How do I know if I am likely to get good results?
Evidence for PRP is stronger for some types of hair loss than others, namely androgenetic alopecia or hormone-related baldness, which is a condition that can affect both men and women. In men with AGA, hair loss typically occurs on the top and front of the head. In women, thinning occurs on the top and crown of the head and often begins with the center hair part growing wider. The evidence suggests that PRP may work best when it is combined with other treatments for AGA, such as topical minoxidil (Rogaine) or oral finasteride (Propecia), which is an anti-androgenic drug. ccurate assessment of your skin it is usually necessary to have an in-person consultation and a quote for your personalised treatment plan.
At present, evidence is lacking for other types of balding, including and especially that related to autoimmune conditions, so an initial consultation is necessary to determine if you might be a good fit for PRP.
PRP injections are not suitable for everyone. These injections can be uncomfortable, for both your scalp and your wallet, with a series of three treatments needed before improvement may be seen. These treatments are generally not covered by Medicare/insurance.
PRP injections are considered safe when performed by a trained medical provider. Mild risks include pain, redness, headaches, and temporary hair shedding. PRP may not be appropriate for those with a history of bleeding disorders or autoimmune disease