PRP for treating alopecia areata

Our new manuscript to be published in September

In addition to genetic hair loss, platelet rich plasma also an option for treating alopecia areata.

A 2013 study in the British Journal of Dermatology showed the PRP may be as effective as low dose triamcinolone acetonide in treating patchy alopecia areata

I have an interest in understanding the role of PRP in a number of hair loss conditions. In the September 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Case Reports, I described a patient with alopecia areata who did not regrow with traditional treatments (steroid injections). The use of platelet tich plasma (PRP) ultimately prompted regrowth of hair. 


JAAD Case Reports 2015; 1:305-7

Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887

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