In recent years, treatment with platelet-rich plasma, already firmly established in the treatment portfolio of orthopedic medicine, has also gained increasing popularity in aesthetic dermatology – initially under the dramatic term “vampire lift”. It involves the targeted work-up of blood components, namely the platelet-rich fraction (PRP) of the patient’s own blood plasma, which is then reapplied. Sensational before-and-after images of treatment triumphs, initially in Hollywood celebrities, stimulated expectations and interest in this method throughout the world.
There are now numerous studies which substantiate the effect of PRP in aesthetic medicine. The method is technically relatively simple, but is complex in itself. This suggested the idea of publishing a practice-based text which comprehensively describes and documents the use and effects of PRP in aesthetic dermatology.
All the relevant aspects of PRP application are described in this Illustrated Guide. In addition to basic principles, possibilities and limits, it also provides a practical presentation of current systems for PRP harvesting. The focus is on the systematic treatment of the face, décolletage and hands. Striking photographic case histories extending over the course of several months demonstrate both the potential and the limitations of this method. In addition, this book contains a comprehensive sample patient information sheet, together with billing and documentation aids.
The aim of this book’s authors is to equip potential practitioners with all the necessary information, putting them in the position of being able to perform PRP treatments in aesthetic medicine.