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PRP autologous mesotherapy. What is
Autologous mesotherapy PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) means plasma rich in platelets. By autologous we mean material from our own organism. In practice, with a simple blood draw (like the one we do for a blood test), we take a small amount of blood. This blood is centrifuged and separated into red blood cells, plasma, platelets and white blood cells. We utilize the part of plasma that is rich in platelets (PRP is plasma that contains more than 300-350,000 platelets/uL). These platelets are activated with a special activator solution and release the growth factors they contain. The final product of PRP is the patient's own plasma enriched with their own growth factors, which we use as mesotherapy material. The treatment is based on the platelet growth factors and the activated components of the patient's blood. So it is a completely biological treatment
PRP application for facial hydration and tightening
PRP treatment is ideal for skin reconstruction. Injecting the growth factors of PRP into the skin of the face causes the skin's fibroblasts to be stimulated to create new collagen and elastin. This has the effect of improving skin texture, tightening as well as improving the appearance of fine wrinkles. The nutrition and oxygenation of the skin is also improved as the PRP treatment improves the blood supply to the skin through the creation of new vessels (angiogenesis). It also contributes significantly to skin hydration as the PRP method stimulates fibroblasts to produce hyaluronic acid, causing an increase in moisture and deep hydration of the skin. It gives glow to the skin.
Combined application of PRP to improve body "stretch marks".
The fight against stretch marks with the Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) method, i.e. with plasma rich in platelets from the patient himself, is the most modern method of treating them which takes advantage of the growth factors present in platelets. Growth factors are injected under the skin and activate fibroblasts to produce new collagen and elastin that restore skin elasticity and improve the appearance and texture of stretch marks. In the combined treatment protocol that we follow before the application of PRP, the stretch marks (which are essentially internal scars of the skin) are destroyed with a fractional microneedling technique or fractional RF or fractional laser CO2 and then the PRP growth factors are placed both on the surface by simple application and in depth by injection
Combined PRP application for acne scar treatment
First, the acne scars that are inside the skin (and pull the skin down, resulting in the surface "dimples" of the skin) must be destroyed. This destruction is done with a fractional technique such as microneedling or fractional RF or fractional laser CO2 (the order in which we mention them is from the least to the most invasive means). The PRP growth factors are then placed both on the surface by simple application and deep by injection. These growth factors that PRP therapy offers contribute to better and faster skin reconstruction because they stimulate fibroblasts to produce new collagen. This results in improved skin texture. It also stimulates the production of our own hyaluronic acid resulting in skin hydration, which results in firmness and skin radiance.
PRP application for androgenetic alopecia (hair loss – baldness)
The PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatment is based on the use of growth factors released from the platelets contained in our blood. The growth factors reactivate the adult dormant stem cells of the area (with the ultimate goal of creating new hair follicles), activate the proliferation of cells in the area resulting in better blood supply to the scalp area. The first results which are immediately noticeable are the improvement of the quality of the hair. Strengthening, greater diameter (thickening) and length is observed in the hairs that we already have on our scalp. In this way, our head looks fuller as each hair has more volume and shine and health! PRP hair loss treatment can be applied to men and women with androgenetic alopecia (a tendency to recede and lose hair due to heredity). The results of the method are completely natural, while there are no side effects since the body's own blood is used (autologous procedure). In addition, the treatment can be applied preventively, as it prevents further hair loss, while strengthening the existing ones. It combines perfectly with the existing proven and effective treatments we have for androgenetic alopecia such as the use of topical minoxidil solution or foam or the use of oral finasteride. The application of the method should be repeated every 4-6 weeks during the first year, and then once a year to maintain the result.
In which areas is the treatment done?
Practically everywhere! As mesotherapy, the most frequent application concerns the face (forehead, crow's feet, cheeks, chin) but also the neck and décolleté. On the body in the abdomen, inner and outer thigh, knee, buttocks, dorsal surface of the hands. PRP accompanies the treatments with PDO thread support that are done in the above areas as well as the fractional techniques (microneedling or fractional RF or fractional laser CO2) applied to the face and body to correct imperfections such as acne scars or "stretch marks".
Is autologous mesotherapy combined with other antiaging treatments?
It is ideally combined with deep treatments such as Botox and hyaluronic implants-fillers (for filling wrinkles) as PRP complements the hydration-tightening and glow that the skin's surface needs. We also consider PRP application to be a highly beneficial adjunct to PDO thread therapy that creates a supportive mesh. The simultaneous application of PRP with the placement of the threads offers a much better result in support with the threads because the growth factors of PRP facilitate the formation of a "sheath" of collagen fibers around the placed threads. This "sheath" is the autologous-biological thread that offers the best result.
How many sessions are required? The application protocol as an anti-aging mesotherapy includes three sessions, with the second taking place in a month and the third in six months from the first. Then we can repeat it every 6 months or even less often to maintain the good result. In the application for the treatment of acne scars or "stretch marks" we apply 4-5 sessions (in the combined application with microneedling or fractional RF) which are done at an interval of 2 months. When the more invasive CO2 fractional laser is used in combination, we do a total of 2-3 sessions which are done with an interval of 3-4 months. In the application for androgenetic alopecia, the protocol we follow includes 3 sessions which are done every 2 months. Followed by repeated sessions at intervals of about 6 months to maintain the good result
Does the whole process seem expensive and "hassle" to me? Is it worth trying?
The mixture we prepare consists of a wide variety of autologous ingredients and the components of the DNA activator, therefore it is versatile. In contrast, heterologous mesotherapy uses a mixture with a small variety of heterologous components (vitamins, amino acids, etc.). The cost is not high, on the contrary, the method contributes to saving money and time, because it significantly speeds up regeneration compared to conventional methods. Its results are more long-term, since the method activates the natural regeneration of the skin. Especially the next sessions (every 4-6 months) will become less and less frequent, as the results will be cumulative. For the same reason, the appearance of the skin, from an aesthetic point of view, is superior to the previous methods, because the skin receives a natural rejuvenation and not an artificial one.
In which cases is autologous mesotherapy contraindicated?
In neoplasms-malignancies (within a period of less than 5 years), in chronic blood diseases (leukemia, thrombocytosis, etc.), in HIV infection, in liver or kidney disease, in hereditary skin diseases (e.g. collagenosis, Ehlers syndrome) -Danlos, Marfan syndrome, etc.). Even in severe pathological conditions (e.g. after heavy bleeding, low hematocrit, cachexia, etc.). No more rare diseases (hereditary, collagen, autoimmune, etc.).