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Platelet Rich Plasma treatments have been researched and safely used for approximately 30 years in various fields of medicine such as “… orthopedics, sports medicine, dentistry, ENT, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, urology, wound healing, cosmetic, cardiothoracic, and maxillofacial surgery” (Sampson, Gerhardt, Mandelbaum, 2008).
Platelets are a component of the blood that carry growth factors and stem cells, and when activated in the body, they promote healing by creating new collagen, blood supply, nerve regeneration, and fat in the tissue being treated with Platelet Rich Plasma. According to the Cellular Medicine Association, thousands of procedures have been performed using Platelet Rich Plasma with no reported adverse consequences (Runels, 2017). Anthony Sclafani, MD and Plastic Surgeon (2011) asserts that autologous Platelet Rich Plasma is a “… a well-tolerated, excellent choice” for use in the face. Runels, inventor of the Vampire FaceLift, Vampire Breast Lift, O-Shot, and P-Shot cites Sclafani, saying that greater than 8,000 research studies have been performed with no reported adverse effects (Runels, 2017).
Runels, C. (January 2017). Cellular Medicine Association.org
Sampson, S., Gerhardt, M., Mandelbaum, B., (2008). Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Grafts for Musculoskeletal Injuries: A Review. Current Review Musculoskeletal Medicine 1:165-174, DOI 10:1007/s12178-008-9032-5. Published online, Humana Press, 16 July, 2008.
Sclafani, R. (2011). Safety, Efficacy, and Utility of Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix in Facial Plastic Surgery. Archives Facial Plastic Surgery. 2011;13(4):247-251, DOI:10.1001/archfacial.2011.3