The PRP method (Platelet Rich Plasma)
In our practice for oral and maxillofacial surgery and implantology we use PRP for tissue regeneration with growth factors in various indications.
What is PRP and how does it work?
After every physical injury or operation, our body releases these protein compounds, which initiate the healing process. In this procedure, certain growth-stimulating proteins are extracted from the patient’s own blood, with the help of which accelerated wound healing is achieved. The mode of action of PRP is based on the accumulation of thrombocytes which, after activation during platelet aggregation, release the growth factors PDGF, TGF ß1/ß2, EGF and IGF-I from their granules.
A small amount of venous blood is taken from the patient prior to surgery. This is then centrifuged and the growth-accelerating proteins are removed from the collected blood plasma. During the surgical procedure, these growth factors are applied to the wound surfaces to be regenerated in the form of membranes, plugs or fluids.
The PRP procedure in implant surgery:
Growth factors for accelerating wound healing have been used in surgery for more than 15 years and have since been scientifically confirmed and recognized by numerous publications and international clinical studies.
The progressive development of implant surgery is opening up more and more significance for PRP. Wounds around implants heal much faster and bone augmentation is less complicated. All this contributes on the one hand to an increase in the success rate of implant therapy and on the other hand reduces the healing time.
Further therapy applications in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:
The advantages of PRGF technology in MKG surgery are obvious. These include significantly faster wound healing and tissue regeneration with less postoperative pain and swelling. PRGF can be used in sinus lift operations and bone transplants with a reduced risk of postoperative inflammation and wound infections due to a higher success rate in implant restorations and shorter healing phases of implants, bone, mucosa and skin.
We continue to use PRP in the facial skin, neck, décolleté and scalp. In cooperation with surgical orthopaedists and traumatologists, we also apply PRP to the knees, shoulders and hips.
Applied to the facial skin, it is used intradermally for wrinkle injections. In addition to other procedures, PRP-Lifting also helps with autologous volume build-up. Further indications are a wrinkled neck, where it supports skin tightening and wrinkle smoothing.
The décolleté thanks a PRP plasma lifting with improvement of the skin structure and reduction of wrinkles.
If you have any questions about PRP, you can reach us in our practice at Stuttgarter Platz 1.