Platelets Rich Plasma

Prise de sang pour Plasma Riche en Plaquettes, PRP, à l'Ile Maurice
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Tube de sang pour Plasma Riche en Plaquettes, PRP, à l'Ile Maurice

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This technique involves injecting your own blood platelets, these being the conductors of tissue repair.

 

Historical

PRP has been used for more than 35 years. The first publication dates back to 1975.

 

It was used primarily in dental surgery for bone regeneration, then cutaneous repair in diabetic ulcers.

 

Platelets

 

Platelets trigger neovascularisation, cell migration, collagen synthesis and structural improvement. Numerous publications have identified platelet growth factors and their functions during these repair phenomena. A 1996 study showed their curative effect on high grade burns. Another specified the healing mechanisms on wounds.

 

Later, cosmetic surgery applications were developed using PRP as biological glue, then in orthopedics, cardiology and rheumatology. The use of PRP in aesthetic medicine dates back to 2005.

 

Indications

 

Aesthetic medicine

  • Skin regeneration (rosacea, rosacea, scars, wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, wounds).

  • Dark circles around the eyes (dark circles, dark circles hollow). The aesthetic medicine treatment, the most effective in this indication.

Dermatology

  • Actinic keratoses

  • Rosacea Acne

  • Scars

  • Hair loss (androgenic alopecia, that is to say, age-related).

  • Cutaneous ulcers

 

Traumatology and rheumatology

  • Acute tendonitis (less than two months): tennis elbow, Achilles tendon

  • Osteoarthritis of the knees. Remarkable effect on pains.

  • Patellar osteochondromalacia (patellar).

The session

 

As with any injection, it is best to avoid taking aspirin in the week before the session. If you have a history of cold sores and lip injections are planned, you will need to take prophylaxis, started one day before the session.

A tube of blood is taken from the fold of the elbow. This blood is then centrifuged for 5 minutes. Then the platelets are taken from this tube. Then they are activated. PRP is ready 10 minutes after collection. The technique and injection site differs depending on the indication.