Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum (PXE) is an inherited disorder that results in changes to the skin, eyes, gastrointestinal system and cardiovascular system. Small bumps or papules, resembling a rash, may appear on the skin, often on the sides or back of the neck, together with changes in pigmentation and a loss of elasticity and tautness, which many sufferers find distressing and embarrassing. At Select Medical Group, we have been using Plasma Rich Therapy (PRP) successfully to improve the texture, elasticity, pigmentation and tautness of the skin and reduce pimpling.
What exactly is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma is an injectable liquid made from your own blood that has been treated in a particular way to make it especially rich in platelet cells. Platelet cells contain several different substances such as antibodies and proteins that stimulate cellular growth and aid the healing and rejuvenation of bone and soft tissue. It is not volumetric filler, but a biological cell therapy using your own concentrated and enriched plasma cells. Because it is made from a sample of your own blood, it’s a perfect match for you so there’s no risk of allergy, serious long term side effects or rejection.