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