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Platelet-Rich Plasma TreatmentTucson, AZ

You might have heard about platelet-rich plasma treatment while following your favorite sports team. It is a procedure that is popular with elite athletes, as it helps their body recover from their grueling lifestyles.

Platelet-rich plasma treatment has now made its way to the mainstream. It turns out it can do much more than just help athletes to recover. It also helps promote soft tissue healing and hair growth. The plasma used during the procedure is extracted from blood drawn from the patient during the appointment.

Side effects are rare with this treatment, but they can include dizziness, fainting and mild nausea.

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What to expect when getting platelet-rich plasma therapy

Blood cells called platelets play multiple important roles in the body. They supply proteins to parts of the body that need to heal and promote blood clotting when a person gets cut.

The theory behind this treatment is that by injecting a concentrated amount of platelets into an area with soft tissue damage or inflammation, the recovery process is sped up.

During the treatment, a sample of blood is taken from the person being treated. The sample is placed in a centrifuge, where the various components in the person's blood are separated. The platelets are then drawn and injected into the area that needs the treatment.

Benefits of platelet-rich plasma treatment

  • PRP can be injected into a patient's scalp to prevent hair loss; the plasma targets the inflammation that leads to hair loss in such cases
  • It promotes soft tissue healing, a benefit that athletes and people recovering from surgery appreciate
  • It promotes the healing of ligaments, tendons and muscles
  • It can be used to reduce the inflation and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis

  • The entire procedure typically takes one or two hours, depending on your individual circumstances. It is often performed in clinics and brings relief to patients without the risks of general anesthesia or surgery. There is no recovery period with PRP therapy. Most patients return to their regular activities as soon as the treatment is over.

    How many times each patient needs to go through the treatment depends on their unique circumstances. Some patients get the relief they are seeking after only a few injections, while others might need more.

    PRP therapy can reduce your pain

    The goal of PRP therapy is to reduce pain by promoting healing. For many people, it can lead to positive results that last for a long period of time. Some patients have noticeable improvements within a few weeks of getting the injection. The effectiveness of PRP therapy has been confirmed with MRIs and ultrasound images that show improved tissue repair after the injection.

    Many patients are able to avoid the need for surgery, as PRP therapy can facilitate the repair of damaged tissues without a need for surgical repair.

    At Mirror Mirror Med Spa, we can help you reduce pain and speed up your recovery from a variety of issues. Visit us at our Tucson office today to learn more about how PRP can improve your condition.