Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) offers the chance to refresh and renew your facial tissues without plastic surgery and is among the most popular treatments on offer from board-certified gynecologist Meryl E. Kahan, MD, of SheMD. Many residents of the Little Neck and Douglaston neighborhoods of Queens, New York City, New York, in addition to the Great Neck area of Nassau County, rely on Dr. Kahan for this advanced medical aesthetics procedure. When you’re ready to learn more, book a visit online or by phone.
PRP non-surgical hair restoration consists of the application of your own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) topically and by injection into the area of thinning hair to stimulate new hair growth and improve health and texture of existing hair.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is used to stimulate and nourish follicles for hair growth. Highly concentrated plasma contains platelets that release growth factors; these growth factors have been shown to generate new hair and improve the density and health of your existing hair.
There is minimal tenderness and mild swelling in the injection sites for 3-5 days following the treatment.
The entire treatment including preparation of your PRP in our office, cleaning your treatment area, injection of the PRP into the scalp which takes less than an hour for most patients.
PRP contains a rich and concentrated mix of cytokines and growth factors which can be activated and injected into the areas of thinning hair; leading to stimulation of dormant hair follicles and hair regeneration. It has been observed that, at the very least, PRP treatment improves hair health, strength, individual hair diameter and prevents further hair loss which can maintain the current number of hairs and improve the health and quality of your current hairs; and at best induce new hair growth the degree of which varies from person to person.
PRP has been shown to induce new hair regeneration in both male and female pattern hair loss, decelerate hair loss in men and women, make finer hairs thicker, and increase density and strength of hairs. Medications and supplements can be used in addition to PRP to enhance the results of hair regeneration following PRP treatments.
We recommend starting with 4 treatments, four weeks apart for best results for most people with thinning hair as an initial treatment. You will need maintenance treatments every one to two years thereafter to maintain the results of your PRP hair regeneration treatment.
Although you may see some initial shedding after PRP treatment to make way for new hair follicles, it typically takes three to six months from your initial treatment to see measurable results.
Unfortunately, the results of PRP treatment for hair regrowth are not permanent. Nothing can change your genetic predisposition for hair loss and hair loss will return if no maintenance type treatment is done. Most patients who respond to PRP hair loss treatment require repeat treatment anywhere between 12-24 months after their initial treatment. As with your initial treatment, it may take another three to six months to see measurable improvement in hair density. Subsequently, PRP may need to be repeated periodically depending on your individual response to PRP therapy, your genetics, the extent of your hair loss, and if you are using any other adjunctive treatments with your PRP hair loss treatments such as medications or supplements. Additional treatment frequency will also depend on your hair treatment goals.
Because the PRP is obtained from you, it virtually eliminates the possibility of an allergic reaction.
Like with any treatment involving needle injections there mild bleeding, easily controlled with the application of pressure.
There is a small risk of bruising and of infection at the injection site.
There is some tenderness in the treated area which can last a few days.
In a small number of individuals, there may be mild swelling of the treated area which can last a few days.
Rarely there may be shedding of hair.
If you’d like to explore how PRP can improve your hair thinning, call the office at your earliest convenience to book a visit. Online scheduling is also an option and takes just a few moments.