What is the platelet-rich plasma technique in rejuvenation?: The platelet-rich plasma technique is a drug that consists of the administration of an autologous platelet-rich preparation obtained from the patient’s blood. Its use is prevalent in different areas of Medicine, such as traumatology, dental or ophthalmological implantology, and, recently, as the latest trend in dermatology.
Experts in Dermatology explain that the platelet rich technique applied to dermatology has the objective of accelerating the healing process and repair of skin problems, such as chronic ulcers or surgical wounds, and very significantly to rejuvenate the skin as well as to treat diseases of the hair follicle, or to improve the appearance and quality of it.
Platelet Rich Plasma Benefits
The benefits of platelet rich are based on the stimulation of the physiological mechanisms that are triggered naturally to repair tissues 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.
Equally the skin and the hair follicle are dynamic structures undergoing continuous renewal and repair processes that are stimulated with platelet-rich injection.
Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment
For the application of the platelet-rich plasma technique, the patient does not need any specific preparation, except in the case of its use in the rejuvenation of the face and neck, in which it is advisable to apply a local anesthetic cream to reduce the discomfort derived from injection of the product. It is also essential to practice good asepsis of the area to be treated to avoid local infections.
The treatment of the platelet-rich plasma technique consists of the extraction of a small sample of peripheral blood that is subsequently processed by centrifugation, the fraction of the plasma richest in platelets is selected and injected.
In the case of the treatment of skin ulcers and wounds, as well as for the repair of the skin after aesthetic treatments such as dermabrasion, the platelet-rich fraction is not injected but is allowed to clot, and the resulting matrix rich in growth factors is deposited directly on the damaged skin with the objective that the growth factors released by the platelets stimulate the repair of the skin.