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Was It Gold What Shone? Platelet-Rich Plasma Applications, Outcomes and Security Considerations

  • Lucía JáñezEmail author
  • Paloma Tejero
  • Marina Battistella
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Abstract

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been used for rapid healing and tissue regeneration in numerous and growing fields of Medicine, including in Aesthetic Medicine. PRP was the first revolution in the field of Regenerative Medicine applied to Aesthetic Medicine. Most studies are focused on cutaneous rejuvenation, while a limited number of publications are relative to other indications, such as dyschromia, scars, alopecia, striae distensae, and cellulite. Facial biostimulation with platelet-rich plasma is a simple method to improve skin, with a low complication rate. PRP may be combined with many other medical aesthetic treatments. PRP seems to be a promising therapeutic modality but the level of evidence from the available published data is low. Well designed, larger population-based trials are required to validate PRP use and to reaffirm its efficacy and safety.

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  • Lucía Jáñez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Paloma Tejero
    • 2
  • Marina Battistella
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Knowledge Technology (Complutense University)MadridSpain
  2. 2.University of AlcaláMadridSpain
  3. 3.Mediestetic ClinicToledoSpain

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