Aesthetic surgery

Tiia Tamme M.D., Ph.D.

Modell260715What is A-PRP? It is an abbreviation of the words autologous platelet rich plasma.

In simpler terms, it means that 8 ml of the patientís venous blood is drawn into a special test tube and centrifuged.

During centrifuging, the formative elements of blood (erythrocytes, thrombocytes and leukocytes) and the blood plasma are separated. The plasma contains thrombocytes and leukocytes. The plasma thus yielded contains 1,000,000 thrombocytes per 1 mm³, which is 2-3 times higher concentration than the thrombocyte count of normal blood.

The A-PRP technology is based on the fact that granules located in thrombocytes contain 7-8 different growth factors which have the task of facilitating regenerative (younger-making) processes in tissues. In turn, the leukocytes and thrombocytes in the plasma stimulate mesenchymal stem cells to divide and differentiate into new cells, forming also the basis for creation of new blood vessels i.e. microcirculation.

Therefore the patientís tissue regeneration i.e. becoming younger takes place due to the body's own elements and factors, which is why this method has no side effects like allergy and rejection reaction.

Where can A-PRP used in medicine? The area of application of this method in medicine is very wide, for example: facial and mandibular surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, dental care, oral surgery, dermatology, cardiovascular surgery, ophtalmology, orthopaedics, etc.

Aesthetic facial surgery uses a treatment with an intriguing name Ė Vampire Facelift, where the entire facial area is the treatment area, injecting plasma usually taken from two test tubes of venous blood into forehead, central and lower third regions of the face. But it is also possible to treat only the area that worries the patient, for example the forehead, eyebrows, around the eyes, nasolabial folds, corners of the mouth, neck and neckline.

This procedure can be combined with transplants of hyaluronic acid and autologic fat, depending on the patientís needs.

A-PRP has also been noted to have a positive effect on hair growth and after dermatology procedures like chemical or laser treatment of skin surface. The results of thrombocyte-rich plasma treatment appear in two or three weeks after the treatment, as the patientís skin becomes fresher and more elastic, attains a better colour and any deep wrinkles become smoothed out.

The recommended treatment course is individual, but usually the preferable option is 2-4 treatments with intervals of 4-6 weeks, then 1 treatment per year to maintain the youthful result.

The results may last from two to three years.

The Regenlab technology is based on many scientific studies and belongs to the field of personal regenerative medicine.

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Dr. Tiia Tamme Kirugia OÜ - Reg. nr. 12616953

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