PRP or platelet-rich plasma, sometimes called growth factor rich plasma (PRGF), platelet gel and platelet concentrate (PC) is an increased concentration of platelets in suspension in small amounts of plasma. In simple terms, PRP is a platelet-rich blood plasma.
Being a concentrated source of autologous platelets, which implies that the blood comes from the patient's body, the PRP contains growth factors and cytokines capable of stimulating healing. soft tissue (a tissue that supports, surrounds or connects other organs and structures within a body).
Our blood consists mainly of red blood cells (93%), white blood cells (1%) and platelets (6%). ), all suspended in the plasma. During a treatment PRP the number of red blood cells in the blood is lowered to 5%, while the platelet count is increased to 94%, and the number of white blood cells in the blood remains the same.
PRP has essentially been widely used in some specialties of dentistry and dermatology.
- The blood is taken from the patient's body with the aid of a syringe
- Centrifugation according to a protocol defined with diligence (it separates the red and white blood cells from the platelets)
- A plasma rich in platelets is taken
- An activating agent is added to the plasma, making it usable
PRP for acne scars
Acne scars are a common skin condition among millions of people all over the world. Acne scars are a form of hyperpigmentation that remains on acne lesions and are difficult to eliminate if they are treated traditionally.
Acne scars are usually caused by the following reasons:
- Destruction of Elastin and Collagen
- Excessive Accumulation of Collagen
The PRP treatment procedure uses platelet-rich blood to treat and treat soft tissue lesions. Regenerating and regenerating soft tissue, PRP treatment against acne scars stimulates healing of scars. What is surprising is the fact that no foreign substance is used throughout the procedure.
Not only does it induce the growth and enrichment of platelets, it also regenerates soft tissues and stimulates the growth of new capillaries and blood vessels, improving texture and vitality of the skin.
Apparently, treatment with PRP also stimulates fibroblasts and keratinocytes, helping to generate new skin instead of scarred remains.
For deeper pigmented acne scars, a PRP procedure should be ideal. followed by a Micro Needling treatment. This helps to reduce the depth of the scar.
PRP, as an alternative to laser treatments and surgeries, is safe, natural and minimally invasive. It is an entirely risk-free procedure.
For best results, discuss your treatment plan with your dermatologist.