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What are PRP injections?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections boost your body’s natural healing power by stimulating the inflammatory response. This activates the cells your body uses to repair damaged tissue.
PRP is a product made from your own blood, containing a high concentration of platelets. When you’re injured, your blood normally sends platelets, which band together to stop the bleeding (blood clotting).
Platelets also contain specialized proteins and growth factors that generate new cells and tissues to start the body’s repair process.
PRP injections supply a high concentration of your body’s natural healing cells directly into the damaged area to support and accelerate this process.
What are some of the uses for PRP injections?
FIX Medical Group provides PRP injections to improve acute and chronic conditions that affect your musculoskeletal system. That system includes your muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and bones.
The team could recommend PRP injections to treat:
- Sprains or strains
- Tendon tears
They also use PRP injections following surgery to support healing and recovery.
FIX Medical Group also uses PRP injections to treat hair loss. When injected into balding areas, PRP reactivates dormant hair follicles and prolongs the growth cycle, improving hair thickness.
The team also provides PRP facials by injection to rejuvenate the skin and reduce the appearance of acne scars.
What happens during PRP injections?
The integrative team at FIX Medical Group customizes your PRP injections to match your concerns and goals. Before making any recommendations, the team gets to know you, asking questions about your condition and how it affects your daily life.
They complete a physical exam and might run imaging procedures to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. Before recommending PRP injections, the team might try less invasive treatments like physical therapy, chiropractic care, and massage therapy.
Your provider first draws a blood sample from your arm to make the PRP. They then inject the PRP directly into your diseased or damaged tissue.
You could see some swelling and redness following your injection, but this is normal and part of your body’s inflammatory process. Though results vary, you could notice improvements in pain and function within a few weeks.
The team might recommend additional PRP injections based on your results.
Call FIX Medical Group today or schedule an appointment online to see how PRP injections can help you.