PRP treatment (Platelet Rich Plasma), more commonly known as Dracula Therapy, is one of the latest and most natural methods of skin rejuvenation. It is an especially ideal choice for those who prefer natural solutions but expect visible results of skin rejuvenation.
PRP therapy has been widely used in medicine for years: it is used by orthopedic surgeons to treat chronic joint pain, but its use is also widespread and well-known in several other surgical professions such as oral surgery and cardiovascular surgery. It is one of the safest and most efficient methods of skin rejuvenation.
During the course of the procedure, we will take blood from the patient and, using a special method, separate the platelet rich supernatant from the blood. This centrifuged blood is the most valuable tool in the process of skin rejuvenation, and makes up only 1% of the blood sample. It is therefore very important to the success of this treatment for our facility to be equipped with the latest technology to precisely extract this layer from the blood. Quality is very important in every area of cosmetic dermatology, but even more so when it comes to the extraction of the smallest cells in the blood, the platelets. In order to extract the highest concentration and most active PRP, we use state-of-the-art technology to ensure the treatment is as effective as possible.
Platelets, or thrombocytes, contain all the human growth factors essential for the healing of wounds. One example is PGDF which, among other things, is responsible for stem cell stimulation; TGF, which stimulates the buildup of connective tissue; ILGF, which is responsible for wound healing; and EGF, which stimulates cell differentiation, making it responsible for the formation of healthy epithelial cells. Additionally, thrombocytes excrete several proteins, which play a key role in tissue regeneration. The effects of thrombocytes are not based merely on the release of their own proteins and growth factors. The growth factors also activate other cells and the release of enzymes, so the regenerative capacity of the skin increases week by week. This is one of the explanations why the treated skin area heals at an intensive and accelerated pace and no other signs of the treatment are visible, aside from possible tiny puncture bruises appearing the day after the treatment. As a result, the skin becomes tighter, wrinkles are smoothed out, and the texture, volume and even hydration of the skin improves visibly.
The healthy, youthful radiance of the skin will noticeably improve within a few weeks of the treatment, and in the following months, the expected final effect will be achieved through the appearance of newly formed connective tissue.
PRP therapy is excellent for rejuvenating the face, reducing rings under the eyes, treating the skin of the neck and décolletage, refreshing aging, wrinkled hands, and for the treatment of rosacea and even hair loss. The treatment improves bags and rings under the eyes, while the natural shape of the eye remains unchanged.
We take 18 ml of blood from the patient during the treatment and inject it into a special kit before placing it into a centrifuge. During the highly advanced PRP procedure, the separation of the platelet-rich PRP becomes visible to the naked eye after only a few minutes in the centrifuge. The PRP often contains 6-8 times and sometimes even 10-20 times the normal concentration of platelets. With the help of tiny injections or a derma roller, we introduce this valuable substance into the skin. Allergic reactions or infections cannot occur since we are using your body’s own materials for the treatment.
The effect gradually builds up until we see the final result of a single treatment after 2-3 months. We recommend the number of treatments depending on each case, but one treatment every four weeks is sufficient for four months, after which one or two maintenance treatments per year are typically enough for more mature skin.
PRP treatment is suitable for younger patients as well, for whom it is recommended to start early. Since prevention is always the best cure, those who begin caring for themselves early can add years to their youth. But this treatment can also naturally treat sagging skin and wrinkles that have already formed.