in the skin.
Platelet Rich Plasma is rich in platelets. They are obtained by centrifuging the patient's blood, and the serum injected into the skin is full of platelets, which have up to 4 times more than usual in the blood, which release growth factors . For more than a decade, this rejuvenation procedure has been extremely popular due to the effects that are obtained with it.
This treatment helps the tissue to regenerate and is therefore used both for rejuvenation and for the treatment of osteoarthritis and injured tendons and cartilage . This therapy is one of the modern achievements in medicine, and its advantage is that it uses the body's natural ability to heal . For example, when we cut ourselves, the body's defensive reaction is to attract platelets to that place in order to speed up the wound healing process.
What is the purpose of PRP treatment?
It has been used for rejuvenation since 2005 , and for more than 30 years in medicine, especially in orthopedics and cardiology.
It is used when it is necessary to stimulate tissue regeneration and faster recovery :- in aesthetic medicine,
- in degenerative changes in the joints,
- in the treatment of chronic wounds and
- in musculoskeletal system injuries.
What does the PRP procedure in the clinic look like?
This is a simple dermatological procedure that begins with an examination by a specialist doctor at the clinic. After that, a little of the patient's blood is taken to extract platelets that release growth factors with prp tubes, and discard leukocytes and erythrocytes.
This is achieved by a special apparatus that separates them by means of a strong centrifugal force. The active substances that stimulate platelets to release growth factors are added to the serum thus obtained.
Centrifuged purified serum is applied to the skin with very thin needles, using the mesotherapy technique.
For 7 to 10 days after the procedure, the applied platelets release growth factors. In that way, better hydration and blood circulation of the skin is achieved , it is nourished and receives more oxygen . This treatment leads to:
- complexion improvement,
- they are visibly better in tone,
- color and
- skin texture .
The treatment lasts about 15 minutes, and after the procedure, the patient continues with daily activities.
The treatment is recommended for people who want to age and refresh their face in a controlled way, while avoiding aggressive treatments.
"Dracula's treatment" or "Vampire treatment" is one of the names under which this method is known.
It is used for:
• stimulating the formation of new collagen networks,
• improving the complexion,
• maintaining skin tone and freshness,
• controlled skin aging,
• treating acne scars,
• promoting hair growth,
• removing wrinkles.
Is PRP treatment safe?
Absolutely. PRP is a safe procedure because it uses the patient's plasma and there is no fear of allergic or immune reactions.
How many PRP treatments are recommended and when are the effects visible?
The recommendation of the specialist doctor in the "Diva" polyclinic is that the procedure be performed 3 to 5 times a year , with breaks of 4 to 6 weeks between treatments. There is no limit to the number of treatments that can be performed in a year, given that serum obtained from the patient's blood is used.
The first results in skin improvement are visible a week after PRP treatment, and the final effect after a month.
The treatment is recommended for people who want to age and refresh their face in a controlled way , while avoiding aggressive treatments.
Can PRP be applied to the skin without needles?
Yes. For those who are afraid of needles, the PRP procedure can be performed in combination with laser rejuvenation . Combining these two anti-aging methods gives a strong effect because it combines the effect of laser rejuvenation with the stimulation of regeneration by means of blood plasma.
The laser makes micro-holes into which the centrifuged serum is placed from the blood plasma , which guarantees that this procedure is comfortable for the patient.
Can PRP treatment be combined with other rejuvenation procedures?
Of course. It gives excellent results in combination with mesotherapy , laser treatment , hyaluronic fillers …
Are there, in addition to rejuvenation, other aesthetic procedures during which PRP is used?
In the clinic, PRP hair is used in the treatment of hair loss , and in combination with laser therapy or mesotherapy - for rejuvenation and removal of scars.
Mesotherapy in PRP
Regular care with mesotherapy cocktails and growth factor maintains skin tone and freshness and significantly contributes to slowing down skin aging .
It is used for hair growth when thinning occurs, but also when you want to have fuller, better quality and stronger hair that grows faster.
Laser and PRP for removing acne scars
This treatment has a cumulative effect of two methods. Laser peeling evens out the skin, stimulates the formation of new collagen, and in addition has an anti-inflammatory and regenerative effect, thus affecting the improvement of skin quality.
The PRP method additionally contributes to the production of collagen, so after the treatment, the skin structure is repaired, and the depressions are filled, ie new, young tissue is created.
Who should not undergo PRP therapy?
Absolute contraindications for the use of PRP treatment:
- malignant diseases,
- acute infections and
- systemic blood diseases.
Relative contraindications for PRP therapy are:
- use of corticosteroids 4 to 6 weeks before the intervention,
- use of anti-inflammatory drugs a week before treatment,
- autoimmune diseases of the musculoskeletal system,
- anticoagulant therapy,
- chronic kidney and liver diseases,
- surgery one month before the PRP procedure.