Questions and answers on applying the Plasmolifting technology
1. What is Plasmolifting?
Plasmolifting is a unique treatment technique based on the use of the patient's own plasma. The developer of the technique is Prof. Dr. of medical sciences Renat Achmerov. This method is based on the regenerating effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which is administered per injections into tissues or in other way and activates the function of connective tissue cells. Ultimately, the biological mechanism for the restoration and healing of organs and tissues is initiated by the body's own reserves. This technique is already being used in countless clinics and practices in over 50 countries around the world.
2. How does a Plasmolifting treatment work?
The treatment is carried out in 3 steps and lasts no more than 40 minutes:
- Blood is drawn from the patient's vein into a certified Plasmolifting tube.
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is obtained from the blood by means of centrifugation.
- Platelet-rich plasma is injected into the tissue to be treated.
3. Fields of application of the Plasmolifting technology
- Aesthetic medicine: Plasma injections normalize cellular respiration, regulate water balance, stimulate the formation of collagen, elastin and intercellular substance. The process of regeneration and rejuvenation is initiated.
- Trichology: The plasma injections prevent the hair bulbs from dying, hair follicles transition from the telogen phase to the anagen phase. Microcirculation and cellular metabolism improve, local immunity of the scalp increases, pathogenic flora is suppressed.
- Orthopedics: Plasma is injected into the joint and into the soft tissues surrounding the joint. The intensity of the inflammatory process decreases, pain is suppressed and the mobility of the joint is restored. The injections reduce the duration of healing by 2-3 times.
- Gynecology: Plasma injections stimulate tissue regeneration, shorten healing duration, improve patients' quality of life, and in some cases represent an alternative to surgery.
- Neurology: Plasma is injected into the tissues surrounding the spine such as muscles, joints, ligaments, pain points of the periosteum. Regenerative processes are accelerated, inflammations are inhibited, the formation of fibrosis and adhesions are prevented, healthy blood vessels and new nerve tissue cells are formed.
- Sports medicine: The use of autologous plasma allows reducing the intensity of the inflammatory process, suppressing pain and restoring bone, cartilage and muscle tissue. The number of medicaments can be reduced to a minimum, the total duration of healing is shortened by 2-3 times.
- Urology: Autologous platelet-rich plasma is injected into the cavity of the bladder, which contributes to the restoration of damaged zones of the mucosa. The treatment is also effective in prolonged and chronic inflammatory diseases of the urinary tract.
- Dentistry: Plasma is injected into damaged tissues in acute and chronic infectious and inflammatory events, causing growth of new blood capillaries, optimization of hemodynamics, cellular respiration and metabolism. Bone tissue is strengthened, collagen and bone matrix are formed with the participation of bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), and local immunity is activated.
4. What is the difference between Plasmolifting and plasmapheresis?
These two terms are similar only in name. Plasmolifting procedure was developed to accelerate tissue regeneration. Since the amounts of plasma separated during the treatments are minimal, the method is not life-threatening. As far as plasmapheresis is concerned, it is a completely different procedure.
5. Can plasma injections act as a trigger for cancer cell growth?
No, because the growth factors contained in platelets do not have an oncogenic effect and therefore cannot cause cell mutation.
6. Are stem cells used in the treatments?
7. Is laser Plasmolifting more efficient than the conventional Plasmolifting treatment?
The use of a laser may not increase the effectiveness, but rather the cost of the treatment. The usefulness of this method has not been proven.
8. Can Plasmolifting revitalize atrophied tissue?
The growth factors, abundantly contained in active plasma, promote cell renewal, the formation of new blood vessels and the regeneration of damaged or atrophied tissue.
9. Can I have Plasmolifting treatment in summer?
Yes, you can, but you should avoid prolonged exposure to the sun.
10. Is Plasmolifting treatment dangerous?
Plasmolifting treatmentis absolutely safe, since certified equipment and consumables are used to carry out the treatments. All injections are performed quickly and painlessly by trained staff. When asked whether the procedure can stimulate the process of new cancer cell formation, specialists clearly deny it. Growth factors have no oncogenic properties and do not cause mutations.
11. Plasmolifting: How much is enough?
Treatment of various diseases with platelet-rich plasma in many areas of medicine makes life easier for patients for several months or years. How long the rejuvenating effect or remission of a disease lasts after a Plasmolifting treatment depends on the patient's age, health status and lifestyle after a treatment cycle.
12. Can one get infected during a Plasmolifting treatment?
You cannot contract HIV, syphilis, hepatitis or other blood-borne infections with Plasmolifting treatment. The consumables used in the treatment are always sterile one-time materials.
13. How often should Plasmolifting treatment be performed?
Many patients are interested in the age from which it is best to carry out Plasmolifting treatment and how often the treatment should be repeated. It is recommended to carry out an indication-based therapy with autologous blood plasma from the age of 15 and to repeat it at least twice a year to achieve the maximum effect.
14. How often should one do Plasmolifting therapy?
It is recommended to perform injections of autologous plasma enriched with growth factors, hormones and vitamins at short intervals and the whole cycle should consist of 4, 6 or 8 treatments.
15. Plasmolifting: Frequency of treatments
The frequency of Plasmolifting treatments depends on the individual characteristics and age of the patient. At the age of up to 40 years, the therapy cycle consists of 4 treatments and is carried out over several weeks. In the elderly people, 4 injections can be made within 2-3 months. From the age of 80, treatment is carried out according to an individual scheme. Many ask if it is safe to curry out Plasmolifting treatment at this age. Doctors speak only about a positive course of recovery in elderly patients.
16. Plasmolifting: At what intervals should treatments be carried out?
The duration of effect of platelets and growth factors is up to 5-7 days. Therefore, injections of serum enriched with these blood components are carried out at intervals of 7-14 days. Patients are interested in the question of when the effect of a Plasmolifting treatment becomes visible. A patient survey and objective check-ups showed that after the first injection an improvement in the patient's condition could be observed.
17. Plasmolifting: side effects
A number of tests and standard blood tests are required before the treatment to rule out side effects. Plasmolifting is contraindicated in severe chronic and infectious diseases in acute form, with positive tests for syphilis and HIV, as well as during pregnancy. Patients are recommended to seek medical advice beforehand about the advisability of autologous plasma injection in the case of low hemoglobin, menstruation and allergies in the acute stage. This method is successfully used in many branches of medicine to treat various diseases.
18. Are mimic wrinkles smoothed out with Plasmolifting therapy?
Plasmolifting therapy can smooth fine wrinkles and make deep wrinkles less noticeable. The therapy has a preventive effect against skin aging.
19. Is it possible to tighten the skin with Plasmolifting therapy?
It is possible to tighten the skin, but no more than 2-3 mm. Plasmolifting therapy is aimed at changing the condition of the skin: It acquires a healthy appearance, improves its elasticity, color and hydration.
20. Are two treatments enough to rejuvenate facial skin?
Most patients notice a positive result after the first session. However, the effect of Plasmolifting therapy increases with each subsequent treatment. Their number depends on the condition of the skin. Normally a therapy cycle consists of 4 treatments.
21. Isn't it dangerous to perform Plasmolifting treatment in the décolleté and chest area?
No, because Plasmolifting therapy does not cause any changes in the hormonal balance and does not lead to genetic mutations. The effect of injections is expressed in the rejuvenating effect of the skin and improving its condition.
22. Do bruises remain after a Plasmolifting treatment?
They do, but very rarely. It's about the same as after a mesotherapy treatment.
23. Why is Plasmolifting therapy not allowed during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
You should not do this in order not to impair the course of the pregnancy. Most likely, Plasmolifting therapy will not adversely affect the course of pregnancy and lactation. However, no medical studies have been conducted in this direction.
24. Is anesthesia required before a Plasmolifting treatment?
Normally one don't do that. The treatment is almost painless and requires no anesthesia. The exception is hypersensitive patients.
25. Is it necessary to cleanse the face before a Plasmolifting treatment?
Not always. The need for facial cleansing is determined in each individual case during the consultation by the treating specialist.
26. Is it permissible to carry out Plasmolifting therapy if there are small nodules in the thyroid gland?
Yes, it is permissible. There are no contraindications to therapy in this case.
27. Which cosmetic treatments can be combined with Plasmolifting therapy?
Plasmolifting therapy can be combined with literally any treatments: fractional photothermolysis, radiofrequency therapy, chemical peeling, photo rejuvenation, classic mesotherapy. A good effect of therapy can be seen during the aftercare period after deep and medium peelings. The therapy is indicated in the preparatory and convalescent phases of plastic surgeries.
28. How does Plasmolifting procedure treat skin pigmentation?
After injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), there is an active renewal of the skin tissue due to the growth of new cells. Consequently, the intensity of liver spots is greatly reduced after a standard cycle of 4 treatments.
29. After two Plasmolifting treatments, the hair loss stopped. How long does this effect last?
The effect lasts between 6 months and 2 years. Its duration is different for each patient, as it depends on peculiarities of the organism.
30. When does hair start to grow after Plasmolifting therapy?
The hair loss stops after the first treatment and the result can be assessed after 6 months.
31. Can I color my hair between Plasmolifting treatments?
You can, because only the hair that has grown out is dyed. The color will not damage those hairs that have not yet appeared and are in the hair follicle.
32. Can one count on successful tooth implantation after Plasmolifting treatment? How many treatments are required in this case?
Yes, you can. Plasmolifting treatment accelerates the healing of implants and stimulates the processes of osseointegration. In addition, implant rejection is suppressed with the help of platelet-rich plasma. Two treatments are required.
33. How long does the effect of PRP treatment for periodontitis last?
Usually more than 1 year.
34. Does Plasmolifting therapy improve the healing process in sinus lift and osteoplasty?
Surely. This method was developed precisely for this purpose.
35. Is the treatment carried out in the fasting state?
Yes, it is desirable.
36. Does the treatment with a blood fraction have a mystical component?
Most likely no. The author of the procedure developed it, based only on scientific research and the laws of cell life activity.
37. Is success guaranteed when using Plasmolifting procedure?
As with any other method of treatment, it is difficult to speak of guarantees. But the cure rate is between 60 and 80%. In order to achieve a stable result, one must complete a full cycle of treatment, which consists of at least four treatments.
38. Is it true that the older a person is, the less effect Plasmolifting treatment has on him?
No. Blood plasma contains platelets that we inject into the skin. If a person is healthy, their number does not decrease with age.
39. How do you find out if one has enough platelets to have a Plasmolifting treatment?
In any healthy adult, their number remain within a certain range throughout life and is suitable for the treatment. Acute platelet deficiency (thrombocytopenia) is usually associated with serious health problems (including internal, often intracutaneous, bleeding). For such conditions, people should go for treatment and not for plasma injection. If there is even the slightest suspicion, a clinical blood test must be carried out.
40. Does Plasmolifting procedure help smooth out scars on the skin?
The result will be little noticeable and you probably won't like it. It makes more sense to combine it with other therapies, such as laser skin resurfacing for acne scars. The laser removes the top layer of skin, starts the regeneration processes, and Plasmolifting treatment contributes to faster healing.
41. What aftercare should be taken after the treatment?
There are no aftercare measures per se, because after 30-60 minutes the traces of the injection are no longer noticeable. The restrictions apply to sauna, swimming pool, intensive sports activities: try to forgo these activities for 1-2 days to avoid catching infections from the water and irritation from perspiration. At the same time, it is not recommended to go out in direct sunlight, either without or with sunscreen. Just let the skin heal and you can return to full life afterwards.
42. What are the benefits of Plasmolifting procedure?
- Safety: Fresh blood plasma from the patient is used without unnecessary additives to which the body can react unpredictably. The method is suitable for allergy sufferers.
- Systemic effect: This technique allows you to slightly tighten the oval of the face and significantly improve the condition of the epidermis, while eliminating various imperfections.
-Renewal: Intracutaneous microinjections in combination with plasma action accelerate regeneration processes.
- A short list of contraindications: There are no side effects of Plasmolifting treatment.
43. How can I determine if it makes sense for me to undergo rejuvenating Plasmolifting therapy?
To find out if the treatment is indicated for you personally, go to the consultation and ask your doctor this question.
44. Is it possible to have Plasmolifting treatment not only on the face, but also on eyelashes and hair in one session?
Yes, it's possible.
45. Do I have to shave my hair before the treatment?
46. Plasmolifting treatment and alcohol: Can alcohol be drunk before and after treatment?
This is a very common question. The consumption of alcoholic drinks (especially their misuse) is undesirable in any case, especially when it comes to carrying out medical treatments. Alcohol causes a change in the chemical processes in the blood in a negative direction. That means that the entire positive result obtained after the administration of purified and enriched plasma is nullified. In the worst case, side effects can occur. To avoid unwanted side effects, it is recommended not to drink alcohol. Avoid 3-4 days before the treatment and for the same period afterwards.