What is PRP?
PRP is the abbreviated name of the treatment method called “Platelet Rich Plasma- platelet enriched plasma application”. This application is based on the separation of a small amount of blood taken from a person into its components after it is centrifuged into a special tube, and the small amount of platelet-enriched plasma (PRP) obtained is returned to the same person by injection.
What is the purpose of (PRP) application?
Platelets – or platelets – are blood components that contain the “growth factors” necessary to repair damaged tissues in our body and return them to their natural state. When any damage occurs in our tissues, our blood starts a repair process by collecting platelets to this tissue. The purpose of PRP application is to deliver a much higher number of platelets to this target tissue than can be carried by the blood circulation, so that the repair of the damaged tissue starts so quickly and powerfully and results faster. , because the density of platelets obtained with PRP is 2 to 4 times higher than that in blood.
Is the goal of PRP to provide wound healing? What is the relationship between skin rejuvenation and wound healing?
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 trigger to heal our skin quickly. After this damage, growth factors are released and the healing process begins. Similarly, dermocosmetic products enable substances that restructure our skin or synthetically obtained growth factors to initiate a healing process.
The structure that can repair a damage to the skin in the most effective, fastest and most natural way is also a part of the whole to which the skin belongs, so plasma application has developed as a method that activates this magical power circulating in our veins.
Is it a new method? In which areas is it applied?
PRP application is only one of the application areas of cellular therapy. It is not a new method; Application areas that started with dental (dental) implants are spreading rapidly in areas such as aesthetic medicine, orthopedics, non-healing wound treatment. In the near future, it is expected that many scientific studies on the use of PRP in the treatment of chronic pain, tendon injuries, and rheumatic complaints will be published.
In what ways is the application made?
Many PRP applications RegenLab It is performed by physicians through application kits produced by a biotechnology company known as Masks prepared with PRP can be used in applications, as well as PRP can be used in mesotherapy and volume-enhancing treatments. In the most general definition, in aesthetic medicine, PRP is used in body parts such as face, neck, décolleté area, hands, inner legs, arms;
Providing rapid structuring of the skin immediately after applications such as laser / peeling,
Reversing the results of years and exposure to UV rays on the skin, ensuring the correction of wrinkles, removal of depressions, and regaining flexibility and brightness,
To ensure the control of wounds, cracks and situations where the quality of the skin is damaged, which takes a long time to heal,
To use alone in hair loss or to strengthen the effect of other treatment options…
Is PRP application a kind of stem cell therapy?
Stem cell therapy or cellular therapy means introducing new cells to an organ that has been damaged in order to treat an injury or disease. In PRP application, platelets are used as a factor that initiates and stimulates the repair of damaged tissue, and the two applications are different from each other in this sense.
Is it a safe practice to process the patient’s own blood and reintroduce it to the patient?
PRP application is “autologous”, that is, the platelets used are those taken from the patient himself, and procedures such as blood collection and separation of platelets are carried out with the help of a sterile and closed kit, so there is no risk of contamination from the outside. Apart from these, there is nothing added to the platelets given. For these reasons, this application can be considered reliable.
How is PRP application done in practice?
2 or 3 tubes (16-23 ml) of blood are taken from the person to whom the application will be made, the platelets are separated from the centrifuge device, the separated platelets accumulate in the tube in the kit and a blood product called PRP emerges. This product (PRP) is applied to the skin by means of filling or mesotherapy, its rejuvenating effect becomes evident with a bright and lively appearance immediately after the application.
How long does it take to apply this treatment? Does it require any special conditions?
It is an application of approximately 30 minutes in total. It is applied easily and painlessly.
Can processes such as blood collection and separation of platelets be done in a laboratory?
In PRP application, all procedures from blood collection to filling or mesotherapy or mask application should be done in the same place for technical and hygienic reasons.
Since the platelets circulate freely in our blood, why don’t they enter the aging tissue by themselves and start this process?
In fact, platelets that reach the tissues through the bloodstream do this to a certain extent, but in general, this trigger is not enough in an aging body. For this reason, platelets are concentrated and turned into PRP and targeted tissues; It is applied to the face, neck, hands and other areas.
Is there a single method to obtain PRP by condensing the platelets?
Obtaining PRP by condensing platelets is related to technical possibilities. First of all, platelets should not be damaged during this enrichment process. In addition, enrichment must be certain. For example, an over-enriched PRP will not work. Furthermore, products and methods with approved efficacy and safety should be used to reintroduce blood products obtained from one patient to the same patient. RegenLab products are products that have been tested for effectiveness and reliability in this area, approved as medical devices in European Union countries, bearing the CE stamp, and are used all over the world.
Does PRP absolutely need to be injected?
PRP can be applied to the skin by mesotherapy or filling method, or it can be applied with the help of a mask, it is also possible to mix PRP into a special cream and apply it.
Does the mask provide a rejuvenating effect as much as the mesotherapy method?
It provides. Because PRP applied through filling or mesotherapy is applied by absorbing a paper mask for convenience, it will show its effect no matter how it is given to the skin. In addition, PRP can be used not only in rejuvenation, but also in non-healing wounds, open wounds, chin implants and many similar areas.
Is there a certain dose of PRP to be applied? How much is needed? How much is applied?
There is no overdose problem here. All of the obtained PRP can be used. In general, a total of 8 milliliters of PRP can be obtained with a mesotherapy kit. This is sufficient to apply treatment on all areas such as the face, neck, décolleté, outer arms and inner legs.
When is the positive effect seen in PRP application?
Immediately after the application, a healthy glow appears on the skin. Afterwards, this bright appearance will regress a little, but after 3 or 4 applications (ie after 1 treatment) a lasting effect becomes evident.
How many applications are required to achieve the full effect?
The full effect will appear in the form of a permanent glow, a recovery after a total of 3 or 4 applications, that is, after a cure is completed.
Do the positive results obtained with a cure completely disappear afterward?
It does not disappear, but it is necessary to repeat the cures consisting of 3 or 4 applications every 10-12 months. In this case, the effect of the applied cures is equivalent to a permanent rejuvenating effect. In other words, a cure consisting of 3 or 4 applications to be made every 15 days should be repeated every year on average.
What is the most important advantage of PRP application?
The rejuvenating effect provided is not concentrated only on certain areas like the effects obtained in filling and similar applications, but spreads to a larger part of the skin and is more permanent. The positive results provided by other methods continue for a certain period of time, but the positive results of Prp belong entirely to the person who applied it. It won’t disappear.
Are there any undesirable effects in this application?
The patient is given a material (PRP) produced from his own blood. The procedure is simply to initiate and accelerate the wound healing process. The probability of encountering an undesirable effect is very low.
Does PRP application hurt?
PRP application is done by injection outside the mask. A greater pain sensation is not expected than the discomfort felt during blood collection. Mesotherapy with PRP is mostly applied 1.5 mm below the skin, deeper application is required to add volume to the skin, but in these applications, anesthetic creams applied externally prevent the feeling of pain.
Are there any people who have objections to PRP application?
This application is not performed in patients with insufficient platelet count and cancer patients.
What should be the expectations from the PRP application?
PRP application for cosmetic purposes has superior properties that will meet many expectations. Because;
It is long effective,
Revitalizes and restructures the skin in the most natural way.
It is applied easily and safely.
It supports not only the formation of new collagen, but also all vital functions of the skin.
It removes wrinkles and lines by “rejuvenating” the skin, not “filling” it.
The bright healthy appearance provided after the first application may regress slightly after a while, for this successive applications should be made and the rejuvenating effect should accumulate.
When the cures consisting of 3 or 4 applications are repeated once every 10-20 months, a long-acting rejuvenating effect will be provided that can be considered permanent.