Androgenetic Alopecia – Treating Hair Loss With PRP
Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is the most common cause of hair loss among both men and women, affecting up to 40% of women and 70% of men.
Treating Hair Loss With PRP Therapy
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) has become an effective alternative treatment for androgenetic alopecia (AGA).
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What is Androgenetic alopecia?
Visually, it is characterized by decreased hair density, diameter, and length. Thick, terminal hairs transition into thin, vellus hairs. These changes often occur in a characteristic, gender-specific pattern.
Current FDA approved treatment options include oral finasteride for men and minoxidil for men and women. Both are associated with potentially irreversible side effects. Due to limited effective therapies for androgenetic alopecia, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is now an effective alternative treatment.
Androgenetic 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 androgenetic 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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Dr. Edward Magaziner has dedicated his career to helping people with pain, and musculoskeletal injuries. His focus is to use state of the art and innovative treatments to alleviate these problems. He is well known around the country in his field and is considered by many one of the top treating physicians in this region. He treats professional athletes, musicians, dancers, golfers, weight lifters, Olympic hopefuls, college and high school athletes, as well as those injured from work, auto accidents, and more. Patients ages range from 9 to 90.
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It is important to note that although Dr. E. Magaziner has a high rate of success treating patients, there is no guarantee of a positive outcome given the variables relative to each case and individual being treated.