Follicular Unit Extraction with or without Platelet Rich Plasma in the Treatment of androgenetic Alopecia
Ahmed Ali Khashaba, Alaa Nabil El Sadek, Ayman Fikry Mehanna, Moataz Mahmoud Mohammed Rabie*
Background: Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is a genetically determined phenomenon that is defined by gradual loss and reduction of normal thick hair follicles. This study aimed to determine if Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) assists in Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) or not. Patients and methods: This is a prospective comparative study that was performed in the period from January 2019 to January 2020 in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Department of Zagazig University Hospitals. This study included 16 patients with androgenic alopecia checked at Plastic Surgery Outpatient Clinic, Zagazig University Hospitals. Patients included in the study was divided into two groups according to receiving RPR or not, Group (1); 8 Patients treated with FUE with PRP. Group (2); 8 Patients treated with FUE without PRP. Results: All 8 patients treated with PRP showed a good hair regrowth, with prefect outcome. Of the 8 patients treated without PRP, 5 showed a good hair regrowth, with good outcome. Conclusion: These preliminary findings suggest that PRP might offer a safe and effective adjuvant therapy for patients undergoing FUE surgery against alopecia.