Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet-rich plasma contains growth factors that have been shown to improve wound healing. PRP is an emerging trend in hair restoration as a way to improve graft survival, increase hair yield rate, increase hair density and diameter
Platelet-rich plasma is an autologous preparation of platelets in concentrated plasma. Activation of alpha granules of platelets releases numerous proteins, including
Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)
Transforming growth factor (TGF),
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)
Insulin-like growth factor (IGF),
Epidermal growth factor (EGF) and interleukin (IL)
It is hypothesised that growth factors released from platelets may act on stem cells in the bulge area of the follicles, stimulating the development of new follicles and promoting neovascularisation. Platelet rich plasma was prepared by collecting patients own blood with anticoagulant in collecting tubes under proper aseptic condition.
Platelet rich plasma and activator was injected over affected area of scalp. The treatment should be repeated for every 2weeks a minimum of 4 sessions or more according to the necessity. Platelet rich plasma injection for androgenic alopecia is a simple, cost-effective and feasible treatment option for hair loss and can be regarded as a valuable adjuvant treatment modality for androgenic alopecia.