PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma
Human body is a huge organism. Cells combine to form tissues, and tissues to form organs, and organs to form systems etc. And it keeps growing this way. Then, how this system understands when you get your body injured, and how it detects the damage and repair it? Let me summarize the story with an example of finger cut. You got your finger cut, and it started bleeding. The tissues right outside of the vein have also an identity like all other tissues in the body. When platelets in blood touch these veins, they identify the veins and stick on them. Later, they all overlap with each other and accumulate on the tissue. This is called as coagulum. While coagulating, platelets (in other words thrombocyte) identify wounded tissues and release some stimulant into the body. It is like an S.O.S help scream. Closest regenerative cells take action and come to crime scene. Further ones are also called for repairing wounded tissues during healing process. Well, what we are supposed to do with this information?
During hair transplantation, each canal opened for prospective hair is understood as wound by our body. Hair follicles place into canals starts sending messages for recovery. Exactly in that moment, by using systematic stimulatory impact of P.R.P. success rate of the operation can be increased. Even without hair transplantation P.R.P. sessions are performed to make all injection points act like wounds and send recovery need messages around. We make platelets in the blood we took from you concentrated and put it in injection together with your plasma. This procedure takes around 20 minutes. Later, we inject it under your skin in micro amounts with the help of very tiny needles.
It means renewed joint cartilage for orthopedics, renewed discs for neurosurgery; and renewed, younger, revitalized skin and with increased rate of living hair grafts for us plastic surgeons.