With such a compelling premise, the application of PRP is becoming more and more prevalent—despite little evidence-based medicine—in widely diverse fields where the promotion of healing and tissue growth are beneficial. These include dentistry, surgery, dermatology, aesthetics and hair growth. We believe that the use of PRP today is in its infancy and will grow exponentially in the coming years.
Garry R. Lee, MD, is the medical director of Look Younger MD in Henderson, NV, and teaches for Allergan, Medicis, Dermapen and Air-Tite (MicroCannulas). Contact him at lookyoungermd.com.
Gordon H. Sasaki, MD, FACS, is the founder of the Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center in Pasadena, CA, and clinical professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Loma Linda University Medical School. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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