Dr. Hina Altaf Dermatologist

PRP

PRP

PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a treatment that uses a patient’s own blood to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. During a PRP treatment, a small amount of the patient’s blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge to separate out the platelet-rich plasma.

The platelet-rich plasma is then injected back into the patient’s body in targeted areas, such as the face, scalp, or joints. The growth factors in the PRP can help to stimulate cell growth and repair damaged tissues.

PRP is commonly used in cosmetic treatments

  • to improve the appearance of the skin, hair, and nails
  • it can help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • improve skin texture and tone
  • promote hair growth
  • in medical treatments for conditions such as osteoarthritis and tendon injuries

 

PRP treatments are generally safe, as they use the patient’s own blood and do not involve any synthetic or foreign substances. However, as with any medical procedure, there is a risk of infection, bleeding, and other side effects. It’s important to choose a licensed and experienced medical professional to administer the treatment and to discuss potential risks and benefits before undergoing PRP therapy.

What to expect during and after the procedure

Before the treatment, your provider will discuss your medical history and any medications you are taking to determine if you are a good candidate for PRP therapy. They will then draw a small amount of blood from your arm, usually about 30-60 mL. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge to separate out the platelet-rich plasma. This process takes about 10-15 minutes.

Once the PRP is prepared, your provider will inject it back into your body in the targeted areas using a fine needle. Depending on the area being treated, the injection process may take anywhere from a few minutes to half an hour.

After the treatment, you may experience some swelling, redness, and discomfort at the injection site. These symptoms are usually mild and should subside within a few days. You should avoid touching or rubbing the injection site and avoid intense exercise for a day or two after the treatment.

It’s important to note that PRP therapy typically requires multiple sessions to achieve the desired results. Your provider will work with you to develop a treatment plan based on your individual needs and goals. It’s important to choose a licensed and experienced medical professional to administer the treatment and to discuss potential risks and benefits before undergoing PRP therapy.

Stimulate Collagen Production

The concentration of platelets initiates neocollagenesis

Plump Sagging Skin

Skin will tighten and appear more lifted post-treatment

Diminish Acne Scars

It reduces skin depressions and stimulate new collagen production

Hair Health & Volume

It increases the diameter of hairs and the density of hair growth

Platelet-rich plasma also uses your own plasma, which reduces the risk of adverse reactions. While you may experience mild redness, irritation, pinpoint bleeding, and bruising or swelling after your treatment, this should quickly resolve within 24 hours.

40% of patients report a visible effect immediately after treatment. The main result is visible after 1-2 days. PRP has a cumulative effect, so several treatments are required, the number of which is determined by the PRP practitioner depending on the skin condition. The results last for up to 2 years.

 Men over 40 years of age start to suffer from alopecia - hair loss. Hair transplantation is an expensive procedure and is one of the extreme measures. By injecting their own plasma, men can regain their hair splendor, and without much cost.

To achieve a lasting effect, a series of sessions is required: 5-10 treatments every 10 to 14 days (depending on individual body characteristics)

Since thin needles are used for PRP injections, discomfort during the session is minimal. Local anesthesia in the form of a numbing cream is usually administered.

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Dr. Hinah Altaf’s clinic is currently at Gargash Hospital, 145 Umm Suqeim Street – Umm Al Sheif -Dubai.