What is the plasmagel?
The patient’s blood can be used in this case to produce a biological substancewhich can be used as a filler. In fact, once the patient’s blood has been taken, it is then treated by centifuging it, in order to obtain the plasma, which is then processed to make it into a gel (plasmagel). The gel which is made of plasma in this way has a semi-solid consistency and can be injected into the tissue to create volume. Its use in aesthetic medicine has been described until the 90s of the last century with excellent results both aesthetically and functionally. From a strictly technical point of view, it is possible to prepare different variants of the gel consistency: in fact, according to the type of protocol below to gel the plasma, we can obtain a more or less dense substance, and then to have a more viscous material, for injection into the deep layers with the effect of volume creation, or more fluid, for injection in the superficial layers with corrective effect on wrinkles and depressions on.
Effects of plasmagel
Once it has been injected, it behaves virtually like a filler, and is reabsorbed progressively, but very slowly, (within 4-6 months), by the body itself. Although this method is more laborious in preparation, it has evident advantages with respect to common fillers. Amongst these the main ones area are; it is absolute harmless from the point of view of the immune system, so that it is useable in persons with autoimmune problems; it is absolute safe, from an allergy point of view, as it is a natural material, coming from the patient’s own body; it is possible to use large quantities of gel for treatments needing a significant increase in volume at a reduced cost, which is only linked to the production of the gel itself; the regenerative capacity of the substances present in the plasma itself which comprises not only the filler but also produces an improvement in the quality of the tissues treated.
Its infiltration into the tissue is no different from that used for a common filler (needle or micro cannula), and therefore causes the same after-effects linked to an injection trauma