What is PRP Treatment?
PRP stands for ‘Platelet Rich Plasma’. It is one of the most sufficient points reached in cellular therapy, among the skin rejuvenation and antiaging ways achieved today.
Platelets are a cluster of cells that circulate in our blood. They determine the properties of blood such as coagulation and fluidity. With the growth factors they secrete, they ensure the beautification of wounds and the activation of cellular repair systems. The essence of PRP treatment is the use of this power of platelets.
In PRP treatment, the person’s own blood is taken and the plasma part, which is stronger from the platelets, is separated and used for treatment purposes. This FDA-approved treatment method is widely used in developed countries such as America and European countries.
How is PRP Made?
In the treatment, the patient’s own blood is taken to the required extent and the rich part of the platelet is separated from the platelet by going through various processes with a special PRP set. This part is injected into the area to be treated.
What is the Effect System of PRP?
In PRP, the cell density in the plasma separated from the blood is 2-4 times higher than in the blood. It creates stem cell migration by secreting adaptive and repairing factors called growth factors in the injected area. In this way, new cell formation and collagen synthesis increase.
In Which Diseases Is PRP Treatment Used?
- For wrinkle treatment and rejuvenation in areas such as face, neck, décolleté, hands, inner thighs and arms.
- Laser is intended to increase the smoothing of the skin quickly after applications such as peeling.
- Treatment of non-healing wounds
- hair loss treatments
- Shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle diseases and injuries
- sports injuries
- Joint calcifications
- heel spur
- Meniscus tears
- herniated disc
- Chronic low back pain
- Neck pain
- Muscle aches and ulcers
- To increase fracture union
- Tooth, gum disease and implants
Facial rejuvenation treatment is applied to the forehead, around the eyes, around the nose, around the lips and under the chin. Wrinkles are significantly improved over time and tissue rejuvenation due to new cell formation is achieved.
Very adequate results are obtained in the early stages of hair loss. However, it is not effective in areas with complete hair loss.
Success is seen at a rate of 70-80% in wound treatments and some orthopedic problems that may require surgery.
How Can the Effectiveness of PRP Treatment Be Increased?
PRP treatment gives very successful results, especially when used in combination with ozone therapy in facial rejuvenation, hair loss, wound treatment and orthopedic diseases. PRP, which is applied after increasing tissue blood supply and oxygen level with ozone therapy, provides tissue smoothing in a faster form. Combining hair loss with mesotherapy increases activity.
What are the Side Effects of PRP Treatment?
PRP treatment is a very reliable treatment procedure since it is made from your own blood and does not contain chemical issues. When it is done by a competent person, no side effects are expected. However, as with any medical attempt, there may be various potential side effects. These ;
scar tissue formation
Vascular border injury
Calcification at the injection site
Who Cannot Have PRP Treatment?
To cancer patients
Pregnant and lactating patients
In the presence of active infection
In the presence of thrombocytopenia
When Does the Effect of PRP Application Start and How Long Does It Last?
1 cure consists of a total of 4-6 applications performed once in 15 days on average. A healthy glow appears on the skin quickly after cosmetic applications. Later, this bright appearance will regress a little. However, the desired effect is achieved after 1 cure is completed. Since the activity will decrease over time, it is necessary to repeat the cures every 6 months or once in 10-12 months, depending on the situation. In this case, the effect of the applied cures is equivalent to a permanent rejuvenating effect. The number of sessions applied for hair loss is one-to-one for cosmetic purposes.
In wound healing, orthopedic disorders and other diseases, treatment-targeted application cures vary according to the complaint and the state of beautification. The number of sessions can increase to 10 in orthopedic diseases.