What are PRP Treatments?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments initially were used by orthopedics in therapy, for more than 30 years. In the beginning of 21st century, dermatologists started using PRP for aesthetic treatments, mainly to delay aging. This treatment is effectively being used to smooth out wrinkles and facial lines, delay aging, stopping baldness and increasing hair growth.
PRP is a platelet rich injectable which is extracted out of the patient’s own plasma. Plasma contains stem cells and other substances that stimulate collagen production and also skin rejuvenation.
PRP treatments give exceptionally good results if used in combination with other skin treatments.
Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment is compatible with every skin type and can be used to treat patients with allergies. It is especially best for patients whose skin requires repair. If you need to delay aging, PRP is also a good option for you. In fact, younger or middle aged people only require a few sessions of PRP.
When to get PRP done?
- Tired, flabby or loose skin
- Uneven skin tone or discoloration
- First signs of aging of the face, neck, hands
- Hair loss
How is PRP done?
The treatment takes around 30 minutes to an hour. 10-20 ml of patient’s blood is extracted and centrifuged through a special centrifuge machine, which separates the plasma from the blood. Next a solution is added to the plasma which activates the good and valuable platelet components, growth factors and stem cells.
Anaesthetic cream is applied on the treatment area and the prepared plasma solution is injected using needles.
After the treatment, the effects are immediately evident for patients whose skin is good at activating repair mechanism after surgery. First session gives good results however it is recommended to take 2-4 session after every 2 weeks.
- Blood diseases
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding
- Taking anticoagulants
- Active herpes
- Skin infections
What are the side effects?
- Short-lived hematoma
- Slight marks after punctures
What are benefits of the procedure?
- Delays aging
- Improvement of skin density
- Improved and even skin color
- Improved blood supply to the skin
- Smoothing of wrinkles, scars and stretch marks
- Increasing the elasticity and tension of the skin of the face, neck, and hands
- Suppressing alopecia and enhancing hair growth