PRP for Hair Loss

What is PRP?

PRP is an acronym for Platelet Rich Plasma. Platelets are a normal component of  healthy blood that function in the body’s clotting mechanism. Plasma is the fluid that surrounds and protects these blood cells. When a person’s own blood is collected and centrifuged, the plasma containing portion of platelets (i.e. PRP)  are rich in growth factors.  It is these key growth factors that stimulate cell growth  and new blood supply to the hair follicle. By providing a fresh source of nutrients to the balding scalp, PRP can supercharge the shrinking hair follicles leading to increased caliber, longer growth phase, and improved hair density.
 

 

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References

Gupta AK et al.  Meta-analysis of efficacy of platelet-rich plasma therapy for androgenetic alopecia. J Dermatolog Treat. 2017 Feb;28(1):55-58.
Giordano S, et al. A Meta-analysis On Evidence Of Platelet-rich Plasma for Androgenetic Alopecia. Int J Trichology. 2018 Jan-Feb;10(1):1-10. doi: 10.4103
Albalat W, Ebrahim HM. Evaluation of platelet rich plasma versus intralesional steroid and treatment of alopecia areata. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2019 May 10.