Is PRP a permanent treatment for hair loss?
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PRP Treatment for Hair Loss
PRP duration short and longterm
Thank you for the questions. The duration of the benefits derived from PRP treatments depends on the nature of the cause of the hair loss. In treating andro-genetic hair loss in men and female pattern hair loss in women the benefit is probably temporary since these are genetic conditions which should revert back to the baseline after enough time has passed for the pathophysiologic processes operant in the patient to overcome the hair in the pattern. However, I have had female patients that have had a 2 procedure series, with no re-currence of thinning 3+ years later. Then of course I see patients that have substantial benefit which wanes over-time, they return for "touch up" prp procedures as needed. Have also used PRP to treat patients with alopecia areata which has resolved and not returned for a few years.
kBernardino A. Arocha, MD
PRP for hair loss
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PRP and hair loss.
As a guide, I recommend 2-3 treatment per year. I usually combine PRP with other treatments such as Finesteride- Duaesteride, Minoxidil and low level laser emission devices.
Nothing can permanent treat hair loss, even follicular unit transplants can replace hair, but it can not stop the process of hair loss, much like ageing.
All the best
Dr Davin Lim
PRP and Hair Growth
PRP can definitely help improve hair growth and thickness. Some patients need on-going treatments and others need only a few to have the hair growth "triggered". Please consult an expert to have the best results. Best, Dr. Green
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PRP for hair loss
PRP is a great option for many patients, but I would not consider it a permanent solution to hair loss. Only a hair transplant can create what I would consider permanent improvements in hair loss, and even though, additional treatments are still going to be recommended in order to maintain or improve the results.
As I tell my patients, androgenetic hair loss is relentless and progressive, and PRP (like other hair loss treatments) can help to slow or stop that progression.
All the best,
Is Hair loss treatment with PRP permanent?
Thank you for your question. In my opinion, PRP or platelet rich plasma works very well in patients with hair loss. I usually recommend 4 treatments spaced one month apart to get good outcome. And Maintenance is usually needed every 6 months to maintain the results. PRP works very well in patients with dormant follicles. For patients who have been bald for many years with shiny scalp, unlikely for PRP to work on them and hair transplant would be a better option.
I hope this helps. Best wishes! (Dr. Salameh, Plastic Surgeon, Bowling Green, KY)
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