With its ability to regenerate and rejuvenate skin as well as repair damage, platelet rich plasma (PRP) has become one of the most popular cosmetic applications in recent years.
Human blood contains platelets, which aid in the formation of blood clots and contain growth factors necessary for the repair of injured tissues. Blood transports platelets to injured tissue in cases of tissue damage, starting the healing process. By delivering more platelets to the damaged tissue than can be done through circulation, the goal of PRP therapy is to speed up the healing process of the tissues.
How Is the Process Performed?
10 to 20 ml of blood are drawn from the patient and placed in special tubes before being applied as PRP. Then, these tubes are put in a unique centrifuge that rotates quickly (3000 rpm). The plasma, which is the portion of the blood that is rich in platelets, is separated from the other blood components after the centrifugation procedure, which lasts for around 9 to 10 minutes.
Thrombocyte-rich plasma, which includes growth factors and aids in the repair and healing of the tissue, is injected by tiny needles into the therapy site. Growth factors injected into the skin spread to the lower skin layers to rejuvenate the tissue, inducing the creation of collagen and elastin.
Which Body Parts Can Receive PRP Treatment?
- The face, including under the eyes,
- Neck and the décolleté,
- Hair roots,
- Inner thighs,
- Back of the hand
What Conditions Can PRP Be Used To Treat?
- Skin saggins and wrinkles,
- Scars including acne scars,
- Skin regeneration,
- Strech marks,
- Pockmarks on the skin,
- Hair loss,
- Dark spots on the skin
Who Is Not Eligible for PRP Therapy?
- Individuals with a low platelet count,
- Patients with chronic liver conditions,
- Those with active infection,
- Those using blood thinners,
- Individuals with coagulation disorders,
- Cancer patients,
- Pregnant or breastfeeding individuals
What Steps Must Be Taken Following the Procedure?
Sometimes the punctures can result in minor, temporary bruises and redness. Applying an ice compress can help with these side effects.
Sunbeds and sunbathing should be avoided when receiving PRP therapy. Sunbathing can be resumed when the course of treatment is over once skin sensitivity and bruising have disappeared. After the operation, the individual can continue their regular activities.
What Are the Procedure’s Benefits?
- Since the patient’s own blood serves as the source of the platelets used in the procedure, it is a very safe procedure with no chance of an allergic reaction.
- It is a pain-free process that does not result in excruciating discomfort or aching.
- PRP can boost the effectiveness of laser, radiofrequency, and light therapy while speeding up the healing process when used in conjunction with these treatments.
- It rejuvenates the skin organically and gives it brightness and energy
- It has long-lasting effects.