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
Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) was created for the purpose of delivering on the shortcomings of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). This is known as the second generation of platelet concentrate. PRF creates a higher amount of growth factors than PRP. As this release is a lot slower and prolonged than PRP, this is seen as being more suitable for tissue regeneration and growth stimulation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of PRF either as a standalone treatment or in combination with skin needling versus PRP as a standalone treatment for the treatment of atrophic acne scars.
To conduct this study, the authors did a comparative study. They included a total of 30 patients who all had atrophic acne scars. These patients were then split into two groups. Group I had a total of 15 patients in it and they all had the left side of their faces treated with intradermal injections of PRP and their right side was treated with a combination of skin needling and PRP.
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