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Is PRP A Stem Cell Therapy?

PRP treatment speeds up tissue regeneration due to an increase in platelet count resulted from PRP injection. After PRP, the fibrin networks formed in the skin work with the stem cells indirectly by collecting the stem cells in their environment. Therefore, when the skin is treated with PRP, the process of skin repair and regeneration is stimulated. 

PRP Treatment at a glance

Treatment: PRP Treatment

Duration: About 30 minutes.

Accommodation: No need

Anesthesia: Local Anesthetic Cream

Recovery: 4-6 hours.

Scar: No trace, no scar 

Results: After 2 sessions

Pain: Minimal

How PRP Is Applied?

PRP treatment is applied by injecting the obtained plasma in the required area using micro needles. After hair transplantation or only for the purpose of hair loss treatment; the obtained plasma is injected into the scalp using a mesotherapy needle or a mesotherapy injection gun in 1-1.5 cm intervals. 

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PRP Treatment

When Not To Do PRP?

Since PRP is the process of re-injecting blood from one's own body, the risk of side effects and allergy is very low. 

Therefore it can be applied mostly to all patients except the groups mentioned below:

Chemotherapy / Radiotherapy Patients

  • Patients who take Anticoagulants (blood thinners) drugs
  • Patients who have infection or inflammation on the area PRP will be applied on
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • People who have insufficient platelets count 

How Often Should Get PRP ?

Usually, PRP treatment is applied once every 2-4 weeks. It is recommended to take at least one week break before another PRP session.

It may require 4-6 sessions to get the maximum benefit from PRP treatment.

While PRP is performed as a treatment for hair loss, PRP can be combined with mesotherapy. 

When Do The Results Of PRP Appear?

Since PRP treatment is based on the skin's self-renewal, the result of the treatment does not appear immediately.

The results become more obvious after the 2nd or 3rd session. 

After applying PRP on the scalp there will be The thickness and the density of the hair will change positively Also, after PRP treatment on the skin, the skin becomes tighter. Sagging, wrinkles, and scars become invisible in addition to glowing skin. 

For How Long Does The PRP Treatment Affect One’s Daily Life?

After PRP treatment, the patient is free to get back to his/her daily life.

There is no negative consequences of PRP over work and social life of a person.

In some cases, small and temporary bruises and redness may occur depending on the needles used during the session. Applying ice compresses after the procedure alleviates this side effect. 

Are there any risks or side effects of PRP treatment?

During PRP treatment the patient's own blood is used. Therefore, there is no risk of an allergic reaction. However, special tubes that are licensed by the Ministry of Health should be used for a safer and proper treatment

It is highly recommended to ask the doctors during the consultation about the tubes that are used. 

Which precautions should be taken by the patient during and after PRP?

It is highly recommended to the patient to pay attention to the person who applies PRP, the clinic’s hygiene. A specialized and authorized medical doctor should apply PRP and the treatment should be performed in a hygienic clinic or at the hospital.

The patient should not take a hot shower on the same day of the session and should put sunscreen on. 

Comments (4)

  1. Hello, I am from canada. I want to get PRP injection into my knee for previous ACL tear + meniscus tear + osteoarthiritis. Please provide me with any information you can regarding intraArterial PRP injections at your clinic. Thank you

    1. Name: Prof. Dr. Bekir Atik Cevapla 05 January 2022, 10:52

      You can contact out patient consultant via WhatsApp (+90 537 268 54 14) or mail(appointment@istanbulsafemedical.com).

  2. I would to talk to someone about pricing and packages for PRP treatment. Me and my partner are owners of medical tourism company from America and we are looking at the Turkish medical market for opportunities. Thanks

  3. I have Meniere's disease will prp help with that

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