What is PRP?
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a treatment which is completely natural, hypoallergenic and non-surgical. A small amount of blood is collected and rotated to separate platelet-rich plasma from red blood cells. The platelet-rich plasma which is rich in nutrition is then injected back into the skin to promote new collagen production, improve volume, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and increase skin tone and clarity. It can also be used to treat certain spots such as acne scars, skin cracks and dark circles around the eyes.
What can we expect from PRP treatment?
The treatment takes about 20-30 minutes and can be applied to any skin type or color. You may experience some redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site a few days after treatment.
Recovery of skin texture and tone is usually observed within 3-4 weeks, but full collagen regeneration can take up to three months. Even if you may see a change after your first treatment, you may need a series of sessions to achieve optimum results.
PRP results are not permanent because a natural deterioration occurs over time. Improvements can take up to a year. Please avoid using active ingredients (acids, retinols, etc.) in skin care, avoid hot showers, baths, steam and sauna, and other facial treatments. If desired, re-treatment can be done after 4-6 weeks.
What are the benefits?
As a concentrated source of platelets, PRP contains and releases different growth factors that are vital for improving and stimulating collagen production. Historically, PRP, which has been widely used in the treatment of sports injuries, wound healing and joint surgery, uses your own blood and is considered a safe treatment option, since there is no risk of allergic reactions and no synthetic agents are used.
If you have skin conditions or diseases such as facial cancers (past and present), systemic cancer, chemotherapy, steroid therapy, dermatological diseases affecting the face, blood disorders and platelet abnormalities, and anticoagulation therapy, you should not start PRP therapy. Similarly, PRP is not suitable if you suffer from platelet dysfunction, critical thrombocytopenia, hyperfibrinogenemia, sepsis, chronic liver disease, hepatitis or any acute infection.