Chapter 01. Skin repair and skin regeneration as a therapeutic principle
Chapter 02. PRP in aesthetic medicine
Chapter 03. PRP preparation systems
Chapter 04. Application methods
Chapter 05. Patient management
Chapter 06. Documentation and organization
Chapter 07. Treatment
Chapter 08. Regional applications
Chapter 09. Case histories
Chapter 10. Aids for the practitioner
Appendix: References, Manufacturer directory, Index
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 "dracula 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, neck, décolleté 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 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.