Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection

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As people age, they often experience various changes in their bodies, such as decreased mobility, diminished facial radiance, and reduced skin elasticity. These changes are caused by natural declines in the body’s production of collagen and other essential proteins, as well as cumulative environmental and lifestyle impacts. But there is a solution to these inevitable health conditions: platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections that reverse aging signs, enhance mobility, and provide your body with essential growth factors necessary for your overall health and appearance.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?

PRP is a concentrated form of plasma that contains a higher-than-normal number of platelets. It is prepared by taking a sample of a person’s blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. This concentrated mixture is then used in various medical and cosmetic treatments, as it is believed to enhance growth factors, rejuvenate skin, and accelerate the body’s natural healing processes, particularly in tissues like tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints.

What is PRP Injection?

Practitioners prepare PRP injections by taking one or two vials of blood from a patient’s veins. After undergoing the centrifugal process, this extracted blood results in separate substances. The growth factors released by this natural serum boost the production of new cells, which instigate a revitalizing response.

PRP Therapy

What Can PRP Treat?

Platelet-rich plasma contains growth factors that can help treat numerous health conditions caused by weaker cell recovery. PRP therapy has been shown to help with the following problems.

PRP for Hair Growth

The hair grows from its follicle, which consists of tissues that help form hair strands. A follicle stops producing hair when a large number of its cells die or when it goes into the telogen (inactive) phase. Supplying PRP to the scalp area with dormant hair follicles aids in promoting hair growth.

Skin Problems

Injecting PRP into the skin can help resolve a myriad of skin issues, including skin texture problems, fine lines, wrinkles, and overall dullness. This treatment has also been found to help smooth surgical and acne scars.

Joint injury

Injuries are accompanied by inflammation and pain, which can restrict the function of the affected area. Joint injuries lead to limited joint movement and pain. PRP injections help reduce the stiffness of the joint muscles and provide lubrication, restoring joint function.

Torn tendons

PRP facilitates repair and healing when injected into damaged or torn tendons. This helps reduce pain and improve joint function. According to research, PRP therapy may help with conditions like tendinopathy.

Muscle Injuries

Research has shown that PRP is a viable muscle recovery solution. Activated platelets in PRP contain anabolic growth factors that help reduce pain, swelling, and recovery time.

Arthritis-related Pain

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, platelets play a vital role in the clotting of blood, and the presence of growth factors help the tissues to repair themselves by causing new cells to form, thus preventing osteoarthritis.

Who is an Ideal Candidate for PRP Injections? 

You will be considered an ideal candidate for PRP treatment if you:

  • Are not pregnant or nursing
  • Have no severe blood pressure or blood sugar level issues
  • Understand the purpose of their treatment
  • Have no anemia or any other relevant blood conditions

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How to Prepare for PRP Injections?

Your healthcare provider will provide you with some basic guidelines in the initial consultation. These instructions generally include:

  • A thorough consultation with a credible doctor who understands your requirements and can guide you through the ifs and buts and outcomes of the procedure.
  • Avoid taking blood thinner medicines prior to the treatment. If you have any underlying issue that compels you to take these medicines, do consult with your general physician. 
  • Cut down on smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.
  • People with diabetes need to maintain with the required glucose level as prescribed by the healthcare provider in the initial consultation.
  • You should not get PRP treatment if your platelet blood count is low
  • Make sure you bring a relative or friend on the day of treatment so that they can take you back home.

PRP Injections Procedure

The procedure of PRP injections is quite straightforward and can last anywhere between 60-90 minutes. Upon reaching the clinic, you can expect the following steps:

  • The doctor will draw blood, usually 20-60ml, using a syringe. 
  • The collected blood will then be placed in a centrifuge to separate platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from the rest of the blood. 
  • After that, the doctor will numb the target area – the area being treated – and slowly inject the recently collected PRP.

What Happens After the Procedure? 

Once the treatment is complete, you will be sent to the recovery room where you will be observed for an hour or two. Once you feel comfortable and show no signs of worry, you will be allowed to leave. Generally, the doctors recommend not washing the treated area for 48 hours. 

What are the Benefits of PRP Injections?

PRP injections offer numerous cosmetic and healthcare benefits. Here is a brief overview of some of those benefits:

  • PRP injection therapy is a great way to repair aging signs and induce overall rejuvenation.
  • PRP stimulates collagen and elastin production, making the skin taut and more youthful.
  • The growth factors obtained through PRP technique can contribute to hair growth.
  • Sports injuries may cause damage to ligaments, tendons, muscles, and many other soft tissues. PRP therapy may help promote healing in all the affected tissues mentioned above, restoring their function and overall mobility.
  • Sports injuries may cause damage to ligaments, tendons, muscles, and other soft tissues. PRP therapy may help promote healing in all the affected tissues mentioned above, restoring their function and overall mobility.
  • Inflammation, whether in the muscles, joints, or ligaments, is a complex development that may last weeks, months, or even years. With PRP therapy, healing in inflamed body areas can be promoted

What are the Risks Associated with PRP Injections?

PRP injections don’t usually cause significant side effects, as your own blood is used in the procedure and it is extracted with due diligence. Similarly, there is minimal risk of allergic reaction. However, the complications you might face include:

  • Bruising 
  • Nerve injury in rare cases
  • Infection
  • Damaged tissue

Does PRP Injection Work? 

The effectiveness of PRP injections depends on the purpose for which you are receiving them. For hair restoration and reducing wrinkles, it has shown significant effects in individuals. However, for other purposes, the results vary. Whatever the case may be, PRP injections are certainly not a one-time treatment. For persistent results, you will have to undergo it over regular interval. 

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How Much Does PRP Treatment Cost in Dubai?

The cost of PRP injection therapy depends on the reason you want to get this treatment. Another cost determinant is the severity of the problem you want to treat. You can discuss the pricing plan in detail during the initial consultation.

Is a PRP Injection Painful?

PRP injection therapy is a painless method to induce tissue recovery. There may be some discomfort, which is easily manageable. Even the injections administered into the joints cause minimal pain.

Is PRP Good for Thinning Hair?

According to some clinical studies, PRP may help slow down the progression of hair loss. Generally, PRP is used to enhance the effects of hair loss treatments.

How Long Does PRP Take to Regrow Hair?

You will notice a positive change in the hair growth process months after PRP therapy. These results continue to occur 3 to 6 months after treatment. You may need a PRP session every year to maintain results.

Is PRP Treatment Safe?

There are no significant side effects associated with PRP treatment, mainly because it involves re-injecting platelet-rich plasma, which has been extracted from the patient’s own blood. Thus, it is a safe treatment that may only cause soreness and bruising at the injection site.

Request an Appointment

Whether you want to rejuvenate your skin or promote recovery from injury or inflammation, consider PRP injection therapy. However, it is imperative to consult a qualified practitioner to get this treatment. You can discuss this treatment plan with our skilled doctors at Euromed Clinic Dubai. For more information, please call us at +971 4 394 5422, or contact us us via WhatsApp using the same number.

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