20 Mar PRP Treatment brings Back Hair in Discoid Lupus Patient
Discoid lupus erythematosus is a skin disease that can cause scaring hair loss. It most often affects young adult women (aged 20 to 50), but children, the elderly, and males may be affected.
This patient suffered from Discoid Lupus and experienced over 15 areas hair loss throughout the top of her scalp. Additionally, she was developing a linear scar in her forehead, which also effect patients with this skin disease. The patient was treated with traditional therapy for 2 years with steroid injections, without results, prior to referral to our clinic. Her skin was becoming thinner and hair was not growing back.
The patient was treated with only one session of PRP and this was the result at 6 months after one session. In addition to hair growing in the previous areas of hair loss, the patient’s hair character improved and the linear line that was developing on her forehead resolved. This was the first time PRP has been used to successfully treat this scaring alopecia.
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