Platelet-rich plasma is a safe non-surgical therapy for healthier skin. In this technique, the collagen production process is strengthened and thus the overall texture of the skin will be smoother and firmer and the skin’s elasticity is restored. Platelet-rich plasma is a very effective therapy to treat various skin problems such as acne, age spots, and wrinkles. Platelet-rich plasma is also a successful therapy to treat hair loss.
What is Platelet-rich plasma therapy?
The plasma in our blood contains cells called all the platelets. These cells contain all the necessary substances for our body functioning and growth such as proteins, vitamins, minerals, etc. Now for a PRP treatment, red and white cells are separated from plasma(Plasma centrifugation, approved by European standards) and plasma rich in platelets will be injected into the desired tissue. Therefore, platelets will stimulate the healing process and cell growth in the desired area. Naturally, platelet-rich plasma is prepared from the patient's own blood therefore there will no risk of allergic reaction or rejection. This characteristic also gives this technique excellent biocompatibility and biodegradability properties.
Who can benefit from Platelet-rich plasma therapy?
It has been over 30 years since doctors around the world have been using this therapy as a solution for joint, tendon, and muscle injuries. Thus, recently this technique has been applied for aesthetic purposes, mainly as ideal skin therapy. PRP directly targets the affected area, whether there are acne scars or age spots, and reinforces collagen production while slowing the aging process.
PRP in practice
Depending on the area desired to be treated, the type of skin and the number of skin defects, one to three PRP injections may be needed, with an interval of 8 to 15 days. After the therapy, there will be some redness due to the needle injection, but the PRP injection leaves no edema, mark, or bruise in the affected area. The optimum result can be judged from 14 to 30 days after the therapy.