Are you losing your hair? Male pattern baldness, a condition where the hair follicles shrink, resulting in hair loss from the scalp, is very common among men, but women experience hair loss as well. Whether you are male or female, hair loss can be a real concern. While there are many treatments for hair loss, some have been quite limited in effectiveness. PRP hair restoration is a new approach to hair restoration that uses the body’s own natural healing ability to help promote hair growth.
What Is PRP Hair Restoration?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, which is a substance in your blood containing high levels of growth factor. By isolating this substance and injecting it back into the target area, in the case of PRP for hair, the scalp, we hope to increase blood flow to the follicles, awakening them so that they produce more and thicker hair.
What Does PRP Hair Restoration Treat?
Although PRP can have beneficial effects on skin on other parts of the body, our PRP hair treatment is designed specifically to restore and enhance hair growth on the scalp.
How Does It Work?
To perform PRP hair restoration, we withdraw a small sample of your own blood, less than the amount you would give for a blood test. We then spin the sample in a centrifuge to isolate the platelets. The separated platelets go into a solution that we inject directly into the vascular layer of the scalp. The whole procedure takes under 15 minutes
Why Is PRP Hair Restoration Superior to Other Hair Restoration Methods?
For many patients, PRP hair restoration can be a desirable alternative to more invasive procedures like hair transplant surgery, or inconvenient procedures requiring daily maintenance like minoxidil. PRP for hair loss can be effective for both men and women, so anyone who is experiencing significant hair loss may be considered a candidate for PRP.
Does PRP Hair Restoration Hurt?
Other than the slight pinch of the needle to withdraw the blood and the one to inject the PRP back into your scalp, there is no pain associated with this procedure.
What Is the Recovery Time? Are There Any Side Effects?
No recovery time is required, and since we are injecting your body’s own platelets back into you, there is no reason to expect any significant side effects.
What Kind of PRP Hair Treatment Results Can I Expect?
The amount of hair growth you can expect to see varies from patient to patient. Patients are generally recommended to have 3-4 monthly treatments at the outset and then a follow up consultation in 3-6 months to assess whether they will benefit from a maintenance schedule of 1-2 times per year..
What Does PRP Hair Treatment Cost?
The cost of PRP varies according to your level of hair loss and the number of treatments you require. We can generate a more precise estimate at your hair consultation.
PRP Hair Restoration in Queens, NY
When it comes to PRP, you want your procedure performed under the supervision of a doctor you can trust. Dr. Brezel is a leading board certified dermatologist who is well known throughout the Glendale area and beyond for his skill and dedication to patient care. If you’ve been curious about PRP for hair loss but haven’t been sure where to get it, look no further! We at Glendale Dermatology are experts at administering PRP treatments and will be happy to examine your case. To set up your hair consultation, fill out and submit the form below now and we will be in touch shortly.