Here’s what you should know about PRP injections for treating thinning hair.
For years, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been used to promote healing in everything from arthritic pain to muscle injuries. But hair loss? Yes, PRP injections are now becoming a popular cosmetic treatment for our esthetic physicians Dr. Rabin Rozehzadeh and Dr. Arash Gohari to target and treat hair loss caused by androgenic alopecia here in South Plainfield, NJ.
What is PRP?
Along with red blood cells, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is also found in our blood. Within this plasma are white blood cells and platelets, which contain growth factors that help to stimulate healing. When it comes to treating thinning hair, PRP can also stimulate the hair follicles for new hair growth.
What is the PRP treatment process like?
The first step is to take blood from the patient’s arm. This blood is then placed into a machine that separates the red blood cells from the plasma. The plasma is then prepared and injected into the scalp. While the process might seem rather elaborate, it usually takes no more than a half-hour to complete.
How many treatments will I need?
To achieve maximum results with PRP treatment, you’ll need to come in every month for the first 3-4 months. Afterward, you’ll need to come in every 3-6 months for additional treatments. Most patients start to see results in as little as two or three months.
How will you know that the treatment is working? For starters, you won’t notice as much hair falling out as you may have before treatment. Then you’ll start to see regrowth. Maintenance treatments every 3-6 months are needed to provide the hair follicles with the continued stimulation needed for continued hair regrowth.
Along with PRP treatment, our team of esthetic doctors here in South Plainfield, NJ, may recommend certain products and special shampoos that can also help to promote hair growth. These products along with PRP treatment can help you achieve fast, effective results.
If you are dealing with hair loss in South Plainfield, NJ, know that you have options when it comes to treating this common problem. PRP hair restoration could be right for you. To find out if you’re an ideal candidate call Park Avenue Aesthetics at (908) 768-3400.