PRP is the abbreviation of the initials of the treatment method called “Platelet Rich Plasma”which means “platelettenzenginplazma” in Turkish. Platelets, also known as thrombocytes, are blood cells that are effective in stopping bleeding by clotting at the time of injury and initiating wound healing with the growth factors it contains.
The blood of the person is taken into special tubes and centrifuged to separate the red blood cells and serum. The separated serum is transferred to another tube and centrifuged again. The obtained serum is injected into the needed area with fine needles.
Before the procedure, the area of application is anesthetized with anesthetic cream and wiped with antiseptic solutions. It is administered to the skin by microneedling and injection method. This injection procedure should be performed by a physician.
The process is applied in sessions. Session duration is 10-20 minutes. Session intervals are 2-4 weeks and 3-10 sessions can be done according to how many sessions are needed. Platelets and the growth factors they contain make the aging skin look more lively and brighter by repairing it, and the blotchy skin is observed to lighten up. Revival of the hair that is shedding ensures the thickening and lengthening of the thinned hairs. PRP, which is used for skin rejuvenation, hair loss, acne-scars, fracture treatment, reducing wrinkles and increasing skin quality, is also used in the treatment of sports injuries and joint pain, and in the treatment of chronic wounds.
PRP, which has no known side effects when prepared and applied under sterile conditions, does not carry the risk of allergy as it is prepared from the person's own blood. Whom is it not supposed to be applied to? PRP cannot be applied to those who have a disease with low platelet count.