PRP, A new Biotherapy Method
PRP, short for “platelet rich plasma”, is a method of treatment that utilizes thrombocyte enriched plasma. It is applied in cases where regenerating cells in blood veins are insufficient. A recently developed anti-aging treatment, PRP is also known as stem-cell therapy.
PRP is the injection of a serum made from the patient’s own blood back to the patient through small needles. It is used for the treatment of wrinkles, hair loss, scars and acne marks. The critical point of this treatment is that the blood should be injected back before the proteins in the blood subside and coagulate.
Which areas is PRP applied to?
PRP is most commonly applied to head skin (for hair loss), on the face, neck, the cleavage area, the upper arm, belly, and the knees.
PRP gives very successful results in the treatment of fractures, sagginess and scars on the skin. The individual is aesthetically improved by making use of their own blood, especially so when the therapy is applied by competent professionals.
How is PRP applied?
The blood drawn from the patient is then centrifuged for 8 minutes with a rate of 3000 cycles a minute, separating red and white blood cells. The resulting serum is then injected within the area of application in small doses. When these platelets are injected, the body reacts as if the area of application is damaged, employing its growth mechanisms and thus accelerating regeneration. This causes the tissue to repair itself much faster than normal. The serum used in PRP method is 2 to 4 times more potent in platelets than in regular blood.
Is PRP painful?
The fine pointed needles used for injection are only mildly felt by the patient. A minor burning sensation is felt upon the skin.
Is PRP safe?
Since the serum is made of the patient’s own blood, there is no risk of contamination. The blood does not ever come into contact with the outside environment before it is injected back, therefore allergic reactions are also out of the question. In short, PRP is completely safe.
PRP is applied for both maintaining the present condition and to improve it. In order for the effects to be permanent, it is suggested that the treatment is repeated for one session in each 8-10 months. Treating some conditions and rejuvenating the skin are possible with using the person’s own blood instead of any medication. The decreasing of cell regeneration rate, whether it is caused by genetic or environmental factors, can be prevented with PRP.