What is the technique of platelet rich plasma rejuvenation?

Written by: Dra. Blanca Díaz Ley
Published: | Updated: 18/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The technique of platelet rich plasma is a drug that involves administration of an autologous preparation rich in platelets obtained from the patient's blood. Its use is widespread in different areas of medicine, such as orthopedics, dental or eye implant and recently as the latest trend in dermatology.

Explain the experts in Dermatology , that the technique of PRP applied to dermatology aims to accelerate the healing and repair of skin problems such as chronic ulcers or surgical wounds, and especially to rejuvenate the skin and to treat diseases of the hair follicle, or to improve the appearance and quality.


Benefits PRP

young girl The benefits of platelet rich plasma are based on stimulation of the physiological mechanisms that are triggered naturally for tissue repair after being damaged or for tissue renewal.

This treatment accelerates the physiological action of platelets that release molecules (growth factors and cytokines) essential for the repair and renewal of tissues.

Both the skin and the hair follicle are dynamic structures subjected to continuous processes of renewal and repair that are stimulated by injection of platelet-rich plasma.


Treatment of PRP

For the application of the technique of PRP the patient does not need any specific, except in the case of preparation use in rejuvenating face and neck, it is advisable to apply a local anesthetic cream to reduce the inconvenience of Injection Product. It is also essential to practice good aseptic area to try to prevent local infections.

The treatment technique PRP involves removal of a small sample of peripheral blood which is then processed by centrifugation, the plasma fraction richer in platelets is selected and injected.

For the treatment of ulcers and skin wounds, and for skin repair after esthetic treatments such as dermabrasion, platelet rich fraction is not injected but it is allowed to clot, and the resulting matrix rich in growth factors is deposited directly onto the damaged skin in order to growth factors released by platelets stimulate skin repair.  

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Blanca Díaz Ley

Dr. Diaz is a Dermatologist specialized in aesthetic and rejuvenating treatments. He directs the Dermatology Unit of the Felicidad Carrera Medical-Aesthetic Center of Madrid. In addition, he is an Assistant Physician of Dermatology at the University Hospital of the Southeast at the Rey Juan Carlos University. Dr. Diaz has also devoted a good part of her career to research. Thus, she has been a researcher at the prestigious Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and at the Ramón y Cajal Institute for Health Research. Her brilliant professional career places her as a first-class doctor.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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