How about taking advantage of the healing power of your own blood to achieve healthier, younger skin? With the PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) method, also known as the youth vaccine, you can both get a younger look and have a healthier skin. PRP application; It is an application based on taking 8-10 cc of blood from a person, subjecting it to centrifugation in a special tube, separating it into its components and giving PRP (Platelet-enriched plasma) back to the same person by injection. This method, which is widely used in Europe, is FDA approved. We can explain the healing effect of PRP as follows: “When a part of our body is cut, the first cells that collect in that area are the cells called platelets or thrombocyte that enable blood to clot. Platelets or platelets are blood components that contain the growth factors necessary to repair damaged tissues in our body. In PRP application, more platelets can be delivered to the target tissue than the amount to be transported by the blood circulation, because the density of platelets obtained by PRP is 2 to 4 times higher than that in the blood. As a result of this application, the repair of damaged tissue begins so quickly and powerfully.
The aging of our skin is caused by losing some of its physical properties, just like in the process of injury. For this reason, in practices aimed at rejuvenating our skin, we actually imitate what our body does when healing a wound with various methods. For example, with methods such as laser and peeling, we cause a slight damage to our skin with certain limits, and we use this damage as a triggering force to heal our skin. Growth factors are released after this damage and start the process. After all, the structure that can repair a damage to the skin in the most effective, fastest and most natural way is itself.
How is PRP applied?
When PRP is applied as a filler, it is used to fill the cavities descending from the nose to the mouth and the cavities on the forehead or to remove acne scars and wrinkles around the eyes. PRP is also applied in the form of mesotherapy and injected into the skin with small and short needles. Before the PRP applied in the form of mesotherapy, the face is covered with an anesthetic cream so that the patient does not feel pain. After the patient waits for about 45 minutes with this anesthetic cream, the PRP procedure is performed.
Since the stimulation of growth factors takes a certain time, one application is not enough. After the first application, the luminosity and brightness of the skin are noticed. However, in order for the application to be more permanent and long-lasting, it needs to be repeated several times. It is sufficient to do 3-6 sessions of mesotherapy with an interval of one month. The application can be repeated in cures every 8-12 months.
The PRP method can also be applied after the dermaroller (microneedling method) application to increase the results and accelerate the healing. Since micro channels are formed in the form of fine holes in the skin after the ‘dermaroller’ application, which is a small cylindrical device with micro-level needles on it, it is sufficient to apply it with a mask. These specially prepared micro needles open on the skin, allowing the preparations applied to the skin to pass more than 200 times under the skin. These micro-channels, which close within 10 minutes after the application, also create a healing mechanism under the skin, accelerating the regeneration of the body’s own building blocks.
Advantages of PRP
Since it is prepared in the person’s own blood, there is no risk of allergy.
Its effects are long-lasting and its regenerative / restructuring function continues after the application. It is applied easily and safely. It supports not only the formation of new collagen, but also all vital functions of the skin. It provides the removal of wrinkles and lines by “rejuvenating” the skin, not “filling” it.
It is also effective in skin cracks and scars.
PRP reduces fine wrinkles on the skin, brightens the skin, and gives flexibility to the skin. In addition, if there is a scar, the scar can be healed with the filler material. PRP, which is also effective on stretch marks, surgery scars and acne scars, is also used in the treatment of hair loss. It is applied as a very effective method in male pattern hair loss. In addition, although it is not the main method in the treatment of skin blemishes, it is accepted as a supportive method that accelerates the healing of blemishes with its rejuvenating effect.
Who is PRP not applied to?It is not applied to patients with insufficient platelet count, pregnant women, those using blood thinners and cancer patients.