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PRP Hair Treatment & Hair Loss

Platelet Rich Plasma Hair Growth Treatment for Hair Loss

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a unique hair loss treatment that utilizes the growth factors in your own blood to stimulate new hair growth and prevent further hair loss. Many of us struggle with hair loss today. In fact, according to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, approximately 56 million adults in the United States are affected by some type of hair loss. Up until recently, few non-surgical treatments were available for hair restoration. However, with a short series of PRP injections, patients can achieve thicker, healthier hair that lasts. Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned expert in cosmetic dermatology and PRP hair restoration and has been at the forefront of helping patients regrow hair and treat alopecia with PRP injections as well as other oral and topical treatments.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has become a popular regenerative treatment in the world of dermatology. The most well-known PRP treatment has been that of PRP microneedling, but the use of PRP extends well beyond that. PRP is now a popular treatment for hair restoration, improving hair thickness, and reducing hair shedding. The therapy takes platelet-rich plasma from the patient’s own blood, and once isolated, the PRP is injected into the area affected by hair loss or thinning hair. The PRP treatment triggers the natural hair growth process and strengthens the hair follicles to promote regrowth and prevent hair loss. The procedure is simple and requires minimal downtime or discomfort, making it an excellent option for patients who are wary of surgical options, such as hair transplants.

Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing some of the world’s most discerning individuals with the best non-surgical cosmetic treatment options, including platelet-rich plasma treatment for hair restoration. Dr. Green takes a holistic approach, customizing each patient’s treatment plan to suit their particular needs and goals best. She is consistently recognized as one of New York’s best dermatologists by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, and Super Doctors for her dedication to her patients and expertise. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, she will work with you to develop a personalized hair loss treatment plan that caters to your particular needs and provides you with healthier, thicker hair that lasts.

Non-invasive hair restoration treatments

Until recently, the only available non-surgical solutions for hair growth or hair restoration were topical treatments like minoxidil (Rogaine) or oral medications like finasteride (Propecia). There are many benefits associated with such hair loss treatment options, and for many individuals with hair loss, topical and oral interventions are integral components of their hair loss treatment plans. Some patients seek other treatment options because they are frustrated by the constant upkeep, potential unpleasant side effects, or inconsistent results from topical and oral treatments. Though oral medications and topical treatments have been shown to be effective against hair loss and can be a sufficient solution on their own for some, many patients dealing with male-pattern hair loss can deal with side effects (such as erectile dysfunction). Additionally, patients coping with female-pattern hair loss are often either contraindicated for or uninterested in taking hormonal or anti-androgenic therapies. Other patients seek additional treatment options because they are interested in maximizing their hair restoration results by taking advantage of supplemental treatment modalities.

PRP therapy for hair growth has become an innovative treatment option for patients dealing with androgenic alopecia (male-pattern hair loss), as well as female-pattern hair loss and thinning hair along the top of the head. Platelet-rich plasma has been proven as an effective regenerative treatment for a myriad of health and wellness concerns, from orthopedics to endodontics to dermatology. PRP hair restoration is a safe, natural, and simple way to improve hair growth without the need for invasive surgery or downtime. PRP injections can safely be used in conjunction with many other topical and oral treatment options to optimize hair restoration results for thicker, healthier-looking hair.

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What is PRP hair treatment?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are a popular new and non-surgical method of hair loss treatment and hair restoration for women and men. PRP treatment for hair restoration starts with taking a sample of the patient’s blood to collect the plasma that is then injected into areas of the scalp where there is hair loss or thinning hair. The PRP is used to boost the health of the hair follicles and promote new hair growth. After the blood draw is complete, the sample is spun in the centrifuge to separate the plasma from the other components of the blood (such as red blood cells).

This platelet-rich plasma contains helpful white blood cells and high platelet count, rich in growth factors. When injected into areas of the scalp that are experiencing hair loss, extreme hair shedding, or thinning hair, the PRP enriches the health of the hair follicle, improving the blood supply to the area and stimulating reparative cells. For patients who are sensitive to injections, Dr. Green can prescribe a topical anesthetic that should be applied to the scalp an hour before the procedure to help minimize the potential discomfort associated with the PRP treatment. The process takes approximately 30 minutes from the time your blood is drawn until the PRP is injected into your scalp, and no downtime is required post-treatment. An initial series of PRP treatments is recommended to achieve the best restoration results, with most patients engaging in four treatment sessions, each spaced one month apart. After the series is complete, many patients choose to engage in a semi-annual maintenance PRP treatment to keep up the best hair restoration results.

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6 months before and after

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

Platelet-rich plasma is a concentration of platelets that is 3threetimes the normal blood value and contains many growth factors that stimulate hair follicles. PRP is derived from a sample of the patient’s own blood and injected into different areas of the scalp to promote hair growth. The treatment can safely be performed up to every month, based on how much hair growth is required. PRP is a great solution for treating hair loss in both men and women, especially when hair transplant surgery is not a viable option. PRP injections can stimulate new hair growth in men who suffer from androgenetic alopecia (known as male pattern baldness) and women who suffer from female pattern baldness. In addition to treating hair loss and thinning hair, PRP is also commonly used to treat joint injuries and in many other cosmetic facial skin rejuvenation and microneedling treatments.

What are the benefits of PRP therapy?

The platelets in the PRP contain proteins that are needed in order to accelerate the rate of tissue healing and regeneration within inactive hair follicles. Inside these platelets are a variety of intracellular structures such as glycogen (a form of glucose), lysosomes (which break down the proteins), and alpha granules (which contain clotting and growth factors that get released during the cell repair process). Platelet-rich plasma-derived growth factors can also play a part in stem cell differentiation within the wound-healing process of the musculoskeletal system.

In particular, the PRP-specific cells that cause hair growth include:

  • Factor (PDGF): for blood vessel, cell, and skin formation
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF): For blood vessel formation
  • Transforming Growth-Factor-Beta (TGF-b): For a growth matrix between cells, bone metabolism
  • Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF): Cell growth, collagen and blood vessel formation
  • Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 (FGF-2): Blood vessel and specialized cell growthInsulin-Likee Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1): Also known as Somatomedin C, a protein regulator of normal physiology in nearly every type of cell in the body and has effects in adults

PRP is a very modern procedure that has been used in medicine as a method of healing injuries. It is often also used as a cosmetic treatment for the face and, of course, as a popular hair restoration procedure for men and women.

Do PRP injections work for hair loss?

In multiple studies through the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, patients suffering from hair loss were found to benefit from PRP injections. The PRP hair restoration treatment led to a significant local increase in hair follicle number, extended growth phase, and improved hair thickness. Though the treatment is not officially FDA-approved, the equipment to prepare PRP is, and there is scientific proof that the treatment is beneficial for hair strength and new hair growth at and around a PRP injection site.

The science behind PRP uses the proven benefits of PRP’s growth factors to promote new cellular growth naturally; PRP is directly involved in regenerative healing within the body. PRP growth factors can thus influence hair growth and can, in fact, restore hair follicles, in turn improving the look and feel of a patient’s hair.

How does PRP hair restoration work?

PRP hair rejuvenation treatment involves the injection of platelets into the area of the body in which hair loss is occurring, for example, the crown of the head. Platelets are taken from the patient’s own body via a blood draw that appears at the start of the appointment. After the blood has been drawn, it is placed in a centrifuge, which is a machine that separates the platelet-rich plasma from the red blood cells. When isolated, the platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the treatment area. The platelets release growth factors, which stimulate the dermal papilla cells that are crucial in the hair growth process. For that reason, a series of PRP injections help to trigger hair regrowth to restore lost hair.

How many PRP treatments are needed?

Though, of course, the number of recommended PRP treatments varies depending on the hair condition and aesthetic goals of the individual patient, a typical patient will do four sessions of PRP therapy. Further treatments will be evaluated at the end of the fourth month (after the third PRP treatment). The sessions are typically spaced 4-6 weeks apart, and Dr. Green personally performs all hair loss consultations and PRP injections. PRP treatments can also be used in tandem with hair transplantation to help accelerate hair growth. At your initial consultation with Dr. Green, you will be able to discuss all hair treatment options, including PRP injections. Dr. Green will use her expertise to provide the best medical advice, diagnosis, and treatment available for hair loss.

Does PRP hair treatment work for frontal hair loss?

In recent studies in the journals Dermatologic Surgery and International Journal of Women’s Dermatology, PRP has been indicated as an effective treatment for hair loss. This hair growth and improvement has been demonstrated in patients who experience both androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata, which is defined as unpredictable hair loss in patches all over the scalp. Based on these significant studies, as well as those in the Journal of Cosmetic DermatologyAesthetic Plastic Surgery, and Men’s Journal, PRP is considered an effective treatment for hair loss throughout the scalp.

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Male PRP treatment, 6 months

How much is PRP hair treatment?

The cost of PRP hair treatment ultimately varies depending on a number of factors, including the individual needs and goals of the patient, the experience of the treating physician, and the geographic location of the dermatology office. The number of PRP treatment sessions that are necessary for your hair loss treatment plan will affect the total cost of your treatment. Typically, patients undergo an initial series of four treatment sessions that are each scheduled one month apart. When you meet with Dr. Green for your initial consultation, she can help you develop a hair restoration treatment plan that balances your needs and budget.

Is PRP for hair loss covered by insurance?

No. PRP hair restoration is considered a cosmetic procedure, and PRP for hair loss is not typically covered by health insurance. For more information, it’s best to contact your insurance company directly to ascertain coverage.

What to expect after PRP hair treatment?

There is minimal downtime following the PRP treatment, and patients can quickly return to their regularly scheduled activities. There are certain activities that Dr. Green recommends avoiding in the day or days following the treatment in order to ensure that the healing process goes as planned. First, Dr. Green advises the patients to avoid washing their hair on the day of the treatment, though you can use shampoo on your hair the following day as normal. Second, Dr. Green recommends that patients do not exercise on the day following the treatment, though they can resume regular exercise the next day. Finally, patients should be advised to avoid alcohol and smoking for at least two days after the procedure.

How long does it take to see results from PRP hair loss treatment?

Many patients come into their initial consultation with Dr. Green wondering how fast PRP works for hair loss. Of course, any results will vary depending on the nature of hair loss and the desired results of each patient. However, the majority of patients see initial improved hair thickness and hair growth several weeks after treatment. Optimal results from PRP injections are apparent, on average, about 5-6 months after treatment.

How Long Does PRP last for hair loss?

PRP hair treatment provides patients with long-lasting results, although it may not be a permanent solution to all types of hair loss. Most patients choose to engage in maintenance treatment sessions of their PRP injections following their initial series in order to ensure the best results. More info about how long PRP treatments can last is available here.

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PRP for hair loss – 12 months before and after

Is PRP hair treatment a permanent solution?

PRP treatment can be repeated as necessary, depending on the patient’s response to treatment. Dr. Green may recommend that patients return every 3-4 months for another series of injections or even once a year. The permanence of the treatment also depends on the condition that is being treated. For example, if a patient is suffering from telogen effluvium, PRP treatment can help in the hair regrowth process, which occurs over 3-6 months. After that, most patients will not need any further treatment if the condition has subsided.

Are there any potential side effects of PRP Treatment?

The most common side effects of PRP injections for hair restoration include swelling and tenderness at or near the injection sites in the treated area. These side effects tend to resolve independently within several days of treatment. Patients are advised to use Tylenol for pain relief before and after PRP treatment as opposed to Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, and Aleve, which are blood thinners and can cause increased oozing during treatment and exacerbate swelling afterward. Since Platelet-Rich Plasma is derived from the patient’s blood, there is no potential for an allergic reaction.

PRP has been used to restore skin and tissue in patients for several years. However, the hair restoration procedure is relatively new. Within the published studies that have reported improvement in hair growth, recovery from all systems is easily tolerated. Common side effects include mild soreness and discomfort at the injection sites. Additionally, patients who are currently on any kind of blood thinner cannot undergo PRP treatment.

There is essentially no downtime required post-treatment, but Dr. Green recommends patients avoid exercise the day of, and any alcohol consumption or smoking should be avoided for at least three days. It’s also best to wait a full day before washing your hair post-treatment. In order to ensure the best possible outcome from PRP treatment, all previous medical history should be discussed with Dr. Green before starting the treatment, as well as a full assessment of the nature of the hair loss. When you have PRP injections with Dr. Green, you will be provided with a list of aftercare advisements to ensure that you achieve optimal results.

Does PRP hair treatment hurt?

PRP hair treatment involves the injection of Platelet-rich plasma into the scalp where the hair loss is occurring. Although an expert like Dr. Green quickly performs PRP injections, the scalp can be a sensitive area. Prior to the injections, Dr. Green can apply a topical numbing cream to minimize any potential discomfort during the treatment itself. Following the procedure, patients may experience soreness, redness, or bruising at the injection site. Still, these side effects are generally common and mild and will go away on their own shortly following the treatment.

Can PRP make hair loss worse?

Not all patients are good candidates for PRP hair restoration. For this reason, it’s very important to discuss your medical history and have your current hair loss measured and observed by Dr. Green during your initial consultation. In rare cases, patients can experience telogen effluvium, or hair thinning due to shock, after an initial PRP injection. However, this effect subsides after the first PRP treatment. If you have suffered from scarring alopecia in the past, PRP injections may not be the best hair growth treatment for you.

Can PRP cause hair loss?

Certain patients may not respond well to PRP treatment, which is why it is imperative to disclose medical history to Dr. Green in your consultation appointment before PRP treatment. Patients with a history of scarring alopecia may not be good candidates for PRP treatment, and, in fact, PRP treatment may lead to increased hair loss.

Will PRP stop hair loss? When will hair loss stop with PRP?

One of the first observable benefits of PRP is often a decrease in the amount of shedding occurring. Many patients observe this effect after just two PRP treatment sessions. Platelet-rich plasma therapy works to trigger and maintain natural hair growth by strengthening the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft. As such, in addition to promoting hair growth, the treatment helps stop future hair loss from occurring in the treatment area. Multiple treatments may be required in order to see optimal results.

Will PRP regrow hair?

PRP Treatment can be very helpful in the hair regrowth process. The injections of PRP into the treatment area can lead to an elongated hair growth phase and thickening of the hair shaft for thick, dense hair. For patients who have experienced hair loss as a result of conditions such as androgenic alopecia, telogen effluvium, or alopecia areata, PRP treatment can help to strengthen hair and promote further growth during the regrowing process.

PRP to scalp for hair loss – after 3 treatments

Before & After Photos of PRP Treatment on Female Hair- View additional information about PRP Hair Treatment for Women

Is PRP good for hair loss?

PRP therapy is on the cutting edge of treatment for hair loss and hair thinning. Studies are beginning to show how effective PRP treatment can be at helping to trigger growth factors to promote hair regrowth and stop hair thinning as a result of androgenic alopecia, telogen effluvium, and alopecia areata. For patients who may be wary of more intensive processes, such as a hair transplant, the accessibility of the injectable PRP treatment is a draw.

Find out more about PRP Hair treatment and contact Dr. Michele Green at her NYC office – either via phone at +1-212-535-3088 or fill out the form below to see if this is the right solution for your hair loss.

What types of hair loss does PRP help treat?

PRP Treatment is effective in increasing hair growth and hair density but works best to treat certain conditions, including female and male Androgenic Alopecia, Telogen Effluvium, and Alopecia Areata.

Female and Male Androgenic Alopecia – Androgenic alopecia can affect both men and women and is related to fluctuations in the androgen hormones, specifically dihydrotestosterone. While the condition can affect both men and women, it manifests in different ways. For men, the disease is characterized by what is sometimes referred to as “male pattern baldness,” meaning hair loss that starts at the temples, which creates the common “M” shape of the hairline. Hair loss will then continue along the crown of the head. For women, the condition manifests typically in thinning hair on the top of the head, along the height; it usually looks like the part of the hair is getting wider as the hair loss occurs.

The cause of the condition is still largely unknown, but researchers believe it is related to the expression of the AR gene. While it is not possible to treat the cause or address the risk factors, as they are not known, PRP treatment does work well to promote hair growth in affected areas. It can be combined with topical medications, such as minoxidil and finasteride.

Telogen Effluvium – Telogen Effluvium is a stress-related hair loss condition and can be acute, meaning the hair loss occurs at once, or chronic, meaning the thinning occurs repeatedly over time. Effluvium is defined as the resting stage of the cycle of hair growth, and when a traumatic event occurs, hair can be forced into the resting phase, or vapor, prematurely. The shedding phase follows the resting step, and if a significant amount of hair is moved into the resting phase early, this means that a higher-than-normal amount of hair will be lost at once. Many different traumatic events can cause stress on the body and activate the Telogen effluvium condition, including extreme illness, childbirth, severe chronic illness, surgery, psychological trauma or anxiety, and diets that do not contain sufficient protein or medications.

Typically, this kind of hair loss affects the scalp, but hair loss can occur anywhere on the body. In most cases, after the hair has fallen out, regrowth will occur over the next three to six months. PRP is a great treatment to help with regrowth, speed up the rejuvenation process, and ensure that hair grows densely and healthy.

Alopecia Areata – Alopecia areata is an auto-immune condition, meaning that the body’s immune system erroneously attacks itself, which is characterized by patchy hair loss on the scalp. Patients who suffer from alopecia areata have white blood cells that attack their hair follicles, causing the brainless to shrink in size and slow down the growth of hair. Hair may fall out in quarter-sized patches, and the hair loss can be limited to only a few lost patches of hair to more severe cases with a significant amount of hair loss. The condition is believed to have a genetic link and can occur suddenly, affecting people of any age and gender.

At this time, there is no known cure for the condition, but many patients who experience alopecia areata have full regrowth of their hair in 12 months. PRP therapy can be used during this regrowth process to help boost hair rejuvenation and encourage growth.

Am I a Candidate for PRP Hair Treatment?

A good candidate for PRP hair restoration is a patient who is showing signs of thinning hair or hair loss. Typically, candidates who have experienced hair loss more recently or who are dealing with early hair loss respond best to PRP hair treatment. Those with hair follicles that have been dormant for longer on the scalp are less likely to see improvement with PRP therapy. It’s good to note that if you are diagnosed with an underlying disorder such as lupus or thyroid disease, you may not benefit from just PRP injections, as these conditions need to be treated in conjunction with other medications. Additionally, patients should not take blood thinners during PRP hair restoration treatment, as the procedure will be significantly less effective. When you consult with Dr. Michele Green at her private dermatology office in the Upper East of Manhattan, she will help determine whether you are a good candidate for PRP treatment for your hair loss condition.

What to do after PRP hair treatment

After a PRP hair treatment, patients should avoid washing their hair, hair styling products, and strenuous exercise for 24 hours. Avoid alcohol and smoking for three days after the PRP injections. It is also recommended to limit sun exposure on the scalp for 48 hours following PRP treatment. Suppose there is any tenderness or soreness in the scalp due to injections. In that case, it is recommended to take a Tylenol as opposed to Advil or Ibuprofen, which are blood thinning medications. Other blood thinning agents, such as vitamin E, vitamin A, Gingko, Garlic, Flax, Cod Liver Oil, niacin supplements, and essential fatty acids, should also be avoided for one week after PRP treatment.

What is the success rate of PRP hair treatment?

Every individual with hair loss or thinning hair has their own set of unique needs and goals when it comes to hair growth treatment. PRP injections have been shown to be an outstanding treatment for hair restoration. A combination of oral and topical hair loss treatments, in addition to PRP treatment, maybe the best course of treatment, depending on the cause of your hair loss. When you consult with Dr. Green for your customized hair loss treatment plan, she will work with you to determine which unique combination of treatments is best suited to your situation so that you get optimal hair restoration results.

Is PRP hair treatment safe? How safe is PRP hair treatment?

PRP is a safe and effective treatment for hair restoration when it is performed by an experienced medical professional, such as board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green in New York City. There are minimal potential side effects associated with the procedure since the PRP is derived from a sample of the patient’s blood, and essentially no downtime is involved. The most common side effects include a mild amount of swelling and tenderness at the injection sites, which resolve on their own shortly after treatment. PRP treatment is not recommended for patients with HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis C, any sort of blood cancer, or patients taking blood thinners. When you consult with Dr. Green for your hair loss treatment plan, a thorough medical history will be collected to determine if PRP treatment will be a safe and effective option for you.

How much is PRP for hair?

The total cost of hair loss treatment with platelet-rich plasma injections can vary depending on your geographic location, the expertise level of your provider, and the number of treatment sessions you choose to have. The average cost of PRP in New York City can range from $1,500-$3,000 per session. Most patients require a short series of PRP treatment sessions to achieve their ideal hair growth results. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private, boutique dermatology office in NYC’s Upper East Side neighborhood, she will collect a thorough medical and family history and evaluate your scalp and hair. Laboratory tests may be requested to determine any underlying factors that may be contributing to the hair loss. Depending upon the results and Dr. Green’s evaluation, a customized hair loss treatment plan will be created for you, incorporating a combination of the interventions best suited to your particular needs. At that time, the total cost of your PRP and hair loss treatments will be determined.

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Does PRP hair work?

Yes! Many patients have great success regarding hair regrowth thanks to PRP injections. Many patients benefit from engaging with multiple forms of hair loss treatments concurrently. When you consult with Dr. Green, she will diligently collect your medical history and assess the condition of your hair loss to determine whether you are a good candidate for PRP injections and which other hair loss treatments you may benefit from.

How many PRP treatments are needed for hair?

Most patients require a short initial series of four PRP treatments, each spaced approximately one month apart, to achieve optimal hair regrowth results. It can take some time for hair growth to occur following PRP treatment, and Dr. Green asks her patients to return three months after the final PRP treatment session in the series to assess the results. At that time, a fifth PRP treatment may be recommended, depending on Dr. Green’s evaluation of your hair regrowth. Many patients choose to have PRP treatments on a quarterly, biannual, or annual basis to maintain their results. Dr. Green will help you establish a timeline for your PRP treatments that works best for your situation.

What to avoid after PRP hair treatment

After PRP hair treatment, patients should avoid exercising strenuously and washing their hair for 24 hours. Additionally, refrain from alcohol consumption, smoking, dying hair, and using hair styling products for three days after PRP. These aftercare advisements will help prevent side effects like swelling at the injection sites, ensuring the best results. When you have PRP injections with Dr. Green, she will provide you with a full list of aftercare recommendations for maximizing the results of your hair loss treatment.

What does PRP do for hair?

Platelet-rich plasma is a serum derived from a sample of the patient’s blood, packed with epidermal growth factors and a high platelet count. These qualities of PRP make it exceptional for nourishing the health of hair follicles, pushing the hair from the rest phase into the active growth phase, and ceasing shedding. When injected into areas of the scalp that are experiencing hair loss, extreme hair shedding, or thinning hair, the PRP enriches the health of the follicle, improving the blood supply to the area and stimulating reparative cells. This can lead to a decrease in shedding, an increase in the number and size of hair follicles, and, ultimately, new hair growth.

Can I comb my hair after PRP?

Yes, combing your hair after PRP injections is okay. However, there are some aftercare advisements Dr. Green provides her patients with in order to ensure they achieve the best results and limit any potential side effects. For example, patients are advised to refrain from exercising strenuously, shampooing their hair, or using styling products for the remainder of the day following their PRP treatment. Additionally, smoking and consuming alcohol should be avoided for three days. When you have PRP treatment with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, she will provide you with a complete list of the aftercare recommendations required for getting the most out of your PRP.

Is PRP hair treatment permanent?

PRP hair treatment creates thicker, fuller, healthier hair that lasts. Many patients utilize other hair loss interventions, such as topical minoxidil or oral medications, in order to maximize and prolong their hair growth results. When you consult with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Green at her private NYC office, she will collect a thorough medical and family history and physically evaluate your scalp and hair to determine whether you are a good candidate for PRP and which other hair loss treatments you may benefit from. Various laboratory tests may be requested to evaluate for underlying causes of hair loss. Certain hair loss treatments, including oral medications, may be suggested for you, depending on the findings of such tests. A comprehensive hair loss treatment plan developed for you by an experienced board-certified dermatologist will help you achieve and maintain thicker, fuller, healthier hair.

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How often should I get PRP for hair?

PRP should be performed at least once a month for four consecutive months. After this initial series of PRP treatment sessions, the recommended interval can vary depending on the needs of the patient. Dr. Green has many patients who have PRP on a quarterly, bi-annual, or annual basis for maintenance. Dr. Green will evaluate your progress during each follow-up treatment session and may suggest adjusting your treatment schedule as needed.

Will PRP thicken my hair?

Yes! Studies have demonstrated that in addition to stimulating new hair growth and decreasing shedding, PRP can also increase the thickness of the hair follicles themselves. After a short initial series of PRP treatments, many patients observe thicker, fuller, denser hair.

Which is better: Mesotherapy or PRP for hair

Mesotherapy, like PRP, is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment option for hair restoration. Mesotherapy is a procedure whereby a mixture of vitamins, amino acids, and minerals is injected into the scalp. As a hair loss treatment, mesotherapy is often used to address conditions like androgenic alopecia and androgenetic alopecia by improving blood circulation and preventing excess inflammation, nourishing hair follicles, and preventing future hair loss. Comparatively, the high concentration of growth factors in Platelet-rich plasma tends to produce more comprehensive hair restoration results. Since the PRP is derived from the patient’s blood, there are little to no side effects associated. While mesotherapy can offer some hair regrowth benefits, PRP is preferred by most patients and providers.

Is PRP FDA-approved for hair?

There are several equipment systems used for PRP preparation that are FDA-approved. Platelet-rich plasma is collected from a sample of the patient’s blood, making it technically considered a biologic rather than a drug by the FDA. For this reason, PRP treatment is not subject to FDA approval before being used by a healthcare provider. While Platelet-rich plasma injections have not been officially FDA-approved, the therapy is FDA-cleared as a safe and effective option for hair restoration.

How to get started with PRP treatment for hair restoration today

Hair loss and thinning hair is an extremely common condition that can be devastating for men and women alike and, for many, may induce feelings of self-consciousness and low self-esteem. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)offers patients a non-invasive method for combatting hair loss. PRP hair loss treatment takes advantage of the high concentration of growth factors in one’s own blood to stimulate new hair growth and prevent further hair loss. Dr. Michele Green was one of the first board-certified dermatologists in NYC to effectively incorporate PRP injections with other hair restoration treatment options to create thicker, healthier-looking hair. If you are struggling with hair loss or hair thinning, Dr. Green is here to help.

Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist with over 25 years of experience providing her patients from around the globe with the best non-invasive treatment options available, including PRP injections for hair restoration. Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, and Super Doctors consistently identify Dr. Green as one of the best dermatologists in NYC for her dedication to her patients and expertise. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, she will work with you to create a customized hair loss treatment plan that is catered to your needs and goals. If you are struggling with thinning hair or hair loss, schedule a consultation with Dr. Green in NYC by calling 212-535-3088 or contacting us online today.

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