Dr. Cooley is one of the pioneers of research regarding platelet rich plasma therapy and how it can be used to treat hair loss for men and women. Since 2006, with continued research and modifications to his ever evolving protocols, Dr. Cooley has developed a very effective treatment that has seen very positive PRP results for many of his patients. Dr. Cooley uses PRP to treat the right candidates for diffused hair loss and general thinning and he also uses it to augment the surgical hair restoration procedures he is globally recognized for. PRP with ACell is used to help speed post-operative healing and to create better overall results.
PRP Results – The Reality
Dr. Cooley is becoming concerned with how some institutions and clinics are promoting the use of PRP therapy for hair loss and presenting their PRP results as the public is becoming more misinformed about PRP treatments for hair loss than ever before. Dr. Cooley wishes to emphasize that not all PRP treatments are equal and while doing your research you should insist on seeing multiple examples of PRP results with clear and consistent photographs. Even with the best protocols results will vary and we wish to share the range of efficacy seen with our own very effective PRP with ACell treatment protocol.
PRP Results # 001
This is a 45 year old man who is not on finasteride. We performed PRP with ACell and no other treatments were applied. The patient noted an increase in overall density along with more styling options from his PRP result. We estimated that the patient experienced a 25% improvement which was subsequently verified with cross sectional tricometry measurements. It is important to note that improvements with many PRP results are not relegated to visual improvements alone as the patient will note an improvement to how the hair feels. Miniaturized hairs will become thicker in diameter, or more “terminal”. Note that the part line of this patient has been narrowed and hair on either side of the part are stronger and of thicker caliber.
PRP Results # 002
This patient is a 64 year old male that had been on finasteride for over ten years prior to visiting Haircenter. A PRP treatment, augmented with Acell, was administered and he returned one year later with impressive improvements throughout. His PRP results showed the top of his scalp was thicker with more terminal hairs than before the treatment. He then elected to have a second treatment and is shown 18 months later with additional obvious improvements to his once thinned scalp. More hairs have thickened and the part line is more narrow. The crown also is markedly improved with both coverage and density from these final PRP results. The patient made no changes to his medical regimen during this time and is continuing to enjoy the benefits of PRP with Acell from Dr. Cooley.
PRP Results # 003
This patient is a 21 year old male college student that was showing early onset MPB. He was started on finasteride and shortly after received a treatment of PRP with ACell. The PRP results showin in these three photos is one year later and exhibits greater than average thickening both througout the top of his scalp and, more impressively, through the hairline region as well. There is no doubt that the PRP treatment with ACell enhanced and improved the overall result normally seen with Propecia alone.
PRP Results # 004
This 61 year old patient came to see Dr. Cooley in 2011 to discuss options to address his crown. He had already been taking dutasteride for several years so his hair loss had not only stabilized but it had slightly reversed per the patient’s testimony. Dr. Cooley suggested one treatment of PRP with ACell to try for a non-surgical improvement for the patient’s crown. The patient returned six months later to report a positive response that included more hair in the central crown and the overall diameter of the crown had been reduced, indicating miniaturized hairs on the outside edges of the crown were also thickening. The patient departed and was not to be heard from for another three and a half years. When he did finally return there was substantial hair remaining from the original PRP results. These PRP results are from only one treatment.
PRP Results #005
This 21 year old patient had already been taking finasteride for two years prior to his initial visit with Dr. Cooley so he already had a strong start to fighting his hair loss. After seeing PRP results from Dr. Cooley and discussion all possible options it was agreed upon that PRP with ACell was the best course of action prior to any surgical considerations. As seen in photos there is thickening and lengthening of miniaturized hairs at the hairline for his PRP results.