This question, from a member of our Hair Restoration Social Community and Discussion Forums, was answered by Coalition hair transplant surgeon Dr. Glenn Charles:
I know a number of people on the Hair Restoration Forum and Social Network have had Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and a few recommended hair restoration physicians are offering it. So, there should be a good amount of information available about its effectiveness for treating hair loss. What is the verdict?
I admit that some of my PRP patients did not have any visible new hair growth after 6-8 months. I have also had some patients that truly believe the treatment increased the density in certain areas and improved the texture of the hair as well. However, I agree there is still not a lot of concrete evidence and the verdict is still out.
Some patients really want to try every non-invasive option to treat their balding before opting for hair transplant surgery as a last resort. PRP is one of the non-surgical options that some hair restoration physicians offer. I tell all my PRP patients that there is a chance that they may not be able to obtain significant results or notice any real visible hair growth.
Dr. Glenn Charles