Editorial 1



Head, Plastic, Reconstructive and Maxillofacial Surgery Department. Hôpital Henri Mondor, Créteil, France. 

Scientific director of "Look et Medecine". President of the "AIME" Congress" . 


The medicine regenerative, in search perpetual from progress and innovations, is recently enriched with a promising approach: the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

  • This technique, which involves injecting a platelet concentrate taken from the patient's own blood, opens up exciting prospects for the repair of damaged tissues, particularly the cutaneous sequelae of accidents or various pathologies.
  • The intrinsic properties of PRP, notably its richness in growth factors, make it a potentially revolutionary tool for accelerating healing and promoting tissue regeneration.                                                 

There are many possible applications:

  • from accelerated healing of sports injuries,

  • compensation for skin damage caused by burns, surgery or even chronic dermatological conditions.

In the field of skin sequelae, results to date have been encouraging..

  • PRP has been shown to improve skin elasticity and aesthetics, contributing to a better quality of life for affected patients.

  • However, studies are still needed to establish standardized protocols, optimize platelet concentrations and determine the most effective application frequencies.

Beyond the clinical applications already identified, the field of possibilities also extends to areas that border on aesthetics.

  • For example, the treatment of alopecia, early dermatoporosis and the aesthetic after-effects of certain pathologies are promising areas for PRP.

  • These applications do, however, raise ethical and regulatory questions, notably concerning the distinction between necessary medical interventions and desired aesthetic procedures.

It is therefore imperative that health authorities, researchers and practitioners work closely together to clarify the rules governing the use of PRP.

Clear regulations based on solid scientific evidence would guarantee the efficacy and safety of treatments, while providing a framework for practices to avoid commercial aberrations.

  • Interest in PRP in regenerative medicine continues to grow, demonstrating its potential to transform patient care.

  • Continued research in this field represents not only an investment in medical technology, but also a commitment to more personalized, restorative medicine for burns.

The future of regenerative medicine looks rich, with PRP as one of its key players, promising significant advances in healing and restoring body function and aesthetics.

  • Anitua , Sánchez M., Nurden A. T., Nurden P., Orive G., Andia I. New insights into and novel applications for platelet-rich fibrin therapies. Trends in Biotechnology 2007 ; 24(5) : 227-34. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16540193/
  • This publication explores the innovative applications of platelet-rich fibrinogen, a variant of PRP, highlighting its potential in tissue regeneration.
  1. Dhurat , Sukesh M. Principles and Methods of Preparation of Platelet-Rich Plasma: A Review and Author's Perspective. Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery 2014; 7(4): 189-97. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25722595/
  • This article provides an overview of PRP preparation methods and discusses its efficacy in various dermatological treatments, including alopecia.
  1. Gentile P., Garcovich S. Advances in Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy in Androgenic Alopecia and Hair Loss: WNT Pathway, Growth-Factor, and Mesenchymal Stem Cell. Biomedicines 2020; 8(5): 117. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih. gov/31100937/
  • This study focuses on regenerative therapies for the treatment of alopecia, including PRP, and highlights the importance of growth factors and mesenchymal stem cells.
  1. Conde Montero E., Fernández Santos M. E., Suárez Fernández R. Platelet-rich plasma: applications in dermatology. Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas 2015; 106(2): 104-11. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24795093/
  • This article reviews the applications of PRP in dermatology, including its role in improving the aesthetic sequelae of skin pathologies.
  1. Mazzocca A. D., McCarthy M. B., Chowaniec D. M., Cote M. P., Romeo A. A., Bradley J. P., Arciero R. A., Beitzel, K. Platelet-Rich Plasma Differs According to Preparation Method and Human Variability. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2012; 94(4): 308-16. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22336969/
  • This research compares different PRP preparation methods and examines inter-individual variations, essential for standardizing treatments.

Aesthetic health based on scientific evidence

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