Platelet-rich plasma—an ‘Elixir’ for treatment of alopecia
Platelet-rich plasma—an ‘Elixir’ for treatment of alopecia: personal experience on 117 patients with review of literature
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What Is PRP?
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What is alopecia?
Scalp hair complete the body self-image and patients who have alopecia suffer from overt disfiguration, which may cause psychosocial embarrassment and lack of self-esteem. Hair loss or alopecia is one of the most common complaints amongst the patients consulting a dermatologist and can be temporary or long lasting.
Alopecia can be classified into two broad categories—non-cicatricial and cicatricial alopecia. The causes of non-cicatricial alopecias include androgenetic alopecia, telogen effluvium, alopecia areata, trichotillomania, anagen effluvium etc. Lichen planopilaris, frontal fibrosing alopecia, folliculitis decalvans, cutaneous discoid lupus erythematosus etc. are few of the various conditions causing cicatricial alopecia.
Alopecia And PRP
PRP therapy is a relatively new approach to tissue regeneration which is becoming a valuable adjunct to promote healing during many procedures in various medical and surgical fields, including wound healing, maxillofacial surgery, soft tissue injuries, periodontal and oral surgery, orthopaedic and trauma surgery, otolaryngology, cardiovascular surgery, gastrointestinal surgeries, burns, cosmetic and plastic surgery. PRP specifically has attracted the attention of dermatologists for management of various alopecias.
PRP is derived from the centrifugation of the patient’s own blood and it contains growth factors working on different target cells that influence wound healing, thereby playing an important role in tissue repair mechanisms, enhancing soft tissue healing and regeneration at various levels.
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Garg, Suruchi, and Shweta Manchanda. “Platelet-rich plasma-an ‘Elixir’ for treatment of alopecia: personal experience on 117 patients with review of literature.” Stem cell investigation vol. 4 64. 18 Jul. 2017, doi:10.21037/sci.2017.06.07
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