Hair regeneration using Platelet-Rich Plasma?
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Restoring fullness with PRP
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Use PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy to optimize outcomes with Hair Transplant / Restoration
PRP for hairloss
I thought this abstract would demonstrate the effectiveness of PRP for Alopecia. My office has found this technique effective for many, both male and female patients.
J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2014 Apr-Jun; 7(2): 107–110.
PMCID: PMC4134641Platelet-Rich Plasma in Androgenic Alopecia: Myth or an Effective ToolAbstractPlatelet-rich plasma (PRP) has become a newer method for the treatment of various types of alopecia. In this prospective study, safety, efficacy and feasibility of PRP injections in treating androgenic alopecia were assessed. Eleven patients suffering from hair loss due to androgenic alopecia and not responding to 6 months treatment with minoxidil and finasteride were included in this study. The hair pull test was performed before every treatment session. A total volume of 2-3 cc PRP was injected in the scalp by using an insulin syringe. The treatment was repeated every two weeks, for a total of four times. The outcome was assessed after 3 months by clinical examination, macroscopic photos, hair pull test and patient's overall satisfaction.
Results:A significant reduction in hair loss was observed between first and fourth injection. Hair count increased from average number of 71 hair follicular units to 93 hair follicular units. Therefore, average mean gain is 22.09 follicular units per cm2. After the fourth session, the pull test was negative in 9 patients.Conclusion:PRP injection is a simple, cost effective and feasible treatment option for androgenic alopecia, with high overall patient satisfaction.
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PRP in combination with cold laser hair restoration
In conjunction with PRP there is also cold laser hair therapy to stimulate hair follicles. Typically patients wear the cap every other day or three times a week to stimulate hair growth and promote thickness and volume.
Hair loss -- PRP, Progesterone, Viviscal, Rogaine, Finesteride
PRP is your own blood product injected back to yourself. There is no great skill involved.
However, you have to understand that if you have genetic male pattern balding, there is no "cure" for permanent solution to your hair loss issue. If PRP works you will have to continue with the treatment.
There is nothing wrong with doctors promoting off label treatments such as PRP, progesterone, low level laser light therapy as they have a right to practice medicine. Likewise the consumers (patients) have a right to choose their doctors and treatment options based on their own research and free will. However, it is my opinion that the consumer take a “buyer beware” approach. For every success story behind these treatments, there are many disappointed consumers who have spent thousands of dollars with no benefit.
PRP for Hair Loss
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