Wrinkles that occur on the skin with advancing age can be an important problem for many people. Many cosmetic products and various treatment methods are applied for skin rejuvenation. With PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), signs of aging and blemishes on the skin are no longer a problem. With PRP, you can get rid of blemishes and acne scars on the skin, and have a brighter, tighter and more vibrant skin. With PRP, which is made by injecting the plasma obtained from the person’s own blood into the skin, the skin gets a brighter and younger appearance. PRP provides a younger appearance by repairing the damaged tissues caused by aging and can be applied to the face, neck, décolleté and outer face of the hands.
PRP is the abbreviation for platelet-enriched plasma therapy. This method is applied when a small amount of blood taken from the individual is put into a special tube and passed through a series of processes, and then the platelet-strong plasma obtained is given back to the same person by injection. The blood cells called platelets contain the necessary “growth factors” to repair the damaged tissues in our body and enable them to return to their natural state. If there is any damage to our tissues, these blood cells come to the damaged tissue and start the repair process. In PRP treatment, more cells accumulate in the damaged tissue than the platelets collected under the usual rules, and thus the repair process begins quickly and strongly.
How is PRP treatment applied?
For treatment, approximately 10 CC of blood is taken from the patient. It is centrifuged in a special tube. As a result of this process, more platelets than usual accumulate in the plasma. This platelet-enriched plasma is given to the individual by injection. Since the person’s own blood is used, there is no random allergic reaction. The application is performed in 3-4 sessions with an average of 4-6 weeks. It can be used together with laser systems, peeling and dermaroller methods in skin rejuvenation treatment.
In which cases PRP is not applied?
Patients with insufficient platelet count
Those taking blood thinners
Patients with active infection
Areas where PRP is used in dermatology
Skin rejuvenation: Studies show that with PRP treatment, the collagen structure of the skin, which decreases with aging, is renewed. PRP provides a younger appearance by repairing the damaged tissues caused by aging. For this purpose, applications can be made on the face, neck, décolleté and outer face of the hands.
Hair loss: PRP is an effective treatment alone in non-genetic hair loss. It is used alone or in combination with hair transplantation systems in genetic hair loss.
Wound healing: It has harmonizing effects on long-term wounds that do not improve on the body, bedsores seen in bed-bound patients, and leg wounds caused by vascular disease.
Acne scar and surgical scar treatment