PRP for Hair Loss
The body is an incredible natural structure and has a built-in regenerative system. During our younger years, this system is functioning at its peak. A small child will heal very quickly, but as the years pass by, this ability lessens. The hair follicles are also affected, and as we age, can stop producing the strands of thick, healthy hair. The hairs become thinner, finer, or disappear altogether.
PRP: Regenerative Treatment for Hair Follicles
PRP (platelet rich plasma) is a natural product in your blood. When it is harvested from your own blood, it can have a remarkable effect, stimulating your hair follicles to produce thicker, healthier hairs, and activating follicles that have stopped producing at all. This regenerative treatment has been used for years in hospitals to speed wound healing, and has finally made its way into the plastic surgery field, where it can be used to rejuvenate skin and trigger new hair growth.
How does PRP work for treating hair loss?
Many people – both men and women – are dismayed to see their hair begin to thin, and bald patches appear. The PRP therapy works by providing a high concentration of nutrients to the thinning or balding area. This procedure is non-invasive and non-surgical – but can produce truly remarkable results. These treatments can help you ward off the early signs of balding and thinning hair, producing the best results in patients who are in the early stages of hair loss.
Treatment with PRP: The Experience
The experience is not difficult for the patient to experience. The first step involves drawing some of your blood, and then processing it in a centrifuge to separate and concentrate the vital growth factors found in PRP. As this blood product is from your own body, there is no worry about rejection – your body recognizes it and accepts it easily.
Once the PRP is ready, it is carefully injected into your scalp. The area will be numbed with local anesthetic, making it comfortable to experience. This process can enhance another hair restoration treatment to help newly implanted follicles flourish and begin to produce hair, or can be used as a stand-alone treatment.
What are the Benefits of PRP for Hair Loss?
This procedure is fast, effective, and can help you keep your hair for longer. Every patient responds differently, but at New Face NY, we offer a range of hair loss treatments and will customize your hair restoration to match your individual needs. The benefits of PRP therapy for hair growth include:
- Safe for the patient
- Easy to tolerate
- Less costly than transplants
- Stimulates healthy hair growth
- Hair follicles produce thicker hairs
- No side effects
Treating Common Hair Loss with PRP Therapy
Our bodies are programmed by DNA, but modern regenerative medicine has found ways to improve on what nature provided. Common hair loss, or androgenetic alopecia, comes about as the hair follicles begin to age. Various studies have been performed to establish whether PRP treatments are effective, and have proven that this treatment can help ward off hair loss. It is believed that the platelets in the PRP trigger the secretion of the growth factors critical in the development of new hair follicles and the growth of new blood vessels (vascularization).
New Face NY: Advanced Regenerative Hair Loss Treatments
In the past, loss of hair was inevitable. Your hair loss would mimic that of your parents, typically in the same pattern. If you know your mother or father has thin, limp hair, or balding areas, you can be proactive with PRP therapy. Rather than accepting that this will be your fate, make PRP treatments part of your anti-aging regimen, with the treatment performed at intervals to keep your hair healthier and stronger for longer. It is well-established that PRP can slow hair loss significantly. Adding these treatments to your life can help you ward off what was once considered inevitable.
The Treatment of the Future: PRP Therapy
PRP, or “platelet rich plasma” is created from your own blood, and works to stimulate healing. This anti-aging, skin rejuvenation technique allows the healing properties of PRP to enter the deeper layers of your skin, where the magic happens.
Research Reveals the Positive Effects of PRP Hair Loss Treatments
A study was performed on 23 patients, with half getting a placebo and the other half receiving treatments, and then the study group followed for three years. The study revealed positive effects of PRP injections on standard male pattern hair loss, with no side effects. The study was published by the National Institutes of Health. If you are facing the prospect of living with hair loss, at New Face NY, we can administer PRP therapy to help you maintain thicker, healthier hair for longer.
Does PRP Therapy Work?
While the use of PRP therapy to address thinning hair and the potential of developing bald areas is in its early stages, it appears that this treatment can produce some remarkable changes. The stimulation of the existing hair follicles, restoration of blood flow to the area, and the natural growth factors working within the scalp may be the answer for many men and women who are concerned about hair loss. We advise our patients to continue treatments at intervals to continue stimulating hair growth in the areas in which the hair strands are thinning, or where fewer hairs are flourishing. Visit our New York clinic to find out more about this advanced treatment with no side effects, no surgery, and no concerns about rejection or negative side effects. While some very rare conditions may contraindicate treatment, almost all men and women can benefit from this regenerative therapy..
Your Skincare Consultation with Dr. Westreich, NYC
Patients will meet our aesthetician for an initial consultation in Dr. Richard Westreich’s welcoming office space in New York City, where she will conduct a detailed skin analysis. Topics such as your diet, medications and current skincare regimen will be discussed, along with your general self-care rituals such as wearing sunblock and abstaining from smoking. During this time, patients can express their specific skin issues and leave with a comprehensive strategy developed to uniquely address your specific goals, lifestyle, and budget while targeting your skin’s strengths and weaknesses. You are in good hands as Dr. Westreich delivers some of the best microneedligng NYC has to offer