Kyung Bong Kim, Dae Kwan Kim
Kim KB, Kim DK. J Cosmet Med 2020; 4(1): 36-40 | doi: 10.25056/JCM.2020.4.1.36
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) containing various growth factors and stem cells can play a role in tissue regeneration. Recently, treatments such as CD34+ cell-containing PRP has been used in various fields, including that of hair loss. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of CD34+ cell-containing PRP injections for the treatment of alopecia. We extracted PRP from the blood of 10 patients using the TriCell Platelet Concentrate System (REV-MED Technologies Corp.). TriCell CD34+ cell-containing PRP preparations were injected onto the scalps of 5 patients with androgenetic alopecia including 2 female patients with pattern hair loss and 3 patients with alopecia areata.
There were no special side effects, and overall, hair thickness and density were improved.
Three months of TriCell CD34+ cell-containing PRP therapy (at 4-week intervals) resulted in improved hair thickness and density in alopecia patients.