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If you’re a man or woman approaching middle age (or you’re already there), you’ve probably noticed that life is a little different after 30. Things begin to change slowly but build momentum with every birthday you check off the calendar. Gone are the days when you could roll out of bed bright-eyed and bushy-tailed after a long night of libations.
Getting older definitely has its perks, but if you’re like most adults, you’ll begin to notice symptoms that affect your day-to-day life with increasing frequency. Some signs, like hair loss, are embarrassingly obvious and make you want to retreat into a hole. Other symptoms, like joint and knee pain, restrict your ability to be active, creating a snowball effect that can leave you out of shape and even depressed. In the past, the average adult would push through these signs and symptoms creating a constant battle with diminishing returns. Those lucky enough to undergo treatment for hair loss and joint pain had to undergo harsh invasive surgeries with long recovery times and addictive pain relievers.
The good news? Those days are all but over.
Today, men and women of all backgrounds are reclaiming their youth with simple, regenerative therapies that are applied in a doctor’s office. If you’re suffering from hair loss or joint pain, hope may be on the horizon. The best part is that you won’t have to put strange substances in your body to achieve success – the key ingredient is coursing through your veins as you read this article.
This revolutionary breakthrough is called platelet-rich plasma treatment, or PRP treatment for short. PRP for hair loss and joint pain is revolutionizing the medical industry and may eliminate the need for surgery or pain meds.
Platelet-rich plasma consists of two elements: plasma, or the liquid part of your blood, and platelets, which help heal your body from a litany of ailments and injuries. Perhaps most well-known for their ability to clot blood, platelets are also rich with growth factors that foster cell growth and tissue regeneration in damaged areas of your body. Simply put, platelet-rich plasma is blood with a higher concentration of platelets than normal blood samples.
The growth factors in plasma essentially act as messengers, sending signals to amplify your body’s natural ability to heal through cell growth. To create platelet-rich plasma, doctors must take a sample of a patient’s blood to begin the PRP treatment process.
As with any procedure that affects your health, careful attention to detail and a time-tested process are used in PRP therapy. Typically, there are three steps in the PRP process:
Historically, doctors used PRP treatments to help athletes recover quickly from joint and tendon injuries. Today, everyday people are using PRP treatments not only for knee pain but also for hair growth.