PRP Treatment for Face

What Is PRP?

PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, which is a naturally occurring cell in the blood.

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy benefits from the contribution of platelets, which provide blood clotting, to the repair and healing process. Platelets contain the "growth factors" necessary to ensure the repair of damaged tissues. Thus, when tissue damage occurs, they gather in this tissue and initiate the repair process. PRP treatment aims to deliver a greater number of platelets to the target tissue than can be transported by the bloodstream.

PRP treatment has many uses, from healing various wounds to preventing hair loss. This treatment is also effectively used as a skin rejuvenation procedure.

How Is PRP Used in Skin Treatments?

Facial PRP treatment begins with the centrifugation of the blood taken from the patient and the separation of the rich part of platelets and growth factors. Plasma is the "liquid" part of the blood, made up of water and proteins, that allows red and white blood cells to move through the bloodstream. It contains growth factors that provide intensive tissue regeneration, repair, and increase blood flow.

Platelets are a type of red blood cell that is essential for clotting and may also play a role in healing. The basic chemical components of PRP promote collagen growth and thus create a rejuvenating effect when applied to the skin.

PRP treatment is applied by injecting into the skin. The treatment provides healing of wounds on the skin, removal of skin problems such as wrinkles and acne scars, and regeneration of the skin. The trick of the PRP treatment is to inject the protein into the skin without waiting after the separation process.

How Many PRP Sessions Are Needed for a Significant Effect?

PRP treatment is usually applied in 3 sessions with an interval of one month. Depending on the condition of the person's skin, it can be continued with a single session in 6 months. Patients get a more smooth and glowy skin appearance from the first session. If the treatment is applied regularly, effective results are obtained after three sessions.

Which Areas of the Face Can be Treated with PRP?

PRP skin therapy can be used in treating all kinds of wrinkles, sagging, and fine lines in the face area. It is particularly effective in fine lines around the lips. PRP skin treatment is used not only for the face area but also for skin problems in the neck, décolleté, hands, and scalp areas.