Injecting PRP into damaged tissues will stimulate your body to grow new, healthy cells and promote healing. Because the tissue growth factors are more concentrated in the prepared growth injections, the body’s tissues heal faster. Plasma is a component of your blood that contains special “factors,” or proteins, that help your blood to clot. It also contains proteins that support cell growth.
PRP has many applications in modern medicine and are effective in treating androgenic alopecia, which is also known as male pattern baldness. Doctors have used PRP injections to treat chronic tendon problems, such as tennis elbow, Achilles tendonitis at the ankle, and jumper’s knee, or pain in the patellar tendon in the knee. Sometimes doctors use PRP injections after surgery to repair a torn tendon (such as a rotator cuff tendon in the shoulder) or ligaments (such as the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL).
It has become more widely used as a treatment for female and male sexual dysfunction and is sometimes referred to as the P and O shots. Because PRP involves injecting a substance into the skin, there are potential side effects. PRP is autologous, which means it contains substances that come directly from your own body. PRP injections are intended to promote healing or growth. Therefore, you may not notice an immediate difference after receiving the injections. However, in several weeks or months, you may observe that the area is healing faster or growing more hair than you would have expected if you hadn’t received PRP injections.
At Fountain of You MD, we use a “double spin” centrifuge to obtain the highest grade of platelets and growth factors for the best possible results. We also believe that other modalities and lifestyle changes can contribute to success.