Platelet-Rich Plasma for Hair Restoration

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2020 May;28(2):181-187. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2020.01.009. Epub 2020 Mar 2.


Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a promising treatment for hair restoration in patients with androgenic alopecia. Created from a platelet concentrate from an autologous blood draw, PRP is a safe therapeutic option for patients with hair loss. It is used alone or in conjunction with topical and oral therapies. Most studies of hair restoration with PRP report positive outcomes. Further research to optimize PRP preparation/administration procedures and identify patient populations that benefit most from this treatment are needed, as is long-term follow-up of objective hair loss outcomes. PRP appears to be a safe technology with excellent potential for promoting hair restoration.

Keywords: Androgenic alopecia; Growth factors; Hair loss; Hair restoration; Platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Alopecia / physiopathology
  • Alopecia / therapy*
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Humans
  • Injections
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma* / physiology