platelet-rich plasma; alopecia; aesthetic; skin rejuvenation; regenerative medicine


Regenerative medicine is a growing interdisciplinary domain within biomedical research that seeks to restore, regenerate, and substitute impaired tissues and cells. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an emerging therapeutic modality in the field of regenerative medicine, which has garnered considerable attention for its capacity to facilitate and expedite tissue healing processes. Despite the availability of various conventional therapeutic approaches focusing on wound healing and growth factors, the use of new treatments remains a clinical challenge. Hence, the current study aims to investigate the field of regenerative skin wound healing, with a specific focus on the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and establish a meaningful connection between clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction, while also exploring the properties and potential advantages of PRP. This qualitative study included fifteen patients from medical spas and clinics in Orlando, Florida, who had received PRP treatments within the last two years. The data, obtained through semi-structured interviews, were analyzed by conventional content analysis using Graneheim and Lundman’s approach (2004). Finally, data analysis identified three major categories: clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, and quality of life (QoL). Improvement in facial texture and hair quality was found to be a significant predictor of positive clinical outcomes, and higher levels of self-esteem and a positive outlook on the aging process were strong indicators of improved quality of life (QoL). The present study offers empirical evidence that substantiates the positive patient satisfaction scores and the strong safety profile that are commonly linked with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. Therefore, based on our analysis, we consider platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to be a viable and reliable therapeutic approach for addressing conditions such as alopecia, acne scars, and skin rejuvenation.

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Zhang, Tingting


Rosen College of Hospitality Management

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Biomedical Sciences



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Orlando (Main) Campus