Platelet rich plasma, i.e. PRP, is a substance derived from platelets, which is found in the blood and whose main task is to stop the bleeding by providing coagulation. Platelets come to the place of injury in case of any injury and stop the bleeding as soon as they are activated and release many growth factors that allow the formation of new tissue. It has been proven by the studies that these cells help regeneration in tissue (bone, cartilage, nerve, connective tissue, tendon) where they are injected even without injury. Growth factors increase the activity of new collagen-producing cells, as well as transferring the substances required for the new collagen to their location.
How is PRP obtained?
In order to obtain PRP, the blood from the patient is transferred to a special tube and centrifuged with a defined protocol and platelet rich serum with three to four times increased density is obtained. Consequently, this condensed platelet-containing serum also means intense growth factors.
What do PRP and Growth Factor do?
Condensed platelets increase the activity of new collagen-producing cells by releasing growth factor, even though they do not have any injury in the tissue, and they help bringing the substances required for the new collagen to their location. Thus, new collagen production, a brighter, smoother appearance is gained in the facial injections.
What are the benefits of PRP?
Application areas of PRP are thin wrinkle treatments caused by aging, reduction of staining, increase of skin elasticity, reduction of porous appearance, recovery of skin moisture and brightness. PRP, which is a kind of mesotherapy procedure, cannot give the desired result in a single session; the skin becomes more resistant to external factors and the aging is slowed down with the applications being repeated at certain intervals. PRP increases the effectiveness of processes such as Derma Pen, filling, laser, chemical peeling by being used together. It is also used to reduce the hair loss on the sculp and to increase the thickness of the hair.
How is PRP applied?
After taking up to 20 ml of blood of the person, the serum obtained by centrifugation is put in the syringes with fine needles. It is injected in sufficient amounts to create a small ridge under the skin in the targeted areas. These reliefs are distributed within half an hour. An average of five milliliters of PRP is sufficient for all face and neck. Three or four applications should be performed with two weeks of intervals. Annual repetition is recommended as it will be more useful if repeated in six months or annually.
Are there any side effects of PRP?
This serum has no risk of allergic reaction as it is obtained from your own blood. Since all procedures are performed with sterile and disposable materials in hospital conditions, there is no risk of infection. During the application, there may be tiny bruising where the needles sank, and these bruises will disappear within 1 week depending on personal characteristics.