What is Prp?

“Platelet rich plasma” is an abbreviation for plasma enriched by platelets (thrombocytes). A small amount of blood taken from the individual is placed in a special tube and passed through a series of processes, and the ‘platelet rich plasma’ obtained is given back to the desired area by injection, just like the process desired to be done to the individual. Each tube should be specific to the PRP process, as the blood taken into the tube will be re-administered to the individual to be treated. The blood cells called platelets contain the “growth factors” necessary to repair the deformed tissues in our body and enable them to return to their natural state.

*- PRP is a medical application and should only be done by physicians.

PRP is not a stem cell treatment, but it works indirectly on stem cells. When platelets are activated, they secrete various proteins and growth factors, which are; It provides collagen formation, skin tightening, hyaluronic acid formation and regeneration thanks to these. Platelets help regenerate tissues by stimulating and activating stem cells in the areas where they are injected. Apart from aesthetics, it is also used in sports injuries, diabetic ulcer treatment and other medical fields such as orthopedics. Studies on usage areas are always ongoing.

It has become the choice of people who avoid surgical procedures and want to benefit from the regeneration power of their own body. Studies have shown that people’s skin looks younger and more vibrant. It is also very suitable for individuals who want to renew the entire face. With this application, reduction in wrinkles, skin regeneration, reduction in acne scars, and beautification of the skin after chemical peeling can be achieved. The effects of PRP are also seen around the application area.

How is PRP Applied?

Injections can be applied to the entire face, scalp, neck and décolleté in small sizes. The duration of the PRP process is at most half an hour and mesotherapy technique is used. Recently, laser can also be combined with applications such as rollers. Since it has been shown in some studies that it reduces the effect of botox when applied together with botox, it is recommended not to apply it at the same time as botox.

It is a sterile and reliable procedure if performed in sterile environments. Otherwise, there is a high risk of unwanted side effects such as local infection and allergy. The average recommended for PRP application sessions is 3-4 sessions. A medium session is applied for 2 or 3 weeks. After the first application, the lightening and brightness of the skin is observed quickly. Results become clearly visible in 2-3 months. In order to ensure the permanence of the structuring that emerges after the applications, maintenance sessions are recommended as 1 or 2 sessions throughout the year. The PRP process does not have a time limit such as filling or botox. A support is sent to the region that fights against the influences of time and environment, but the influence of time and environment will continue on the other hand.

In Which Situations Can PRP Be Applied in Dermatology?

-Hair loss, hair problems and after hair transplantation

-To make the skin look healthy and bright, to reduce the wrinkles formed

-In order to obtain a more aesthetic appearance in all body parts

-To contribute to the beautification of wounds and scars

– To reduce skin blemishes, under-eye bags and bruises

-It can be applied to help the skin restructuring after chemical peeling and laser processes.

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