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Hair and Scalp

  • Margo Gkini
  • Mario Goisis
  • Sara Izzo
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Abstract

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has attracted significant attention in the fields of tissue engineering, wound healing, and angiogenesis over the last decades [1, 2]. The regenerative potential of PRP depends on the growth factors (GFs) that are released upon platelets’ activation, which appear to enhance angiogenesis, extracellular matrix remodeling, and cellular effects as cell proliferation and differentiation [1, 3–5]. In 2006, Uebel et al. used PRP during hair transplantation in male patients with androgenetic alopecia [3, 6–8]. After that, more trials followed evaluating the efficacy of PRP in androgenetic alopecia both in men and women.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margo Gkini
    • 1
  • Mario Goisis
    • 2
  • Sara Izzo
    • 3
  1. 1.Doctor’s EquipeMilanItaly
  2. 2.Maxillo-Facial and Aesthetic SurgeonGo Easy ClinicMilanItaly
  3. 3.Department of Plastic SurgeryUniversity of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”NaplesItaly

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