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What is PRP?

What is PRP? PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma, which is a method which is preferred for processes such as rapid cell regeneration and healing of damaged tissue; in short, it involves using a person's own blood that has been processed through various procedures for the treatment. Before giving a more comprehensive answer to the question "What is PRP?" it would be wise to explain the acronym.

Abbreviation of PRP stands for “Platelet Rich Plasma”. Platelets are components of the blood that help in tissue repair and renewal. The PRP procedure involves separating components of the blood, isolating cells that are rich in platelets, and injecting the PRP into the area deemed necessary. The PRP process can regenerate damaged skin cells and make the skin look more youthful and healthier.

Number of Sessions :
3 - 4 Sessions
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20 Minutes
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4 Seasons
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1 Year

What is PRP Therapy?

PRP therapy involves taking the person's own blood, breaking it down into its components with centrifugation and then re-injecting the platelet-rich plasma into the patient. PRP is a short application lasting 30-40 minutes. In the PRP process, 10-20 ml of blood is taken from the person.

It is important not to confuse PRP treatment with stem cell therapy. In the PRP procedure, the blood taken from the person is injected into the necessary area after various processes, while in stem cell therapy, the stem cells taken from the person are injected into the necessary areas. However, while PRP is obtained from blood, stem cells can be taken from different parts of the body.

During the PRP application process, it is important to obtain assistance from a specialist doctor in order to prevent any side effects and complications from occuring due to incomplete or incorrectly performed procedures during the execution of medical diagnosis, treatment and care services.

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How is PRP Applied?

Although PRP is a short treatment, the process consists of certain steps. These can be expressed as follows:

  • Taking Blood: After deciding on PRP treatment, the first step is to take a blood sample. The taken blood sample is centrifuged with the PRP tube for separation of components. The separation process takes about 15 minutes.
  • Concentrating Platelets: During centrifugation, the blood sample is rotated inside the device for separation of blood components. The platelets to be used for PRP application are separated from the part called plasma and concentrated.
  • Preparation of PRP: Platelets that have been centrifuged and concentrated are mixed in the plasma to achieve its PRP state. It is an active substance that facilitates the rapid healing of injured tissue with high platelet richness.
  • PRP Injection: The prepared active substance is injected into the region to be treated with a PRP syringe.
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PRP treatment may vary depending on the condition of the patient and the illness being treated. Different procedures can be done in applications such as PRP hair treatment or PRP knee treatment. In skin rejuvenation treatment, it can be applied to the skin surface or beneath the skin, and in health services related to tendon injuries, etc., it can be applied directly to the injured area.

What are the Advantages of PRP?

PRP treatment can be quite effective when applied by specialist doctors. It is also a highly comprehensive procedure in terms of where it is applied. When examining the comments made by those who have undergone PRP treatment, the benefits of PRP for the hair and face are more prominent. What is PRP and what are its benefits?

If more detailed information is needed:

  • PRP therapy can be considered as an organic healing process since it is a method obtained from the person's own blood. Through the platelets obtained from the person's blood, the repair of damaged and wounded tissues can be quickly achieved by supporting the body's natural healing mechanism.
  • PRP treatment accelerates the process of tissue repair in the area by providing the necessary growth factors, making it possible to achieve results in a shorter period of time. As a result of the quick healing, the patient suffers less pain or discomfort during this process with PRP treatment.
  • It is possible to reduce the invasive effects with PRP therapy. In this respect, PRP can be preferred as an alternative to treatments that can cause tissue formations that damage, such as surgery.
  • Another important factor that can be counted among the advantages of PRP application is that it appeals to many areas in terms of treatment.
  • It can be used in the treatment of sports injuries, tendon injuries, cartilage damage, joint pain, and any kind of damage in tissues; as well as in cosmetic and aesthetic procedures such as eliminating wrinkles, rejuvenating the skin and rejuvenation. In addition, hair can be strengthened with PRP and hair loss can be prevented.

PRP treatment is very beneficial in terms of being able to be applied in many areas depending on the needs. Those who undergo PRP treatment also report the difference between before and after the PRP in a positive manner.

What are the Fields of Application for PRP?

PRP is a widely preferred method nowadays and the field of application is very broad. The fields of application for PRP can be categorized as follows.

Orthopedic Injuries: PRP treatment can offer a solution to problems with tendons such as sports-related injuries, tennis elbow, Achilles tendon, pain and inflammation in the knee and elbow. PRP treatment can also be used for any type of problem with the muscles and joints. In addition, PRP can be injected to treat calcification problems in the joints.

Plastic Surgery: Thanks to the PRP procedure, solutions to many aesthetic problems such as skin rejuvenation, acne treatment, removal of wrinkles and sagging, healing of wounds, skin tightening, prevention of hair loss, etc. can now be found. The PRP method provides a natural solution to people's aesthetic concerns.

Dentistry: PRP injection can be used to eliminate some issues arising in gum treatment and jaw surgery. PRP application can provide rapid tissue healing in the case of wanting to eradicate or eliminate damage that might occur during dental implants, gum diseases, periodontal diseases or jaw surgery.

Eye Diseases: PRP treatment can be used to treat dry eye, corneal injuries, and other eye diseases.

Sports Performance: PRP treatment is used in many areas, including muscle development, bone and muscle healing, increased energy, and more, to improve performance in athletes.

Additionally, PRP treatment is usually applied to reduce post-operative pain and speed up recovery. PRP treatment can also help prevent possible post-operative complications such as inflammation, edema, and bruising.

What are PRP Treatment Prices?

Due to PRP being a treatment method applied widely, prices for PRP treatment are often inquisitively looked into. Especially in the year 2023, price research for PRP has been conducted. Prices for PRP treatment can vary depending on the area which will be worked upon. Some factors are kept in mind when determining the prices for PRP. At the top of these comes the purpose of the PRP procedure. Because PRP application is a method that can be used in many areas, the region to which the procedure will be made creates difference in prices.

Price differences can be seen in PRP procedures performed for aesthetic purposes such as skin rejuvenation and prevention of hair loss, and in PRP procedures carried out within the scope of health services. Additionally, factors such as the place where the PRP treatment is performed and the doctor who will perform the procedure also affect the pricing. It is wise to claim that PRP treatment is an effective method for speeding up the healing process and reducing pain, which is widely used in many different fields today.

However, as with any medical intervention, it is important to talk to your doctor about the benefits or risks of PRP treatment so as to find the best option for you. In this regard, you can contact Yücel Sarıaltın and his team to find the most suitable treatment option for you.

Frequently Asked Questions About PRP Treatment

The PRP treatment is widely preferred due to its extensive effect range, fast tissue healing, and minimally invasive effects, causing much curiosity among those wanting to get it done. The most commonly asked questions concerning the subject can be answered as follows:

What is the Purpose of PRP Therapy?

PRP is the injection of a highly concentrated platelet-rich plasma derived from a person's own blood into the patient. PRP therapy activates growth factors in the tissues to promote tissue regeneration; it helps to prevent hair loss, and plays an effective role in addressing many complications such as injury and damage.

What Diseases Does PRP Treat?

This application is a very comprehensive one. PRP can be used to provide solutions to many health problems such as orthopedic injuries, tendon diseases, tissue damage, dental and jaw diseases, and eye diseases. It is also used as a treatment method because it can eliminate aesthetic issues such as skin rejuvenation and hair loss prevention.

Does PRP Really Work?

PRP is an effective application that is widely used today to provide solutions to many problems. It is possible to have a younger and healthier appearance with PRP. You can have a fresh skin structure with its fast repair feature. It also provides an organic solution for damage that occurs in muscles, tissues and joints, allowing to achieve effective results.

What Areas Can It Be Applied To?

PRP can be applied to the face, neck, décolleté, inner thighs, arms, and hands in order to rejuvenate the skin. It can also be injected into the hair-bearing skin to bring life back to the hair and to prevent hair loss. In addition, successful treatments with this method can also be applied to the knee, elbow, leg, wrist and some eye and dental diseases.

Who Can Have the PRP Procedure Done?

Anyone who wants to rejuvenate their skin and have healthy hair can have PRP done. Also, anyone suffering from orthopedic issues, tissue damage, joint pains, and inflammation in the knee or elbow can have PRP applied in suitable conditions.

Who Is Not Eligible for PRP?

In some cases, it may not be possible to carry out the PRP procedure. These can be listed as follows: those with cancer in their family, those with blood-related diseases, those undergoing medication with blood thinners, and patients with open wounds in the area to be treated are not suitable for PRP procedure.

Which Doctor Performs the PRP Application?

As this application is a complex procedure, the medical fields that perform the application may vary. Depending on the area to be treated, it may be in the field of plastic surgery, general surgery or orthopedics.

What are the PRP Prices?

Prices for PRP treatment depend on several factors, such as the area to be treated, the purpose of the procedure, the doctor performing the treatment, and the place where the treatment is being carried out. Choosing the right place for the most effective and healthy outcome is important, as is the experience of the specialist performing the treatment.

What are the disadvantages of PRP? Does it have any side effects?

Although there is no known side effect of this procedure, there is a very small possibility of developing allergies and infections. However, this risk is almost nonexistent as the process is carried out through the person's own blood.

Does PRP Cause Pain?

PRP is a very painless procedure. Nevertheless, local anesthesia can be applied if necessary.

Does PRP Rejuvenate the Skin?

Due to the high-density platelet-rich plasma applied, the skin tissue is quickly renewed. With this process, the skin is quickly renewed and rejuvenated.

How Long does the Application Take?

The duration of the implementation is approximately between 30-40 minutes. The separation and processing of the blood taken from the person is achieved in a period of about 15 minutes and then the separated blood plasma is injected into the patient. Also, the procedure varies between 4-6 sessions at intervals of 1 week, as the specialist deems appropriate.

What is the Duration of Effect of PRP?

The duration of effect of PRP treatment can vary from person to person, but generally it ranges from 3 to 6 months. This period can be extended by repeated procedures.

When Do the Effects of PRP Treatment Become Visible?

Effects can be seen in the body from the first session of PRP, but the full effects become visible after 4 to 6 sessions as determined by the doctor.

Does PRP Cause Cancer?

One of the most commonly asked questions about the application is whether it causes cancer. Since the application is a treatment method using one's own blood, it does not carry any risks of contagion or cause cancer.

Last Update : 22.10.2023