PRP can be used to treat: Musculoskeletal injuries
PRP is often injected into areas within the body that have a poor blood supply to promote soft tissue and bone healing in these difficult to heal areas such as the plantar fascia (foot), achilles tendon (ankle), the rotator cuff (shoulder), tennis elbow and the patella tendon (knee). Also most joint surfaces and cartilage have a very poor blood supply so once injured do not repair ( especially in adults)
In dermatology and cosmetic medicine, PRP has been used to treat acne, scarring, skin rejuvenation and tightening around the eyes (for sun damaged and ageing skin and fine lines) and in the following areas: cheeks and mid-face, jawline and submalar regions, back of hands, decolletage, and others (eg, knees, elbows, and upper arms, as well as for stretch marks. See the Alocuro aesthetic website for further information – www.cosmetic-prp.com
In hair restoration, PRP is injected into the scalp. The application of PRP causes miniaturized hair follicles to become healthier and larger, producing more robust hair growth. PRP activates follicular progenitor cells (adult stem cells) and promotes angiogenesis and localized cell growth. Effective for both male and female pattern hair loss.
PRP delivers powerful growth factors that improve blood supply and cellular regeneration which is helpful for a broad range of surgical healing applications in head and neck surgery, cardiovascular surgery, ENT, cosmetic surgery, oral surgery and periodontal surgery. Because PRP is autologous (obtained from the patient who will receive it), the risk of allergic reaction or rejection is very low.
PRP functions as a tissue sealant and drug delivery system, with the platelets initiating wound repair by releasing locally acting growth factors. These growth factors attract un-differentiated cells that aid tissue healing and regeneration, promote new capillary growth, and accelerate skin regrowth in chronic wounds. PRP therapy can positively impact wound healing and associated factors such as pain and infection in both chronic and acute cutaneous wounds.