PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma which is present in the human blood or a concentration in blood which contains approximately or with an estimate of three to five times more platelets than the average human level of platelets in the blood. Platelet-Rich Plasma can do several kinds of activities for the restoration and remodeling of tissues and skin in the human which is essential in the healing process of wounds and skin rejuvenation. According to Revival Medical clinic, Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy is an emerging medical technology nowadays, but it has been used since the early 1990’s.
Who Has Tried Used the PRP Therapy?
There are already a lot of people who have tried the Platelet-Rich Therapy, and some of these are the athletes in many sports, especially those high-profile athletes, and those who have experienced injuries that need to undergo the PRP Therapy.
How is PRP Therapy Done and Administered?
The PRP Therapy is expected to be complete within twenty (20) minutes. The process of the PRP Therapy begins with the collection of about 30 milliliters of the injured patient’s blood. Then, the blood which was extracted from the patient is then placed in a centrifuge; this is the one who will split the platelet-rich plasma in the blood from the other compounds and components in the patient’s blood. After which, the doctors will then inject the platelet-rich plasma into the site of the injury or to the area of the body that needs to be enhanced; it could be on the skin to make someone look younger and to make the wrinkles disappear. When doctors inject the platelet-rich plasma, they often use ultrasound to aid and help them in the accuracy of applying the platelet-rich plasma into the human body.
The platelets are the ones who secrete and stimulate old and injured tissues making the wounds heal faster, or even replacing the old tissues with new tissues to make someone look younger.
Is the PRP Therapy Effective?
The days following the PRP injection into the human body, you will feel some level of pain and discomfort; however, the pain level and intensity is expected to decrease as soon as the building of new tissues and general functional ability will increase, restoring the endurance and strength of the area of the body being injected with PRP. After about two to six weeks, a lot of patients who have undergone PRP therapy treatment to notice some significant changes and improvements in the tissue or area of the body where the PRP was injected and applied.
However, even weeks after the PRP Therapy, the patient needs to be regularly checked by the doctor to monitor the healing and improvement process. For those patients having mild injuries, the PRP treatment will only take a few weeks while for those patients having severe injuries, it will usually take them a while. PRP Therapy is being used widespread in Malaysia including knee pain treatment, and it has been proven to be effective, and there are some recent and actual reviews about those who have tried the PRP Therapy.