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 Posted: Thu Oct 5th, 2017 01:06 am
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Dr. Cooley is one of the original pioneers of PRP with regards to hair loss and hair restoration. He has spent over a decade to come up with our current protocol used for our patients today. It is a constantly evolving protocol based on new technologies and developments in the field. 

Dr. Cooley is confident in the efficacy of PRP, especially when properly combined with ACell, to help patients that have been deemed good candidates for the treatment. PRP w/ACell is effective for thickening hair in patients with diffused hair loss and is especially helpful for patients that are otherwise poor surgical candidates due to either poor donor supply or not enough loss to justify surgery in the first place. With our approach we've seen some very good results.

However, Dr. Cooley is becoming more concerned with the apparent explosion of PRP offerings in the marketplace as it seems that every medispa/ plastic surgeon/ dermatologist, etc. is offering the procedure, some with unrealistic claims.
We at Carolina Dermatology Haircenter wish to help set the record straight about PRP. We'll be presenting numerous cases of PRP results with varying levels of improvements to show you what you can realistically expect or not expect. In our experience, PRP does not need to be administered two, three or four times a year to achieve optimal results. We typically administer one treatment with the expectation that this will be enough for at least one year of improvement. 
We see results manifest much like those of Propecia in that it generally takes three to six months to see the first signs of improvement and then the result can continue to improve for several months afterward. The longevity of these results does vary but we've seen some results stay strong for two and three years after only a single treatment. Per usual we find that PRP w/ACell works best when combined with other non-surgical treatments such as Propecia. 

Below is our first case to present and it represents a mild visual improvement but an overall improvement of 25% was measured with cross sectional tricometry 7 months after the one procedure we administered. Looking at the part line you can see how it not only narrowed but the hairs on either side of the part line are stronger. This was what the patient experienced throughout the top of his scalp and he noted that he could have more hair styles due to the increased density. The patient was 45 years of age at the time of the treatment and was not on Propecia before or after treatment.


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Nice post. PRP has definitely exploded back on the hair loss scene. Hopefully, people who do some research will find clinics like Dr Cooleys who know what they're doing.



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I had PRP performed in March of 2012. Objectively I did not see any results from it.


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Hairhope4ever,

If you were a NW6 like your result video indicates then a lack of results would make sense. PRP is not supposed to work on patients with extensive loss. Some may see a modicum of improvement but it is not a miracle solution for those with aggressive loss. This is one of the problems that we are seeing with how PRP is being promoted by some clinics.



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Case #2
In this presentation we have a 64 year old male that presented with general, moderate diffused thinning throughout the top off is scalp. Dr. Cooley administered one treatment of PRP with ACell. The patient had already been on finasteride consistently for ten years prior and he continues this medical regimen still. 

The patient returned after one year for a follow up visit and the improvements were noted. The hairs throughout the top of the scalp increased in terminal diameter and density improved as well. This is noted in the part line but also the crown. At this time it was discussed and agreed that a second treatment could be performed.
 
The patient returned 18 months later with more improvements compared to the first procedure with an added increase in density and coverage. No other treatments were added and no alterations were made to his existing finasteride intake. 


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Nice examples of subtle but definite improvement.



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Great thread this, thanks for posting...... i agree that PRP seems to be being offered everywhere... so posts like this are very beneficial 



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