20 Feb Reversing Male Pattern Baldness
Can Infusion of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Reverse Miniaturization of Non-Transplanted Hair?
This 26 year old patient was unable to take finasteride (Propecia™) do to side effects. Hair transplantation was done in the anterior hair line and the posterior crown was traumatized with a 1 mm micro needling roller (Clinical Resolutions, Inc, Beverly Hills) and platelet rich plasma (PRP) concentration was injected. Fig 1 below was before and Fig 2 was the patient 8 months later.
This photo illustrates that mild trauma and the infusion of high concentrations of Platelet Rich Plasma “PRP” reversed miniaturization of this patient’s hair in eight months.
1.Greco, J.F., Brandt, R. The Effects of Autologus Platelet Rich Plasma and Various Growth Factors on Non-Transplanted Miniaturized Hair. Hair Transplant Forum International, March April, 2009.
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