Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment is a unique approach at hair growth which minimizes the risk of adverse reactions by utilizing the patient’s own blood to initiate the growth process. During this procedure, Dr. Goldenberg isolates red blood cells, plasma and platelet rich plasma, creating a suitable solution of growth factors which promote new hair growth. While Alopecia treatments containing minoxidil may produce sporadic patches of hair, PRP therapy provides more uniform and consistent results. The procedure reduces the production of short vellus and dystrophic hair, and reactivates the body’s normal hair growth cycle.
Our clinical team will extract vials of your blood and place it in a centrifuge which will effectively isolate the growth factors and platelets. The PRP formulation may be combined with Extracellular Matrix (like ACell or BioD) to create a more prolonged hair growth result. We will thoroughly cleanse the treatment area and apply an anesthetic to promote your comfort throughout the session. Dr. Goldenberg then administers a series of Platelet Rich Plasma injections into the scalp. The enriched formulation is designed to initiate the natural hair-growth process and each procedure is performed in under an hour. Depending on your condition and achievement goals, you may need several treatments to reach your desired appearance.
Similar to most treatments, initial hair-growth may be subtle. At Goldenberg Dermatology, we’re able to monitor and reveal your results utilizing visual aids in just a few weeks. Though results may vary, patients generally experience hair-growth within three months of treatment. PRP is incredibly effective in treating alopecia areata and androgenetic alopecia (hereditary male or female hair loss) through a series of injections and may need to be repeated annually depending on your progress.
Dr. Goldenberg specializes in the advanced art of PRP therapy and is excited to provide an effective solution for your hair loss. Please complete the form below and we will help determine if you’re a candidate for Platelet Rich Therapy.