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 surgery, our body releases these protein compounds that initiate the healing process. In this method, the patient’s own blood is used to produce certain growth-stimulating proteins, which help accelerate wound healing. The principle of action of PRP is based on an accumulation of platelets, which, after their activation in the context of platelet aggregation, among other things, release the growth factors PDGF, TGF ß1 / ß2, EGF and IGF-I from their granules.
The patient is removed from a small amount of venous blood prior to surgery. This is then centrifuged, and then the growth-accelerating proteins are taken from the recovered blood plasma. During surgery, these growth factors are applied to the wound surfaces to be regenerated in the form of membranes, plugs or liquid.
The PRP procedure in implant surgery:
Growth factors to accelerate wound healing have been used in surgery for more than 15 years and have since been scientifically confirmed and acknowledged through numerous publications and international clinical trials.
The progressive development of implant surgery is opening up more and more importance to the PRP. Wounds around the implants heal much faster and the bone structure develops more uncomplicated. On the one hand, this contributes to an increase in the success rate of implant therapy, on the other hand, the healing time is reduced.
Further therapy applications in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:
The PRGF is also used in wound care after removal of NICOs , surgical removal of teeth (eg, wisdom teeth ), cystectomies and complex root tip resections .
The advantages of PRGF technology in oral surgery are obvious. As there would be a much faster wound healing and tissue regeneration with less postoperative pain and swelling. PRGF can be used in sinus lift surgeries and bone grafts with a reduced risk of postoperative inflammation and wound infections through a greater success rate for implant restorations and shorter healing phases of implants , bones, dermis and skin.
We continue to use PRP in facial skin, neck, décolletage and scalp. In cooperation with surgical orthopedists and traumatologists, we also use PRP in knees, shoulders and hips.
Introduced into the facial skin, it is used intradermally for wrinkle injection. Besides other procedures, PRP-Lifting also helps with autologous volume build-up. Other indications include a wrinkled neck, here it supports the skin tightening and wrinkle smoothing.
The décolleté thanks a PRP plasmalifting with improved skin structure and reduction of wrinkles.