PRP, i.e. Platelet-Rich Plasma procedure has been developed for the first time 15 years ago, in consequence of the solution seeking activities carried out by stomatologists (dental surgeons) with intent to prevent titanium implants of elders from getting dislocated due to age-related weakening of their gums. They needed to produce a material, which would be able to strengthen the soft area, where it would be located in, and keep the implant in its place. That strengthening material needed to be a material that would be adopted by the body, and be discharged in the course of time. After centrifugation process, they coagulated the blood and ensured it to turn into a hard gel. Centrifuged blood was used for first time in Japan, Spain and America many years ago.
What is PRP ?
PPRP is a medical procedure. It should be carried out by doctors. After the medical examination of the patient, a small amount of blood is taken into small tubes containing a special gel, and then a centrifugation process is carried out. The blood in the tubes got decomposed at the end of this process: In other words, the part consisting of red blood cells of the blood, which contains 200,000 platelets per milliliter is separated; and by this way, a gel is obtained that has a platelet concentration of up to 1.5 million. And it is referred to as “PRP”. Platelets have a function related to blood clotting; but at the same time, they also secrete growth factors that have a feature of healing tissue damages. Therefore, PRP obtained from centrifuged blood, i.e. the platelet-rich part of the blood are applied to the desired area such as the face, neck, hair etc. by means of mesotherapy or in the form of a mask. By this way, the natural growth factors that can reverse the effects of the damage in the tissues or the effects of aging can be delivered to the desired area.
In other words, a filling material is produced from your own blood, and then is applied to the main wrinkles and fine lines in your face.
PRP is produced from your own blood and triggers a biological process that starts a countdown against aging of the skin in the application site of the filling material! So, it does not only fills but also sends support to the area that has a weakened defense system or that has been defeated in the fight against the back-breaking effects of time or environment.
Is PRP a Kind of Stem Cell Therapy ?
PRP is not a kind of stem cell therapy. However, it acts on stem cells in a roundabout way. Each of the growth factors in platelets is a stimulus that sends message to the skin cells for fibroblast production. Fibroblasts are the key structures in terms of collagen and elastin production. Therefore, PRP Regenkit indirectly cooperates with stem cells by increasing the number of platelets that start all this process because fibrin nets developing on the skin after filling application collects also the stem cells existing in the environment, within its structure.
Does PRP Cause Any Side Effects ?
If the correct kit is used (Regenkit) it poses no risk or side effect. It is because Regenkit is a kit containing a disposable injection needle and tube. It is extremely safe. It has no side effects because what is taken from you is given back to you in a far better form.
What are the Applications Areas of PRP ?
Application Areas of PRP:
– For obtaining a bright and healthy appearance in the restructuring of the skin
– For the solution of hair problems encountering during or after hair transplantation
– For the cosmetic treatment of the face, neck, cleavage, legs, hands, and arms
– For the elimination of the existing wrinkles, and solving the loss of elasticity problems
– For supporting the healing of the existing scars and stretch marks.
– For hyperpigmentation
– For decrease of collagen
– For flattening of the dermal-epidermal junction
– For Solar radiation and its photochemical effects
– For helping the skin to be restructured after laser or chemical peeling procedures.
What are the Observable Results of PRP ?
Skin seems brighter and fresher. In particular, sunspots and age spots that we encounter in the facial region get softer, and under-eye bags and bluish discolorations get better. Fine lines get softer. People may say you “You look so young. Have you gotten plastic surgery?” . But PRP, an extremely natural procedure, just gives you back what already belongs to you, but in a form stronger than before. This is the defense mechanism of your skin. Another nice aspect of PRP is that its effects are also seen around its application site. For example, when applied to your face, your hair gets fresher as well.
How a Protocol is Followed During PRP Applications? How Many Sessions are Required for Getting a Favorable Result ?
Immediately after application, a healthy brightness appears in the skin. Afterwards, that bright appearance gets a little bit weakened. But after 3 or 4 applications (i.e. after 1 course of treatment), a long lasting effect becomes apparent. Practical PRP applied in conjunction with mesotherapy is carried out in 3 to 4 sessions, at 15-day intervals. When applied again after 8 to 10 months, the effect of the courses of treatment is equivalent to a permanent rejuvenating effect. In other words, a course of treatment consisting of 3 or 4 applications to be performed at 15-day intervals should be repeated on a yearly basis, on the average.
Who are not Suitable Candidate for PRP ?
This procedure is not applied to pregnant and breastfeeding women as well as those who use any blood thinner, those who have a cancer history and blood disorder, and those who have infection and inflammation in their intended application areas.
When Can a Patient return to His/Her Social Life After PRP ?
The person can resume his/her normal life after PRP treatment. The skin does not have any appearance that may impede the social and business lives of the person. Sometimes small and temporary bruising may occur due to injections. Applying ice to the area after the process, and using arnica or vitamin K creams, alleviates this side effect. Bruising appears the next day. It can easily be camouflaged with concealing cosmetics.