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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP: Treating Alopecia Areata

How does PRP compare to minoxidil in the treatment of the autoimmune condition alopecia areata?

Researchers from Egypt studied the effect of PRP, minoxidil and placebo in 90 patients with alopecia areata. 
Patients with alopecia areata grew hair faster than patients receiving minoxidil. The authors conclusions were that PRP was more effective than minoxidil for patients with alopecia areata.

Reference
Platelets rich plasma versus minoxidil 5% in treatment of alopecia areata: A trichoscopic evaluation.
El Taieb MA, et al. Dermatol Ther. 2016.


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