PRP (platelet rich plasma) means strong plasma from platelet/platelet cells obtained from the person’s own blood.
Platelets, whose main mission in the body is to ensure blood coagulation, play a role in wound beautification, tissue repair, formation of new vessels, production of collagen and elastin, and stimulation of hair cells, thanks to the growth factors they contain.
As long as the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) obtained to benefit from these beneficial effects of platelets is applied to the area in need, it is called PRP application.
How is PRP Applied?
PRP is a process that should only be applied by experts in the field.
First, a reasonable amount of blood is taken from the patient and this blood is put into a tube under sterile conditions. Afterwards, the blood is placed in a device called a centrifuge and the part containing the cells we call platelet is separated. These cells contain a high percentage of growth factors.
This part of the blood, which is stronger than the growth factors, is injected into the problem areas with very small needles.
PRP is applied approximately 3-4 sessions at intervals of 2-4 weeks.
PRP can sometimes be combined with processes such as mesotherapy, dermapen, gold needle radiofrequency.
In Which Areas Is PRP Application Used?
PRP; It is used in the treatment of many orthopedic diseases from hair loss, skin rejuvenation, pain treatment.
Particularly applied areas for dermatological and aesthetic purposes;
In order to rejuvenate the skin with the aim of giving elasticity and brightness to the skin,
To reduce the appearance of wrinkles, sagging and staining in areas such as the face, hands and arms, inner legs, neck and décolleté,
To prevent hair loss, to support new hair growth,
To provide skin repair in wounds, cracks and skin damage,
PRP is used to ensure faster beautification of the skin after processes such as laser.
What are PRP Side Effects?
The issue used in PRP treatment is the person’s own blood. Therefore, no allergic reaction or significant problem occurs. Discontinuous conditions such as bruises or swellings may develop in the application area. However, it is not an important and long-term side effect.