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September 30, 2022

Your own blood for beauty? How the PRP treatment works

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Especially now, as the fall season sets in, a PRP treatment can be an option. Blood plasma is used to supply the skin in depth. The growth factors contained in the blood plasma stimulate both the formation of new cells and the synthesis of the body’s own collagen. In addition, the blood circulation in the area is improved by the formation of fine blood capillaries, which in turn has a positive effect on the supply of oxygen and nutrients. Overall, the skin is naturally rejuvenated from the inside out and the complexion is sustainably strengthened. PRP treatment can also be carried out in the scalp area, where it supports hair growth. What exactly happens during PRP therapy?

Preparation for the PRP treatment

The first step is a detailed consultation between you and Dr. Kors. You tell the experienced expert what is bothering you. Dr. Kors then examines which treatment or treatments are suitable to achieve the desired results. PRP therapy itself – which is also known as autologous blood treatment, plasma lift and vampire lift – achieves very good results in many cases, but can also be combined with other minimally invasive therapies such as microneedling can also be combined.

In order to carry out PRP therapy, the preparation must be made in advance. This is obtained from the patient’s own blood. The blood sample is taken almost painlessly using the classic procedure known from the family doctor or blood donation. The process only takes a few minutes.

The special preparation

The collected blood is then specially processed. Centrifugation is used to separate the desired blood plasma from the remaining components of the blood. The isolated platelet concentrate contains large quantities of growth factors and cytokines. Among other things, these have a tissue-regenerating effect. They can therefore repair cell damage, stimulate the formation of new cells and also initiate the formation of firming collagen. As these are exclusively the body’s own substances, the treatment is very well tolerated and hardly associated with any side effects or risks.

The repairing properties of PRP are used in aesthetic medicine not only to rejuvenate the skin and combat hair loss, but also to treat scars. Certain scars can thus be made significantly less visible.

How the PRP reaches the treatment areas

The platelet concentrate is injected into the desired area using fine cannulas. This treatment step is also very painless. If desired, however, the areas can be locally anesthetized in advance so that they are less sensitive to pain. The numerous tiny needle pricks that are made to introduce the PRP have another advantage: similar to microneedling, the many tiny pricks signal to the skin that there is damage. This triggers the body’s own repair processes, which lead to the formation of new skin cells and collagen. This process further optimizes the desired rejuvenation processes.

What happens after the PRP treatment?

PRP therapy takes about 30 to 60 minutes in total. It takes place on an outpatient basis, which means that you can leave the practice afterwards. The skin may be temporarily irritated by the small punctures. There is often temporary redness and sometimes slight swelling in the treatment areas. These reactions are generally harmless. You can actively support the healing process by careful cooling.

After about two days you will be fully socially acceptable again. If small traces of the treatment are still visible in individual cases, these can be covered with make-up if desired. Do not use make-up for at least 24 hours after PRP therapy, otherwise tiny particles may get into the injection sites and cause inflammation.

You can resume everyday activities the day after the treatment, but you should refrain from sport for about three days after the treatment. We will provide you with a special cream to care for your skin. Furthermore, you should not expose the treatment areas to direct sunlight for about four weeks. This is another reason why PRP therapy is particularly suitable in the cooler months of the year, as UV exposure is usually lower than in summer and the skin areas can therefore be protected more easily.

More about PRP therapy

If you would like to find out more about autohaemotherapy, simply make an appointment at our Weißensee Skin Center. Dr. Kors will be happy to show you the possibilities of PRP therapy in a personal consultation and inform you about all the important details of this method.

You can access our online appointment system here!

last update: 30.9.2022

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