Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a form of regenerative medicine where your doctor uses your platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, or joints. Your doctor draws your blood and runs it through a centrifuge to extract platelets. These activated platelets are then injected directly into the injured area to promote new tissue growth and overall healing. You can use PRP in Santa Monica for medical conditions and cosmetic procedures. There are numerous myths and misconceptions of PRP, and here are some.
PRP is a risky procedure
It is usual to be reluctant to try a procedure without clear information on how it works. However, PRP is a safe and convenient procedure. The process has been used over the years, and no significant complications have been reported. PRP involves injecting your blood components that are platelets, so there are minimal chances of your body reacting negatively or side effects since no foreign material is introduced in your body.
PRP is only used for cosmetic disorders
You can use PRP for facial rejuvenation, hair regrowth, and medical purposes. This therapy is used in medical problems to promote quick healing and relieve pain. Orthopedics widely use PRP to treat conditions like meniscal damage, ligament and tendon breaches, rotator cuff tears, and soft tissue injuries. PRP also promotes bone regeneration and soft tissue healing after dental surgery.
PRP therapy involves surgery
PRP treatment does not require surgery. Your doctor will directly inject platelets or use an ultrasound to guide a needle to the damaged tissue or ligament. In cosmetic treatments, your specialist needs micro-needling to allow PRP to infuse perfectly into your skin. PRP does not involve surgery, but it enhances healing and relieves pain at the surgical site.
PRP is only used to relieve pain
Platelet-rich plasma therapy not only relieves pain but also has numerous benefits. It frequently relieves pain in chronic pain issues. PRP treatment is effective when your injured tissues take a long time to heal, or you have a severe condition overwhelming your body’s ability to heal. The platelets in PRP treatment generally speed up tissue regeneration and healing.
PRP is a new treatment
Doctors have been using PRP since the nineteen seventies, when specialists first used it to heal a blood condition known as thrombocytopenia. Specialists later adopted it in the nineteen eighties for maxillofacial surgery. Recently it has been used to heal musculoskeletal injuries and cosmetic issues. Currently, PRP is used in almost all medical sectors like cardiology, gynecology, and ophthalmology.
PRP facials are painful
PRP treatment does not hurt, but you may experience mild side effects. Injections from drawing blood to inserting platelets in the damaged area are not painful. You do not require general anesthesia administration before facial PRP. The micro-needling done by your doctor involves your outermost skin layer producing slight skin sensations and not much pain.
PRP therapy is an efficient treatment that can treat many medical and cosmetic disorders. Getting a reliable specialist can help you ease pain and revitalize your appearance with minimal or no side effects. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Moghadam to learn more about platelet-rich plasma therapy.