Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Leading PRP Therapy Clinic in Palm Beach County!
You may have heard about athletes like golf legend Tiger Woods, NFL Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson, or NBA star Brandon Roy getting platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to heal their injuries. More and more professional athletes learn how their own bodies can help them recover and have turned to PRP injections for relief. These njections are not new, but they have perfected them over the years.
The science behind PRP therapy
To understand how PRP Hair Rejuvenation works, it is important to be aware of the role that platelets play in healing. 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.
PRP is a vital substance in the blood that contains growth factors and stem cells and these substances stimulate inactive hair follicles to start the growth of healthy hair.
Researchers theorized that if they could extract concentrated platelets and inject them into damaged tissue, they could accelerate healing and growth.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy harnesses the power of your body’s own growth factors to regenerate tissue. To produce PRP, our 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. Our medical professional then extracts the platelets for injection.
The FDA-Approved Process
Blood is taken from the patient, similar to a routine blood test. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge that separates the Platelet-Rich Plasma from the rest of the blood. A natural activator is blended with the PRP to stimulate the release of growth factors from the platelets. The patient is then given anesthesia where the PRP is to be injected. This non-surgical treatment involves a non-invasive time manageable process with promising results.