One of the goal of the Cosmétothèque is to identify new concepts or approaches offering a new look. In this content, you will discover an amazing proposal, personalization based on PRP.
What is PRP. Platelet-rich plasma (abbreviation PRP), or plasma rich in growth factors (abbreviation PRGF) is a technique that uses blood plasma enriched in platelets by centrifugation. PRP is therefore a concentrated source of autologous platelets. This means that the patient is treated with his own blood. This plasma contains and releases by degranulation various growth factors and cytokines able of stimulating the regeneration of certain tissues and angiogenesis. This technique consists in starting a blood sampling, then enriching the plasma before reinjection to the patients. The tissues being homologous, the bio incompatibility is perfect. This technique is used in many medical indications, in particular the treatment of tendonitis.
It has also been applied for a few years in quite numerous aesthetic procedures such as scalp, curve of the breasts, filler, year, scar, elderly hands, etc. Several companies are specialized in this treatment. An American company has more particularly investigated these techniques: Aesthetics biomedical. Until then, we were in a specific area of antiaging medicine. Recently this company offers a cosmetic treatment using this technology. In the same way as in the reference technique, a blood sample is taken, then concentrated in PRP, then introduced into a cosmetic base called SoME. The product has been formulated in such a way that the preparation is stable for at least 90 days.
The product was then applied to 20 volunteers for an 8 week period. These clinical trials have found an identifiable clinical improvement in signs of facial aging such as luminosity, radiance, smoothness, reduction of redness or lightening of the skin after four weeks of use. These observations were confirmed after 8 weeks. Tolerance has been excellent.
It is indeed a fairly new approach in cosmetics. Obviously difficult to apply at home, or even impossible, the fact remains that this approach is interesting. Are we still in the field of cosmetics? Experts will say it, but one can only notice the originality of this approach.
Jean Claude LE JOLIFF