Face and Neck Revitalization With Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP): Clinical Outcome ina Series of 23 Consecutively Treated Patients
May 2010 | Volume 9 | Issue 5 | Original Article | 466 | Copyright © May 2010
Alessio Redaelli MD, Domenico Romano MD, Antonio MarcianÃ² MD
Materials and Methods: In a three-month study, a consecutive series of 23 patients were treated with one session of injections with PRP every month from September 2008 to December 2008 (a total of three sessions). For blood management, a sterile Regen LabÂ® Kit was used. Patients received 4 mL of PRP, activated with calcium chloride, at standard injection points into face and neck skin. The study was documented with imaging before and after each session using a dermoscope, a digital camera, as well as a comprehensive state-of-the-art imaging system and dedicated medical imaging software.
Results: The results were evaluated one month after the last session (January 2009) by a special spider improvement score, a photograph score, a patientâ€™s satisfaction score and a doctorâ€™s satisfaction score. Finally, a definitive graduated score was calculated for each patient. Overall, the results were satisfactory. No serious and persistent side effects were detected.
Conclusion: Face and neck revitalization with PRP is a promising easy-to-perform technique in face and neck rejuvenation and scar attenuation. Further work needs to be carried out to investigate its exact mechanism of action.