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PRP Female Hair Loss Study-Enrolling Patients


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PRP Female Hair Loss Study-Enrolling Patients

Dr Ken L. Williams of the Irvine Institute of Medicine and Cosmetic Surgery-OC Hair Restoration is enrolling female patients suffering from hair loss in a medical research study. The study is designed to evaluate the effect(s) of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy on women with Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL). The medical study is university based and privately financially supported by the International Society Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and medical partners.

WHAT IS FPHL?

The term, FPHL, has emerged as the preferred medical term for hair loss in women. As opposed to the primary male hair loss diagnosis-Androgenetic Alopecia, FPHL is caused by multiple etiologies, and treatment options are considered more complicated. Hair loss in women negatively impacts women more than men with impaired social function, decrease self-esteem, and loss of confidence. In many cases, a accurate clinical diagnosis can be made and the hair loss condition treated medically or surgically.

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INCLUSION CRITERIA

The eligibility criteria are: 1) Female gender, 2) At least 18 years old, and 3) Ludwig II FPHL diagnosed by history, physical examination, and either biopsy or strong family history of female pattern hair loss as defined by two or more female relatives known to have a familiar Ludwig pattern of hair loss, without known disease.

UNIVERSITY SPONSORED HAIR LOSS STUDY

The study has been approved by the Office of Human Research Protections at the University of Houston to evaluate the effect of PRP upon the growth of the hair follicle. It is financially supported by a small grant from the ISHRS and is designed by Baylor University hair surgeon and principal investigator, Dr. Carlos Puig. In addition to Drs. Puig and Williams, also participating in the multisite study are Dr. Robert Reese from Edina, Minnesota; and Dr. Matt Leavitt of Maitland, Florida.

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HAIR LOSS INDUSTRY PARTNERS

This female hair loss study is supported by Cytomedix, the manufacturer of the Autologel  system that creates the wound healing and hair stimulating properties from PRP. The research is a multi-site study consisting of hair loss specialists located in the northeast, south, and western regions of the United States. The study is prospective, double blinded, and placebo controlled to increase scientific validity and reduce physician bias. The official title of the research is Pilot Study On The Effect of Autologel Platelet Rich Plasma Injections On Hair Growth In Patients With Female Pattern Hair Loss.

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COST TO PATIENT

There is no cost to eligible patients and no reimbursement is available for enrolling in the study. If the study demonstrates a significant difference between the placebo and study group, all patients in the placebo group will receive without charge PRP therapy to induce hair growth.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

If you are interested in participating in this medical study, and if you have been under the care of a dermatologist or hair loss specialist, you may be eligible to participate in this hair loss study. Your contact is Jackie Kusinsky at Jackie@iimcs.org or call (949) 333-2999.

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PRP STUDY-Female Hair Loss Research Grant Award


The International Hair Research Foundation (IHRF) in partnership with the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), recently announced at the 2012 ISHRS annual scientific conference in the Bahamas, their research grant to advance medical and scientific study in the field of trichology.

The recipients of such award are Dr. Carlos Puig of Houston, Texas; Dr. Ken Williams of Irvine, California; Dr. Robert Reese of Edina, Minnesota; and Dr. Matt Levitt of Maitland, Florida. The research grant is to fund the study the effects of human derived Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) on hair growth in female patients.

The ISHRS Scientific Research, Grants, & Awards Committee awarded the grant based upon: intended goals; hypothesis; relevance and importance of research; other preliminary studies in the hair restoration surgery field; experimental design; academic and professional affiliation.

The title of the clinical research receiving this award is entitled, Pilot Study On The Effect of Autologel Platelet Rich Plasma Injections On Hair Growth In Patients With Female Pattern Hair Loss. The pilot study is prospective, double blinded, and placebo controlled and part of a multi-site study evaluating the effect of PRP upon the growth of the hair follicle in women with Ludwig II Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL).

Dr Ken L. Williams of the Irvine Institute of Medicine and Cosmetic Surgery-OC Hair Restoration is seeking to enroll female patients that meet certain criteria in this medical study who suffer from hair loss. Hair restoration surgeons in the western United States wishing to enroll their patients are encouraged to inform their patients of such study.

There is no cost to the patient and no reimbursement is available for enrolling in the study. The study potentially benefits all patients enrolled, because if there is a demonstrated significant difference between the placebo and study group, all patients in the placebo group will receive without charge PRP therapy to induce hair growth.

The inclusion criteria are: 1) Female Gender, 2) At least 18 years if age, and 3) Ludwig II FPHL diagnosed by history, physical examination, and either biopsy or strong family history of female pattern hair loss.