Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

At Solea Wellness Center, we offer PRP therapy with human blood plasma. The therapy has proven itself quite useful in cosmetology, dermatology, sports medicine, and other areas. We offer an advanced treatment method based on the body’s ability to heal and regenerate damaged soft tissues, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and even bones.

To date, none of the traditional treatment methods provide such a powerful impetus to regeneration and such a large amount of nutrients as platelet-enriched blood plasma.

What is PRP?

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Platelet-enriched plasma therapy is a cutting-edge injection procedure that uses the patient’s plasma. The plasma is injected into the area where you want to stimulate your cells’ growth and accelerate the regeneration process. This is an innovative procedure that appeared relatively recently but has already shown excellent results in many areas (for example, in treating sports injuries and cosmetology).

Traditional medications treat the body externally, while PRP offers an effective use of internal resources for tissue repair.

What problems can PRP help with?

Platelet-enriched plasma therapy shows excellent results in many areas.

1. Cosmetology

PRP therapy has made a real breakthrough in skin revitalization and rejuvenation. Now it’s easier than ever to fight the signs of aging on all parts of the body (wrinkles, acne scars, pouches under the eyes, dryness, and dullness).

When autoplasma is injected, it instantly starts the revitalization of the skin and activates tissue regeneration, which in turn ensures cell proliferation (cell division and growth) and the production of fibrillar proteins (elastin and collagen, responsible for skin elasticity).

2. Traumatology

For example, the injection of autoplasma is often used for the accelerated healing of wounds and fractures, as well as for the recovery of injured tendons, cartilage, ligaments, and joints. High effectiveness has been proven for burns (promotes rapid recovery of the skin).

PRP is indicated for arthritis, arthrosis, osteochondrosis.

3. Ophthalmology

Doctors recommend PRP to patients when it comes to treating abnormal ocular corneal conditions (the injection is done subconjunctivally).

4. Dentistry

It helps with inflammatory gum disease and is also used after implantation (to speed up the osseointegration process).

5. Gynecology

PRP therapy is successfully used all over the world to restore elasticity, flexibility, and sensitivity of mucosal tissues in the postpartum period; it accelerates the healing and regeneration of the vaginal walls after surgical intervention.

Advantages of the procedure

1. More effective than most traditional methods

All thanks to the live platelets used in the procedure. They actively produce growth factors, significantly reducing the process of tissue regeneration.

2. Non-invasive procedure that takes little time

Collecting the patient’s blood is a matter of minutes. The patient then waits for a special machine to centrifuge the tube of blood. That’s it, now it is ready for use.

3. No rehabilitation period

There is no swelling or noticeable traces (at the injection area) after PRP. The patient’s well-being is preserved. They can go home, go to work, and do other everyday activities.

4. No serious side effects

Forget about allergic reactions. Safety is guaranteed through the use of the patient’s blood.

All stages are supervised by your personal specialist. The duration of the procedure is selected individually.

PRP injection process

PRP injection process step by step
  1. First comes a consultation during which our specialist (e.g., cosmetologist, dermatologist) will diagnose you for possible contraindications. If there are none, a date for the procedure is set.
  2. It is necessary to give up medications that affect blood clotting two to three days before the injection. The day before the procedure, you should avoid alcohol and fatty foods. Besides, you should not use cosmetics.
  3. The first stage of PRP is the collection of the patient’s venous blood (20–100 ml – the volume depends on the clinical case).
  4. Then platelet-enriched plasma is obtained by centrifugation. Lymphocytes and erythrocytes are removed from the blood first, and only then the concentration of platelets in the plasma is increased by 5–6 times higher than usual. The resulting mixture is diluted with heparin, which prevents platelets from sticking together.
  5. Administering injection. The area and depth depend on the purpose of therapy (under the skin, into the joint).

Rehabilitation after PRP

The healing of the area where the injection was done is complete within a day. If we are talking about the skin of the face, doctors do not recommend the use of cosmetics on the first day. This is where the rehabilitation period ends.

However, there are still a few recommendations to follow to achieve the best result after the procedure:

  1. In the first 2–3 days. It is worth refraining from going to a sauna or swimming pool.
  2. Within a week. It is better not to sunbathe or refrain from visiting a tanning salon, and if you spend a lot of time in the sun, use sunscreen (to avoid hyperpigmentation).

How much does PRP cost?

Platelet-enriched plasma therapy costs from $599.99 to $1,499.99. The price depends on the clinical picture (treatment area and purpose of the therapy).

How many injections do you need?

This will be determined by your consultant after diagnosis and examination. In most cases, achieving the maximum positive effect requires 3–5 treatments with a break of about 1–2 weeks between each treatment. Note that it is impossible to store plasma. A new blood sample must be collected each time.

Possible side effects of the procedure

As we have already mentioned, PRP therapy is safe for patients because their platelets are used. Therefore, the patient can immediately return to their usual way of life. However, in some cases, there may be minor side effects (skin irritation, soreness, or mild bruising in the injection area).

We provide our clients with solutions to relieve pain and other negative effects quickly and safely.

 

FAQ

1. How long do the results last?

For example, after a complete course of facial skin rejuvenation (the number of procedures and duration is determined individually), the result can last up to 2–3 years.

2. Does PRP have contraindications?

There are no absolute contraindications. However, there are a number of relative contraindications:

  • Pregnancy and lactation
  • Anemia of the 2nd or 3rd degree
  • Cancer diseases
  • Infectious diseases in the acute stage
  • Blood diseases.

We establish their presence/absence at the preparatory stage (in the course of questioning and taking several tests).

3. Does it hurt to have PRP injections?

Slight soreness and discomfort may be observed at the injection area. However, they pass quickly. Plus, we are always ready to help solve this issue by giving the appropriate recommendation.

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