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PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

What is PRP ?

Platelet enriched plasma (PRP) is based on drawing a small amount of blood from the person’s own body and giving the plasma with high repairing power to the same person. Platelets are blood cells that play an important role in the repair of tissue damage. With PRP, the aim is to deliver a greater number of platelets than can be obtained with blood transfusion. A normal clot is composed of 93% red blood cells, 6% platelets and 1% white blood cells. In PRP, the platelet rate is increased. Good PRP material contains 93% platelets, 6% red blood cells and 1% white blood cells. The obtained plasma also contains 7-30 times increased growth factor. PRP is currently used in orthopedics, physical treatment, various surgical specialties and dentistry to accelerate healing. For aesthetic purposes, it is used both in wound healing and to rejuvenate the skin in the most natural way.

What is PRP used for?

  • For skin rejuvenation,
  • To remove fine lines,
  • To increase elasticity,
  • For hair loss,
  • For chronic wounds,
  • For acne scars,
  • For spots.
  • It is quite useful in wound healing. It can therefore be used to increase the effectiveness of many procedures (laser/other systems) by leading to controlled wound healing on the skin.
  • It helps achieve higher retention percentages for transplanted hair follicle roots.

What are the materials used in PRP applications?

PRP is obtained from the person’s own blood. There is therefore no potential for allergy or infectious disease. The procedure is conducted with the help of a sterile and closed kit. It is extremely safe. However, not every PRP kit is FDA approved. At least 1 million platelets should be present in a good-quality PRP. The use of a high quality kit is essential in achieving these values.

How many sessions should PRP be applied for?

A total of 3-4 sessions are recommended for skin renewal and 3-6 sessions every 3-4 weeks for hair loss.

How is PRP applied?

The techniques used for PRP injection are usually similar to mesotherapy application. The procedure is conducted with very fine-tipped syringes and is usually painless. However, topical anesthetic creams can be administered 15-30 minutes before the procedure in patients with a low pain threshold. PRP can be administered with microinjections or directly into the small canals developing in the skin after dermapen-dermaroller, fractional laser, or needle radiofrequency use. The procedure takes about 20-30 minutes depending on the size of the targeted area.

How long does the effect of PRP last?

PRP application stimulates and renews the skin in the most natural way. It also triggers new collagen production with the effect of the growth factors it contains. A decrease in fine lines and spots on the skin is seen even after the first session. However, for this effect to be long lasting, 3 to 6 sessions are recommended. Repetition of these sessions every year slows down the aging process.

What are the recommendations after PRP application?

  • Not washing the PRP application area for 12 hours,
  • Not using potentially irritating products on the same day,
  • Avoiding sun exposure for 24 hours.

When is PRP not used?

  • It is not used in pregnant or lactating women,
  • In those using blood thinners,
  • In those with a low level of platelets,
  • In patients with acute or chronic infection,
  • In the presence of tumors and metastasis.