Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) HAIR
Non-Surgical Treatment For Thinning Hair And Hair Loss
Dr. Ghatan a board-certified dermatologist in Brooklyn, New York is pleased to offer Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair restoration. PRP is an amazing non-surgical procedure that stimulates hair growth in men and women.
Non-Surgical PRP Hair Restoration
Hair loss is a common dermatological condition. More than 50 million Americans have male or female-pattern baldness. Most men and women experience hair loss after the age of 50 but for many it can begin even earlier. If you are concerned about thinning hair and hair loss, you may be a candidate for Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) to stimulate hair growth.*PRP has been used since the 1980s for healing injured tendons, ligaments, and muscles. It was discovered that PRP has growth-promoting properties>that could be used to accelerate repair of aged and damaged tissues. It is now known that PRP contains many growth factors, hormones, proteins, nutrients, and other bioactive compounds important for cell and tissue regeneration. However, the use of blood platelets for hair restoration is relatively new and has gained in popularity due to improvements in PRP methodology and clinical studies. Dermatologists began using high concentrations of platelets in an individuals’ plasma cells after researchers found that hair growth could be stimulate by prolonging the growing phase of the hair cycle(Anagen). Numerous scientific studies have documented the efficacy of PRP for select hair loss patients. Our blood is made of two main components red blood cells, and plasma. The plasma contains white blood cells and platelets, which are rich in growth factors. The highly concentrated growth factors in PRP stimulate your own body to recruit hair follicles and stimulate them to grow. Your plasma stimulates your blood supply with concentrated nutrients to your hair follicles restoring your hair’s growth process. In areas of thin or receding hair lines, renewed growth can be seen.
Is The PRP Process Painful?
The processing of your blood for the PRP process is a simple blood drawwhich takes just a couple of minutes, followed by a 10-minute centrifugation of the blood. Patients have minimal discomfort with PRPnjections. The main side effects are swelling and bruising.
Is PRP Safe?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is produced from your own blood so there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection. There are no preservatives and no chance of the body rejecting the cells. The primary risks and discomforts are related to the blood draw where there is a slight pinch to insert the needle for collection and there is a potential forbruising at the site. Patients are advised that results are gradual. PRP hair restoration patients often see results after two to three months. More pronounced results are reported after six months. The recommend treatment protocol is a series of 6 treatments to be performed once a month for the first 3 months then once every 3 months for the best results in the firstyear.
To learn if you are a candidate for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair restoration, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Ghatan
may vary and are not guaranteed. **The first result that patients usually note is decreased hair shedding, followed by early regrowth and increased length of hair.