121 East 60th Street, Suite 8AB, New York, NY 10022

Ph. (212) 285-1110

Long Island

901 Stewart Ave, Suite 240, Garden City, NY 11530

Ph. (516) 512-7616

New York City (212) 285-1110

Garden City, NY (516) 512-7616

PRP Hair Loss Injections in New York

PRP Hair Loss Injections in NYC and Long Island

Rediscover Thicker, Healthier Hair with PRP Treatments provided by New York Cosmetic Skin & Laser Surgery Center

What is PRP Therapy and How Does It Work?

Platelet-Rich Plasma or protein rich plasma (PRP) hair loss injections, a popular choice in NYC & Long Island, combat signs of hair thinning and hair loss both in men and women. By utilizing the natural healing properties of your blood’s platelets and plasma rich protein, PRP injections can rejuvenate hair follicles and stimulate hair growth, by increasing blood supply and nutrient rich plasma to the hair follicles.  PRP is also commonly used for facial rejuvenation through direct injections into the face as well as combined with microneedling.  Studies have shown that 3 sessions of PRP injections performed at monthly intervals followed by maintenance injections done every 6 months to a year, not only help grow new hair on the scalp, but also help maintain a healthy hair density and thickness of the hair on a long-term basis.  Other areas of medicine where PRP injection have been used with success is in orthopedics, where doctors inject PRP into injured and painful joints of knees, shoulders and elbows which expedites healing.

How are PRP injections done for hair loss?

  • Preparation: A small sample of your blood is drawn (in a special sterile PRP tube), similar to a routine blood test.
  • Processing: The blood is processed in a centrifuge to separate and concentrate the platelets and plasma which is rich in nutrients for the hair follicle.
  • Injection: The PRP is expertly injected into areas of the scalp experiencing hair loss.

Who Benefits from PRP Hair Loss Treatment in NYC & Long Island?

Both men and women in NYC & Long Island suffering from thinning hair, receding hairlines, decrease hair density, shedding hair, thinning hair, or alopecia find value in PRP treatments provided by New York Cosmetic Skin & Laser Surgery Center. It’s particularly potent for those in early stages of hair loss but can sometimes help in even cases of advanced hair loss or hair thinning.   Consult with Double board-certified dermatologist and surgeon and hair loss expert, Dr. Cameron Rokhsar to ascertain if PRP is the right solution for your particular type of hair loss.  It is imperative that your type of hair loss first gets diagnosed by a board-certified dermatologist to make sure PRP injections is the right option for your particular type of hair loss.  For example, if you suffer from scarring or cicatricial or inflammatory hair loss, or alopecia areata, PRP injection should not be the first therapeutic option.

PRP For Hair Loss Injections

PRP Recovery Period Post-Treatment

After undergoing PRP hair loss injections in NYC & Long Island at New York Cosmetic Skin & Laser Surgery Center, there is no recovery.  The injections are painless because Dr. Rokhsar can perform nerve blocks on the scalp, so you won’t feel the needle.  There is no swelling, redness or bruising typically seen with PRP injections into the scalp.  Patients can return to regular activities or work immediately after the procedure.

PRP Hair Loss Injections Pre-Treatment Guidelines: What You Can and Can’t Do

Before your PRP injection, you should:

  • Refrain from anti-inflammatory drugs (like ibuprofen) for at least a week, as they might reduce the treatment’s efficacy.
  • Stay hydrated; it aids the blood draw process.
  • Notify your dermatologist about any medications or supplements you’re consuming.


  • Alcohol or caffeine 24 hours pre-procedure.
  • Chemical treatments or rigorous scalp activities.

PRP Hair Loss Injections Post-Treatment Guidelines: What You Can and Can’t Do

After your PRP injection at New York Cosmetic Skin & Laser Surgery Center:

  • Avoid vigorous activities or exercises for a minimum of 48 hours.
  • Abstain from washing hair for 24 hours.
  • Limit exposure to direct sun or extreme cold for 2-3 days.


    • Anti-inflammatory medications for a week post-procedure.
    • Strong hair products or chemical treatments for a few days.

At New York Cosmetic Skin & Laser Surgery Center, Dr. Rokhsar specializes in PRP hair loss injections, ensuring optimal hair restoration results.  Dr. Rokhsar will design a personalized plan for your hair loss needs which may include prescription pills, topical solutions as well as supplements.  Dr. Rokhsar may also order blood tests to make sure there are no underlying medical conditions contributing to your hair loss.   It is best that you always consult with a board-certified dermatologist regarding issues related to hair loss and hair thinning, as a proper diagnosis is always a first step to proper treatment.   Schedule your consultation today and let us help you regain your confidence with a fuller, healthier hairline.

PRP For Hair Loss Injections FAQ

How do injections for hair loss work?

The procedure is a three-step process. First, we draw a patient’s blood (usually from the arm), put it in a centrifuge to separate it into a concentration of platelet-rich growth factors, and finally, inject it into the scalp. This restimulates the production of hair follicles, creating a natural and thicker head of hair.

Does it hurt?

Our patients typically report no pain throughout their entire treatment. Dr. Rokhsar will give nerve block injections making the procedure completely painless.

How is the recovery period?

There is no traditional downtime or recovery associated with treatment. You can resume your regular activity immediately after leaving our office.  It is best to wait 24 hours before showering and washing your hair, after leaving our office.

How many sessions will I need?

As a general recommendation, we have seen that this natural hair loss treatment can be effective if performed once a month for the first three to four months and then every six months after.  These guidelines have been reported in the scientific dermatology literature.

Am I a candidate?

Men and women of all ages experiencing mild, moderate or severe hair loss are good candidates for a hair restoration treatment with PRP injections. Patients with relatively healthy and active hair follicles tend to see the best results. The procedure is also popular among patients with androgenic alopecia.

Are there any associated risks?

PRP hair loss treatment is considered safe and effective.   There are no real side effects associated with PRP injections as we are using your own natural blood products for the injections.  Swelling and redness generally do not occur after PRP injections. If swelling and redness do occur, they typically fade within one to two days. Be honest with your doctor about any medical conditions before the procedure. or if you are taking blood thinners.

What is PRP hair restoration?

PRP hair restoration is a procedure in which a patient’s blood is drawn and then processed in a centrifuge to isolate the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) portion of the blood. The PRP is then injected into the patient’s scalp to promote hair growth and slow the rate of hair loss. PRP contains growth factors that can help stimulate hair follicles and encourage new hair growth. Some doctors believe that PRP therapy may even help regrow new hair. PRP hair restoration is considered to be a safe and less invasive alternative to hair transplant surgery, and it has become an increasingly popular treatment option for those experiencing hair loss.

How many PRP injections are needed for hair?

The number of PRP injections needed for hair loss varies depending on the severity of the hair loss and the individual patient’s response to the treatment. However, most PRP therapy for hair loss typically requires an initial series of 3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Maintenance treatments are also required every 4-6 months to maintain the positive effects of the treatment. In other words, most patients will undergo 3-4 treatments in the first year and 2 treatments per year after that to maintain their results.

How often can you get PRP injections for hair growth?

Most patients require a series of three PRP injections, spaced 4 weeks apart, to achieve optimal results. After this initial series of 3-4 injections sessions done on a monthly basis, maintenance treatments may be recommended every 4-6 months to help sustain hair growth and thickness.

The frequency of maintenance treatments can vary based on individual patient factors, such as age, genetics, and amount of hair loss. Additionally, the duration of PRP treatment effects can also vary, with some patients experiencing results lasting up to a year, while others may require more frequent treatments. Dr. Rokhsar may recommend treatment with other medications including finasteride and minoxidil in addition to PRP injections for better hair growth results.  Dr. Rokhsar may also order blood tests to ensure that there are no blood abnormalities contributing to your hair loss.

New York Office Locations

Upper East Side Manhattan Office
121 East 60th Street, Suite 8AB New York, NY 10022
(212) 285-1110

Long Island Office
901 Stewart Ave, Suite 240, Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 512-7616

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About author - Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, MD, FAAD, FAACS, is the founder and medical director of the New York Cosmetic, Skin, & Laser Surgery Center. Dr. Rokhsar is a graduate of Harvard College and NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Rokhsar is double board certified in dermatology and micrographic dermatologic surgery, being one of the few select dermatologists in the country who is also fellowship trained in laser surgery. A researcher and innovator, Dr. Rokhsar is the creator of the non-surgical nose job and has been instrumental in the research and development of laser systems such as the Fraxel, CO2, Mirady, Vbeam, Themitight, and Ulthera devices. An Associate Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, Dr. Rokhsar actively teaches the cosmetic dermatology clinic to the resident at Mount Sinai. An expert injector of fillers, and a trainer for many companies, patients fly in from around the world to see Dr. Rokhsar in his Garden City and Manhattan offices in New York.

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