DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2455-4529.IntJResDermatol20214920

Platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of alopecia

Safi Abbas Rizvi

Abstract


Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a promising treatment choice for patients with thinning hair. Despite excellent clinical safety and low cost, its clinical standing is still weak. The effectiveness of this method depends on its dosage, number of sessions, their intervals and technique of injection incorporated. PRP can produce particularly some phenomenal effects when applied in cosmetic dermatology. The therapeutic value of PRP is equivalent to stem cells and considered as one of the promising therapeutic agents in regenerative medicine. Harvesting of PRP plays a significant role, which is obtained from the patient's blood after centrifugation of the sample i.e., the platelet concentrates above the baseline which is the plasma fraction of the autologous blood. There are many applications of PRP in the medical field and has an incredibly significant role in dermatologic conditions e.g., tissue regeneration, wound healing, scar revision, skin rejuvenation and alopecia. In this review, we will be analyzing the authenticity of the use of PRP in the treatment of alopecia. PRP, in current scenario, is considered as a novel treatment modality. The efficacy of PRP therapy carries some deficiencies, which include lacking standard in preparation and concentration of platelets in PRP.

 


Keywords


PRP, Androgenic alopecia, Alopecia areata, Topical corticosteroids in alopecia, Scarring and non-scarring alopecia

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