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    Quote Originally Posted by FearTheLoss View Post
    I'm planning on getting it done every 6 months until I've reversed the miniaturizing. Dr. Greco recommended 6-12 months, but obviously the more you get it done, the better. I can tell you now, I only see 3-4 hairs in the towel after I dry my hair, I used to see 25+. I know it's working, to what extent, we will see.

    Dr. Greco also said it usually takes a couple times to reverse the miniaturizing as its a process.
    Those statements seem to be supported by the results of the AAPE study. Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

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    I had the same treatment done with Greco last tuesday. Noticeably less shedding right now. How you getting along FearTheLoss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stocione View Post
    I had the same treatment done with Greco last tuesday. Noticeably less shedding right now. How you getting along FearTheLoss?

    That's awesome..keep me updated on your progress.

    I'm doing well. I went through a period of decreased shedding initially, then I shed a fair amount, and now it's stopped again. I think, however, the hair that I shed was almost all miniaturized hair. I'm hoping that it grows back better in 2 months or so. Dr. Greco said these are good signs and I should expect improvement in the hair characteristics by new year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stocione View Post
    I had the same treatment done with Greco last tuesday. Noticeably less shedding right now. How you getting along FearTheLoss?
    is there any professional documentation done by dr. greco?
    PRP has always been very controversial. there are some studies and positive signs that it could work to some extent here and there, but nothing to really get excited about.

    if dr. greco was able to improve the whole PRP process, then is he able to provide some good proof with professional documentation from real patients?

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    Yes. Search the interwebs. There are two published papers now. The first shows cessation of hair loss in all 62 patients treated. No control wing. The second is a case study demonstrating new hair growth, not just improve hair character. The new hair growth was only just statistically significant. This is more a treatment to prevent further loss and improve the character of existing hair.

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    After speaking with Dr. Greco, I'm going to be going in for three treatments in a three month window. I want to be aggressive in my treatment and I'm lucky enough to have a job that will make it well within what is affordable. I'll stay in touch, you do the same. I really liked Dr. Greco, whether or not the treatment works as well I hope.

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    I was one of the early adopters of PRP and have been getting the treatment with Dr Greco every 6 months for the last 4 or 5 years. I definitely feel it has helped slow down my hair loss, reverse miniaturization, and improve the quality of my hair. I am not on any meds and my hair loss has been very stable and looks good under a microscope so I don't believe it's a fluke. I also noticed that it has gotten better as I've received more treatments. I haven't had a noticeable shed in two years now and my hair quality has improved drastically.

    For those wondering or ready to accuse me, I have absolutely no vested interest in PRP or Dr Greco's practice. It was one of my only treatment options when I had to stop taking all meds for health reasons 5 years ago. It is not cheap or convenient but I do think it's a viable option for people who can afford it.

    One more thing - in the last two treatments I have received CRP over the PRP and I do believe it's worth the extra cost. My scalp feels unbelievably healthy, my hair looks and feels full, and I really don't shed at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearTheLoss View Post
    That's awesome..keep me updated on your progress.

    I'm doing well. I went through a period of decreased shedding initially, then I shed a fair amount, and now it's stopped again. I think, however, the hair that I shed was almost all miniaturized hair. I'm hoping that it grows back better in 2 months or so. Dr. Greco said these are good signs and I should expect improvement in the hair characteristics by new year.
    I think part of the problem is that, due to the expense and inconvenience of travel, very few people stick with the treatments on a regular basis. The results have improved for me the more I have been treated.

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    I went through a shed after my initial PRP session, much like when I started minoxidil many years ago. It doesn't happen any more after I receive treatments.

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    Yes, and you have to shed the miniaturized hairs for them to grow back healthier.

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