What is PRP?
Blood, the vital fluid circulating in our veins, makes up 1/3 of our body weight. The liquid part of the blood outside the cellular elements is called plasma.
One of the important cells in the blood is the platelet (platelet). The main task of thromboists; It is to stop the bleeding when the vascular integrity is broken and to succeed in healing. PRP (platelet rich plasma) means blood rich in platelet / thrombocyte cells obtained from the person's own blood.
What is PRP Kit?
The PRP kit consists of the necessary materials to collect blood from the person, to store it, to undergo a special centrifugation process, and to return it to the person after PRP is obtained. The new generation PRP kits are special for each branch. It must be approved by the Ministry of Health. Extremely harmful substances such as sodium citrate are added to some commercially available PRP kits so that the blood does not clot when it leaves the body.
Why is PRP Applied?
PRP is used to speed healing and reduce inflammation. It also affects hair growth.
To Whom PRP Is Not Applied?
- To cancer patients.
- To pregnant women.
- For patients with coagulation disorders.
What are the PRP Application Areas?
In the treatment of PRP, it can be applied to the entire face area, including the detention, and also provides a bright, young and lively skin formation by reducing wrinkles on the neck, décolleté and hands.
- Skin spots.
- Acne scars and scars.
- Hair loss.
- Hip and post-baby abdominal area.
- Shoulder area.
- spine area.
- Foot and ankle.
How is PRP Obtained?
In PRP treatment, blood is taken from the person and placed in special tubes. These special tubes are placed in a high speed rotating centrifuge device and rotate at a certain speed.
How Often Is PRP Done?
PRP treatment is done at intervals of 2-4 weeks.
Is PRP Stem Cell?
PRP treatment is not a direct stem cell. But it is the preparation of cellular treatments using blood. It contains a small amount of bone marrow-derived stem cells. The main purpose of PRP treatment is to inform our brain that there is bleeding in the area where it is applied and to initiate the tissue repair process and ensure that the stem cells reach the application area. Although PRP therapy is not a stem cell therapy, it is a cellular therapy that has a connection with stem cells in tissue repair.
To Whom PRP Is Not Applied?
It is not applied to those who have a family history of cancer, those who use blood thinners, those who have blood diseases, and those who have infection or inflammation in the area where the application will be made, those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
When Are the Results of PRP Treatment Seen?
Since PRP treatment is based on the regeneration of the skin or the applied tissue, it is wrong to wait for the result of the treatment immediately. The results of PRP treatment appear after the second or third session.
What Should Be Considered After PRP Procedure?
On the same day as the PRP procedure, bathing with hot water is not done. Sunscreen should be used.
Uses and Benefits of PRP
PRP is used for non-healing wounds, orthopedic problems and for aesthetic purposes in dentistry.
Use in Dermal;
Applying spot treatments such as peeling laser with PRP accelerates the treatment process, provides permanence and supports it. It is also used in the treatment of wrinkles, spots, acne and scars. After the application, a decrease in the wrinkle scars and thinning are observed.
It is suitable for all age groups and genders, but it is not applied when the platelet count is low in cancer patients. PRP is applied 3-4 sessions at 2-week intervals. It can be repeated once in 10-12 months. It takes an average of 30 minutes. It is used as a mesotherapy or mask as it is given in deep wrinkles such as PRP filling mask. Since it is the patient's own, no side effects are seen at any time. However, it may show a slight pain and bruising due to injection only in the application area.
Usage in Hair Loss;
PRP is a cosmetic application that prevents hair loss by preventing it. PRP prepared from the patient's own blood is injected into the areas where hair loss is experienced. Growth factors and proteins that provide tissue healing provide cell renewal in the parts of the hair area.