Commonly referred to as PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma treatments work by supplying injured areas with natural proteins, cytokines, stem cells and other bioactive growth factors. Many famous athletes, including Tiger Woods and tennis star Rafael Nadal, have received PRP for various problems, such as sprained knees and chronic tendon injuries.
Human blood is made up of plasma which not only carries red blood cells but also white (immune) cells, platelets, nutrients and growth and repair factors (cytokines) and hormones. The PRP can then be injected into the body where it can act to repair damaged tissue. PRP may also be used to improve healing after tendon and ligament injuries, trigger point injections and pain management in osteoarthritis, as well aesthetic medicine and dermatology for hair loss treatment, facial rejuvenation and the treatment of scars and acne marks.
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