The use of Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP, spans various medical fields from dermatology to trichology and aesthetics as it has a big role in aiding the body’s healing process.
PRP is often used in combination with other treatments to aid with optimal recovery. If we consider the other treatments to be the “injury”, the Platelet Rich Plasma is administered as a restorative treatment.
Platelets are cytoplasmic fragments of megakaryocytes (large cells found in the bone marrow) which contain over 30 bioactive proteins. These proteins have a fundamental role in homeostasis (restoring the body’ natural balance / healing), i.e. the healing of body tissue.
The necessary protein growth factors for healing any type of wound or injury are secreted by platelets, as well as three particular proteins which cause cell adhesion; fibrin, fibronectin and vitronectin.
PRP is a regenerative medicine, it can be applied in various ways and formats bringing restorative treatments into a new era. It is based on the stimulation of the regenerative process via the administering of growth and regulatory factors, and plays an important role in healing processes of any kind. Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP, is a fluid rich in the growth and regulatory factors extracted from prepared blood samples. The yellowish fluid, or plasma, can be used in treatments as a healing booster or to stimulate collagen production. PRP can be used in combination with many treatments including surgical procedures, fat grafting, microneedling, alopecia treatment, post ablative laser or RF and deep peeling.
No Preparation is required for PRP and the rate of complication is very low. Aftercare only depends on the combination of treatments being applied. PRP can be carried out as a multiple procedure for hair growth stimulation (10 sessions) but is mostly used in combination with:
Or, as a post procedure healing booster for:
Contact us at OCEAN CLINIC to find out more about PRP Therapy.