Illustrated Guide to Collagen Induction with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
In recent years, treatment with platelet-rich plasma, already firmly established in the treatment portfolio of orthopedic medicine, has also gained increasing popularity in aesthetic dermatology - initially under the dramatic term "dracula lift". It involves the targeted work-up of blood components, namely the platelet-rich fraction (PRP) of the patient's own blood plasma, which is then reapplied. Sensational before-and-after images of treatment triumphs, initially in Hollywood celebrities, stimulated expectations and interest in this method throughout the world. There are now numerous studies which substantiate the effect of PRP in aesthetic medicine. The method is technically relatively simple, but is complex in itself. This suggested the idea of publishing a practice-based text which comprehensively describes and documents the use and effects of PRP in aesthetic dermatology.
All the relevant aspects of PRP application are described in this Illustrated Guide. In addition to basic principles, possibilities and limits, it also provides a practical presentation of current systems for PRP harvesting. The focus is on the systematic treatment of the face, neck, décolleté and hands. Striking photographic case histories extending over the course of several months demonstrate both the potential and the limitations of this method. In addition, this book contains a comprehensive sample patient information sheet, together with documentation aids. The aim of this book's authors is to equip potential practitioners with all the necessary information, putting them in the position of being able to perform PRP treatments in aesthetic medicine.
Dr Bernard C. Kolster MD is a physiotherapist and physician. He is the founder and co-editor of the Illustrated Guide series on methods and procedures in aesthetic medicine at KVM Publishing. Together with Professor Uwe Paasch MD, he works at a private medical practice specializing in aesthetic treatments in dermatology.
Professor Uwe Paasch MD has been working in the field of dermatology for over 20 years. He heads up the Training Centrefor Andrology at the Leipzig University Department of Dermatology and, in addition to his university duties, he runs a dermatology practice specializing in conservative and surgical dermatology, dermatological laser therapy and medical/dermatological cosmetology. Apart from his activities in practice-based therapeutic dermatology, he conducts research into both experimental and established methods and their effects at the clinical, macroscopic and histologic level.