PRP Hair Loss Treatments Naturally Regrow Hair.
If you’re a sports fan, you’ve probably heard about professional athletes – such as New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez and New York Met Jose Reyes – using platelets (PRP) from their own blood to rapidly heal athletic injuries. Other notable athletes such as Kobe Bryant, Steph Curry & Tiger Woods have also used Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) to accelerate healing.
But did you know that this same cutting edge PRP technology is now being used by doctors to treat hair loss and regrow hair? If you weren’t aware of this, you are not alone. Only a handful of progressive doctors in New York, and across the country, offer this amazing, highly effective new hair loss treatment.
What is PRP Hair Loss Treatment?
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma – a process that utilizes a person’s own natural healing ability to stop hair loss and regrow hair. It is a powerful, new form of medical hair loss treatment that takes a more natural approach than harsh chemicals such as Rogaine (Minoxidil) or dangerous medications like Propecia.
During PRP hair loss treatments in our New York office, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient and placed in a centrifuge. The centrifuge is a machine that spins the blood and separates the red and white blood cells from the platelets.
Platelets are the “clear” liquid component of the blood that help the blood clot, and which also secrete healing proteins that are “growth factors.” These growth factors are what have helped many athletes, like former New York Yankee and New York Mets pitcher Pedro Feliciano, heal joint injuries.
Once the platelets are separated out, they are approximately 400% more concentrated than before. This concentrated PRP – containing up to 8 times more growth factor than normal blood – is then injected into the scalp area where there is hair loss.
How PRP Hair Loss Treatment Works
One important component of the hair loss process is decreased blood supply to the hair follicles. Medically called “ischemia,” this cause or contributing factor of hair loss can result from aging, genetics, or even certain autoimmune diseases.
But the concentrated PRP injections counter this problem by increasing blood supply to the hair follicles. As a result, natural hair regrowth is triggered and maintained, and the thickness of the individual hair shafts is increased.
PRP is a particularly effective hair loss treatment for “androgenic alopecia” which is commonly called “male pattern baldness” although it is a very common type of hair loss in both men and women. A 2014 research study published in the Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery concluded that PRP injection is a simple, cost effective and feasible hair loss treatment, with high overall patient satisfaction.
PRP Hair Loss Treatments New York, NY
We are one of very few medical practices in New York, NY or on the East Coast offering these innovative and highly effective new hair loss treatments. PRP Hair Loss Treatment can also be combined with Stem Cell Hair Loss and Hair Regrowth Treatment, which we also offer in our New York, NY dermatology office.
Call us today and schedule an appointment to see if PRP hair loss treatments are right for you.