Over time, hair follicles on the scalp can shrink and go dormant or die, resulting in hair loss. While this is not uncommon in men it can be upsetting. Excessive hair loss in women is far less common, but does happen and can be equally, if not more upsetting. For decades, people have been seeking effective ways to regrow hair on the scalp. At Glendale Dermatology, we are happy to provide the latest solution for tackling this problem.
Treatment for Hair Loss
Many hair loss treatment solutions have been tried, with varying results. Topical solutions like Minoxidil are effective but must be applied diligently every day for the rest of your life. Hair transplants are also effective but are an invasive and costly procedure that many would prefer not to undergo. Fortunately, at Glendale Dermatology, we have an alternative that is minimally invasive and may require no maintenance. This treatment is called PRP for hair restoration.
How Does PRP Hair Restoration Work?
PRP, or platelet-rich-plasma, works by isolating the platelets in your blood, which are rich in healing growth factors. During the procedure, we take a very small amount of your blood and spin it in a centrifuge to isolate the platelets. We then inject the PRP solution into the vascular layer of your scalp. The idea is to use your body’s own healing factor to stimulate dormant follicles for new and thicker hair growth.
How Can I Regrow My Hair With PRP?
Simply schedule an appointment with Glendale Dermatology to get started. PRP can be used on both men and women and the entire procedure usually takes no more than 20 minutes. Since you are injecting your own blood, there is no reason to expect any adverse side effects. The level of hair growth will vary from patient to patient and may take some time to appear as follicles come back to life. After your examination, the doctor will have a better sense of how many treatments you will need and when you will need to return for a booster (usually every 3-6 months or so).
PRP for Hair Loss Treatment in Queens, NY
PRP is a revolutionary new treatment that can have great results. You want your PRP hair restoration administered under the supervision of a doctor you can trust. With over 200,000 patient visits over more than 25 years of practice in Queens, you can be confident that Dr. Brezel is that doctor. To set up your consultation for hair loss, just fill out and submit our appointment form today.