Morphometric and Aesthetic Analysis of People Following Application of Platelet Rich Plasma for Neck Rejuvenation
Authors: Ayse Gül Kabakci 1, Dilek Sire Eren 2, Emine Gizem Geylani 2, Can Mustafa Eren 2, Memduha Gülhal Bozkir 1
- Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anatomy, Adana, Turkey
- Akceli Apartment Building, Turgut Ozal Street, Güzelyali Neighborhood, Adana, Turkey
Journal: International Journal of Morphology - July 2022, Volume 40, Issue 3, Pages 839-850
Field & Applications:
- Treatment evaluation
- Skin / Dermatology
- Gerontology / Ageing
Several studies have shown beneficial effects of platelet-rich plasma. However, there are very few studies investigating the effectiveness of PRP in the neck region. We aimed to assess the efficacy of PRP injection for neck rejuvenation in females aged 40-55.
Fifty-two female consecutive participants had PRP injected and roller applied in three sessions at 3-week intervals. Evaluations were blindly performed by comparing the improvements from the pre- to post-application assessments of anatomical measurements of the neck area based on before and after photography of the participants by two anatomists and three medical aesthetic doctors. The Fitzpatrick Skin Scale, Fitzpatrick Goldman Scale, Wrinkle Assessment Scale (Dedo classification system) and patient satisfaction scale were used for assessment. Additionally, skin stiffness and elasticity, cervicomental angle and jawline angle measurements were performed to analyze anatomical changes in the neck area.
The study enrolled 52 volunteers with a mean age of 48.60±5.35 years, mean body weight of 63.21±8.43 kg and mean height of 163.25±4.56 cm. Significant differences were found in the elasticity, jawline angle, cervicomental angle, wrinkling, elasticity G and patient satisfaction scores before and after the treatment.
When the results of anatomical parameters and scales are compared, it was revealed that PRP is effective in neck rejuvenation.
Keywords: anatomy, elasticity, rejuvenation, neck, platelet-rich plasma, wrinkling
This is, to our knowledge, the first clinical study to date to evaluate the efficacy of PRP with a focus on the neck region with anatomical parameters, and this study included a higher number of participants than previous papers in the literature. When the results of anatomical parameters and scales are compared, it was revealed that PRP was effective in neck rejuvenation. We suggest that PRP, which is a less expensive treatment than other methods in the literature, should be used for neck rejuvenation. It remains to be seen how long the benefit of such treatment may last and to what extent repeated sessions of PRP administration can maximize the extent and/or persistence of the effect.