PRP Therapy - Procedure and Benefits

PRP Therapy - Procedure and Benefits

Benefits of PRP

The platelet-rich blood plasma or PRP therapy is unique because this therapy is using the blood from the patient himself. Platelets are a part of blood that plays a role in the coagulation or blood clotting mechanism. Aside from that, platelets contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors. This factor has a very important role in the wound healing process.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a plasma that has been enriched with platelets. One of the advantages of PRP is its ability to stimulate healing in bone and soft tissue. Besides being applied in injury cases, PRP therapy has also been applied in aesthetic therapy.

PRP Procedure

PRP therapy involves taking the patient's blood and processing the patient's blood into a PRP. Once PRP has made, we will inject the PRP into the patient's body parts. Two weeks before the procedure is performed, patients will be asked not to take anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin or ibuprofen. Furthermore, 20-60 milliliters' blood will be drawn from the patient's body. Then, the blood will be inserted into a rotating device called a centrifuge to separate the components inside.

Few millimeters of platelet-rich blood plasma are obtained from this process. After that, we will apply the anesthetic cream to the area that gets injected. PRP liquid is then injected. This PRP injection procedure may cause mild pain and irritation for 2-3 days. The PRP process at Ultimo Clinic takes approximately 30-60 minutes.

Ultimo Clinic is supported by TRU PRP devices where the number of plasma cells produced is more than other PRP devices.

What PRP is used for?

Improve the condition of skin texture

PRP injection therapy has been applied as a therapy for removing wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, and sagging skin on the eyes, hands, neck, and face. Unlike injectable fillers that use synthetic ingredients, PRP improves skin defects by triggering the growth of new cells and collagen formation.

PRP therapy also generally does not cause allergic reactions because it originates from the patient's own body, however, this procedure may still have infection risk.

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Treating baldness

PRP may also be effective in treating baldness caused by androgenic alopecia due to hormonal disorders. Androgenic alopecia can occur in both men and women. This happens due to the susceptibility of hair follicles resulting in gradual thinning hairs.

However, further research is still needed to prove the ability of PRP injections in treating baldness.

PRP illustration for treating hair loss

Osteoarthritis

PRP is also being tested for osteoarthritis. PRP becomes an alternative if the patient has not shown improvement by using medical drugs.

Unfortunately, the effectiveness of PRP therapy for osteoarthritis patients is still unknown.

Interested in doing PRP therapy?

Let's immediately consult with our doctor, to book an appointment can contact Ultimo Clinic at 021-51400333 or via WhatsApp at +6281113106457

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