What is PRP?
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections are prepared by taking anywhere from one tube of your own blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the cells, which help form blood clots and which are called the platelets, in the plasma.
Platelets are blood components which contain ‘growth factors’ that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces. When our tissues are damaged, our platelets will clump together to repair it rapidly. The main purpose of PRP is to carry higher number of platelets, than that can be carried through blood circulation under normal conditions, to the targeted tissue. As such, damaged tissue is repaired faster and better because the platelets that are obtained with this method are two to four times more concentrated than those available in the blood.
Where on the Body Can PRP be Injected?
PRP is injected mostly into the face, neck and head. Moreover, it can be administered into other parts of the body such as cleavage, hands, inside legs and arms.
Immediately after PRP, which has a rejuvenating effect on the skin, skin’s glowing and radiant appearance becomes visible.
How is Skin PRP Treatment Administered?
PRP is obtained by running blood, that is taken into special tubes, through centrifuge for the purpose of separation. Platelet rich plasma that is obtained as a result of this procedure is injected into the skin of the patient. Topical anesthetic cream is applied before the injection so that the patient does not feel any pain and can go through the treatment comfortably. The procedure takes only 15 to 20 minutes.
How Many Sessions of Skin PRP Treatment is Recommended?
One course of PRP treatment consists of 4 sessions that are conducted at 2-week intervals. Afterwards, single dose every 6 months is recommended. Full effect is visible after a course of treatment is completed. It restores a youthful radiance and glow to the skin. The healthy and radiant look on the skin may diminish within a certain period of time after the first session. Therefore, repetitive injections must be applied in order to store rejuvenating effect.
How Long Does Effectiveness of the Treatment Last?
Results of one course of treatment last up to a year. Repeating a course of treatment every year is quite beneficial in terms of sustainability of skin’s improvement.
Does PRP Treatment Have Any Side Effects?
As it is obtained from patient’s own blood, it is not an allergen. It does not have any side effects. It is of great prominence that the procedure is performed by experts. Before the procedure, skin and blood analyses must be conducted very carefully and thrombocytes must be prepared in a quality, sterile and appropriate way. It is normal that some redness occurs after the procedure. The site of application should not be washed and must be protected from the sun for twenty-four hours after the procedure.
Who Should Not Get PRP?
Pregnant women, breastfeeding women, people who take anticoagulant drugs, people with collagen tissue diseases and chronic infection diseases should not get PRP.
What are the Benefits and Advantages of PRP Treatment?
It is natural because the repairing and rejuvenating cells that are already found in the body are concentrated and transferred to the part of the body that needs it. As it is obtained from the patient’s own cells, it does not cause allergic reactions. Tissue damages are repaired. It restores elasticity and glow to the area where it is applied. It increases collagen production and has long-lasting effect.
You can communicate your inquiries about PRP procedure to the CyprusMedi team that comprises experts and you can ask for their recommendations. Please do not hesitate to contact us by filling in the contact form that is available on our website or calling us on (+90) 392 365 55 56.