Research Shows Numerous Benefits of Combined PRP Therapy
PRP therapy has shown to be an effective and safe treatment option for several orthopedic and chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis. In addition, many people have experienced the benefits that PRP can provide to the skin, namely fewer wrinkles and skin spots, as well as increased skin firmness. Now research has shown that PRP can be successfully combined with other types of treatments to provide excellent benefits.
PRP Therapy Combined with Hyaluronic Acid
According to a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, the use PRP in combination with hyaluronic acid can result in a “statistically significant improvement on facial skin”.1 The study, which included 94 female patients with varying degrees of facial aging, was focused on determining the efficacy of PRP combined with hyaluronic acid on the skin’s general appearance, firmness, and texture. The majority of the patients who received the treatment reported an improvement in all of the measured variables. It was found that the results improved progressively as the patients received more injections.
PRP Therapy Combined with Stem Cells
Research studies have also shown that adding PRP to the stem cells protocol used for the treatment of degenerative osteoarthritis can accelerate the patient’s’ improvement. The study showed that this combination of treatments can significantly improve the patient’s quality of life by decreasing pain and improving mobility.
PRP Therapy Combined with Glycolic Acid
PRP therapy has also shown to effective to manage acne scars. The effects of PRP therapy combined with a 70% glycolic acid skin peel were studied at the Department of Dermatology of the Faculty of Medicine Universitas Brawijaya in Indonesia. The participants of this study, 7 males and 10 females, presented a significantly less noticeable acne scars after receiving the treatment.
1Ulusal, B.G. (2016). Platelet-rich plasma and hyaluronic acid – an efficient biostimulation method for face rejuvenation. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. DOI: 10.1111/jocd.12271
2SHW. T. and Sinta Murlistyarini, S. (2016). Combination Treatment of Skin Needling, Platelet-Rich Plasma and Glycolic Acid 70%. Chemical Peeling for Atrophic Acne Scars in Fitzpatricks Skin Type IVVI. Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research.
3Bansal, H., Comella, K., Leon, J., Verma, P., Agrawal, D., Koka, P., & Ichim, T. (2017). Intra-articular injection in the knee of adipose derived stromal cells (stromal vascular fraction) and platelet rich plasma for osteoarthritis. Journal of Translational Medicine. 15, 141.