Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments, Procedure, Side effects, Cost and More
In recent years, medicine has reached that the body can heal itself. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment is a form of regenerative medicine that can use those body abilities to heal tissue.
In the beginning, PRP treatment has been used successfully for many years to heal sports injuries.
Nowadays, it has become the treatment of choice by women and men to improve the wrinkles’ appearance, scars, even dark circles under their eyes, and sun damage.
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What are plasma and platelets?
Plasma is the liquid part of the blood. It mainly consists of water and proteins, and it provides a medium for white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets to circulate through the body.
While Platelets, or also called thrombocytes, are blood cells that help the body forms blood clots for stopping bleeding, in addition to other essential growth healing functions.
Platelet activation plays a primary role in the body’s natural healing procedure.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma treatment?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment is a technique that uses a patient’s platelets to quicken the healing of various areas of the body.
PRP injection is done by taking one to a few tubes of the patient’s blood and preparing it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets.
Then the competent injects the activated platelets directly into the targeted body tissue.
This injection releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the reparative cells numbers that the body produces.
Platelet Rich Plasma injections can be used for medical purposes like treating tendon problems, acute sports injuries, and osteoarthritis, or for aesthetic purposes, such as:
PRP Injection for Face
Plasma facial treatment is the ideal procedure for those who look for a noticeable natural improvement in skin texture, color, and tone with the least recovery time. This natural procedure provides incredible skin rejuvenation.
Platelet-rich-plasma that is derived from the patient’s blood will stimulate the stem cells to increase the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid.
Collagen production helps correct the visible effects of lines and wrinkles while the hyaluronic acid can improve skin tone and volume, thus having more youthful skin.
Plasma face treatment can help to treat acne scars, minimize skin pores, improve the appearance of fine wrinkles and lines, enhance the fullness of the face, and skin rejuvenation.
PRP For Hair Loss
Platelet-rich plasma can be used as a treatment for those who suffer hair loss to restore hair growth and enhance its density.
Some scientific evidence indicates that PRP injections stimulate natural hair growth and maintain it. These happen by increasing the blood flow to hair follicles and increase the thickness of the hair roots.
Sometimes, this treatment may be recommended with other hair loss remedies to achieve the best results.
How Do You Prepare for Platelet Rich Plasma Injection?
Before the injection, you need to meet your care specialist who will
- Evaluate your health status.
- Examine the targeted area.
- Discuss likely results of using plasma injections, risks, and complications.
While you should inform the doctor about the used medications, that may interfere with the platelet job and reduce the response to the injection.
Then he or she will able to determine whether this treatment works well with you, the treatment course, and the expected results.
You must understand all aspects of the procedure by asking all the questions which help you to feel comfortable before undergoing the treatment.
At HayatMed clinic, our surgeons are skilled in achieving the best results with injections. To find out which you are the right candidate for it, book your free consultation now.
What Should You Expect During Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection Procedure?
Plasma injection process goes through the following stages:
- Healthcare staff will take a sample of your blood. The amount of the sample depends on the injection site. Furthermore, they will use a topical anesthetic cream or local anesthesia according to the injection sites.
- The sample is put in a centrifuge, which is a machine that spins around very fast to separate the blood components. This process takes 15 minutes.
- Once the separated plasma is ready, the specialist will inject it into the targeted area.
This process approximately takes around one hour, and you can back home immediately.
What Are the Potential PRP Treatment Side Effects?
PRP contains materials that come directly from your own body. It means that the risks for an allergic reaction that can happen from injecting plasma are lower than injecting other medications.
However, there are some risks associated with the injection itself,
- Nerve injuries.
- Tissue damage.
All those risks are related to the injection site.
Your specialist must be familiar with the proper injection way to achieve the result you aspire and avoid undesirable outcomes.
At HayatMed, we have the best surgeon in the cosmetic procedures field in Turkey. They can help you to achieve stunning results and avoid medical mistakes.
What Should You Expect After Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection Procedure?
After the injection, you can return to your daily activities immediately.
You will experience some pain at the injection site. No worries, your doctor will prescribe painkillers, and this feeling will fade in a couple of days.
PRP injection recovery time varies according to the injection site. It often takes a few days.
Plasma injections aim to enhance healing or growth, so you may not see an immediate result after having the injections.
However, in a few weeks, you will observe that the area is healing until reaching the final result. In general, you need more than one session of plasma injection according to achieve the desired results.
How Much Does PRP Injection Cost?
Plasma injection cost varies; it depends on several factors,
- The provider who is performing the injection.
- The geographic clinic location.
- The treated area.
- Required number of injection sessions.
The best way to get a correct estimate is to meet your specialist to check your condition. He or she will determine your needs and the average price.
When choosing a plastic surgeon, keep in mind that the doctor’s experience and your ease with him or her are just as valuable as the procedure price.
Recently, Istanbul has become one of the best destinations for people who intend to undergo cosmetic procedures.
There, you can get distinct medical services by the experienced doctors besides the moderate prices.
With HayatMed, for medical services, you can get both the highly experience in terms of cosmetic procedures and competitive costs at the same time.