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Research Roundup

02 October 2023
Volume 12 · Issue 8


In this regular feature, aesthetic nurse Claudia McGloin presents a brief synopsis of a range of recently published articles on medical aesthetics. Research roundup aims to provide an overview, rather than a detailed summary and critique, of the papers selected. Should you wish to look at any of the papers in more detail, a full reference is provided at the end of each study summary

In regards to the safety and efficacy elements of the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), there is a lot of data in vitro and pre-clinical in vivo studies to support that PRP is used globally in medical clinics with some remarkable results, especially for the treatment of cartilage degeneration and osteoarthritis (OA).

There still remains a lot of uncertainty as to which is the best PRP kit, however in general there are some very promising clinical studies to support the benefits of using PRP. In orthopaedics, the studies show that patients are seeing improvement with their movement and also a reduction in pain for up to 12 months.

Although PRP is still being researched, there is evidence that it can be applied in a wide range of aesthetic and medical treatments. Recently, it has been proven to be helpful for the treatment of cartilage degeneration and osteoarthritis, for example. Watch this space in JAN for more PRP-related news.

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