What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) is a non-operative procedure in which your own platelets are used to stimulate the formation of new cells and increase the quality of your skin tissue.
How Does PRP Work?
Approximately 10-20 mL of blood is withdrawn using an injector, this process is similar to what would happen when you give blood for laboratory work. The blood is spun in a centrifuge, which enables the separation of the blood cells from your plasma and platelets. This is then re-injected into the skin to stimulate collagen and new skin cells.
What Impact Does PRP Have on the Skin?
In PRP therapy, platelets taken from the patient are cells that help the tissues heal and help new cells develop. PRP, which is applied to the desired locations has an effect that triggers collagen production and tissue regeneration.
Normally, bleeding occurs when any injury occurs in our body. This results in platelets reaching the wound. Wound healing, that is; collagen synthesis, the formation of new blood vessels and remodeling cycles are triggered.
The basis of PRP practice is also based on the logic of triggering this natural cycle. Thrombocytes separated from the blood are injected back into the skin. The "wound healing process" is triggered, which will enhance the quality and elasticity of the skin. PRP smoothens and tightens the skin naturally in this way of action. Wrinkles lose their depth, the sun-related damage and stains are reduced, and the elasticity of the skin increases.
When Will I See the Effects of the PRP Procedure?
A total of 4-6 sessions of PRP is recommended once a month to achieve the desired results. By the last session, you will see a brighter and more radiant skin. Just as natural wounds heal day to day, an ever-increasing regeneration effect arises as each day passes. The most noticeable effect after the sessions, the number and frequency determined by the specialist, is the youthfulness and elasticity provided to the skin. A yearly repetition of the PRP procedure will continue to renew the positive effects for you.
Is PRP Effective in the Treatment of Hair Loss and Weak Hair?
Yes. If your hair is thin, if it does not have enough volume, or if it is falling out, PRP therapy is an effective way to solve these problems. The earlier the treatment is started, the more success is achieved.
Is PRP Effective in the Treatment of Acne Scars?
PRP is a method that helps to heal acne scars. PRP applications, especially combined with laser
, offer very satisfying results.
I Avoid Botulinum Toxin and Fillers. Could PRP be an Alternative to These Procedures?
First of all, PRP, fillers and Botulinum Toxin applications are all different treatment methods that serve different purposes.
Botulinum Toxin affects the muscles we use in facial expressions, the injected muscle can no longer contract, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften. Botulinum Toxin has no effect on skin quality, collagen support or elasticity. PRP reduces wrinkles by increasing skin quality, provides collagen support and consequently the elasticity of the skin. However, PRP cannot affect the movement of facial expressions which cause wrinkles like Botulinum Toxin application can. It can only result in an increase in elasticity which reduces wrinkles caused by movements or facial expressions.
Fillers are used to provide volume reinforcement to support or promote certain areas of the face. Hyaluronic acid fillers (filler hyperlink) provides volume to those areas which have experienced loss such as creases, wrinkles, cheekbones, and lips with a gel-like material (hyaluronic acid). After the procedure these areas appear smoother and increased in volume. With the PRP procedure no volume increase is obtained. If we were to explain it with an analogy; "PRP" improves the quality of the fabric, while "fillers" improves the model of the dress. For this reason, fillers and the PRP procedure can not be alternatives to each other.
Can PRP Treatment, Fillers and Botulinum Toxin be Used Together?
Yes. Since the benefits provided by each are different, it is possible to apply these methods in different combinations according to needs. According to the combination to be applied, the application sequence and plan will be determined by the Plastic Surgeon Specialist.
What is PRP Boost Laser? How Does it Work?
PRP Boost Laser is the combination of PRP with Fractional Erbium Laser.
There are many types of lasers that are being used in cosmetic procedures with the development of technology. They vary according to the types of benefits they provide. Fractional Erbium lasers have come to the forefront in recent years due to their effectiveness and virtually no risk in the safety of their use. The lasers are used to restore the appearance of smoothness of the skin in such cases as; the reduction of wrinkles and sunspots, and the removal of old acne scars. Fractional Erbium laser therapy, which is applied in varying sessions according to the patien's needs, also acts by triggering the wound healing process which results in the creation of new blood vessel formation, collagen production and remodeling phases as is the case in PRP.
In the PRP Boost Fractional Laser treatment PRP is performed after the Fractional Erbium Laser application. The combination of these two methods, whose mechanisms of action are similar, increases dramatically the end result. PRP Boost Laser is a complete "Natural Renewal Treatment". Both methods trigger natural regeneration processes in our bodies. The combination of these two methods provides a very effective regeneration and rejuvenation.
Firstly, about 10 to 30 ml of blood is taken from your arm and the blood is placed in a centrifuge using in special tubes or kits. After cleansing your face with a disinfectant, local anesthetic creams are applied to provide some anesthesia relief. The Fractional Erbium Laser is applied, which lasts about 10-15 minutes. Immediately after the laser has been thoroughly applied to the entire face, the pre-prepared PRP is applied to your skin. No injection is required as in the standard PRP application. Fractional Erbium laser creates tiny holes in your face, so the PRP is applied to the face with massage until the desired level of absorption is achieved. Afterwards, the face is massaged for approximately 15-20 minutes with various relaxing creams and pomades. See PRP Boost Laser
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Am I a Suitable Candidate for PRP?
Before the therapy can be applied, your health history will be evaluated and your doctor will give you his/her evaluation. PRP therapy cannot be conducted for those who have anticoagulation or autoimmune disorders and patients who have been treated for cancer. In addition, PRP is not applied to areas where there are implants.
Can I Have an Allergic Reaction to the PRP Treatment?
PRP therapy does not carry any allergy risk because it is a method which uses the patient's own thrombocytes.
What Can I Expect Following the PRP Therapy Treatment?
PRP Therapy does not have any unexpected effects because it uses the patient's own blood. The side effects that can be observed are limited to slight swelling, redness and warmth sensation in the applied areas. These effects are caused by the activity of the platelets and are extremely natural and normal. Rarely, small bruises can occur after the application which will subside within a few days.
The PRP therapy treatment turns back the clock. The radiant effect you will achieve after the application will be attenuated by the end of a year, but your increased collagen reserve under the skin will allow your skin age to be younger than your physical one. With repeated applications over time, the advantage gained will be multiplied and even more visible. In regular re-applications the ageing process loses speed. With regular applications, you will not only get short-term impressive results, but you will also invest in the future of your skin.