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PRP application (platelet-rich plasma – platelet-rich plasma) is the process of giving platelet-rich plasma to the body by injection. With Prp treatment, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is obtained by applying centrifugation to the blood taken from the patient’s body. PRP is injected into the patient after this procedure. PRP is a treatment method that provides natural and effective healing in the body. This application has a localized effect. It is given to the damaged or chronic pain area. In PRP treatment, there is a faster recovery process compared to other treatment methods. Moreover, this process takes place completely naturally and safely. PRP treatment, which provides rapid recovery instead of many medical applications that take a painful and long process, allows you to get effective results in many diseases.

What is PRP?

PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. In answer to the question of what is PRP, the abbreviated expression of Platelet Rich Plasma is given in English. PRP trentmant is the process of creating a platelet-rich plasma as a result of passing a small amount of blood taken from the person himself, and giving it to the same person by injection again. While applying this treatment, 10-20 ml of blood is taken from the person as a priority. After the doctor’s examination before the application, the blood taken from the person is centrifuged by using small tubes containing a special gel. In this process, the blood in the tubes is separated into its components. In the PRP application, with the dissociation process in the blood, the part consisting of red cells is separated from the blood containing approximately 200 thousand platelets in each milliliter, and a blood with platelet density in each milliliter is obtained. The process is completed by adding DNA activators to this platelet-rich blood, which allows the growth factors to increase further. This process is also an answer to the question of what is PRP. In other words, this process is called PRP.

How is PRP Treatment Applied?

PRP application is a treatment method performed by specialist doctors. During this application, first of all, the blood taken from the patient is placed in a special tube in a sterile environment. Then the blood taken is added to the tube containing the gel. The substances in the blood in the tube placed in the centrifuge are separated within 5-8 minutes. With this method, the plasma part of the blood rich in platelets and growth factors is separated. This mixture is applied to the targeted area by injection method. PRP application can be applied in 3-4 sessions on average at intervals of 2-4 weeks, in combination with mesotherapy according to the need. After the PRP process is completed, it can be continued with injections 1-2 times a year.

What is PRP Treatment?

PRP treatment; (Platelet rich plasma) is the removal of a small amount of blood from the body of the person, and the separation of the blood from the plasma with a special process and giving it back to the body by injection. The plasma obtained as a result of this process is very rich in cells called “platelets”. Platelets, whose main task is to ensure blood coagulation in the body, play an important role in the healing of various damages in the body, thanks to the growth factors it contains. This treatment is performed by separating the platelet-rich part of the blood obtained as a result of special procedures, with the help of injection into the targeted area. In this process, proliferation of collagen, growth factors and tendon stem cells secreted in the blood is ensured and blood flow is increased. Thus, through PRP treatment, many diseases or disorders in the body are intervened with a safe and natural method obtained from the person’s own blood.

When and In Which Area Is PRP Treatment Used?

It is a method that has been used for approximately 20 years in cardiovascular and maxillofacial surgery. Recently, it is a method that is widely used in aesthetic surgery and musculoskeletal injuries. It is one of the most effective treatment methods, as it provides both a natural and rapid healing process. The rich platelets in the plasma obtained in the PRP treatment secrete growth and development factors that provide healing of tissue damage, as well as their function related to blood coagulation. In this respect, PRP treatment is applied effectively and successfully in the treatment of damaged tissues.

In Which Diseases Is PRP Treatment Applied?

This personalized treatment is a method applied to heal some diseases and damaged tissues in the body with one’s own blood. This method is frequently used to heal damaged areas and rejuvenate the skin, as in many diseases. The most important feature of this application is that it has a natural structure. In this method, slowing cell regression due to environmental and genetic factors is prevented, in which the person’s own blood is used instead of drugs. PRP application; It is used in the treatment of skin rejuvenation, hair loss, tissue damage, pain relief and many orthopedic diseases.

In this method called “PRP-Platelet Rich Plasma”, which reduces skin defects and gives the skin a young and lively appearance, mesotherapy and volume-enhancing filler are given back to the person with the help of injection. Thanks to the growth factors in the structure of platelets; Wrinkles on the skin are reduced, skin elasticity and gloss increase, and damaged tissues heal quickly. In the treatment of wounds and cracks, face, neck, neck, décolleté area; It is a method applied to people with hair loss in various parts of the body such as hands, arms, inner legs. The ideal session duration for PRP is 30 minutes on average, it is done 3 times with an interval of 2 weeks.

How Is The First Stage In PRP Treatment?

The first stage in PRP treatment begins with blood collection from the person. Plasma containing white blood cells and rich in platelet is prepared as a result of various processes and injected into the skin. Platelets and white blood cells create a synergistic effect at the injection sites. Thus, the growth factors are released. By increasing the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid, these growth factors provide healing of various damages in the body such as burns, scars, scars, removal of skin problems such as wrinkles and acne scars, and regeneration of the skin. This process is applied with filler injection or mesotherapy method. However, it can also be prepared as a mask or cream.

How Often Is PRP Done?

In this teraphy, a small amount of blood taken from the person is separated into its components by a special process, and the obtained platelet-enriched plasma is given back to the same person by injection for skin rejuvenation. A short time after the application, a healthy appearance and brightness is seen on the skin. A lasting effect is seen after 3 or 4 sessions. It provides a better effect if repeated every 10-12 months after 3-4 applications every 15 days. The positive results obtained in other methods continue for a certain period of time, but the positive results obtained in the PRP procedure will not pass, since it completely belongs to the person who is applied.

To Whom Can PRP Treatment Be Applied?

People who have PRP  are divided into two main groups as young and middle age. However, 90 percent of the studies on PRP treatment include young people. This group is predominantly in their 20s and 30s. PRP treatment; It is a frequently used method for muscle and tendon injuries in young people. It is also applied in the treatment of acute chondral disorders. In the middle age group, it is mostly applied in the treatment of tendinitis-epicondylitis, chronic tenosynovitis and early cartilage diseases. In recent years, apart from orthopedics and dermatology branches; It is a widely used treatment method in aesthetic and plastic surgery, physical therapy and rehabilitation clinics, neurology and dentistry practices.

What are the Benefits of PRP?

PRP application has a positive effect on many diseases. One of the benefits of PRP treatment is successful results in hair treatment. Thanks to this method applied to the hair, weakened and thinned hair is repaired. Hair follicles thicken and become voluminous.

Other benefits of PRP hair treatment are as follows;

  • Repairs hair texture and helps hair to grow,
  • Prevents hair loss,
  • Increases vitality with hair follicle,
  • Revitalizes dormant hair follicles and makes them active.

Other Uses and Benefits of PRP

PRP treatment is a widely used method especially in non-healing wounds, aesthetic and plastic surgery, orthopedic problems, vascular problems and dentistry.

Use of PRP in Dermatology

PRP treatment in dermatology; It is used in the treatment of scars, wrinkles, blemishes, acne, skin cracks and many skin problems. After the procedure, sagging and wrinkles are reduced. This application, which is also very effective in stain treatments, accelerates the treatment process and provides permanent results. This treatment can be applied to all age groups and genders. However, this treatment is not applied to cancer patients in cases where the platelet count is low. PRP is applied in the form of 3-4 cures with an interval of 2 weeks. This application can be repeated every 10 – 12 months, depending on the situation. Application sessions average 30 minutes. PRP can be applied in deep wrinkles such as filler, or it can be applied as mesotherapy.

Are There Any Side Effects of PRP Application?

Since PRP treatment is applied with completely natural methods and as a result of the procedures performed on the blood taken from the person, no side effects are observed. Since this method is applied with one’s own blood without using a foreign substance, there is no possibility of allergy and other reactions. However, a slight pain and bruising may occur due to the injection made only in the application area. In this area where PRP treatment is applied, small swellings, pain and bruising can also be seen at the injection sites. It is very important to pay attention to the sterility of the treatment area in order to prevent infection in the area where PRP is applied. However, these side effects are not very common.

To Whom PRP Is Not Applied?

PRP application is not applied to those who use blood thinners, those with a family or personal history of cancer, and people with various blood diseases. In addition, it is not appropriate for pregnant and lactating women, who have infection or inflammation in the area to be PRP, to have this application done.

What Should Be Considered After PRP..?

On the day of the PRP procedure, you should not take a bath with hot water. It is necessary to protect from the sun and use sunscreen products.

When Are the Results of PRP Treatment Seen?

The duration of action of PRP treatment is one of the most curious subjects. Since this method is based on self-renewal and repair of the skin or the applied area, it is not right to wait for the result of the treatment immediately. The effects of PRP treatment begin to be seen after the second or third session. A short time after the PRP treatment applied for aesthetic purposes, skin tightening is observed. At the same time, there is a decrease in sagging and wrinkles, lightening of skin spots, vitality in skin color and a decrease in scars. In the treatment of PRP applied to the scalp, an increase in hair thickness and fullness in sparse areas were observed after the application.

Does PRP Affect Work and Social Life?

After the PRP procedure, the person can continue his normal life on the same day. There is no problem that may affect the person’s work and social life. In some cases, small and temporary bruises and redness may occur in the treated area, depending on the needles. Applying ice compresses to these areas after the procedure alleviates the side effects.

Prp Treatment Prices

As in many subjects, the prices of PRP treatment vary according to many factors. In general, PRP treatment prices vary according to the area to be treated, the number of PRP sessions, the type of PRP treatment, and the size of the applied damage. The price scale of PRP treatment to be applied in the face area varies according to the prices of PRP treatment to be applied to the hand or to the hair. The price of PRP treatment, which is performed in a single session with combined applications, may also vary. You can find out detailed information about PRP treatment prices by visiting Yoo Retouch Health and Beauty Center, and you can make an appointment with our best doctors who are experts in their fields. You can easily access more information about health and beauty by visiting our website.

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