not including any other treatments they may need post-surgery. Also, most surgeries, especially sports-related surgeries, can be invasive and mean plenty of downtimes and physical therapy.

PRP injections are minimally invasive, which means that the downtime is almost non-existent, depending on the type of medical ailment you have. You may experience some redness where the injection happened, but overall, there’s no downtime.

Not only that, but in some cases, PRP injections are less costly than surgeries. Remember, sometimes surgery is necessary for healing, so always take your doctor’s advice seriously.

4. Longevity

Depending on the reason why you want PRP injections, most treatments can last 18 months to a few years.

However, it’s important to remember than one trip to your doctor usually isn’t enough, and multiple trips are often needed. For some, that could be a few trips over a few months or several trips. It just depends on what the patient is trying to accomplish and the severity of the injury or disease.

5. Safe

Little risk is posed from getting PRP injections because it’s simply using your blood.

While the risk is extremely low for negative effects, it should be noted that no medical treatment is perfect, and each person responds differently.

Despite the safety of PRP injections, here are a few side effects that are possible:

  • Infections
  • Swelling and redness
  • Damage to the tissue

These side effects are relatively small, and PRP injections still stand as generally safe.

6. Perfect for Small Areas

Do you have an area you want to treat that may be small or hard to reach?

PRP injections are great for areas that are smaller and not easy to treat because of their location or their delicacy.

7. For More Than Injuries

While injections mostly treat injuries or chronic diseases, they’re very popular as facials or facial treatments.

You might have seen facials on the internet known as vampire facials. In reality, these are PRP injection facials. PRPÂ treatment for the face is believed to stimulate collagen, reduce acne scarring, and help diminish the sight of fine lines and wrinkles.

What to Expect at Your Appointment

If you’re interested in platelet-rich plasma, talk to your doctor about your options and schedule a consultation. If you’re a candidate, here’s what you can expect.

You’ll come in for your appointment, and the doctor will take a sample of your blood. IT may be a large amount of small, depending on where it’s to be injected.

The doctor then uses a type of technology called a centrifuge that separates the plasma from the other elements in the blood.

Once the separation is completed, the doctor will make the injection and, using an ultrasound machine, find the best place to inject the plasma and administer it.

Be sure to follow any instructions your doctor advises after your appointment is complete.

Are You Ready for PRP Injections?

The benefits of PRP injections are valuable and should be considered before sinking money into other therapies. As a natural and rejuvenating treatment, it could save you money and provide great results.

Are you thinking about trying PRP? Contact our office today to schedule your consultation!

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