PRP Treatment

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a form of regenerative medicine that harnesses and amplifies natural growth factors found in blood cells to help heal damaged tissue.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a form of regenerative medicine that utilizes and amplifies the natural growth factors present in blood cells to promote the healing of damaged tissue. By concentrating these growth factors, PRP therapy boosts the body’s natural healing processes, leading to more effective and accelerated tissue repair.
PRP is a concentrated solution of platelets, which are essential for blood clotting and play a vital role in various growth and healing functions. By concentrating these platelets, PRP therapy enhances the body's natural ability to repair damaged tissues, promoting faster and more efficient healing.

The Healing Power of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP consists of plasma and platelets, both of which play crucial roles in healing throughout the body. Platelets contain growth factors that trigger cell reproduction and stimulate tissue regeneration. They are essential for blood clotting and other necessary growth and healing functions. By releasing growth factors, platelets stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells, significantly enhancing the body's natural healing processes.

How Do PRP Injections Work?

Process of PRP injections

  • PRP injections involve collecting plasma from your own blood, which is then injected into the affected area.

  • The platelets in the plasma break down and release growth factors, which trigger your body’s healing process.

Activation of platelets

  • The activation of concentrated platelets in platelet-rich plasma releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells.

Release of growth factors

  • Growth factors stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells, significantly enhancing the body’s natural healing process.

Medical Uses of PRP

Tendon, Ligament, Muscle, and Joint Injuries

  • PRP injections are used primarily for soft tissue injuries, such as minor rotator cuff and Achilles tendon tears.

  • PRP injections can improve function and reduce pain in people with tendonitis or chronic tendinosis conditions.

Post-surgical Healing

  • Clinicians first used PRP to accelerate healing after jaw or plastic surgeries.

  • PRP injections are used to stimulate healing, reduce pain, and promote hair growth.

Osteoarthritis

  • Early studies indicate that PRP injections may help treat osteoarthritis pain and stiffness.

  • PRP injections are used to modulate the joint environment and reduce inflammation.

Hair Loss

  • PRP injections can be effective in treating male pattern baldness.

  • The treatment is used to stimulate hair growth and prevent hair loss.

Skin Rejuvenation

  • PRP injections are sometimes used as an anti-aging treatment.

  • The treatment is used to stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture.

Benefits of PRP Treatments

Natural and minimally invasive

  • PRP treatment uses your own blood, reducing the risk of rejection or adverse reactions.

  • PRP injections are a natural and minimally invasive treatment option.

Reduced risk of infection

  • Side effects of PRP injections are very limited because they are created from a person’s own blood.

  • There is a remote risk of infection with PRP injections.

Short recovery time

  • The procedure involves a blood draw, so patients should make sure they are hydrated and have eaten beforehand.

  • After the procedure, patients may experience some soreness and bruising at the injection site.

The PRP Injection Procedure

PRP injections begin by taking one to a few tubes of a person's own blood. This blood is then processed through a centrifuge to separate its components, including platelets. The platelets are collected and concentrated to 2-8 times their normal number, then mixed into a blood plasma liquid base. This platelet-rich plasma is injected directly into the affected area, such as an injured knee or tendon. The growth factors in the PRP may stimulate or accelerate the healing process.

What to Expect During and After Treatment

Mild side effects and discomfort

  • A PRP injection is a low-risk procedure and does not usually cause major side effects.

  • After the procedure, patients may experience some soreness and bruising at the injection site.

Recovery time and post-treatment care

  • The treatment can take several weeks to start working, and may require repeat sessions to maintain results.
  • Patients should follow post-treatment care instructions to ensure optimal results.
  • Dr. Ali gives amazing results! This is my second procedure with him. I recently got a breast augmentation. They are absolutely perfect and I couldn’t be happier. He has truly helped me achieve the body I want . Very natural. Thank you so much Dr. Ali !

    Sara Izad

Dr. Ali Izadpanah, 
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Ali Izadpanah, a renowned triple board-certified plastic surgeon based in Montreal, is celebrated for his unparalleled expertise and unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional patient care.
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