P.R.P. – Platelet Rich Plasma

Details

This method is part of the so-called regenerative therapies. It is the result of years of international research and thousands of published articles on this topic.

 

How does it work?

It is a very simple method, carried out through a simple venipuncture. The blood is centrifuged with a special centrifuge. At this point, 3 layers will be shown. The red layer corresponds to the corpuscular (red blood cells), the middle layer correspond to PRP, and the top layer corresponds to the plasma (poor in platelets). Via a syringe, PRP is extracted and will then be ready to be used for its countless therapeutic purposes.

 

What is PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)?

It is a powerful concentrate of growth factors capable of stimulating the regeneration of tissues. The growth factors are molecules capable of promoting tissue repair, and influence the behaviour of other cells, by modulating the inflammation and the formation of new blood vessels. It is able to act in a nonspecific way of numerous stimulating tissue repair and regeneration processes.

 

When is it prescribed?

Given the non-specificity of the mechanism of action, PRP can be used in many fields, aesthetic:

  • Wrinkles
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Hair Loss

 

or purely within the medical field:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Injuries to tendons
  • Bone regeneration

 

Are there any contraindications or side effects?

There are no absolute contraindications to the treatment. There are also no side effects, given that only autologous material (of the patient) is injected.

In the days following the treatment, in the case of osteo-articular type issues, we can expect a clinical worsening of a maximum of 6-8 days, followed by a sharp improvement in symptoms.

 

How many sessions are needed?

Usually three sessions in cycles every 2-3 weeks are needed. Clearly, the number of sessions and cycles varies according to the clinical context

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