Comparison of efficacy of topical 5% minoxidil alone versus topical 5% minoxidil with autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy in treatment of androgenetic alopecia: A randomised open label study


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Author Details : Bela Padhiar*, Sruthy Raveendran

Volume : 7, Issue : 2, Year : 2021

Article Page : 107-114

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijced.2021.021



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Abstract

Background: Androgenic alopecia (AGA) is a type of progressive hairloss, where there is androgen mediated conversion of susceptible terminal hairs into vellus hairs, in genetically predisposed individuals.
Aims and Objectives: To compare efficacy of Topical 5% Minoxidil alone versus Topical 5% Minoxidil with Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy in patients with Androgenetic Alopecia.
Materials a nd Methods: This is a Prospective study conducted in Department of Dermatology GMERS Medical College, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. A convenience sample of 62 men in the age group of 20-40 with Grade 2-5 AGA according to Hamilton- Norwood Grading were selected and was divided into 2 groups of 31 each. Presitting digital photographs and dermoscopic photos were taken. Autologous PRP was prepared using 18 ml of patients blood after double spin centrifugation and injected by Nappage technique. Results were assessed at the baseline and at the end of each sitting on the basis of change in hair density,
photographic evaluation and patient’s self satisfaction.
Result: Highly significant increase in hair density was achieved after 4 months of treatment. At T4 (Fourth Session of treatment) Group B showed higher hair density (42.97± 8.96) as compared to Group A (36.94 ± 11.57) which was statistically significant at P = 0.03
Conclusion: Group B showed better improvement as compared to Group A.PRP treatment has a positive therapeutic effect on male Androgenetic alopecia without major side effects.

Keywords: Androgenic alopecia, Minoxidil, Platelet Rich Plasma, Randomised open label study.


How to cite : Padhiar B , Raveendran S , Comparison of efficacy of topical 5% minoxidil alone versus topical 5% minoxidil with autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy in treatment of androgenetic alopecia: A randomised open label study. IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol 2021;7(2):107-114


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Received : 07-05-2021

Accepted : 15-05-2021

Available online : 26-05-2021


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