PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections are amazing procedures that are 100% natural and can yield quite pleasant outcomes. But did you know there are 5 simple things you can take to assist your PRP process go more smoothly?
Growth Factors and Blood Cells
The majority of patients profit greatly from their PRP therapy, regardless of who they are, how old they are, or what shape they are in. However, some people are fortunate enough to notice amazing benefits after just one or two sessions. Regrettably, the odd person sees extremely few favourable outcomes. What is the reason for this?
PRP and its effects on healing and tissue growth are the subjects of numerous research investigations. While there is considerable disagreement about how platelet-rich plasma affects the human body, most doctors agree that the activated growth factors in PRP encourage healing and tissue growth to some extent. It accomplishes this by drawing unipotent and multipotent stem cells to the treatment area.
For a variety of reasons, this healing and regeneration factor varies from person to person. You may get higher or lower benefits from PRP depending on your health, age, dietary choices, exercise levels, and pharmaceutical/drug use.
The quantity of red blood cells in your plasma plays a role in this. When we extract platelet-rich plasma from your blood, we frequently notice that some people receive less PRP than others. Because there is less PRP, there are fewer growth factors, which means your outcomes may not be as good as they may be. Other times, we witness how poor cardiovascular health and a weakened immune system might obstruct our bodies’ ability to rejuvenate. Medications, over-the-counter pain relievers, recreational drugs, and alcohol can all diminish the effectiveness of your PRP operation.
How Can You Improve Your PRP Results?
Cardio Exercise with a High Intensity
This may seem obvious, but it’s the single most significant factor in increasing red blood cell production and strengthening your immune system. Your blood contains more PRP because your body generates more red blood cells. It works hand-in-hand with a turbocharged immune system to give you the greatest outcomes possible. Plus, if you get the Apollo or Athena Shot, you’ll be ahead of the curve in the bedroom since you’ll have more energy, stamina, and blood flow. In either case, it’s a win-win situation.
Green Leafy Vegetables Should Be a Big Part of Your Diet
Changing one’s eating habits is often the most difficult lifestyle change for most people. Yet, without a doubt, it is the single most crucial part of our long-term health. You can improve your PRP procedure by incorporating more green, leafy vegetables into your diet, eliminating sugary, processed, fatty foods, and eating smaller portions throughout the day. Increased immunity, improved circulation as a result of lower cholesterol, and regulated hormone levels can all help you get the most out of your PRP therapy.
3) Don't smoke, drink, or use illegal substances
This may all seem like a Naturopathic Doctor’s slogan, but it still remains true for just about anything, even PRP. Smoking has a negative impact on the results of PRP operations. It not only reduces the amount of PRP you can extract from the same amount of blood, but the chemicals in cigarette smoke also make it difficult for stem cells to function.
The reported effects of cigarette smoke’s hazardous ingredients — particularly nicotine, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen cyanide — point to probable processes by which smoking can stymie wound healing. Smokers had a higher rate of unsatisfactory recovery after facelift surgery than non-smokers, as well as a higher rate of problems after breast surgery.
4) Increase your B-vitamin intake and stay hydrated
You can enhance your red blood cells and haemoglobin before your surgery by increasing your B-Vitamin intake, especially Vitamin B12, and staying hydrated. B-Vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, nicotinic acid, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, biotin, folate, and cobalamin) are all necessary for good health and can be found in a variety of healthful plant and animal diets. If you’re a vegan or vegetarian, you’ll need to supplement your B12 consumption because it’s mostly found in animal-based foods. Coming in for a Myers’ Cocktail I.V. or a Trace Mineral I.V. a day or two before your procedure is an excellent way to get a super-charged infusion of B-Vitamins, Minerals, and Hydration.
5) Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) should be avoided (NSaid)
For up to 5 days before and after the procedure, avoid using aspirin, Advil, Morin, Aleve, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or corticosteroids. The natural inflammatory response of stem cells may be inhibited by these medicines. Acetaminophen (Tylenol, etc.) is safe to take.
We are convinced that if you follow these simple procedures, your results will exceed your expectations. We also want you to know that the benefits of PRP take time to manifest. Let’s face it, we all want instant gratification, but our bodies operate on their own schedules, so the only thing we can do is wait. Taking pictures and keeping a journal of your progress during the healing process is the finest thing you can do. This allows you to compare where you were and where you are now, and you may be surprised and delighted by the difference.