View Full Version : PRP and what to expect
05-06-2010, 07:17 PM
I am seriously considering PRP. i am 19 years old and i have been on finasteride for about a year and 2 months. i certainly haven't had great success with it if any at all. I want to get PRP done but from what i hear, I would most benefit from getting it done by Dr. Greco. I live in St. Louis, MO though, and I'm wondering what exactly I would have to do. Do I fly out there and leave the next day? or right after? Do doctors give discounts to patients that have to travel? I'm willing to pay 1000$ for it, I'm just really intimidated about planning all of this out and having to fly out there to get this done, not to mention I definitely don't want any of my friends or family to know that I'm wanting/going to do this. Also, is there anyone Spencer recommends closer to Missouri? Thanks
05-06-2010, 08:48 PM
Yeah... I want prp too. But traveling would cost me 3-4 times the treatment alone...
Good luck to you.............................
05-07-2010, 02:39 PM
don't waste your time w/ PRP.. you are extremely young. Save your money to travel to asia when Histogen complex will be available in 2012..
05-07-2010, 03:44 PM
yea but i'm losing ground. i doubt that HSC (or whatever it is) will be available by 2012. i dont want to lose ground because in my opinion i'm in pretty bad shape. i never see anyone my age with the amount of hairloss i have.
05-07-2010, 06:26 PM
This is a doctor in my vicinity who did a trial PRP test with (something like) 15 patients - only one person showed improvement, and you'd be hard pressed to point out any enormous cosmetic difference in the before/after photos. From what I've heard, the PRP treatment's success rate is inconsistent, making the spending of $1000 seem more than a little risky...why not wait for Histogen?
05-07-2010, 06:29 PM
p.s. Brentipold, I thought the soonest release date for the HSC was 2013. Where did you hear '12?
05-07-2010, 07:08 PM
Yea your probably right. I always expect the worst though and I've listened to kobrens podcast on iTunes from 2005. They were saying the hair multiplication would be out in 3-5 years on those. Obviously that wasn't the case, so now when I hear that it's going to be 3-5 years for this, I can't seem to have faith. I just need something to give me hope for the near future cause I'm getting more and more depressed.
05-07-2010, 07:46 PM
I suppose I've got more optimism as I only noticed my hair loss within the last year, thus I haven't been disappointed by any failed treatments (Intercytex). However: from what I can see, Histogen is the only product that has shown visible results, rather than inflated conjecture. I'd say their findings make the hope of a hair loss cure far more solid than anything I've seen from Aderans & co. Personally I'm holding on to the hope of Histogen as well!
05-10-2010, 08:01 AM
I heard 2012-2013... I guess it depends when they finish the trial.. The availablity i was talking about would be in Asia.. not the US.. US wouldn't be till 2015 bc of the FDA..
05-10-2010, 08:04 AM
1 outta 15 odds are horrible and is not worth the 1000$ Those odds are about the same with any other doctor.. Ive had prp and it did nothing for me. it was actually funny, because I had it with Dr. Feller, and right before he performed it on me I had asked him how many people has had success with it..he said 7.. and then I asked how many he has done.. He said over 40.. glup........I should have left at that point...
05-10-2010, 11:12 AM
I didn't know PRP was that unsuccessful ...
Definitely not worth it then. O well.
05-10-2010, 01:10 PM
Its still very experimental in my thinking.. and no one should charge anyone for trying it. Or charge only the 300$ for the equipment needed.. Greco's been doing it longer so obvioulsy hes going to have more success w/ it. but im sure his no responses quadrople his cases that have seen success....There's still a lot of work to do in that area.....
05-10-2010, 03:12 PM
There's one video on YouTube in which Dr. Greco discusses the process involved. If I remember correctly, at 4 months, the only successful patient began to show some results - however, at the 11 month mark, the hairs began to miniaturize again. So...hmm.
05-11-2010, 09:55 AM
Yeah, it isn't worth it if you ask me. IF it works. It only lasts a year if your lucky.
05-12-2010, 02:34 PM
well if it does work for you then woo hoo! Unfortunatly the number of ppl that it does work on is very small. If it worked for me i'd get it done once a year, but unfortunately I saw zero improve ment.