A study on the efficacy of platelet rich plasma for the treatment of patterned hair loss
Keywords:Platelet rich plasma, Androgenetic alopecia, Female pattern hair loss, Centrifugation
Background: Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a promising and novel therapy new therapy for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. There are various growth factors in PRP which induce the proliferation of dermal papilla cells.
Methods: We selected twenty-five cases of both male and female pattern hair loss for the study.
Results: Very good improvement was seen in 8 (32%) patients, good improvement was seen in 12 (48%) patients, average improvement, was seen in 2 (8%) and poor improvement, was seen in 3 (12%) patients. Regarding the side effects of PRP, bruising was seen in 2 (8%), pain was seen in 3 (12%). After 4 months of treatment, average hair count increased by 40% and average hair shaft diameter increased by 56%.
Conclusions: PRP is a novel therapy, but is not an evidence-based therapy for the treatment of alopecia.
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