PRP Treatment is Gaining in Popularity with Celebrities
PRP can help to heal a variety of conditions. A physician injects platelet-rich plasma into the area of injury, usually when more traditional methods have failed. This treatment works by extracting the patient’s own blood, isolating and concentrating the platelets and injecting the platelet-rich plasma back into the patient.
It is all natural, uses the patient’s own blood and helps to stimulate healing. It has been so effective that many celebrities are using this treatment to improve their health, promote healing and even improve their appearance.
Celebrities who have tried PRP treatment
1. Kobe Bryant
Kobe is a famous basketball player the world-over and made a living by being able to play. He is one of the best in the business. Unfortunately, he suffered a knee injury that threatened all of that. By continuing to play even after the knee injury he started having trouble with his joints as well.
This led to the pain that was so severe he even considered retirement. Instead, PRP injections were used to treat his knee pain and make it possible for him to stay in the game.
2. Tiger Woods
After a knee reconstruction in 2008, Woods began to suffer from serious knee pain that threatened his ability to be competitive on the course. In order to play at his best, he had PRP injections before a Master’s tournament. The recovery was so fast and extreme that many people touted it as being miraculous. He performed at a top level, free from knee pain and is still playing.
3. Alex Rodriguez
Thanks to PRP therapy, A-Rod has been able to continue to play professional baseball after undergoing surgery in 2009. At the height of his career, many were concerned that the surgery might throw him off his game or even force retirement. This did not happen because PRP treatment was used to help him recover faster.
4. Kim Kardashian
PRP therapy is effective for treating patients who are recovering from an injury but it can also improve a person’s appearance. Even though this is not something that we focus on in our office, it is worth noting that celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Angelina Jolie use PRP to improve their appearance, similar to a noninvasive facelift.
A PRP treatment can be completed quickly
These celebrities understand what many of our patients are experiencing. PRP is an excellent way to promote healing quickly. This is a minimally invasive procedure because it only requires a few simple steps.
1. We draw blood
It is important to stress that this therapy uses a patient’s own blood. This makes the procedure incredibly safe because it is all natural and no foreign substances enter the body.
2. We extract the platelets
Platelets are what promote healing, so it is important for us to extract this portion of the blood.
3. Platelet-rich plasma is injected at the injury site
Location is incredibly important when it comes to injecting PRP. We need to make sure to inject it at the correct site to promote recovery and healing as soon as possible. This is why we use ultrasound guidance to make sure the platelets are placed in the exact location of the injury
There is a very short recovery time
With PRP there is no prolonged recovery or restriction like you have with surgery. While you may be sore for a few days, you can resume your daily routine after the injection. It is usually recommended that you do not work out or play sports for a week after. This means that our treatment is something that anyone can benefit from, even if they are incredibly busy with work, taking care of kids or in school.
Schedule an Appointment
We encourage you to experience the many healing benefits of a PRP treatment. Whether you have been injured or recently had surgery, schedule an appointment with our office to see how this therapy can help you to feel better faster.