Abstract— Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is a common condition having severe psychosocial implications. Numerous modalities of treatment are there but none is satisfactory both to the patient and the treating physician. This present study was carried out on 50 patients of AGA aged between 20 to 50 years to find out the effect of PRP with micro needling on AGA. These selected cases were treated by activation of the procedure site (scalp) by micro needling technique and application of platelet rich plasma on the activated site. A total of 6 such sittings were given to each patient at interval of 30 days each, over a total period of 6 months. Macro photographs were taken at baseline and after 6 months by 2 independent observers who rated those using of standardized seven-point rating scale of clinical change. In this study, 24% patients perceived stoppage of hair fall, 68% patients noticed reduction in hair fall, 6% of the patients perceived no change in hair fall and remaining 2% patients perceived increased hair fall after last visit with minimal or no side effects. So over all 92% patients had noticed some clinical improvement in their condition. So it was concluded that PRP with micro needling is an effective combination in treating AGA. This may be because micro needling has its own action and it would also help in promoting penetration of PRP but the level of evidence of this fact as available published data is low. This demands further studies to gain more evidence before it is used more extensively.
Keyword: Androgenetic Alopecia(AGA), Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Micro Needling.
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