From injury recovery to aesthetic treatments, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may provide the therapeutic answers to your health concerns. Primary care specialist, Abdulhassan Saad, MD, in Dearborn, Michigan, offers PRP as a treatment for tendonitis and joint pain, as well as hair loss. To learn more about PRP and its uses, call the office today, or book an appointment online.
PRP is a therapeutic treatment that stimulates your body’s natural healing powers. It contains a concentrated amount of platelets, growth factors, and specialized proteins that your body uses to reduce inflammation and heal diseased or damaged tissue.
PRP is created from a sample of your own blood that Dr. Saad spins in a centrifuge to separate and concentrate the healing properties from the other components of your blood. When used for treatment, the special cells and growth factors accelerate the healing process to get the desired results.
Athletes have been using PRP to help heal injuries so they can get back to their game faster and without more invasive treatments. Dr. Saad offers PRP injections for the treatment of:
Tendonitis refers to an inflammation of your tendon. You may develop tendonitis in any tendon in your body, but the inflammation most often affects the wrist, elbow, shoulder, knees, or hands. You may be at risk of developing tendonitis if you engage in activities that require repeated use of the tendon, such as tennis elbow or swimmer’s shoulder.
By injecting PRP directly into your inflamed tendon, the healing properties help heal the inflammation and reduce your pain, so you can get back to your usual activities.
Joint pain is a general term that refers to any discomfort you may experience in your joint, which may be due to issues with muscle, tendon, bone, or cartilage. Arthritis is one of the most common causes of joint pain.
Like tendonitis, if you’re suffering from joint pain, Dr. Saad may be able to relieve your discomfort with PRP injections. The injections may help reduce inflammation and accelerate the regeneration of new, healthy tissue to replace the diseased or damaged tissue.
Dr. Saad determines if you would benefit from PRP for your health issues after a comprehensive examination.
In addition to pain relief, PRP is also used as a treatment for hair loss. Research indicates that PRP may be as effective for restoring hair thickness as prescription medication. It works by prolonging the growth phase of your hair cycle.
To get the most benefits, you may need a series of injections set over a two-year period. Dr. Saad works with you to develop a treatment plan that helps you meet your aesthetic goals.
PRP serves as a natural alternative to help your body heal and restore your hairline. To learn more about PRP, call Abdulhassan Saad, MD, today, or book an appointment online.