What is PRP?
PRP means “Platelet-Rich Plasma”. Platelets are blood cells that play a critical role in tissue healing and blood clotting. They contain important protein products and connective tissue factors. When injected into an injured area, they have been shown to stimulate tissue regeneration by initiating a rapid healing process. By means of this process, skin spots can be alleviated, acne scars can be removed, and the skin will look more tightened, vibrant and bright.
How is PRP treatment applied?
A vial of patient’s blood is drawn in a sterile environment. It is spun at high speed and for a certain time in a special centrifuge. The centrifuged blood is separated by some separators. While the shaped elements of the blood such as red blood cells and white blood cells settle to the bottom, the platelet rich part is separated. This platelet-rich plasma is taken by a special process and injected into the area to be treated through microinjections. The procedure takes about 30 minutes and the patient goes back home.
What are the areas that PRP treatment is applied?
It can be applied to any problem areas. It is generally applied to the areas such as faces, necks, cleavages and upper parts of the hands and feet. Depending on the separators used, a structure that can be used as a dense, filler material, which we call plasmagel, can also be obtained.
When do the initial effects of PRP appear?
Approximately 3-4 weeks after application, the initial effects start occuring.
Are there any side effects of PRP treatment?
As the injected mixture is prepared with the patient’s own blood, there is no risk of allergies. Merely redness can occur during the process, which diminishes in a few hours.
How many sessions are required for PRP treatment?
It is completed in 3-4 sessions once a month according to the needs of the person. It needs to be repeated after 6 to 12 months.
What should be considered in the treatment of PRP?
The application kits used in the treatment of PRP differ from each other. Therefore, it is important to open and prepare them in front of the patient. Drawing blood from the person, centrifuging and injecting is not a PRP treatment. The most important contribution of PRP is that it increases blood supply and stimulates wound healing processes in the area where it is injected. In this way, in sports medicine, soft tissue injuries, muscle ruptures or fractures in orthopedics and traumatology, there is a chance to repair the damage earlier than expected natural processes. In the near future, these processes will be able to take place so early that we can not imagine today.
Who can benefit from PRP treatment?
It is an ideal application for those who do not want surgical treatments and want to maintain their natural appearance as much as possible. PRP is recommended for those who want to invest in their skin in the medium term.
Who cannot have PRP treatment?
It is not applied to people who use blood thinners, have a history of cancer, have blood diseases, have infections and inflammations in the area to be treated, and to the women who are pregnant and breastfeeding.
Is PRP a painful application?
Anesthetic cream is applied prior to the process and the skin is numbed. PRP is applied using tiny needles. Therefore, not much pain is felt.
What should be done for post-treatment care?
On the treatment day, hot bath should be avoided and heavy workout that causes sweating should not be practiced. Sunscreen products with high protection factor should be used.