TLDR Platelet-rich plasma treatment significantly increased hair regrowth and decreased discomfort in alopecia patients, making it a potentially better and safer treatment option.
A decade ago, a study was conducted on 45 patients with alopecia areata (AA), an autoimmune condition causing hair loss. The patients were treated with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), triamcinolone acetonide (TrA), or a placebo. The results showed that PRP significantly increased hair regrowth, decreased hair dystrophy and burning/itching sensation, and raised Ki-67 levels, a marker for cell proliferation, compared to TrA or placebo. No side effects were reported during the treatment. The study concluded that PRP could be a safe and effective treatment option for AA, potentially a better alternative to TrA. However, the researchers emphasized the need for further controlled and randomized studies to confirm these findings in a larger patient group.View this study on academic.oup.com →
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may help promote hair growth and improve graft survival after hair transplantation, but more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness and determine the best dosage.
Platelet-rich plasma can potentially promote hair growth by stimulating cell growth and increasing certain proteins.
Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune condition causing hair loss with no cure and treatments that often don't work well.
Platelet-rich plasma with a new carrier significantly increases hair thickness without serious side effects.
Half of people with Alopecia Areata may see hair regrowth within a year without treatment, but recovery is unpredictable.
Many people with hair loss, especially those with telogen effluvium and alopecia areata, often have a sensitive scalp.
Platelet-rich plasma treatment significantly increased hair regrowth and decreased discomfort in alopecia patients, making it a potentially better and safer treatment option.