PRP THERAPY | Praised By Top Athletes
PLATELET RICH PLASMA ("PRP")
Platelet-rich plasma, (or "PRP"), is one of the most popular regenerative medicine options for healing tissue damage in a non-invasive way. PRP comes from your own blood cells, and it can be obtained easily by drawing just a small amount. This therapy option has demonstrated its ability to help regenerate damaged tissues and restore function to the injured joint, muscle, or other tissue, and it has been used by a number of professional athletes to aid in their recoveries.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is innovative and fast, the procedure itself can be completed in under an hour. Compared to a surgical procedure, PRP therapy is relatively simple. Once the blood sample has been processed, (for a higher concentration of growth factor-packed platelets), it’s injected at the site of the injury. Usually, 3-5 PRP treatments produces the most impressive outcomes.
For most injuries, PRP therapy can help facilitate recovery in six weeks - far less than recovery time for surgery or physical therapy. For pro athletes looking for a quick return to the playing field, PRP therapy is fast becoming a regular part of many top performers regimen. Enjoy the following benefits:
Reduced pain and swelling with treatment
No serious side effects
CELEBRITY USE OF PRP
Thanks to its minimal downtime and safety, PRP has become hugely popular among celebrities as well.
1. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian famously used the Vampire Facial form of PRP (also recorded in her show Kim and Kourtney take Miami!) She opted to eliminate wrinkles and get a glowing look for her skin, and the results were spectacular.
2. Angelina Jolie
Angelina's Vampire Facelift procedure improves collagen production at the injection site. Thanks to the collagen boost, her face got a much younger and glowing look, and her skin got smoother and more youthful with elastic.
3. Kobe Bryant
After trying several failed options for his injured knees, with an early retirement looming, Kobe Bryant flew to Germany to have PRP injections into his knee. He was then able to continue his professional basketball career without knee problems.
4. Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods also had knee problems after blowing out his knee in 2008. Instead of a long and painful recovery process, Tiger got several PRP injections before the Master’s tournament, and was able to compete again without pain.
5. Alex Rodriguez
Alex had surgery in 2009. Doctors expected him to have a long recovery and presumed he may be able to return to his career after a long time. However, Alex also received PRP therapy shortly after his surgery. This helped him heal and regain his strength much faster than expected, and he resumed his successful career quickly.
6. Hines Ward
During the AFC Championship Game, Hines Ward suffered a knee injury that could have ended his chances of competing two weeks later in the Super Bowl. Ward is one of the more widely recognized athletes in sports today due to his exemplary conduct both on and off the field (not to mention his award-winning smile). With the help of PRP, this champion was quickly and safely brought to game playing status with the rapid results - and played in the Super Bowl.
7. Brandon Roy
In 2011, during the NBA lockout, NBA all star Brandon Roy announced his retirement from basketball. Years of basketball had caused the cartilage between his bones to degenerate, leaving him barely able to walk, let alone play basketball. After receving PRP treatments later that year, Roy found healing in the treatments to allow him to return to the NBA as a free agent in 2012.
8. Rashard Lewis
Rashard's stint with the Wizards came to an end in 2011, when the pain in his right knee became unbearable and made him ineffective. More than two weeks after having a platelet rich plasma injection in his right knee, Rashard Lewis was ready to start to get prepared for next season.