Why Do People Decide To Get PRF Therapy?
People decide to get PRF therapy for a variety of reasons, some more common than others. The most popular reason people choose this treatment is because they have severe plaque psoriasis and the conventional treatments are not working or can't be used anymore. Another popular one is that it has been recommended by their dermatologist as an alternative method when other methods failed in treating their plaque psoriasis.
Some people may also want to try PRP therapy if they're interested in using natural remedies instead of medications with harsh side effects or which could lead to addiction like opioids. This form of treatment will stimulate collagen production, leading to healthier skin cells and lessening inflammation over time, so it's possible no outside medication would even need to be used.
What are the possible side effects of PRF therapy?
A few people experience aching or bruising at the injection site, soreness and stiffness in their joints for days after treatment, headaches from medications given during surgery. More serious complications such as excessive bleeding can occur but this is rare. The injections themselves are painless and minimally invasive with minimal post-treatment discomfort or side effects - which makes it much less painful than traditional surgeries that involve incisions being made on your skin.
PRF Therapy itself can take anywhere between 30 minutes to two hours. For most patients, it's a one-time affair that requires an outpatient surgery with general anesthesia. There is often some discomfort afterwards which will be alleviated by pain meds and other medications to help you sleep through the night.
The majority of people who get PRF therapy find relief for their symptoms following treatment, though not everyone does so within three months or even six months. The recovery time after injection varies from patient to patient as well depending on the severity of injury sustained in addition to your own physical condition.
Many patients with chronic back pain experience a dramatic reduction in symptoms once they receive this form of treatment - according to clinical trials, 80% had significant improvement at one year following injections.
How long after PRP can I take anti-inflammatory medication?
To avoid interfering with the natural healing process, it is recommended that you refrain from taking anti-inflammatory medications for up to six weeks following the procedure. If you have any questions, please consult your doctor before the procedure.
How often can you have PRP injections?
Your first PRP injection may provide adequate relief, and you may not require a second PRP injection; however, multiple injections may be necessary in some cases. When multiple injections are indicated, they are typically administered four to six weeks apart.
Things to do at home after PRF Treatment:
- Keep the wound clean by wiping it with gauze pads soaked in warm salt water every day until the blood crusts come off on their own (usually takes anywhere from two days up to six). If there's any pus coming out of the incision site or if it doesn't stop bleeding when you apply pressure for ten minutes, call your dentist or doctor right away.
- Use an antibiotic mouth rinse like Listerine to help prevent infection and keep the wound clean.
- Avoid smoking, since it can lead to more inflammation in your mouth that will increase the risk of infection post PRF treatment.
- Drink plenty of water (about six glasses a day) because this will also promote healing, flush out any bacteria present in your system, and replace lost fluids after surgery. You may want to take vitamin C supplements as well for antioxidant support during recovery from oral cancer treatments such as radiation therapy or chemo; they'll protect you against some free radicals while helping with cell growth and repair too!
- Apply over the counter pain relief medication if you need it.
- If you have a sore throat, gargle or rinse your mouth out gently with warm salt water several times throughout the day to kill any bacteria that may be present.
- Wear loose fitting clothing and avoid placing anything in your mouth for at least 24 hours following surgery until the swelling goes down enough so that you can close your jaw without pain . This will help prevent infection because food particles could get caught while healing is still taking place inside of the wound site.
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