What is PRP?
PRP is the acronym for “PlateletRichPlasma”. Platelets are one of the shaped elements in our blood. When there is an injury, they concentrate on the area where the bleeding is, clogging the vein and stopping the bleeding. In the meantime, they trigger recovery by secreting the growth factors they produce and carry.
These growth factors are mainly VEGF(VascularEndothelialGrowthFactor), PDGF(PlateletDerivedGrowthFactor) and TGF-β (TransformingGrowthFactor β) and EGF (EpidermalGrowthFactor). In other words, platelets are the key elements in repairing the damage that occurs in the body.
Due to the growth factors they secrete, they invoke cells such as macrophages and fibroblasts that maintain healing, to the damage site. And these cells produce new and undamaged tissues by performing processes such as collagen synthesis at the site of damage, increased vascularization and the formation of organic infrastructure.
The goal of this treatment is to concentrate the platelets in the person's own blood and infuse them to the desired area intensively. This way, growth factors will be secreted in this region, new collagen and elastic fibers will be produced, vascularization will be increased, new and undamaged tissues will be produced and damaged tissues will be renewed.
How is PRP obtained?
First, 20-25 cc of blood is taken from the person. This blood is subjected to certain chemical and centrifugal processes and the platelets in it are isolated, purified and intensified. The obtained PRP is infused to the desired region.
Who is suitable for PRP therapy?
Especially people who are now in their middle age and with light wrinkles on their fatigue skin will benefit from PRP treatment. The fullness and brightness of the skin will improve and become more elastic and tight.
PRP application areas
PRP is mainly used in aesthetic plastic surgery in the following situations:
- PRP application to reduce wrinkles
- Give the skin a fresh, bright and youthful appearance.
- Delaying skin aging
- Maintain the elasticity of the skin
- Restore and delay the negative effects of the sun
- Reduce scars and rift
- As a filler material or increasing the permanence of fat filling.
- Accelerate healing after peeling or surgical procedures
- Prevent hair loss
- Support and prolong graft continuance after hair transplantation
- Help recovering wounds
- Speed up tendon and bone healing
PRP application methods
PRP is mostly infused through mesotherapy, that is, by injecting it gradually at small intervals in the desired site subcutaneously. In order to prevent the pain during this period, local anaesthetic creams are applied previously.
It can also be used after a derma roller application in the form of a mask or by injecting as a filler.
PRP repetition frequency
It is repeated 3 or 4 times with a 2-3 week interval for a good effect. It is recommended to repeat every 6 months to keep the skin bright and fresh.
Any side effects or allergies of PRP?
Since the elements concentrated from the person's own blood are used in this application, no side effects or allergies are expected as long as the sterile conditions are maintained and a quality PRP kit is used.
Are PRP and “stem cell” treatments the same?
Recently, it is called “stem cell” application for PRP treatment. This is actually a deception, a quackery. People are deceived by naming it “stem cell therapy”.
PRP is completely different from the stem cell treatment: simpler, cheaper, a more practical treatment. Stem cell application requires much more sophisticated conditions and laboratories. The methods of obtaining, effects, application are completely different.
Are you also performing stem cell treatment?
Yes, we are able to perform Stem Cell Application. We isolate the stem cells in fat tissues taken from the person and inject them into the desired areas. It is also possible to enrich this tissue with PRP if necessary.