What are the indications for PRP
Over the last two decades improvements to PRP technology combined with a growing body of clinical studies had led to its application in a number of medical and surgical subspecialties. One of the earliest applications of PRP was in fields of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, where it has been utilized to promote tissue healing in variety of musculoskeletal injuries and chronic degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis. Similarly the tissue healing and regenerative properties of PRP has proven to be an effective adjunct therapy in the fields of oral and dental surgery, neurosurgery, and plastic surgery.
In recent years PRP has gained considerable popularity in the field of cosmetic dermatology for its promising outcomes in facial rejuvenation. This increasingly popular cosmetic procedure is used either alone or in combination with collagen-stimulating modalities, such as microneedling and fractional laser resurfacing, to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun-damaged skin and acne scars. In the field of hair restoration a growing body of clinical evidence supports PRP therapy as a promising treatment option to stimulate hair growth. PRP is not meant to replace current FDA-approved hair loss treatments such as oral DHT blockers and topical minoxidil but rather as a powerful adjunct to such therapies.