Hair fall and itchiness after PRP for hair loss?

I had prp treatment for hair 1month before now i am experiencing lot of hair fall and itchiness what would be the problem is the prp really working ?

Doctor Answers 7

Itchiness after PRP

These symptoms are not typically seen after PRP treatments, so I would recommend a follow up with your treating physician. I’m sorry I could not be more help.


Washington DC Plastic Surgeon
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Hair fall and itchiness post PRP

Thanks for your inquiry.If you are experiencing these symptoms, then I would suggest a follow up with your doctor.These symptoms are not commonly associated with PRP treatments, so checking with your treating physician is your best bet.Best of luck.

Burton M. Sundin, MD
Richmond Plastic Surgeon
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PRP and rebound hair loss

Firstly one has to exclude inflammatory hair conditions (LPP, discoid lupus etc...), secondly your Specialist will run a series of blood test to exclude any other problems associated with hair loss- thyroid, iron etc.. 

Now, once these are excluded, one may consider the diagnosis of telogen effluvium following PRP. This is usually temporary and transient, and can follow 'shock' to your system including events such as PRP to treat hair loss in the first place. 

Your hair will re grow again with 3-5 months, and base line pics. at 6-7 months should show an improvement. Having said that, I am only giving advice on your one line of history- a full examination and history MUST be undertaken by your specialist PRP provider. 

All the best
Dr Davin Lim 
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist
Brisbane, Australia. 

Davin Lim, MBBS, FACD
Brisbane Dermatologist
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rajeevrahul,

I would highly recommend a thorough medical evaluation with a good hair restoration specialist. At the very least it should include a good history, physical, dermoscopy and possibly a scalp biopsy. Furthermore lab work is advised. Was the itchiness present before the prp? Treatment and further recommendations are pending results of above.
PRP can produce some swelling and burning discomfort for a day or two. However, it is contra-indicated to treat with and-inflammatory meds as this will diminish the benefit of the PRP which produces an inflammatory response in the injected areas.

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PRP is your own body's bi-product so it is nothing foreign to your scalp. The itchiness may actually be the stimulation of your follicles, which is a good thing! I would try an all natural perfume-free shampoo/conditioner, and clean out your hairbrush. In my opinion, an anti-histamine may be worth a try, always consult your primary physician for medical advice.


I hope this helps you, be well.

#itchiness #PRP  #hairloss

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