My hair looks worse after PRP. Is this common?

Hello there. I am a young adult female with over all thinning hair. I recently did 4 shots of prp. After doing the first shot, I lost a ton of hair. My hair still keeps shedding like before. I'm starting to think this was a big waste of money. No baby hairs are coming out. Is this common? Or am I the only unfortunate case? I'm devastated. Thank you.

Doctor Answers 2


In my opinion, you need to be evaluated by hair loss expert. PRP works best for people with androgenic alopecia also known as female pattern alopecia. In your case, a diagnosis needs to be certain. If you have hair loss from some other etiology, The PRP will not be of assistance. Find a PRP expert. Good luck 

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Knowing What's Normal with Prp for Hair Loss Treatments

Anything that stimulates hair growth can result in some shedding which can resolve. I recommend getting a formal consultation with a hair loss expert. I have all my patients use viviscal, rogaine, and propecia when getting prp/progesterone. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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