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The Use of PRP in Dermatology

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been used by physicians to treat soft tissue injury and speed the healing process. PRP is becoming a very popular treatment in dermatology and has been used for skin rejuvenation, hyperpigmentation, acne, wrinkles, stretch marks and hair loss.  It is also a treatment for hair loss: The

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Low level laser (light) therapy for hair growth with a laser cap

What is low level light therapy?   Low level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) uses diodes and/or LEDs to deliver red light to the scalp. It is also used in other medical applications (e.g., wound healing, joint pain) but recently, has been used extensively for hair loss.   This is a

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PRP for Androgenetic Alopecia – A Review of the Evidence

PRP for Androgenetic Alopecia – A Review of the Evidence

PRP is a hair treatment technique that uses a patient’s own blood to help encourage hair growth through the delivery of concentrated growth factors to hair follicles1–3. Seven randomized controlled trials have been recently published that examine the effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in androgenetic alopecia (AGA) patients. One of

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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for Hair Loss

What is PRP? Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment has been used to stimulate healing of wounds and joint injuries and is now becoming a promising treatment option for individuals with hair loss.  Recently, PRP has been used to stimulate hair growth among patients with hair loss conditions such as androgenetic alopecia

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Minoxidil For Hair Loss Was An Unexpected Discovery

Minoxidil For Hair Loss Was An Unexpected Discovery

The History of Minoxidil Did you know that, in the 1970s, experiencing hair growth while using minoxidil was an unexpected surprise? Minoxidil is one of the most common non-surgical treatments for female and male pattern baldness used today, however, this was not always the case1,2. It wasn’t until the 1970s

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Propecia – Information Fact Sheet

Propecia – Information Fact Sheet

Propecia – Information Fact Sheet Finasteride 1 mg What is it? Propecia is a film-coated tablet that contains finasteride, a medicinal ingredient used to treat hair loss. These tablets are tan in color and are easy to identify (Figure 1).         Figure 1. Example of Propecia tablets

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The Vampire Treatment

The Vampire Treatment

The vampire treatment is not a post-Halloween inspired story, but the endearing nickname for an innovative new hair growth therapy also known as PRP (platelet-rich plasma). The fast gain in popularity of this treatment comes from its well-diversified benefits including efficacy, safety and cost. As the name suggests, PRP is

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Low Level Laser Therapy is Effective: Seeing is Believing

Low Level Laser Therapy is Effective: Seeing is Believing

Medication (e.g., minoxidil, finasteride)1,2, hair transplantations (e.g., strip harvesting, FUE)3 and concealers (e.g., scalp tattooing, hair thickening fibers)4 are among the many hair loss treatments available today. If you prefer a more non-invasive treatment that doesn’t involve the use of medication, low level laser therapy (LLLT) could be the hair

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Treating Alopecia Areata – Platelet-Rich Plasma

Treating Alopecia Areata – Platelet-Rich Plasma

Alopecia areata, a condition where a person’s own immune system attacks their hair follicles, can sometimes be difficult to treat. That’s because the treatment options that we have traditionally relied on are unfortunately not effective for everyone1. Those that are unresponsive to therapy may develop bald patches which could progressively

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The DigniCap – A Scalp Cooling System that Prevents Chemotherapy-Induced Hair Loss

The DigniCap – A Scalp Cooling System that Prevents Chemotherapy-Induced Hair Loss

Chemotherapy-Induced Hair Loss Chemotherapy can be used to cure or control the spread of cancer1. Chemotherapy treatments are commonly associated with side effects as cytotoxic drugs can have a damaging impact on healthy cells2. Hair loss can be a distressing side effect of chemotherapy treatments, influencing a patient’s body image

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