Platelet-rich Plasma Can Treat Cicatricial Alopecia in Patients with Skin of Color

Posted By Madilyn Moeller, Tuesday, June 13, 2023


In a retrospective study presented at SCALE 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee, researchers found that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be successfully used to treat cicatricial alopecia (CA) in patients with skin of color, according to a report from Dermatology Times. All of the patients in the study were Black/African American women with an average age of diagnosis at 57 years old (total range was 40 to 72).

The study was conducted by lead investigators Chloé Walker, MD, MHS, and Porcia Love, MD, FAAD, for patients with skin of color, including Fitzpatrick skin types IV to VI, with a confirmed diagnosis of CA and who underwent platelet-rich plasma treatment at River Region Dermatology & Laser from 2016 to 2022.

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