What is PRP Treatment?
Our blood is alive liquid continually moving in our vessels. This liquid conisits of plasma and cells. Plasma consists mostly of water. 5-6 Liters blood exist in a person weighing 70 kg. 50-60 % of the blood liquid is plasma. The other 40-50 % consists of cells. Platelets are the smallest seedless cells of blood. Their main function is to provide clotting. This process starts as a result of contacting of blood leaked from cut or slitted vessel with outside.
So, when a place of our body is cut platelets of leaked blood interrupt bleeding and form a protecting layer on the wound. This layer also plays important role in healing wound. In the period of 1-2 weeks platelets form new tissues on the place of wound.
In PRP for hair, first take 10 cc from the patient's venous blood (1/10 of 1 cup of tea). Centrifuged blood is divided into two parts as white and red blood. Red calf is found in white blood cells, platelets, clotting factors.
When crusts on wound fall down we can see the new skin formed bellow. This strength of platelets is being used in many areas in medicine. The purpose of PRP is to create strong platelets and more effective treatment. This new technology is used in America very commonly in recent years. European countries and also Turkey have been using this technology for a shorter period of time. This treatment method is approved by FDA.
This treating power of blood is used in many fields. 100 – 150 cc of our blood (one tea glass) is extracted and centrifuged. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is being devided and injected to the required area. Thus, growth factor activating area cells by secretion and root cells move. New cells increase collagen syntheses and heal tissue.
Main fields of applying:
PRP is applied together with ozone treatment successfully in rejuvenating face and preventing hair loss. Firstly oxygene level and tissue bloodshot are increased with ozone treatment . Then tissue healing is achieved with PRP Therapy.
- To prevent hair loss.
- To rejuvenate face
- In treatment of nonhealing wounds.
- Rotator cuff injuries of the shoulder joint.
- Tennis elbow (outer ligament injury)
- Golfer’s elbow (ligament strain)
- Back thigh muscles (hamstring) injury.
Both treatments are applied as different treatment programs to the different areas. In treatment of hair loss and rejuvenating face and neck 2-3 times ozone treatment regional injections are applied, then one PRP Therapy is applied per a month. PRP applying is repeated 2-3 times, one time per a month. Then it is enough to be applied one time per a year. Thus, you will avoid big bills paid for cosmetic products treating face wrinkles and hair loss as you will achieve much more effective result. In the treatment of orthopedic problems PRP Therapy is applied one time per a week, repeated 3-10 times.
PRP Therapy is prepared from your own blood and has no side effects. After treatment you can continue your routine life. Local anesthesia is applied before the procedure so you will not feel pain. 70-80 % success is achieved in wound treatments and some orthopedic problems required surgical intervention. Very good results are seen in male and female types of hair loss when intervention is applied on their early stages. But PRP Treatment is not effective in totally bald areas.
In rejuvenating face PRP is applied on forehead, around eyes, nose, lips and under chin.
- Patella tendinitis
- Ankle sprains
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Plantar fasciitis (heel spurs)
- Meniscal tears
- Degenerative disc hernia (hernia)
- Myofascial pain (cramps pain in muscle tension as we know it)
- Chronic low back pain
- In order to increase fracture bonding it is applied succesfully on fracture zone and there are also many other fields of applying.