What is the success rate of PRP, where they inject your scalp with your blood plasma to stimulate growth?

I recently watched a video where a Dr was injecting a patients scalp with his own plasma. What is the success rate of that procedure ?

Doctor Answers 8

Blood plasma

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Plasma  injection success has been under investigation  for several years. The results can be unpredictable.


Nashville Plastic Surgeon

The success rate of PRP

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The success rate of PRP depends largely on the cause of your hair loss and the system of PRP used. There at least 7+ types of PRP systems out there, and some work better than others for hair loss.  Using our system, the results of one woman is shown in the video (see the video).  PRP can be combined with other treatments for an even better result.


Best of luck from Manhattan.

Benjamin C. Paul, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Success Rate of PRP

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The results patients can experience with PRP can vary depending on the underlying cause of their hair loss.  PRP will not “grow” new hair follicles but it will nourish existing hair follicles causing hair to grow in thicker and fuller.  It will also slow the process of shedding.

David L. Robbins, MD, FACS
West Des Moines Plastic Surgeon

Success rates of PRP

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In the scientific literature, PRP success rates vary, as do the definitions of success. PRP is a great option for many patients, but it is not going to put hair follicles into the scalp where no follicles remain. I believe that PRP can help to slow or reverse the process of hair miniaturization and progressive loss.

All the best,

Matthew Richardson, MD
Frisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
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PRP for hair growth

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PRP has become a very popular and almost commonplace treatment for hairloss in many different types of patients.  There are well done scientific studies with hair counts that show a significant increase in hair numbers.  Many of my patients have been happy with this treatment.  

Kevin Ende, MD
Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgeon

Success rate for PRP or any other treatment depends on what you are treating and understanding that there is no 100% cure.

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Success rate for PRP or any other treatment depends on what you are treating and understanding that there is no 100% cure.  In other words, you have to have a diagnosis before seeking treatment options.  There is no permanent cure for genetic hair loss.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Hair loss treatment

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I appreciate your question.
PRP has good success depending on the reason and timing of the hair loss.
I have had it done myself

The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.

best of luck!

Dr Schwartz

PRP for Scalp Hair Growth

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I have many photos on here of success using this procedure for hair growth.  However, you have to determine if you are a right candidate for this procedure by a formal consultation.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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