What is PRP?
"Platelet Rich Plasma", referred to by the abbreviation PRP, is the name given to the plasma enriched with one of the blood cells - thrombocytes. Basically, blood is divided into two parts; the liquid part is called plasma, and the cell part is composed of three kinds of cell groups called red blood cells (erythrocytes), white blood cells (leukocytes), blood platelets (platelets, platelets). PRP is obtained as plasma undergoes various processes that increase the platelet concentration in it. The task of platelets is to provide blood clotting. Platelets that are active as a result of out-of-vasculature activity initiate a very complex clotting process on the one hand and release growth factors that accelerate wound healing on the other. The positive effects of these active substances secreted by platelets are long-lasting. It has been observed that PRP, which is used in the treatment of nonhealing chronic wounds, joint and muscle damage, dental treatment, has been very well used in recent years in cosmetics for skin renewal.
How is PRP obtained?
PRP procedure is performed with the person's own blood. Approximately 8-10 ml of blood is put through special filters and centrifuged. Platelets that were condensed several times in the plasma - the liquid part of the blood - are made ready for application. Thanks to these kits, PRP has become a very safe treatment. The blood used belongs to the person, so there is no side effect when the utmost attention is paid to sterility.
How is it applied?
The PRP treatment can be done in several ways after approximately 4-5 ml is obtained after the necessary procedures. The most common form of application is the injection with fine needles like in mesotherapy. It can also be applied in high volumes as in filler procedures. Another application is to apply PRP with an impregnated mask. Obtaining PRP from the blood takes about 30 minutes and the application process takes about 30 minutes. While it is possible to apply it to every region where skin quality needs to be improved, the most common areas of application are the face, neck, décolleté, hands, legs, and arms.
What are the effects?
The underlying mechanism of many anti-aging cosmetic applications (such as laser, peeling) creates controlled damage for the skin to activate its own repair processes. In the meantime, the effect is improved by different factors secreted by the tissue. The aim of PRP is to provide some of these factors directly to the skin with platelets and to initiate the repair mechanisms. PRP can be combined with other cosmetic procedures as it provides significant improvement in skin quality and appearance with anti-aging effects. It is proven to be very effective for the removal of fine lines, tightening and shining of the skin, reduced skin stains, and hair loss. PRP is used in our clinic to reduce the wound healing process during hair transplantation and to help hair grow faster. New collagen production and increase in skin blood circulation result in increased quality of the skin.
You can watch how the PRP treatment is performed in our clinic:
How frequently should the procedure be applied?
In order to see the maximum effect 3 or 4 sessions should be done with 15 days intervals. The treatment should be made 3 times every year to cover the whole year. It may take several weeks to see the maximum effect after the first procedure.
You may find some of our before and after results, below;