Can stopping prp & minoxidil after a month gives negative effect and more hair loss?

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PRP Hair Loss

After just one month you shouldn't see a major difference, however continued treatment is needed.
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Tampa Internist
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

Hair loss -- PRP, Progesterone, Viviscal, Rogaine, Finesteride, Spironolactone

All hair loss treatments need to be continued forever. If you stop them, you will go back to your genetic predisposition for loss.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Can stopping prp & minoxidil after a month gives negative effect and more hair loss?

Thank you for your question. The only negative result of stopping is that you will have lost a months worth effort in your treatment to prevent your hair loss. A months worth of treatment did little to affect the actual life span of the follicle or density. Once you stop, your scalp will go back to it's natural hair loss course. 

Matt Tahsini, MD
Pasadena Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Hair loss will follow its natural course


When using non-surgical treatments to stop and prevent hair loss, they are to be continued for life or your hair loss will continue its natural course. You will loose the hair that you were going to loose anyway. The only point of using medication or treatments is to stop your hair from falling and slowing down the falling rate.

I recommend that if you decide to stop your treatment for any reason you might have, please look for a Hair Specialist in order to find some other treatment that might work better for your specific case.

Best of lucks!!!!

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) does reduce the rate of hair loss and hair thinning dramatically. How it works is that we extract the growth factors from your blood and inject them into the troubled area in your scalp. These growth factors will enhance your follicles and fortify your hair. It also (in some occasions) makes dormant hair grow back. It is a natural option to prevent/stop hair loss, but as any non-surgical treatment you will have to continue the treatment for life in order for it to keep working. We recommend our patients to have the treatment done at least once a year.

PRP has no side effects

William Yates, MD
Chicago Hair Restoration Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

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