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Application of hair transplantation combined with platelet-rich plasma injection for the treatment of androgenic alopecia Volume 33, issue 5, September-October 2023

Authors
1 Department of Plastic Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei 230601, China
2 The Second People’s Hospital of Hefei, Hefei Hospital Affiliated to Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui 230011, China
* Reprints: Dongsheng Cao

Background

Androgenic alopecia is a type of hair loss condition that is influenced by both genetic and environmental factors.

Objective

This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of combining hair transplantation with platelet-rich plasma injection for treating androgenic alopecia.

Materials & Methods

From June 2019 to September 2021, a total of 147 patients with androgenic alopecia were selected and treated by our department. Out of these, 72 patients were assigned to the treatment group and received hair transplantation along with platelet-rich plasma treatment. The remaining 75 cases constituted the control group, receiving only hair transplantation. Clinical data was obtained by reviewing the patients’ medical records and case reports.

Results

The area of hair loss in the treatment group was significantly smaller than that in the control group. The score of the hair pulling test in the treatment group was significantly lower than that in the control group. The hair regeneration score in the treatment group was significantly higher than that in the control group. After treatment, the total area of skin lesions in the treatment group was significantly reduced compared to the control group. There was a statistically significant difference between the two groups.

Conclusion

Our study indicates that combining hair transplantation with platelet-rich plasma is superior to hair transplantation alone for the treatment of androgenic alopecia. This combination therapy shows promising potential for clinical applications.

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