Platelet-rich plasma


Here is a quick review of few interesting articles before I go into peptides again. Example of dark circles (Photo credit: Wikipedia) (1) Dark circles is a common and difficult to treat cosmetic concern. Many factors are incriminated including transparency of periorbital skin and microcirculatory disturbance. It may also be […]

Dark Circles, Omalizumab, PRP, Metformin and Dermal Fillers





War (Photo credit: beapen) This is a critical exploration of the potential utility (or otherwise) of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in cosmetic treatments. Please read the rest of the articles in this series here. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a signal protein that stimulates vasculogenesis and angiogenesis by binding […]

The Dark Knight Rises (PRP Part 5)


DAXX pathway in TGF beta signaling (Photo credit: Wikipedia) This is a critical exploration of the potential utility (or otherwise) of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in cosmetic treatments. Please read Part 1 & 2. Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) is a secreted protein that controls proliferation, cellular differentiation, and other […]

The paracrine effect (PRP Part 3)


English: Ribbon image of human PDGF receptor beta in complex with PDGF-B. This image was created using Pymol, based on 3MJG in the Protein Data Bank. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Did you read Part 1? OK, Let us start our discussion on PRP with the Platelet Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) that […]

Platelet-derived growth factor (PRP Part 2)