Platelet Rich Plasma for hair loss, also known as PRP therapy, is an innovative new medical technology that can help reverse decades of hair loss. Top hair transplant surgeons like Dr. Ende now recommend PRP to speed the growth of newly implanted hair and repair preexisting damaged follicles.
How Does Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Work?
PRP therapy begins with a withdrawal of the patients’ own blood, which is then sent through a centrifuge where everything but the platelet enriched plasma and bioactive protein based growth factors are processed out. What remains is a highly condensed natural substance with an elevated concentration of the body’s own healing and immune cells, known as platelet rich plasma. The PRP is then reinjected back into the scalp. The entire process is completed in several minutes with minimum discomfort, utilizing nothing but the built-in healing mechanisms of the body.
Although platelet rich plasma for hair loss treatment is fairly new, it is a well-established procedure for the treatment of tissue damage, and has been popularized by many high profile athletes who have used PRP therapy for a rapid recovery from sports and joint injuries. PRP therapy can be used on its own, it is most often used in conjunction with other scientifically backed hair restoration techniques such as hair transplant surgery, where PRP therapy can be useful not only in repairing already damaged follicles, but in stem cell stimulation of transplanted hair follicles as well. Many also experience an augmentation in individual hair diameter for an increase in hair thickness, in addition to an increased number of healthy hair follicles.
Who is a Candidate for Platelet Rich Plasma for Hair Loss?
PRP is recommended as part of any medical hair loss treatment protocol, especially patients who have elected to receive hair transplant procedures. The injection process takes approximately five minutes with a minimum of two injections a year, although up to four injections per year may be recommended by a highly qualified surgeon.
Contact Dr. Ende today at (917) 678-5606 to see what options you may have for Platelet Rich Plasma in New York. You can even schedule a virtual consultation.