Recently there have been reports of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) being used successfully to treat scarring alopecia such as lichen planopilaris. In addition there have been case reports of being successfully used for alopecia areata. By far the most experience continues with male and female pattern hair loss where published data continues to confirm a positive effect on hair growth. For scarring alopecias and alopecia areata, PRP may be an important new treatment option for difficult and recalcitrant cases.
Below is our written information handout for patients considering oral minoxidil.
These are the first two CME articles on hair transplantation to ever be published in the leading peer reviewed journal in our field. I am proud to be one of its authors.
During the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) virtual meeting experience, I was happy to participate in this very informative session on innovative therapeutic tools to slow hair loss and increase hair growth.
Fascinating article demonstrating how there is still so much to learn about the role of hair.
Medical therapy for Male and Female pattern hair loss
In this review, PRP was shown to be a safe and effective treatment for male and female pattern hair loss.