PRP can cause hair loss on parts of the body or hair loss over the entire body. In addition, some medications, such as retinoids and immunosuppressives, can cause hair loss to one degree or another. It differs with each individual. While some only have mild thinning, others may lose all their hair, including eyelashes and eyebrows.
Loss of hair can have a negative impact on the quality of life of a PRP patient. For some, the challenge of hair loss is a catalyst for something positive. The collective experiences of the global PRP community suggest that your hair will grow back!
Helen G-H (Mays Landing, New Jersey) has become a “No Hair” advocate. She began losing her hair in March 2020. Since she teaches in a school with a dress code, Helen asked her “boss” if she could wear a hat or anything that made her feel comfortable. School administration said “Yes” to her request. She was invigorated.
But the hair loss continued. “I couldnt stand my hair falling out,” Helen explains. “And I didn’t have the patience to wait for it to grow back. I buzzed it all myself. I thought I’d be devastated to lose my hair, but it’s been so liberating.”
If you have been liberated from your hair like Helen during your PRP journey and would SHARE your story, send an email to editor@prpSurvivalGuide.org. Photos are welcomed!
Bill M, Plano, Texas, USA
In early October 2013 (14 months into my 20-month PRP journey and nearly weaned off of 11 months of acitretin , I looked in the mirror and saw an uncanny similarity to Walter White, the meth-cooking high school chemist of Breaking Bad. I laughed. It helped. It took another five months for my hair to return.