Just heard about platelet rich therapy for hair loss. When I “Googled” it, there was a lot of information. However, was wondering what you know of this treatment and if it does work for hair loss? They also say it’s good for wrinkles.
Many doctors offer PRP for hair loss. There are many research articles written about PRP treatment for hair loss. Just because there are scientific articles suggesting it may work does not mean it does work. However, PRP treatment is becoming more mainstream as more doctors offer it. It is basically a portion of your own blood separated and re-injected back to your body. PRP is being touted as the next miracle cure for all ailments from wrinkles to hair loss to joint pain. It is basically safe and likely not harmful.
PRP has been offered at our clinic in Seoul Korea for 2 years with equivocal results with respect to hair growth. As long as the consumers are well informed and realize it is not a “cure”, my opinion in PRP remains equivocal. We may start offering PRP in our Los Angeles office for those patients that want it. With time and good follow-up, those patients who want it can judge for themselves.