PRP Hair Loss Treatment Frequently Asked Questions –
We are among the few doctors in New York, NY to offer the new, highly effective, non-surgical, Platelet Rich Plasma or “PRP” hair loss treatments. In this article we answer our patients most frequently asked questions about PRP.
However, the only way to determine if PRP Hair Loss Treatments are right for you is to schedule a consultation with an experienced hair restoration doctor, at our New York, NY dermatology office. Take a look at the PRP Hair Loss Treatment FAQs below. Then call our office to schedule your consultation!
What is PRP Hair Loss Treatment?
PRP Hair Loss Treatment stands for “Platelet Rich Plasma”. It is a process in which blood is drawn from a patient, and then placed in a centrifuge to separate out the plasma. The plasma is rich in “platelets” which contain a growth factor that can stimulate the hair follicles.
The isolated plasma – containing up to 8 times the follicle stimulating “growth factor” of normal blood – is then injected into the patient’s scalp.
Does PRP Hair Loss Treatment Work?
Yes, for the right candidates, PRP Hair Loss Treatment has shown to be very effective at slowing hair loss and reversing follicle miniaturization to produce strong, visible hair again.
Who Can Get PRP Hair Loss Treatment?
PRP is appropriate for both women and men with thinning hair. Typically PRP Hair Loss Treatment works best on areas where there is some existing hair that is thinning, rather than on completely bald areas.
It is often a very beneficial treatment for patients who are not good candidates for other types of hair loss treatments. PRP can also help patients with thinning hair in the “crown” area who are not good candidates for hair transplant.
How Many PRP Hair Loss Treatments Will I Need?
For most patients at our New York, NY dermatology practice we recommend three initial PRP Hair Loss Treatments, spaced one month apart.
After these initial treatments, you should plan to have PRP Hair Loss Treatments every six months for maintenance.
Is there Recovery Time after PRP Hair Loss Treatment?
Because PRP Hair Loss Treatments are non-surgical, there is no “downtime” and virtually no recovery time.
You can resume your normal activities immediately after treatment, including driving, running errands or returning to work. We do advise, however, that you refrain from heavy exercise or exertion for the rest of the day of your treatment.
Most patients do not experience any soreness after treatment, but some have reported mild swelling or soreness that goes away within a day or two.
How Soon Will I See PRP Hair Loss Treatment results?
Most PRP Hair Loss Treatment patients will see results somewhere between 3 to 6 months. On average, most patients see results around 4 months – but results will vary for each patient.
How Do I know if PRP Hair Loss Treatments are Right for Me?
The only way to determine if PRP or other Hair Loss Treatments are right for you is to schedule a consultation with an experienced hair loss and restoration doctor, like our New York, NY dermatologists.
We will help you understand the cause of your hair loss and establish a customized hair restoration treatment plan for your individual situation. In addition to PRP Hair Loss Treatments we also offer Stem Cell Hair Loss Treatments at our New York office, as well as hair restoration nutritional supplements, shampoos and lotions.
Call us today and schedule an appointment to see if PRP or Stem Cell hair loss treatments are right for you.