This type of therapy has two main medical uses:
- Treatments with curative or palliative purposes.
- Treatments with esthetical purposes.
Platelet-Rich Plasma is used mainly to fix injured tissues related with muscles and joints and within these ones ligaments and tendons are included. PRP stimulates the regeneration in local damaged areas with positive results for the patient.
When this technique is used for curative purposes, it shows very good results in wound scaring, burns healings and even in anal fissures. It’s used in aesthetic medicine as a prior treatment for the application of scientific proven cosmetic cream. It is very used for the sunburn lesions as a preventive treatment to avoid skin cancer, melanoma and other skin disease.
A proper treatment using Platelet-Rich Plasma has direct effects on the skin giving it greater elasticity, hydration and brightness, slowing down the aging process on it. In recent years, these advantages have made that aesthetic medicine include this therapy since it improves our skin remarkably, reduces wrinkles and expression lines.
Since this therapy is autologous, as mentioned above, there is not any side-effect or immune reaction so it can be applied to anyone. This treatment is recommendable in patients older than 40 years-old.