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    Quote Originally Posted by PatientlyWaiting View Post
    I would guess you need follow ups for the best results.

    I got Corticosteroid injections by my dermatologist for my Alopecia Areata, I have to take the injections every 3-6 weeks. I got my first injections last week, i'm going back in about 2 weeks. So far so good. The bald spots affected by AA are filling up nice.

    But anyways, I think that's how PRP injections are, only that it take several months for you to go back. And of course they are expensive and medical insurance does not cover them. The Corticosteroid injections are covered.
    Glad that your bald spots are filling in nicely. Since corticosteroids work well for people with Alopecia Areata, I've always wondered why they aren't tried on people with male pattern baldness. Here is an article that mentions the role that "harmless" steroids could have to stimulate hair regrowth. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0503161344.htm

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    Corticosteroids suppress the immune system. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the hair, and corticosteroids are used to stop this action. Male pattern baldness is caused by DHT, not the immune system, so corticosteroids wouldn't be effective at all for that.

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    Yeah, I don't know that much about corticosteroids so I guess you're right on that one. But as mentioned in the article I linked, there are plenty of other steroids like glucosteroids that could possibly stimulate hair growth. I really wish doctors would try this. Also, I agree that Dr. Hitzig's method of PRP+Acell doesn't work well and the results look far from impressive. But I applaud him for at least trying something new and non-invasive and something other than hair transplantation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DepressedByHairLoss View Post
    Yeah, I don't know that much about corticosteroids so I guess you're right on that one. But as mentioned in the article I linked, there are plenty of other steroids like glucosteroids that could possibly stimulate hair growth. I really wish doctors would try this. Also, I agree that Dr. Hitzig's method of PRP+Acell doesn't work well and the results look far from impressive. But I applaud him for at least trying something new and non-invasive and something other than hair transplantation.
    Having listened to last week's TBT, apparently Dr Joseph F. Greco's PRP is better for some reason. Not sure on specifics, perhaps he is more invested in research regarding PRP, etc. But I heard his patients have yielded better results than Hitzig.

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    Default Good Luck Ink

    Has anyone heard of Good Luck Ink? What do you guys think about these type of treatments, are they effective? Has someone had something similar done? please help

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    I've had two PRP treatments with Dr. Greco and had very good results. At 48 years old. I was surprised how well the weak and nearly dormant hairs responded. I even had grafts from a previous transplant ( 2 years ago) pop up, which I thought were never going to take.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MG63 View Post
    I've had two PRP treatments with Dr. Greco and had very good results. At 48 years old. I was surprised how well the weak and nearly dormant hairs responded. I even had grafts from a previous transplant ( 2 years ago) pop up, which I thought were never going to take.
    hi MG, do u have some photos of your "very good results" ?
    it will be a great help for the community
    thx a lot

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    Will post in about a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MG63 View Post
    Will post in about a week.
    What was your experience with shedding after your first treatment? Did you shed more/less? I recently had a treatment done about a couple weeks ago, and can't say that I notice any difference either way.

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    With the first treatment, had no shedding, existing hair grew fast, thick and was soft. New hair growth occurred on hairline and crown at 3 months. At 6 months had another treatment, had some shedding of hairs that that were about 1/2" in length, nothing longer. Since then my hair has thicken even more. Dr. Greco is really making progress with this procedure. His work in regenerative medicine outside of hair growth is outstanding.

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