Platelet-rich plasma in androgenic alopecia: Myth or an effective tool

    Swapna S Khatu, Yuvraj E More, Neeta R Gokhale, Dinesh M Chavhan, Nitin Bendsure
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    TLDR Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a cheap and easy treatment for hair loss, but not suitable for everyone. It also helps in healing ulcers, rejuvenating skin, and improving hair transplants.
    Nine years ago, a study was conducted on 11 patients with androgenic alopecia who were unresponsive to minoxidil and finasteride. They were treated with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, which resulted in a significant reduction in hair loss and an increase in hair count. The study concluded that PRP is a simple, cost-effective, and feasible treatment for androgenic alopecia. The document also discussed the optimal frequency and platelet concentration for the procedure, and the importance of maintaining a sterile environment. However, it was not recommended for patients with certain health conditions. PRP was also found to be effective in ulcer healing, skin rejuvenation, and enriching hair root grafts in hair transplant procedures.
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