Regenerative skin therapy PRP: injection with autologous blood

What is PRP?

PRP plasma therapy is a regenerative therapy that uses the body's own cells to carry out long-term biological rejuvenation of the skin. In this process, platelet-rich plasma is obtained from the patient’s own blood and then injected into the skin. The collagen contained in the plasma stimulates the formation of collagen, which shrinks the tissues, allowing the skin to regenerate within a few days and weeks after treatment. 

PRP plasma therapy is performed in outpatient clinics in practice. It can treat wrinkles on the face, but other parts of the body, such as the shoulders or hair and scalp, have also been successfully used as the body's own plasma. It can also stimulate the activity of hair root stem cells, which has a positive effect on hair growth. PRP stands for Platelet-rich plasma. The substance used for injection is entirely based on the body's own blood. 

Obtain a highly concentrated plasma concentrate.It contains a variety of growth factors, especially TGF (transforming growth factor), which can stimulate the regeneration of connective tissue, and together with special anti-inflammatory proteins to restore cells. PRP technology comes from regenerative medicine and stem cell research. For a long time, it has also been used in sports medicine to treat competitive athletes. 

The following application areas have been proven in aesthetic medicine: Injecting the body’s own plasma to treat wrinkles (PRP enhancement) PRP plasma therapy is an innovative alternative to well-known anti-wrinkle therapies (such as hyaluronic acid and botulinum toxin) because it is not It's about smoothing wrinkles with the help of fillers, but about the active principle based on the body's own skin regeneration process, the appearance and structure of the skin over a period of time.

 

Injection with the body's own plasma in the event of hair loss

Inject platelet-rich plasma into the scalp to stimulate hair follicle stem cells and stimulate microcirculation. The second stage slows down hair loss and supports hair growth. The body's own plasma concentrate initiates the regeneration of the hair follicle environment. Increase blood circulation and increase the proliferation of hair follicle cells. Clinical studies have shown that it can stop hair loss and stimulate hair growth.

Injection with the body's own plasma for dark circles under the eyes

The area around the eyes is particularly delicate and may turn blue due to microcirculation problems. The growth factors in autologous blood concentrate (PRP) stimulate the microcirculation around the eyes; this makes the skin clearer and more elastic.

Injection with the body's own plasma for deep wrinkles on the décolleté

Skin damaged by the environment or sunlight can benefit from PRP plasma therapy because it can stimulate cell regeneration and improve the skin's ability to moisturize.

Injection with the body's own plasma for scars

The body's own plasma can also be effectively injected into stretch marks, acne and sunken scars (also called atrophic or dystrophic scars).

Injection with the body's own plasma after laser or peeling treatments

PRP plasma therapy has analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects, and can significantly accelerate wound healing after laser or peeling treatment. Clinical studies have also shown that the results of previous treatments have improved.

How does the treatment work?

Blood is drawn from a vein in the patient's arm and then centrifuged. The activated plasma thus obtained is immediately processed. This process is carried out directly in the consultation and takes about ten minutes. Then Dr. Dagmar Rohde uses the best needle technology to apply activated plasma to the desired skin area. Before that, the skin will be treated with an anesthetic cream, because a deeper injection has a better effect than the classic mesotherapy (injection into the upper layer).
 

How is the blood plasma processed?

Plasma is obtained by centrifugation to generate a gradient, that is, the heavier part (larger cells) is discarded, while the smaller and lighter platelets remain in the supernatant. It is important to obtain plasma with as few white blood cells as possible. These are  special prp tubes. If this happens without these special tubes, the procedure will be cheaper, but more risky than previously thought (leukocytes remaining in the plasma can cause negative inflammation.

When will I be socially acceptable again?

After the operation, the skin will immediately turn red and immediately expand due to the injection. Sometimes very small bruises are formed at certain puncture sites. During your facial care, redness and swelling can almost be covered with cosmetics. One hour later, the patient felt socially acceptable again, while others only the next day.

What result can be expected?

Either way, the immediate effect is firmer, naturally renewed skin. In the next few weeks, the injected PRP plasma will stimulate the self-regeneration of the skin, and positive endogenous "skin rejuvenation" will occur. Plasma has the ability to naturally accelerate the body's self-healing process. Restore the elasticity of the skin. The increased collagen production leads to a significant and long-term improvement of the skin structure. It is healthy, has a finer structure, and visibly smoothes wrinkles.

What are the risks?

PRP plasma therapy is a safe and low-risk procedure, because with the help of the body's own plasma, allergic reactions, intolerances and adverse side effects can be almost eliminated, and there is no risk of disease transmission, and there is no toxin or chemical in the sun. Substances should be avoided for six weeks after treatment, so as not to damage the skin's self-healing ability. Smoking also has negative effects.

What can the PRP lifting be combined with?

PRP therapy can be combined with other wrinkle treatments. With the help of lasers, fillers, mesotherapy, peeling and microneedling, among other things. Depending on the method, different treatment dates will be agreed.