What is PRP?
“Platelet rich plasma” is the abbreviated name of the method called enriched plasma application from the platelet (thrombocyte) direction. It is the process of separating a small amount of blood (10-20cc) taken from an individual into its components by passing through a special process and giving back the obtained “platelet-enriched plasma” back to the individual with a special device called a manual or “mesotherapy gun”. PRP is a system that helps regenerate tissues by secreting adaptive and repairing factors in the area where it is injected in the body.
What is the purpose in PRP Application?
Platelets, namely thrombocyte cells, are cells that contain growth factors that help blood clot and repair damaged vessels and other tissues in our body. When there is a random damage to our tissues, the repair process begins through platelets. In the application of PRP treatment, the aim is to deliver a much higher number of platelets and the growth factors contained in it to the region than can be carried by the blood circulation.
How is Skin Rejuvenation Provided with PRP?
The aging of our skin is due to the loss of some of its physical properties, just as in the process of injury. For this reason, in skin rejuvenation applications, we imitate what our body does while beautifying a wound in various ways. For example, we inflict micro-level damage to our skin with procedures such as laser and peeling and trigger the beautification process. At the end of this damage, growth factors are released and the beautification process begins. Dermo cosmetic products also initiate the smoothing process through the elements that restructure our skin and synthetically obtained growth factors.
When platelets, which are concentrated in the plasma, are injected into the skin, the growth factors contained in them stimulate the production of collagen and the formation of new capillaries, and allow the skin to renew itself rapidly.
How is the Skin Resurfacing Procedure with PRP Applied?
A special filter and centrifuge are used to obtain platelet-rich plasma. Approximately 97% of the platelets are dissociated and have a 6-10 times higher concentration in plasma than usual.
The PRP procedure begins with blood collection from the patient. With the help of a special filter and centrifuge, platelet-rich plasma containing autologous white blood cells is prepared. Finally, plasma (PRP) containing platelet-rich autologous white blood cells is injected into the skin at the treatment site. Platelets and white blood cells at the injection sites, with a synergistic effect, heavily release growth factors. By increasing the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid, growth factors provide the healing of wounds, the elimination of skin problems such as wrinkles and acne scars, and the regeneration of the skin. PRP is applied in the form of filler injection or mesotherapy.
How Long Does PRP Application Take? It is an application of about 30 minutes.
Is Skin Rejuvenation With PRP Performed By Injection Only? No, it can be prepared as a mask or gel.
In Which Situations Is Skin Rejuvenation Effective With PRP?
– It can be applied to body parts such as face, neck, décolleté, hands, inner thighs and arms in aesthetically targeted applications.
– To provide rapid structuring of the skin after applications such as laser-peeling
– To improve the wrinkles that occur as a result of exposure to ultraviolet rays for years on the skin, to remove the depressions, to provide flexibility and brightness.
– To ensure the control of wounds, cracks and situations where the quality of the skin is damaged, which takes a long time to beautify
– In leg wounds due to diabetes, which we call diabetic foot
Is PRP a Robust Skin Rejuvenation Method? The blood taken from the patient is used with the help of a sterile and closed kit, so PRP is a safe application.
When is the Effect of PRP Seen? A healthy glow appears on the skin quickly after the application. After 3 or 4 applications, a permanent and obvious effect is seen.
Is Skin Rejuvenation Effect Permanent With PRP? If repeated every 10-12 months after 3 or 4 applications to be made every 15 days, the effect of the cures is equivalent to a permanent rejuvenating effect.
What are the Advantages of PRP Technique?
– The positive results provided by other formulas will certainly continue for a while, but the positive results of PRP belong entirely to the person who applied it.
– Since the person’s own blood is used, there is no risk of allergies and blood-borne diseases, and there is no rejection syndrome.
– The smoothing process is very short due to its content.
. – Repairs and regenerates tissues. New collagen production, new vascular development is provided. With the restructuring of growth factors and the mid-cell environment, the damage in the tissues is removed and fresh tissues are created.
– It is a physiological antibiotic with the antibodies it contains.
– It is rich in hormones, vitamins and all other nutritional elements.
– Its application is easy and comfortable.
– It is very easy to obtain the necessary material.
Is Skin Renewal Process With PRP Painful? Except for a slight discomfort, no significant pain is felt, but if necessary, creams with local anesthetic effect can be applied before the process.
Who Cannot Have PRP? It is not performed in patients with insufficient platelet number and cancer patients.
Does PRP Mean Skin Rejuvenation Treatment with Stem Cells?
Although it is said by some authors that it is a stem cell treatment for prp, there are differences in its basis. In other words, PRP is another form of treatment with stem cell therapy.
Is PRP Used as a Hair Loss Treatment? Yes, PRP treatment is quite effective in the treatment of hair loss, and in general, the effect begins to be seen within 1 week.