All blood contains plasma, but it also contains tiny components known as platelets. These platelets are essential in facilitating the healing process when a person gets a cut, wound or other more serious injuries. Platelet rich plasma in New York has also started being used in various hair restoration processes. For blood to qualify as platelet rich, it needs to have between five to 10 times the number of platelets as normal blood.

How Does PRP Work in Conjunction with Other Hair Restoration Methods?

The office of Dr. Kevin Ende often uses platelet rich plasma to help with the recovery process following a successful hair transplant procedure. After giving the transplant some time to take effect, our doctors will then infuse the scalp with PRP. The doctor will take a small amount of your own blood and put it inside a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the platelets. The doctors then inject the plasma into the patient’s scalp.

Using platelet rich plasma in New York is also great for patients who have not received any kind of hair transplant and merely want to see if they can deter hair loss through this method alone. It is typically recommended for patients suffering from alopecia areata.

Why Does It Work So Successfully?

PRP therapy seems so vastly different compared to other hair restoration methods, but the logic behind it is quite sound. Similarly to how platelets help repair a cut on your skin, platelets help repair worn out hair follicles that have slowed or halted growing. It is most effective when the hair loss is recent. When hair growth has been dormant for a while, PRP may not be as effective, but could still be worth trying.

Ask a staff member at the office of Dr. Ende about getting platelet rich plasma in New York. Contact our office today at (917) 678-5606 to schedule a free consultation, or fill out the online form, and see how PRP can work for you.