PRP is an innovative therapy that is being used for treating conditions such as Osteoarthritis in various joints, Hair loss and tissue rejuvenation. The procedure entails drawing blood from a patient and then spinning it in a centrifuge machine. This generates a layer of concentrated platelets and growth factors that can possibly reduce pain and regenerate damaged tissue such as tendon, cartilage, hair or improving the integrity of your skin.
The human body has an inherent ability to heal tissue, but in certain areas that capacity is diminishes. New cells are created all the time in the body, in order to replace old or damaged tissue, in most but not all areas with age, this capability decreases. Even in younger individuals, the capability is slight (e.g. knee cartilage when damaged).
Certain conditions, such as degenerative arthritis, can cause severe joint pain, and conventional medicine offers treatment that may mask the pain temporarily, but not alter the condition itself. With the help of regenerative medicine and options such as platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP), things are changing right now to repair damaged tissue.