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My PRP session at Dr. Jones\' office - June 8


#1

I just wanted to keep everyone informed of my PRP treatment at Dr. Jones’ office in Toronto (Oakville) on Monday of this week.

The procedure took about 30-40 minutes and started with some blood being drawn. Then, my scalp was numbed. I feel I have a very high tolerance for pain but this didn’t feel super great. Once I was sufficiently numbed, the technician began rolling my scalp with the little ‘wounding’ device. Once the blood came out of the centrifuge, my scalp was injected with the PRP in zones 1 and 2 (closest to my hairline and in behind). I have extremely blond hair so I looked like Tito Ortiz after one of his fights.

The numbing subsided around 3 hours after the procedure and my scalp was pounding pretty good for about 10 hours. 2 days later, my scalp still feels tight and my forehead has swollen a fair bit. Good news is, my forehead wrinkles are all gone :wink:

I will keep you posted with my progress if any. Feel free to ask any questions if you have then.

Tricky


#2

Hi Just a quick question did the doctor have any encouraging before or after pics ?


#3

» I just wanted to keep everyone informed of my PRP treatment at Dr. Jones’
» office in Toronto (Oakville) on Monday of this week.
»
» The procedure took about 30-40 minutes and started with some blood being
» drawn. Then, my scalp was numbed. I feel I have a very high tolerance for
» pain but this didn’t feel super great. Once I was sufficiently numbed, the
» technician began rolling my scalp with the little ‘wounding’ device. Once
» the blood came out of the centrifuge, my scalp was injected with the PRP in
» zones 1 and 2 (closest to my hairline and in behind). I have extremely
» blond hair so I looked like Tito Ortiz after one of his fights.
»
» The numbing subsided around 3 hours after the procedure and my scalp was
» pounding pretty good for about 10 hours. 2 days later, my scalp still
» feels tight and my forehead has swollen a fair bit. Good news is, my
» forehead wrinkles are all gone :wink:
»
» I will keep you posted with my progress if any. Feel free to ask any
» questions if you have then.
»
» Tricky

have you seen some photos of patients treated?
with results?
Thank you…
cross my fingers for you.


#4

I have not seen any pictures from Dr. Jones as he was the first person to have the procedure done (on himself) 6 weeks ago. He mentioned when I met him that he was noticing some new signs of hair growth from his procedure – but too early to tell how substantial.

The only other photographs that I have seen are the same ones that everyone else have seen from Dr. Greco.

The best I can offer is keeping you updated, with pictures, of my experience. And no BS. My hair will be the same length in the same light with the same camera. And I will be brutally honest about my results. Just have to wait to see if anything happens.


#5

Yes
You can post you photos before and after.
Wait and hope…
Thank you


#6

» The best I can offer is keeping you updated, with pictures, of my
» experience. And no BS. My hair will be the same length in the same light
» with the same camera. And I will be brutally honest about my results.

That would be really refreshing!

A question:

Was the “wounding device” just a dermaroller as far as you could tell?

Best of luck!


#7

I would have to say the wounding device was more than just a dermaroller… Unless there are different types of dermarollers with longer needles… It did some pretty solid damage from what I could tell from the colour of my hair (red) afterwards…


#8

» I would have to say the wounding device was more than just a dermaroller…
» Unless there are different types of dermarollers with longer needles… It
» did some pretty solid damage from what I could tell from the colour of my
» hair (red) afterwards…

There are dermarollers of different lengths. When you go up and above 2.5 mm they can sometimes draw blood.


#9

thanks for the post.
good luck!

» I just wanted to keep everyone informed of my PRP treatment at Dr. Jones’
» office in Toronto (Oakville) on Monday of this week.
»
» The procedure took about 30-40 minutes and started with some blood being
» drawn. Then, my scalp was numbed. I feel I have a very high tolerance for
» pain but this didn’t feel super great. Once I was sufficiently numbed, the
» technician began rolling my scalp with the little ‘wounding’ device. Once
» the blood came out of the centrifuge, my scalp was injected with the PRP in
» zones 1 and 2 (closest to my hairline and in behind). I have extremely
» blond hair so I looked like Tito Ortiz after one of his fights.
»
» The numbing subsided around 3 hours after the procedure and my scalp was
» pounding pretty good for about 10 hours. 2 days later, my scalp still
» feels tight and my forehead has swollen a fair bit. Good news is, my
» forehead wrinkles are all gone :wink:
»
» I will keep you posted with my progress if any. Feel free to ask any
» questions if you have then.
»
» Tricky


#10

Tricky how much blood was drawn? I remember seeing Greco draw a lot of blood from the patient, I wonder if Jones takes out as much.


#11

» Tricky how much blood was drawn? I remember seeing Greco draw a lot of
» blood from the patient, I wonder if Jones takes out as much.

Not nearly that much blood… Maybe 1/5 of that amount I would say… But, I wish they would have taken more… The more they take, the more PRP can be injected… Perhaps they only took as much as they did because the centrifuge can only process that much at once… Dr. Jones or other doctors would have to explain that one…


#12

did u ask dr jones about the swelling? is that normal? i dont remember him saying anything about swelling after the injections.


#13

what the heck is PRP anyway,and how can this prp can help us the bald guys?