PRP hair restoration
PRP for hair restoration
Male pattern and female pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) is believed to be due to a combination of genetics and effects of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) on the hair follicle’s pilo-sebaceous unit. Treatment can include minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplant surgery, or PRP.
PRP treatment to the scalp has been studied clinically and found to increase hair regrowth significantly and safely in androgenetic alopecia (hair loss)—in men and women[i] and alopecia areata (typically found in women).[ii] You can expect to see the full effect of hair growth in 3 months. The PRP effect lasts 6-9 months in male-pattern baldness with most getting very good results. In women results are even better: it lasts 18 months, with 75% of women getting a 90% improvement in hair restoration.
The numbing cream and tiny needles used by Dr. Cutler makes this 45 minute procedure very tolerable. The treatment also includes a prescription for the compounded hair growth maintenance serum containing Minoxidil, Finasteride, and more.
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[i] Gentile P, Garcovich S, Bielli A, Scioli MG, Orlandi A, Cervelli V. The Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Hair Regrowth: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2015 Nov;4(11):1317-23. PubMed PMID: 26400925. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26400925
[ii] Trink A, Sorbellini E, Bezzola P, Rodella L, Rezzani R, Ramot Y, Rinaldi F. A randomized, double-blind, placebo- and active-controlled, half-head study to evaluate the effects of platelet-rich plasma on alopecia areata. Br J Dermatol. 2013 Sep;169(3):690-4. PubMed PMID: 23607773. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23607773