- 1 How is PRP Performed?
- 2 What Are the Roles of Thrombocytes?
Doctors are skeptical, they do not believe the things that are not scientific. The most important reason why we apply PRP is that there are scientific articles that show that it has a scientifically proven effect.
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. It is a medical application, only to be performed by doctors of medicine. Knowing about the anatomical structure and making the injections in a way not to hurt the nerves, vein (artery) packages can only be performed by a doctor.
When there is a bodily injury or cut, thrombocytes rush to that area first. The first task of thrombocytes is to stop the bleeding; coagulation. Its next most important task is to ensure wound healing, and new tissue creation. The scar tissue can be seen when the scab on the wound falls off.
How is PRP Performed?
- The patient’s own blood (only 10 cc) is taken into a special tube. A centrifuge is performed on high speed. The thrombocyte is separated and a layer with a density of 1.5 million thrombocytes per millimeter is obtained. This is called PRP.
What Are the Roles of Thrombocytes?
- They are coagulation, healing tissue damage, wound healing, and growth factor release. And using this effect, we inject PRP subcutaneously with the mesotherapy method with the help of fine needles. There is no significant pain as we apply anesthetic cream before the procedure. The PRP procedure is performed on the face, neck, hair, hands and the desired areas. A younger look is obtained with the help of the growth hormones that reverse tissue damage and the effects of aging.
- It is nota stem cell treatment but they indirectly work on stem cells. The growth factors in the thrombocytes tell the skin cells to “Produce fibroblast” with the help of the subcutaneously injected PRP. As for fibroblasts, they produce the collagen and elastin which ensure the elasticity and vivacity of the skin.
Are There Side Effects of PRP?
- It is extremely safe. Because a person’s own blood, what is taken from a patient is given back to the patient after being concentrated. Disposable injectors and tubes are used. There is virtually no likelihood of any side effects when done by a doctor.
What Are the Visible Effects of PRP?
- The skin looks brighter and livelier; and especially the sun and aging spots on the face get decreased. The under eye bags and dark circles decrease. The fine lines get reduced. People will be asking you; ‘You look really young, what have you done to your face?’ or ‘Did you get a plastic surgery?’.
- But we prompt the skin’s defense mechanism and create a quality skin tissue with the procedure of giving you back what you already have naturally, but stronger.
- And the best part is that the effects are visible around the area of application as well, the effects of PRP that you have done on your forehead are also seen on the hair.
- And it has been observed that it significantly stopped hair loss when performed on hairy skin. It also nourishes the hair follicles in the hair roots and help grow new hair where there are still hair follicles. It is effective on the hair just as much as it is on the face.
Where is PRP Used?
- It has been shown to be effective for facial rejuvenation, treatment of crow’s feet around the eyes, aging spots, sun spots, wounds that do not heal (diabetes), burn injuries, operation scars, acne scars, treatment of stretch marks, prevention of hair loss, osteoarthritis, joint disorders, and cramps.
Where is it Not Used?
- It cannot be used in people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, have cancer, blood disease or in long-term wounds called keloids.
How Many Sessions Are Needed for Results?
- 3-4 sessions are performed at 7-15 day intervals. It might vary depending on the person’s condition. While it lasts a little longer for those who are postmenopausal, and who are exposed to smoking, alcohol and sunlight; 3 sessions are usually sufficient for people who take good care of themselves and protect themselves from UV lights. A repeat once every 6 months is recommended for the continuity of the vivacity on the skin and for long term effects.
- The purpose; is to trigger skin repairing and rejuvenation with limited damage with PRP. A false trauma is created on the skin as if to cause slight damage, thus the skin is stimulated and the wound healing mechanism steps in. Therefore, production starts as if to imitate wound healing; collagen is produced, and elastic fiber production, skin elasticity and tissue blood increase. The color of the skin gets lighter in a short time.
- The skin gets older if it is not stimulated. What we actually do is to stimulate the skin with the right methods and aiming toward the right spots. Thus, the effects that have occurred on a person’s skin over the years can be reversed.
What is PRP?
A person’s own blood is taken, spun in a device at high speed and separated. The thrombocyte rich part on the top is injected in the person’s needed area. This procedure is performed with the person’s own blood, so no side effects are expected. It is used for skin spots, hair loss, sun burns, wrinkles, wounds and acne scars, synovial fluid loss, and the décolletage area.
The effects of PRP start immediately for skin spots. A clear difference occurs within about 7 days and shining, vivacity and tightening effects are seen on the skin.
Initially the goal is to strengthen the hair, get the hair roots out, and reduce the loss. It does not result in total baldness. A more effective result can be obtained by combining with hair mesotherapy. The area should not be washed after the procedure. There should be no massaging or hair dying. 3 or 4 sessions are performed at 15 day intervals. The maintenance session is repeated in 6 months. These proteins are injected subcutaneously into the patient’s skin after numbing it with a local anesthetic.
The PRP system which is used for the wrinkles, sagging, matte skin that occur on the skin due to various reasons is much more effective when combined with mesolifting at older ages. In addition, if a person does not want their skin to sag prematurely, they might want to get it done earlier. A reminder dose can be done for maintenance treatment in 6 months so that the skin does not sag again after performing 3 or 4 sessions at 15 day intervals.
PRP Between Joints
PRP is injected between the joints in diseases such as aging, meniscus ruptures, torn ligaments, arthritis, rheumatism, and synovial fluid decrease. It is more effective when done with knee mesotherapy in joint pains. 4 sessions are performed at 15 day intervals. The patient can move their joints more easily after the session. The pain gets minimized.