There is growing interest in the use of platelet derivatives in facial aesthetic surgery and wound healing. Sclafani et al. have concluded from their review of the literature that the vast majority of studies show a significant and measurable effect on facial aesthetic outcomes with the use of these platelet preparations. We suggest that an alternative review of the same literature may well have produced a different set of conclusions.
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Keywords: Facial esthetics; Growth factors; Platelet gel; Platelet-rich fibrin; Platelet-rich fibrin matrix; Platelet-rich plasma; Platelets; Wound healing.