Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets. This treatment is applied by the blood plasma which is obtained from one’s own blood and is rich with growth factors in order to resurface the skin. PRP is a highly effective treatment as for reversing the effects of aging and restoring the body tissue damages. It is not expected that there is an adverse impact or an obstruction which can affect the social life of a patient because one’s own blood is injected into him or her after the blood is processed. Your skin will gain vitality and radiance immediately after the treatment yet, it may take a month to take full effect.
How PRP regenerates the skin?
When our skin is damaged, platelets secrete substances called as growth factors and regenerate the skin. Besides, platelets get stem cells in the damaged area of the skin. Therefore, platelets used in the PRP treatment triggers off the regeneration process and plerosis.
How is the PRP obtained?
Blood drawn from the patient is put into special tubes. In order to obtain rich plasma from platelets, these tubes should spin for a while in a centrifuge device. Special tubes make obtaining around 1.000.000/mm platelet rich plasma possible.
Who can receive PRP treatment?
PRP treatment may be administered either singly for sagging, creasing, pits, acne scars, and hair transplantation or in conjunction with the other skin resurfacing treatments.
How is the PRP treatment administered?
Blood drawn from the patient is injected under the skin surface by fine-needles. PRP serum is applied on the face after the implementations of fractional laser, fractional radiofrequency and micro-needling. PRP serum is absorbed easily by the skin thanks to the pores opened after needling process.
How often can PRP treatment be received?
PRP treatment can be received in 3-4 sessions which should be scheduled as once every 2-4 weeks. It can be repeated after 3 to 6 months from the first implementation.
Who cannot receive PRP treatment?
People, who use blood thinners, have blood diseases, cancer history, and infection on the targeted application area, are pregnant and are breastfeeding cannot receive this treatment.
How long does it take to receive PRP treatment?
Preparation of the PRP takes 8-15 minutes after the blood is drawn from the patient. Application on the skin takes 10 to 20 minutes.
Does PRP treatment cause pain?
Before the implementation of PRP treatment an anesthetic cream is applied on the skin. Because it is administered with fine-needles the patient does not feel pain.
When does PRP treatment show its results?
Brightness and liveliness are the quick results of PRP treatment but effective results of it can be observed after a while. PRP treatment is grounded on the natural rejuvenation process of the skin. Therefore it takes a while to observe results of this treatment in full blast.
What are the side effects of PRP treatment?
It is not expected that there is any side effects or allergic reactions because one’s own blood is injected into him or her after the blood is processed.
Will there be any results that can affect business life and social life adversely?
After the treatment is administered the patient can move on because there will be no results that can affect business life or social life adversely. Sometimes, temporary black and blue spots can be seen on the implementation area the day after the treatment. Cold applications and using creams with K vitamins can lessen these effects. These spots can be covered with cosmetic products like concealer.
How long do the effects of PRP treatment last?
Positive effects of PRP treatment on your skin appear in 3-6 months and these effects last one or one and a half years.
Can PRP treatment be applied in conjunction with the other treatments?
PRP treatment can be applied in conjunction with laser, radiofrequency, phototherapies, mesotheraphy and micro-needling. It is known that PRP increases the effectiveness of these treatments and speeds up the healing process.
What should patients avoid after receiving PRP treatment?
Patients should not take a hot shower and should not be exposed to sun on the very day of PRP treatment.