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Hyderabad: ACP treatment gaining ground

Hyderabad: Treatment without surgery is gaining popularity. Latest technological developments in the field of medicine in the form of Autologus Condition Plasma treatment (ACP) is widely replacing the surgical methods used for hair transplantation and skin rejuvenation. People are switching to surgery less process to clear wrinkles, heal wounds/scars, skin rejuvenation and hair growth.

Autologus condition plasma is a second generation Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) and concentrates highly on the growth of blood platelets and which can be addressed differently for the issues following a singly process of PRP. Any age group above 18 years can opt for this Autologus condition plasma.

Speaking about the potential benefits of the therapy, Dr Sita Lakshmi of Ojas Aesthetic Cosmetic Surgery Clinic said, "Many injuries of the musculo-skeletal systems, ligaments and tendons can be treated with ACP, including muscle fiber tears and tendonitis. Many athletes with sports related injuries have benefited from ACP treatments."

Platelets play a central role in wound healing and regeneration. They contain a variety of growth factors such as PDGF, TGF, VEGF and EGF which are released following activation by thrombin or collagen.

PRP particularly appeals to patients looking for a natural treatment result without the use of foreign substances in addition to aesthetic medicine, dermatology, and plastic surgery, PRP has also been used in orthopedics and sports medicine for many years, primarily to treat muscle and tendon injuries, but also in the treatment of arthritis.

For hair growth

PRP injected into the scalp is a treatment option for hair loss .PRP simulates the proliferation and differentiation of stem cells in the hair follicles. The growth factor VEGF triggers neoangiogenesis and stimulates the blood supply to the hair follicles. In addition, the dormant hair follicles are stimulated by the growth factors released.

Skin rejuvenation

PRP when injected intradermally stimulates the breakdown of sun damaged elements of the extracellular matrix and induces the synthesis of collagen. A significant improvement in skin elasticity has been reported in a number of studies as a direct result. It has also proved possible to demonstrate a considerably higher quantity and size of collagen bundles. The synthesis of hyaluronic acid stimulated by PRP has additionally been shown to produce a volume effect and enhance skin turgor.PRP is also ideal for combination with medical needling. Numerous studies have demonstrated how the combination of PRP and micro-needling leads to better clinical results and higher patient satisfaction compared with micro-needling alone.

Wrinkles/contours/ augmentation

PRP is well tolerated and can produce a significant improvement in wrinkles, without injection of foreign substances, and with virtually no downtime. The procedure is especially beneficial for finer, superficial wrinkles. Studies also describe the successful use of PRP in combination with fat grafts. PRP supports the vascularization and thus preservation of the fat graft among other things.

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