Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) utilizes your own blood platelets to help create collagen and fill up sagging, loose, injured skin. PRP treatments involve collecting a small amount of your blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the red cells. The collected platelets are then injected back into the areas that are being treated for facial or cosmetic concerns.
A July 2021 (1) study evaluated the role of Platelet rich Plasma in Rosacea. The research team wrote:
“Rosacea is a chronic relapsing inflammatory skin disease, with a high prevalence among adults. Treatment of rosacea is difficult, with high rate of recurrence. Due to the strong anti- inflammatory and antibacterial effects of platelet rich plasma, it was used in the medicine for treating many inflammatory diseases.
To evaluate the role of platelet rich plasma injection in treatment of rosacea. The study was carried on 40 patients with rosacea. They were treated by platelet rich plasma injection in right side of the face (group A) and platelet poor plasma injection in left side (group B).
They underwent one session every 2 weeks for 3 months (6 sessions). The patients were assessed clinically before and after treatment by the Rosacea grading scale.
There was a statistically significant decrease in Rosacea grading scale after treatment with platelet rich plasma injection, 50% of the patients showed excellent improvement and 50% showed good improvement. PRP was effective and safe technique in treatment of rosacea and alternative to other systemic modalities . . .”
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1 Ghoz MT, Mohamed DA, Ibrahim ZA, Hassan GFR. Evaluation of the Efficacy and Safety of Platelet Rich Plasma injection in treatment of Rosacea. Dermatol Ther. 2021 Jul 1:e15049. doi: 10.1111/dth.15049. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34197656.