Enhanced effect of platelet-rich plasma containing a new carrier on hair growth.

@article{Takikawa2011EnhancedEO,
  title={Enhanced effect of platelet-rich plasma containing a new carrier on hair growth.},
  author={Megumi Takikawa and Shinichiro Nakamura and Shingo Nakamura and Masayuki Ishirara and Satoko Kishimoto and Kaoru Sasaki and Satoshi Yanagibayashi and Ryuichi Azuma and Naoto Yamamoto and Tomoharu Kiyosawa},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  year={2011},
  volume={37 12},
  pages={1721-9}
}
BACKGROUND Treatments for alopecia are in high demand, but not all are safe and reliable. Dalteparin and protamine microparticles (D/P MPs) can effectively carry growth factors (GFs) in platelet-rich plasma (PRP). OBJECTIVE To identify the effects of PRP-containing D/P MPs (PRP&D/P MPs) on hair growth. METHODS & MATERIALS Participants were 26 volunteers with thin hair who received five local treatments of 3 mL of PRP&D/P MPs (13 participants) or PRP and saline (control, 13 participants) at… CONTINUE READING
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