PRP Hair Loss Treatment FAQs
December 18th, 2018 | Categories: Hair Loss
PRP Hair Loss Treatment FAQs –
How many PRP Hair Loss Treatments will I need?
For most patients, PRP hair loss therapy typically consists of only three treatments over a one month to six week period. Maintenance hair treatments are recommended every six months, to ensure ongoing scalp and follicle health.
However, every patient’s hair loss is different. Schedule an appointment at our New York Dermatologist’s office, and Dr. Goldenberg will discuss a treatment plan that’s right for you during your first visit.
Does PRP Hair Loss Treatment work for men and women?
Yes! PRP Hair Loss Treatment effectively treats androgenetic alopecia, which is the hereditary hair thinning that affects both men and women.
PRP may also be effective for women with traction alopecia, which is thinning caused by hair styling that pulls the hair out, such as too tight ponytails or heavy hair extensions.
Are their risks or side effects of PRP Hair Loss Treatments?
Because PRP is a 100% natural hair loss treatment, using only the body’s own platelets, it has no dangerous side effects or risks.
When performed in a licensed physician’s office, like our New York Dermatology practice, the procedure is extremely safe. While any injection site can be susceptible to infection, performing PRP under sterile doctor’s office conditions minimizes or eliminates any risk of infection.
An anesthetizing substance is used during PRP injections, for patient comfort. As with any anesthetic, a very small number of patients may have an adverse reaction to the “numbing” product. However, a reaction to the topical anesthetic is extremely rare and typically very mild.
Who is a good candidate for PRP Hair Loss Treatments?
Research shows that the best candidates for PRP Hair Loss Treatment are people who have more recently begun to lose hair. But PRP can also be an effective hair restoration treatment for some people who have experienced gradual hair thinning and loss over a period of years.
PRP will not restore hair loss due to certain underlying medical conditions such as anemia, hypothyroidism, lupus, or liver disease – which should be treated by a specialized physician. However, PRP’s concentrated healing factors may help restore hair loss caused by stress or the onset of a sudden illness.
At this time, PRP won’t work for anyone who’s completely bald and needs to completely regrow all lost hair.
As with almost any medical condition, the earlier you seek treatment the better the outcome. So schedule an appointment at our New York Dermatologist’s office to see if PRP – or one of our other state-of-the-art hair loss treatments – can help you.
PRP Hair Loss Treatments New York
We are one of very few medical practices in New York, 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 Treatment, and other hair restoration technologies, which we 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.