Turkish Journal of Plastic Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 59--61

Fat graft and platelet-rich plasma treatment for localized facial scleroderma


Ali Gokkaya1, Dilek Demirez2, Metin Gorgu1, Ertugrul Karanfil1, Jehat Kizilkan1, Ali Dogan1 
1 Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Gölköy, Bolu, Turkey
2 Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Istanbul Bahçesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Metin Gorgu
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Golkoy, Post Code 14280 Bolu
Turkey

Scleroderma is an autoimmune disorder characterized by hardening of the skin on the hands, arms, and face. Immunosuppressors, vasodilators, and physiotherapy are among the treatments for scleroderma. Although these treatments can improve quality of life, the treatment response in locally affected areas may be poor. At present, there is no specific treatment for localized fibrotic skin lesions in scleroderma, although stem cell treatment shows promise for local symptoms. We describe the case of a patient with facial skin symptoms of scleroderma treated with platelet-rich plasma combined with fat grafts rich in stem cells.


How to cite this article:
Gokkaya A, Demirez D, Gorgu M, Karanfil E, Kizilkan J, Dogan A. Fat graft and platelet-rich plasma treatment for localized facial scleroderma.Turk J Plast Surg 2021;29:59-61


How to cite this URL:
Gokkaya A, Demirez D, Gorgu M, Karanfil E, Kizilkan J, Dogan A. Fat graft and platelet-rich plasma treatment for localized facial scleroderma. Turk J Plast Surg [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Mar 3 ];29:59-61
Available from: http://www.turkjplastsurg.org/article.asp?issn=1300-6878;year=2021;volume=29;issue=1;spage=59;epage=61;aulast=Gokkaya;type=0