What is PRP?
PRP is the abbreviation of the treatment route called “Platelet Rich Plasma- platelet enriched plasma application”. This application is based on the separation of a small amount of blood taken from the person by centrifugation in a special tube, and the small amount of “platelet-enriched plasma” (PRP) obtained at the end of this process, given back to the person by injection.
What is the purpose in PRP application?
Platelets, also known as platelets, are blood components that contain the “growth factors” necessary for the repair of damaged tissues in our body and their return to their natural state. When a random damage occurs in our tissues, the platelets in our blood collect in this tissue and initiate a repair process. The purpose of PRP application is to deliver a much higher number of platelets to this tissue than can be carried by the normal blood circulation. Thus, the repair of the damaged tissue starts faster and more powerfully, and results in a quicker way; because the density of platelets obtained with PRP is 2 to 4 times higher than that in blood.
Is the purpose of PRP to provide wound healing? What is the relationship between skin rejuvenation and wound healing?
The aging of the skin is caused by the loss of some of its physical properties. In practices aimed at rejuvenating the skin, basically, imitation of what the body does when healing a wound is a matter of kalam. For example, with formulas such as laser and peeling, slight damage is given to the skin with obvious limits, and this damage is used as a triggering force to quickly beautify the skin. After this damage, growth factors are released and the smoothing process begins.
Dermocosmetic products containing the elements that reconstruct the skin or synthetically obtained growth factors also provide the initiation of a beautification process.
The structure that can repair a damage to the skin in the most effective, fastest and most natural way is a part of the whole to which the skin relates. For this reason, PRP application has developed as a system that activates this magical power circulating in our veins.
Is it a new method? In which areas is it applied?
PRP application is only one of the application areas of cellular therapy. It is not a new method; Application areas that started with dental (dental) implants are spreading rapidly in areas such as aesthetic medicine, orthopedics, non-beautifying wound treatment. In the near future, it is expected that many scientific studies on the use of PRP in the treatment of chronic pain, tendon injuries, and rheumatic complaints will be published.
In what ways is the application made?
Most of the PRP applications are made by doctors through application kits produced by the biotechnology company known as RegenLab. Masks prepared with PRP can be used in applications, as well as PRP can be used in mesotherapy and volume-enhancing treatments.
In the most general definition, in aesthetic medicine, PRP is used in body parts such as face, neck, décolleté area, hands, inner legs, arms;
To provide rapid structuring of the skin after applications such as laser / peeling,
Reversing the results of years and exposure to UV rays on the skin, ensuring the correction of wrinkles, removal of depressions, and regaining 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 heal,
It can be applied to use alone in hair loss or to strengthen the effect of other treatment options.
Is PRP application a type of stem cell treatment?
Stem cell therapy or cellular therapy means introducing new cells to a damaged organ with the goal of curing an injury or disease.
In PRP application, platelets are used as a factor that initiates and stimulates the repair of damaged tissue; The two applications are different from each other in this sense.
Is it a valid practice to pass the patient’s own blood through the process and reintroduce it to the patient?
PRP application is “autologous”, that is, the platelets used are those taken from the patient himself.
Processes such as blood collection and separation of platelets are carried out with the help of a sterile and closed kit, so there is no risk of contamination from the outside.
Nothing added externally to the platelets, which are processed and returned to the patient, is not a matter of speech. For these reasons, PRP application can be considered as safe.
How is PRP application done in practice?
2 or 3 tubes (16-23 ml) of blood are taken from the individual to whom the application will be made, and platelets are separated by means of a centrifuge device. The separated platelets accumulate in the tube in the kit and a blood product called PRP emerges. This artifact (PRP) is applied to the skin by means of filling or mesotherapy.
The skin rejuvenating effect can be distinguished by the bright and lively appearance that emerges after the application.
How long does it take to apply this treatment? Does it require any special conditions?
It is applied easily and painlessly within a period of approximately 30 minutes in total.
Can processes such as blood collection and separation of platelets be done in a laboratory?
In PRP application, all processes from blood collection to filling, mesotherapy or mask application should be done in the same place for technical and hygienic reasons.
Since platelets circulate freely in our blood, why don’t they enter the aging tissue by themselves and start this process?
In fact, platelets that reach the tissues with the blood circulation do this to a certain extent. However, in an aging body in general, this trigger is not enough. Therefore, platelets are weighted into PRP and applied to targeted tissues, face, length, hands and other areas.
Is there a single method to obtain PRP by aggravating the platelets?
Obtaining PRP by weighting platelets is related to technical possibilities. First of all, platelets should not be damaged randomly during this enrichment process. Also, enrichment has to be at a certain level, for example, a highly enriched PRP will not work. Artifacts and systems with proven efficacy and safety should be used to return the blood trace obtained from a patient to the same patient. RegenLab artifacts are artifacts that have been tested for activity and reliability in this field, approved as medical devices in European Union countries, bearing the CE stamp, and used all over the world.
Does PRP absolutely need to be injected?
PRP can be applied to the skin with a mesotherapy or filling procedure, or it can be applied with the help of a mask. It is also possible to mix and apply PRP into a special cream.
Does the mask provide a rejuvenating effect as much as the mesotherapy procedure?
It provides. Because PRP, which is applied by filling or mesotherapy, is also applied by being impregnated with a paper mask for convenience, and it will show its effect no matter how it is given to the skin.
PRP is not only for skin rejuvenation; non-healing wounds, open wounds, chin implants, etc. It can also be used in many fields.
Is there a certain dose of PRP to be applied? How much is needed? How much is applied?
There is no problem of overdose here. All of the obtained PRP can be used. In general, a total of 8 milliliters of PRP can be obtained with a mesotherapy kit. This is sufficient to treat all areas such as the face, neck, décolleté, outer arms, inner legs.
When is the positive effect seen in PRP application?
A healthy glow appears on the skin quickly after the application. Later, this bright appearance will regress a little, but after 3 or 4 applications (ie after 1 cure) a lasting effect becomes evident.
How many applications are required to achieve the full effect?
The expected effect occurs after a total of 3 or 4 applications, that is, after a cure is completed; a lasting glow emerges in the form of a recovery.
Do the positive results obtained with a cure completely disappear afterward?
It does not disappear, but it is necessary to repeat the cures consisting of 3 or 4 applications every 10-12 months. In this case, the effect of the applied cures is equivalent to a permanent rejuvenating effect. That is, a cure consisting of 3 or 4 applications to be made every 15 days should be repeated every year on average.
What is the most valuable advantage of PRP application?
Unlike the effects obtained in filling and similar applications, the rejuvenating effect provided is not only heavy on the areas, but spreads over a larger part of the skin and is more permanent.
The positive results obtained by other means continue for a certain period of time, but the positive results of PRP do not disappear completely for the individual applied.
Are there any undesirable effects in this application?
The patient is given a device (PRP) produced from his own blood. The process is simply to initiate and accelerate the wound healing process. The possibility of competition with an undesirable effect is quite low.
Does PRP application hurt?
PRP application is done by injection, apart from the mask. A greater pain sensation is not expected than the discomfort felt during blood collection. Mesotherapy application with PRP is mostly done 1.5mm below the skin, deeper application is required to add volume to the skin. In these applications, anesthetic creams applied externally prevent the feeling of pain to a great extent.
Are there any individuals who have objections to PRP application?
This application is not performed in patients with insufficient platelet count and cancer patients.
What should be the expectations from the PRP application?
Cosmetic-targeted PRP application has superior features that will meet many expectations. For;
It is long-acting,
Revitalizes and restructures the skin in the most natural way,
It is applied easily and faithfully,
It supports not only the formation of new collagen, but also all vital functions of the skin,
It removes wrinkles and lines by “rejuvenating” the skin, not “filling” it.
The bright, healthy appearance that appears after the first application may slowly regress after a while; for this reason, successive applications should be made and the rejuvenating effect should be accumulated.
When the cures consisting of 3 or 4 applications are repeated every 10-20 months, a periodical rejuvenating effect that can be considered permanent will be provided.