Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment is among the most preferred applications in recent years with its effects of skin renewal, elimination of skin deformations and rejuvenation of the skin.
Platelets are cells present in human blood, and confer clotting properties to blood. Besides, they contain growth factors that are needed to provide repair of damaged tissues.
In case of tissue damage to the tissues, our blood collects, and delivers platelets to this injured tissue and initiates a repair process. The aim of PRP treatment is to provide a more rapid healing of tissue by sending higher number of platelets to the damaged tissue than can be transmitted by blood circulation.
How is PRP Treatment Performed?
In PRP application; 10-20 ml of blood drawn from the person is transferred into special tubes. After centrifugation, the platelet-rich plasma of blood is separated from its serum.
The platelet-rich plasma of blood that contains “Growth Factors” which contribute to the repair and healing of the tissue, is injected into the areas to be treated with the help of very fine-tipped needles. The growth factors released from the injected platelets spread through lower (subdermal) layers of the skin to trigger new collagen formation and increase elastin production in order to rejuv
enate the skin.
The procedure lasts an average of 30-40 minutes, then the patient may return to his/her normal life. In some cases, depending on the needles used, small and short-lived bruises, and redness may occur. These side effects can be alleviated by applying ice compress.
You Should Refrain From Doing the Following Activities After the PRP Procedure
Sunbathing and tanning in the solarium should be avoided during PRP treatment. There is no harm in sunbathing after skin sensitivity, and bruises are resolved after treatment session is completed.
What are the Areas of Application in which PRP Treatment is Effective?
- Skin saggings and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Skin renewal
- Strech marks
- Skin dimples
- Hair loss
- Skin dark spots
PRP Treatment may be applied on the Following Body Parts:
- All over the face, including under the eye
- Neck and decolletage area
- Hair roots
- Hip region
- Inner side of the leg
- Back of the hand
How Many Sessions are Required for PRP Treatment?
The number of sessions required for PRP treatment vary between 3-6 sessions, depending on the type of skin damage and the type of treatment to be performed. The sessions are usually arranged at 2-3 week intervals. After the treatment, the sessions are repeated at 7-8-month intervals.
What are the Advantages of PRP Treatment?
- It is a very safe method since the platelets separated from the individual's own blood are given back to him/her
- It is a comfortable procedure that does not cause serious pain or ache
- When combined with laser, radiofrequency and phototherapies, efficacy of these methods is increased, and recovery times may be shortened.
- Since patient’s own blood is used, there is no risk of allergic reaction
- It renews the skin in a natural way, and skin regains its brightness and vitality
- It has a long-lasting effect
PRP treatment is Contraindicated in Individuals
- with low platelet counts,
- with chronic liver pathology,
- with active infection,
- who use blood thinners,
- with coagulation disorders,
- cancer patients,
- pregnant or nursing women.