Injections of platelet‐rich plasma prepared by automatic blood cell separator combined with topical 5% minoxidil in the treatment of male androgenetic alopecia

    June 2023 in “Skin Research and Technology
    TLDR Using platelet-rich plasma injections and 5% minoxidil topically can safely and effectively treat mild-to-moderate male pattern baldness.
    The study involved 30 male patients with mild-to-moderate androgenetic alopecia (AGA), divided into two groups. Group A received platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and topical 5% minoxidil, while Group B received PRP injections and a topical placebo. After 3 months of treatment, 93.3% of patients in Group A showed clinical improvement, compared to 73.3% in Group B. Hair density increased significantly in all patients, but there was no significant difference between the two groups. Patient satisfaction was higher in Group A (86%) than in Group B (73%). The study concluded that PRP injections, prepared by an automatic blood cell separator, combined with topical 5% minoxidil, are safe and effective for treating mild-to-moderate AGA. However, further research with larger sample sizes and longer follow-ups is needed.
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