Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP Treatment)

 

WHAT IS PRP?

PRP is the term used for platelet rich plasma i.e. blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets.

We know about natural power of platelets in a site of an injury where platelets release several different growth factors and cytokines to stimulate healing of soft tissues.

By concentrating platelets in a site of injury it is possible to enhance body’s natural capacity for healing.

 

HOW DOES PRP WORK?

PRP is obtained by drawing a small amount of patient’s own blood. Blood is than centrifuged to separate platelets, serum and fibrin. 

When this activated plasma is injected into the skin platelets release regenerating factors, that support natural healing and repair with collagen production and dermal matrix renewal.

The result is improved skin tone and texture. This treatment is popular as it uses patient’s own blood and there is no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection.

The results are subtle and gradual. First signs of rejuvenated skin are usually noticed at 4 to 6 weeks and they continue to improve over the next 6 months. The skin areas that respond well to PRP treatment are areas under the eyes, mouth lines and neck. PRP is also used in hair loss treatment.

Three treatments one month apart are recommended and results last up to 18 months.

 

THE PROCESS?

During your initial visit Dr Janjic will take your medical history and assess if you are likely to benefit from this procedure.

The procedure typically takes about 45 minutes.

During the procedure Dr Janjic will draw a small amount of blood and then separate the platelets from the blood. The plasma rich in platelets and various growth factors is then injected into affected areas.

Recovery time depends on area that is treated, amount of PRP that is used and technique. To decrease the risk of bruising Dr Janjic uses blunt cannulas to apply PRP. Redness and slight swelling in and this treated area maybe present for 2 to 3 days.