At PRP In Seattle, we use PRP injections for cosmetic treatments such as to fill in the tear troughs or hair restoration. However, platelet rich plasma is used widely throughout the medical field for a variety of purposes. In fact, the non-cosmetic uses of PRP injections were the first discoveries of PRP’s effectiveness in the medical field.
One of the most common non-cosmetic uses of PRP injections comes in the treatment of soft tissue injuries such as Achilles tendon, rotator cuff, and tendonitis. Injections of platelet rich plasma can speed up the healing process and the amount of regenerative cells your body produces. PRP injections may also reduce pain during healing.
PRP injections are a frequent treatment in sports medicine to aid in the quick recovery of athletes. When treating soft tissue injuries, PRP can sometimes reduce the need for pain medication and lead to a quicker, more comfortable recovery.
In more recent years, PRP’s use in cosmetic procedures has increased significantly. Platelet rich plasma’s effectiveness in producing reparative cells in the body means that it can have many cosmetic benefits such as stimulating hair growth and increasing collagen production.