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Title: A proposal of an effective platelet-rich plasma protocol for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia
Author: Ferrando, Juan
García García, Sandra C.
González de Cossío, Ana C.
Bou, Lola
Navarra, Esperanza
Keywords: Alopècia
Malalties del cabell
Plasma sanguini
Hair diseases
Blood plasma
Issue Date: Oct-2017
Publisher: Medknow Publications
Abstract: Background: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has emerged as a promising treatment for androgenetic alopecia (AGA). In spite of the several studies previously reported, to date, a standardized protocol for PRP preparation and application, as well as a standard method for evaluating results has not been established. Aims: The aim of this study is to propose a standardized method for preparation and application of PRP for male AGA (MAGA) and female AGA (FAGA) and assess its safety and efficacy as a co-adjuvant therapy. Materials and Methods: Seventy-eight patients, 19 men and 59 women with AGA Grades II-IV in Ebling's scale, currently on treatment with topical minoxidil and/or oral finasteride for more than a year without improvement, were included in this study. PRP was prepared using a single spin method, and injected in affected areas for 3 monthly sessions, followed by 3 bimonthly sessions. A decrease of at least one grade in Ebling's scale was considered a successful result. Results: After the 6° session, 71.4% of MAGA and 73.4% of FAGA patients reached a successful outcome while 21.4% and 16.3%, respectively, remained without changes. Only 7.1% of MAGA and 10.2% of FAGA presented worsening of their condition. Conclusions: PRP together with a periodical application protocol can be considered effective as a coadjuvant therapy in patients who no longer respond to pharmacological treatments. Ebling's scale was a practical and reliable parameter to allow a better evaluation in both MAGA and FAGA.
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It is part of: International Journal of Trichology, 2017, vol. 9, num. 4, p. 165-170
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ISSN: 0974-7753
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