PRP for Hair Loss

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Thursday, December 28, 2017

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment isn’t a magical hair loss cure, and it takes from eight months to a year to assess whether it’s working to grow hair. Nevertheless, PRP may be a viable treatment alternative to daily oral or topical medications for patients with compliance issues. It works in half or more of cases, and it’s a potential adjunctive treatment, which might enhance hair transplant surgery and other tried-and-true approaches to hair loss, according to Marc R. Avram, M.D., a Manhattan-based dermatologist and clinical professor of dermatology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York City.

“In dermatology, PRP is the new treatment option for men and women with hair loss,” says Dr. Avram, who presented on the topic of PRP and hair loss at the August 2017 Masters of Aesthetics symposium in San Diego.
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