Is PRP Approved by the United States FDA?

By | August 21st, 2014|

The use of PRP in the United States as part of Hair Transplantation does not require FDA approval, just as the use of blood transfusion during or after surgery does not require FDA approval. Use of PRP as part of the surgical treatment is defined as a procedure and is not subject to FDA regulations. [...]

Is PRP equally effective in both men and women?

By | August 21st, 2014|

Thus far there have been positive results in both men and women. Because females have less treatment options females experience less shedding within a few weeks and an improved character to their hair sooner than males because most males having PRP done are already on other FDA approved therapies. Most patients both male and female [...]

What type of aftercare is required?

By | March 10th, 2013|

The beauty of the treatment is that no after care is required other than shampooing your hair the next day. It is not necessary to sleep in any particular position or refrain from any normal activity.

How long has it been used?

By | March 7th, 2013|

Platelet rich plasma has been utilized in hair restorations surgery since 2004 and its role is expanding as more physicians understand the benefits in this surgical procedure. While still experimental, the use of PRP in patients as an adjunct treatment to thicken hair is gaining popularity and has been used since 2007. Double randomized independent [...]

Is it normal for shedding after PRP treatment?

By | March 7th, 2013|

It is not unusual for shedding to continue or even increase when first starting a treatment for hair loss be it Rogaine, Finasteride or PRP. Hair follicles may increase in growth rate or increase diameter a little while in the growing stage, but it is not possible for hair to undergo a noticeable change in [...]