Spurs Footballers Using PRP Therapy to Recover from Injury

Platelet Rich Plasma TherapyYou may have seen Kim Kardashian having it on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, in the shape of the “Vampire Facelift”.

But did you know that PRP Therapy (Platelet Rich Plasma) is also used by professional athletes to help speed their recovery?

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas is currently using the technique on two of his injured players, Jan Vertonghen and Vlad Chiriches. The plan is to help them recover ahead of a packed schedule of matches in the run up to Christmas.

They are not the first footballers to undergo the treatment. Jermain Defoe and Gareth Bale both underwent the revolutionary technique last season with ‘outstanding results’. And it isn’t only footballers – golfer Tiger Woods and tennis player Rafael Nadal have both used PRP therapy too.

The PRP Therapy technique

The technique uses a process called blood-spinning. This involves taking a small sample of the patient’s blood, spinning it in a centrifuge to isolate the platelets (the cells responsible for kickstarting the healing process), and then injecting them back into the injured area.

This concentrated plasma is said to help injuries heal up to five times more quickly – which could make all the difference to a club that has eight big games to play in the next 23 days.

The treatment works in the same way when it comes to facial rejuvenation. The re-injected platelets release growth factors that help the skin to repair itself from within. Cells are stimulated to regenerate new tissue, promoting healthy skin growth and collagen production. Skin appears plumper and the overall skin tone is improved.

The treatment works in harmony with the body, using the body’s own cells to repair and regenerate itself. This leads to results that look completely natural – which is the reason the treatment is proving so popular.

If you would like to see what PRP Therapy could do for your skin, or would like to find out more about the treatment and how it works, please contact the team at Aurora Skin Clinics on 01844 318825 or email info@aurora-clinics.co.uk.