Questions to Ask Before Doing Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

As Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy has gained in popularity as a hair restoration treatment, there has been an increase in medical practices that now offer it.  We are big supporters of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for hair restoration, so we are excited to see its popularity grow.  That being said, as more non-hair […]

As Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy has gained in popularity as a hair restoration treatment, there has been an increase in medical practices that now offer it.  We are big supporters of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for hair restoration, so we are excited to see its popularity grow.  That being said, as more non-hair loss specialists start offering Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy, it is important for patients to make sure that they are being treated by experienced staff. Regardless of where you decide to get Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy, here are some important questions to ask the provider before starting your treatment.

Do you have experience treating female hair loss?

For most women, the cause of hair loss is due to genetics.  However, there is a large subset of women that are experiencing hair loss due to other factors, including, but not limited to: thyroid issues, medications, stress, hormonal imbalance, or issues with their diet.  To effectively treat female hair loss with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy, it is necessary to be able to understand the underlying cause of the hair loss.

How did you determine my type of hair loss and is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy an effective treatment for this type of hair loss?

While Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is a great treatment, it is not a great treatment for all types of hair loss.  For patients experiencing Androgenic Alopecia (Female Pattern Hair Loss), Alopecia Areata, or Traction Alopecia, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy can be a great treatment option.  However, if you have a different type of hair loss like Scarring Alopecia or Telogen Effluvium, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is not the right choice.  It is important to make sure the practitioner has determined that Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy will be effective for your type of hair loss.

Could any of my medications inhibit the effectiveness of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy?

With Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy, we are actually trying to cause an inflammatory response in the scalp to tell the body to begin healing and rejuvenate the follicles.  However, if you are taking an anti-inflammatory like aspirin or a corticosteroid, it could prevent you from getting the best response possible.

Are there other treatments I should do in conjunction with my Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is a great treatment for female hair loss, but it is not the only treatment.  If you are experiencing hair loss, it is often best to do multiple treatments as they work in different ways and can get you the best results.  Other treatments like Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), Formula 82 (minoxidil), and Viviscal, can be great options to use in conjunction with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy and potentially get you even better results.

These are just some examples of important questions to ask your practitioner before starting treatment.  If you think Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy may be right for you, we always recommend speaking to a hair loss specialist that can determine the best treatment plan to treat your specific hair loss.

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