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February 8, 2022

How good is autologous blood therapy?

Autohemotherapy Berlin Dr. Kors
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Healthy, youthful-looking skin, a fresh complexion and strong hair – anyone who considers these factors to be part of their personal beauty ideal has probably already tried various options and treatments such as Botox® or hyaluronic acid have probably looked into various options and treatments such as Botox® or hyaluronic acid. Appropriate skin care is undoubtedly crucial to help the skin stay firm and beautiful. However, it cannot completely stop the signs of the times. If the changes become disturbing over time, there are various minimally invasive and surgical options to “reverse” the unpleasant consequences.

In addition to Botox®, hyaluronic acid, laser and other procedures, there is also autologous blood therapy. It is also known as PRP therapy, plasma treatment or vampire lifting. What can autologous blood therapy do? How good are the results? And what are the risks of the treatment?

How does autohaemotherapy work?

Autologous blood therapy relies on the so-called PRP. This is platelet-rich plasma. It is obtained from the blood by removing the red blood cells so that only the blood plasma (thrombocytes) remains. This blood plasma is rich in growth factors, proteins and stem cells. After special preparation, it is injected back into the body – directly into the skin that is to be treated or into the scalp area if the hair is to be strengthened.

With the help of valuable ingredients such as growth factors and stem cells, the body is stimulated to boost the regeneration processes, form new cells, produce collagen and also improve blood circulation through new fine capillaries. All these processes ultimately lead to the skin structure being improved and rejuvenated. The volume in the area is also slightly increased and the supply of nutrients and oxygen is optimized. The skin is rejuvenated and appears healthier, firmer and more beautiful.

In the hair area, the treatment strengthens and builds up the hair follicles and hair roots, improving hair growth and leading to healthy and strong hair.

Where is it used?

In the field of aesthetic medicine, PRP therapy is used to smooth wrinkles, tighten and rejuvenate the skin and treat hair loss. In principle, it can be carried out on all areas of the skin. The face, neck, décolleté, back of the hands and even the scalp are particularly popular areas of application. Irritating scars can also be improved with autologous blood therapy. By stimulating the body’s own healing processes, the scar tissue is positively influenced so that new skin cells form and the scar fades.

In medicine, autologous blood is also often used to support the healing process after various surgical procedures. Autologous blood therapy is also suitable for treating joint complaints, muscle injuries or allergies. Another important area of application is the combination of autologous blood therapy with surgical hair transplantation. The additional PRP can demonstrably improve the results of the transplantation. This is why it also appears as a recommendation in the guidelines for hair transplantation.

What are the advantages?

One of the main advantages of PRP therapy is that it is very well tolerated. It uses only natural ingredients that come from the body itself. This means that the likelihood of unpleasant reactions such as intolerances is very low. Even if the PRP is enriched with other substances as required, these are usually natural substances. The treatment is therefore free of foreign substances.

It is also relatively uncomplicated. With blood sampling, preparation and injection, the treatment takes about an hour. It takes place on an outpatient basis and patients can go home and resume their normal activities immediately after the therapy. No major restrictions or downtimes are to be expected.

Since PRP therapy relies on natural active ingredients and the body’s own processes, the results also look extremely natural. It is like a fountain of youth from within. Autologous blood therapy can be repeated as often as required to maintain the rejuvenating effects.

How good are the results?

The first results are visible shortly after the treatment. The build-up of new cells and fresh collagen naturally takes some time. As a result, the rejuvenation is gradual, making it look even more “real”. In our practice, we have had very good experiences with PRP therapy for both the skin and the hair. An initial treatment with PRP comprises around three sessions. After that, it is usually sufficient to refresh the treatment once or twice a year if necessary.

Does autologous blood therapy have risks?

As already mentioned, PRP therapy is quite low-risk. No major complications are to be expected if used correctly. Only slight swelling and redness may occur for a short period after the treatment. They subside on their own. In some cases, temporary small hematomas (bruises) may also occur at the injection sites.

With autologous blood therapy, there is a very low risk of infection or inflammation at the injection sites. Thanks to the highest quality and hygiene standards as well as our many years of experience in aesthetic medicine, we can reduce these risks to a minimum so that the treatment is very safe for you.

More about therapy in a personal consultation

Do you have further questions about autohaemotherapy? Dr. Kors will be happy to inform you about the possibilities of PRP in a personal consultation. Simply arrange your individual appointment with our practice team at the Weißensee Skin Center. You can also use our online appointment booking . We look forward to seeing you!

last update: 14.04.2022

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