Frequent question: Is PRP better than minoxidil?

Is PRP more effective than Rogaine?

PRP has been found to be effective in more people – 65% vs Rogaine/Minoxidil’s 40%. Plus there have not been any side effects reported thus far from PRP, vs the many known side effects from Rogaine/Minoxidil. On the minus side for PRP is the extreme pain and the cost.

Does PRP really regrow hair?

A 2017 study out of Italy also found male patients had increased hair and density in areas where doctors used PRP therapy. Dr. Khetarpal says it takes about three months to see an improvement. After that time, most of her patients – both male and female – have regrown 30% to 40% of the hair they’ve lost.

Is minoxidil necessary with PRP?

Certain Dermatologists advice procedures like PRP therapy, platelet rich plasma therapy when needed which may accelerate the rate of hair growth. … The first 12 months of treatment is very important and Minoxidil should be continued twice daily or else the expected benefits may not happen.

How fast does hair grow with PRP?

Results. Results aren’t immediate. Remember, the growth cycle for a new hair to grow from the follicle out of the skin is three months, so it will take even longer than that to see longer hair making a difference in your appearance. You’ll start noticing results between six to twelve months after your first treatment.

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Can I replace minoxidil with PRP?

Researchers concluded PRP was more effective than minoxidil because patients in the PRP group had earlier and better responses, as well as a significant decrease in short vellus hair, yellow dots and dystrophic hair.

What is the success rate of PRP hair treatment?

While there is no consensus on the exact success rate of PRP injections for hair restoration, it sits between 70-90% for the average patient. It tends to work better in younger patients beginning to experience the effects of genetic hair loss and thinning. However, your provider will discuss this with you.

What is the side effects of PRP?

What are the potential side effects of PRP?

  • infection.
  • nerve injuries.
  • pain at the injection site.
  • tissue damage.

How long does PRP last?

The effects of PRP are not permanent but effects can last up to 18 months in an average with a maximum of 2years as the longest reported effect. However, most may resort to a re-touch of the treatment once a year.

Does PRP stop DHT?

No, PRP does not increase the level of DHT in our scalp. This is because the platelet-rich plasma only consists of carefully extracted growth factors. The plasma doesn’t affect the level of DHT, it simply nourishes the scalp, resulting in hair re-growth and restoration.