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What is prp therapy (platelet rich plasma) ?

  • What is plasma therapy (PRP) ?

    The purpose of plasma therapy is to regenerate the treated area. Plasma is part of the blood and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is platelet-rich plasma. It is caused by a short processing of blood taken from a vein in the elbow socket. Platelets contain cell growth factors that are able to stimulate tissue stem cells after injection into a target site, thereby inducing regeneration of the site - such as facial skin rejuvenation or improved hair growth. PRP can be used alone or in combination with hyaluronic acid.

    Who is the treatment for?

    The method can be used to rejuvenate the skin, improve hair growth, in the treatment of wound healing or, for example, the so-called diabetic foot.

    Before treatment

    If you are considering plasma therapy, it is always necessary, if you are not a regular client of GHC dermatology, to go through an initial consultation with a doctor.

    • 24 hours before collection, follow the drinking regime - intake of 2-3 liters of non-alcoholic liquids (ideally water), the last pint, preferably 2 hours before exercise, limit caffeine drinks, green and herbal teas
    • It is better not to consume any fatty foods and dairy drinks 24 hours before the procedure
    • before treatment (2-3 days) it is advisable to stop anti-inflammatory drugs - non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Ibalgin, Voltaren, Aulin, etc.)
    • Discontinue non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) 500 mg one week before the procedure (in agreement with the general practitioner)
    • it is not very appropriate to undergo plasma treatment during menstruation or detox

    How plasma therapy works

    The procedure is performed in a dermatological room, usually after applying an anesthetic cream or a surface anesthetic spray. Blood is taken (typically 1 tube of 15 ml of blood or more prp tubes at a larger number of treated sites or during special treatment - eg wound treatment). This blood is then briefly processed in a prp centrifuge. The actual application of PRP is injectable. A mesotherapy needle is used, which is very gentle, so the treatment is minimally painful.

    After treatment

    After plasma therapy, it is advisable to omit the application of cosmetics to the treated area, ideally for 24 hours. Treatment in a beauty salon should be completed after a break of 14 days. When staying in the sun, it is advisable to protect the treated area with a product with a protective SPF50. After the exercise, it is advisable not to exercise for at least 24 hours, not to visit the sauna for at least a week. Avoid excessive sweating (sports, sauna), UV radiation (direct sun) for at least 3 days, preferably the whole week. Ideally relax for 2-3 days.

    When it comes to application to hairy skin in order to improve hair growth, we recommend not washing your hair ideally 2-3 days after the procedure.

    Improvement should be evaluated no earlier than 1-2 months after treatment.

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