Difference between Plasma and Platelets
The liquid portion of blood is called plasma. It is made largely of water and proteins, and it gives a medium for RBC, WBC whereas platelets circulate through the body. Platelets promotes the healing process and promotes the clotting mechanism.
Equipment Required for Plasma Rich Proteins Injections
- Alcohol swabs
- PRP test tubes
- A band
- DR Pen
Plasma Rich Protein Injections
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections that takes blood of patient and centrifuge it extracts the yellow fluid that is called PRP. In this way, PRP injections are used to treat different MSK disorders and other problems like face acne, scars and hair loss treatments. Platelet-rich plasma has been found to notably enhance the recovery process, and using a PRP for many pains like elbow shoulder pain is very common. PRP has also been illustrate to better function and reduce pain in people who have elbow problems like golfer elbow etc. Some of the key advantages of PRP injections are that they can reduce the need for anti-inflammatory. The side effects of PRP injections are not very much because, since the injections are made from your own blood, your body will not reject or react negatively to them.
Face Acne and Scars Removal
PRP is a latest aesthetic procedure that draws your own blood and centrifuge it at high speed and extract PRP from it then apply to face with help of derma pen it just deeply penetrate to your skin and after some sessions with gap of 2 weeks your skin will be glowingly smooth and better than before after some session’s acne become dull and scars will be closed.
Advantages of Plasma Rich Protein
- Uses your own blood
- Works with body natural healing mechanism
Disadvantages of Plasma Rich Protein
Not effective on every case
- nerve injuries
- pain at the injection site
- tissue damage
It can last for 6 months to 1 year and then again you will have to get a session. It may be done by a dermatologist, cosmetologist or a certified technician.
Indications of Facial Protein Rich Protein
- Acne spots
- Acne scars
Plasma Rich Protein for Hair Loss
This is the latest technique for getting thick hair and also for getting the hair that are loss. PRP injections are injected to upper of scalp skin and another is by help of derma pen it is inserted in skin of scalp.so that it can be penetrated into skin and heal the cells that are damage and promotes the hair growth. According to research from 2014, PRP injections are seen to be effective in treating androgenic alopecia, which is also known as male pattern baldness commonly seen in men.
Does Hair Regrow by Treatment from Plasma Rich Protein?
Some patients have PRP injection along with other hair loss treatments, such as taking some medicines. Clinical evidence is that PRP can get back the loss hair to normal.
Risk for Plasma Rich Protein Hair-Loss Treatment
When you go for your first consultation, many health care providers will recommend against PRP for hair loss if you:
- are on blood thinner medication
- use drugs
You might also be not suitable for treatment if you’ve been diagnosed with acute or chronic infections, cancer, liver disease, any chronic skin disease, hemodynamic instability, systemic disorder, sepsis, low platelet count in body. PRP consist of 3 sessions after 2-week gap and it also includes the maintenance therapies after some months after PRP. Price ranges from $1,500–$3,500 for the first three treatments, with per injection at $400 or more. Pricing depends on a number of factors including:
- Depends on location
- quality of tools use
- addition of nutritive components
Protein Rich Plasma in Tendon Repair
In case of tendon damage or injury PRP injections are most common and can helps to repair the torn or injured tendon PRP is injected and number of sessions are required with gap of some weeks.
Plasma Rich Protein for Pigmentation
For dark spot area and pigmented area of skin PRP is one of the best and effective treatment now a days that reduces the pigmentation and reduces the dark appearance of skin gives a smooth shiny look to skin.
It’s the process that uses PRP and with help of derma pen your skin is little bit scratched and then blood is extract now from this blood by the help of derma pen the serum is induced to skin its very good and effective for the scars skin and can heal the scars more quickly by boosting collagen production.
PRP for Freckles and fine Lines
Freckles and fine lines are a big hindrance in beauty so its new and latest way to get rid of fine lines instantly and its good and effective way to get rid of it. It can be injected by injection or penetrate by help of derma pen.
Plasma Rich Protein Good Effects
Soft skin, glow on skin, younger appearance, tendon and muscular repair and rapid healing.
PRP Side Effects
- mild pain
- scalp tenderness or inflammation.
- Swelling for some time
- bleeding at the injection site is temporary
Is this a safe treatment?
Yes, it’s totally safe treatment because your own blood is used for all the process and no outside thing is penetrated to your skin or body so it’s totally safe procedure.
Things Need to be Avoided After PRP Treatment
- Don’t consume alcohol
- Don’t smoke
- Don’t take hot bath for 48 hours
- Don’t apply heat or ice for 3 days
- Don’t itch vigorously
Is PRP a painful procedure?
It’s not painful however the discomfort or level of pain depends upon which part of body is being treated otherwise it is not a painful process.
Cost of this Procedure
Cost may vary from procedure to procedure and from country to country in Pakistan the facial and hair procedures starts from 8 thousand and goes up to 20 thousand depending upon what treatment is being done on you. Scar treatments are more expensive than the regular glow treatments and it may be time taking processes. Hair treatments depends upon the condition and area of treatment after assessment and proper examination your doctor will formulate total expenses.