Platelet-Rich Plasma

Hair Restoration with PRP

Hereditary-pattern hair loss is the most common cause of hair loss. It is not a disease, but a natural condition caused by some combination of genetics, hormone levels, and the aging process. Although commonly thought of as a problem mostly in men, it is more common in women than you may think. In fact, more than 1 in 4 women will experience hereditary hair thinning.

There are several non-surgical steps you can take to slow down the process and reactivate dormant hair follicles which results in thicker, more beautiful hair. Not everyone will respond to a single type of  treatment; therefore, a combination approach using topical, oral, and injectable procedures to address thinning hair is often recommended. Since hereditary-pattern hair loss is an ongoing process, maintenance  of therapy is required to sustain results.

 

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) harnesses the power of the body’s natural restorative potential to add fullness and volume to thinning hair. Platelets in the blood contain growth factors that can energize cellular activity within the hair follicle to promote the proliferation of thicker, healthier-looking hair. Platelet-rich plasma is  created individually from each patient after a simple blood draw, so the risks of allergy or side effects  are minimal. Best performed in a series of treatments, results from PRP injections are typically noticed in  2-3 months.

Photos courtesy of Dr. Jeffrey Rapaport

Photos courtesy of Dr. Jeffrey Rapaport

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