Platelet-rich plasma in dermatology: boon or a bane?

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2014 Jan-Feb;80(1):5-14. doi: 10.4103/0378-6323.125467.


There has been a recent spurt in application of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in dermatology and aesthetic medicine. However, the details regarding use of PRP in various dermatological indications ranging from hair restoration to chronic ulcers are dispersed in literature, herein we have tried to focus all under one heading. Overall, PRP seems to be a promising therapeutic modality but the level of evidence as of now, from the available published data is low. This review will also stimulate readers to carry out well designed, larger population based trials, so as to validate its use in dermatology practice.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Alopecia / therapy*
  • Biological Products / adverse effects
  • Biological Products / therapeutic use*
  • Cicatrix / therapy
  • Humans
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma*
  • Rejuvenation*
  • Skin
  • Skin Ulcer / therapy
  • Striae Distensae / therapy


  • Biological Products