Platelet Rich Plasma

Is PRP Anti-Inflammatory?

By 12/13/2021 No Comments

Anti-inflammatory is a term largely used to describe a medication or substance that reduces inflammation. This is the science behind why PRP injections were initially used to treat soft tissue and muscle injuries. Though, when you undergo PRP hair restoration or injections for cosmetic reasons, it may seem like PRP causes inflammation. Let’s explore why this happens by looking at the question, “Is PRP anti-inflammatory?”

As a whole, platelet rich plasma is considered anti-inflammatory because it aids in the healing process and reduces inflammation over time. However, when injected into an area without inflammation, it is likely to cause some mild inflammation. Inflammation is the first stage in the healing process. Platelet rich plasma helps speed up this process for faster healing.

In the body, platelet rich plasma is one of the first signals to the brain that healing needs to take place. The platelets will increase in the wounded area. Therefore, this leads to natural inflammation. Though, it is usually less pronounced than inflammation due to an injury.

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