PRP for Hair Loss
At Olansky Dermatology & Aesthetics, we offer PRP services to help with hair restoration. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment is a leading custom-designed, non-surgical procedure that is offered for skin rejuvenation and hair restoration. This in-office, non-invasive treatment begins with a simple blood draw. Your blood is then processed in a medical device, separating the blood components to concentrate the PRP. From there, PRP is then applied to the area requiring restoration via injection or microneedling.
Platelet Rich Plasma has been used in medical procedures utilizing the body’s own blood to regenerate new cellular growth and assist with healing for years, but not until recently was it discovered to have cosmetic benefits as well. The human body has the natural capability to heal itself. Regeneration of the new tissue is accomplished by utilizing your own natural production of stem cells. PRP introduces concentrated platelets rich in bioactive proteins, which release growth factors to stimulate cellular regeneration and accelerate tissue repair and hair growth.
Example of Before and After
FAQs About PRP Microneedling
How do I know if I’m a good candidate for PRP?
Talk to your provider for a proper diagnosis and to create a treatment plan.
How many treatments are required?
Treatment will vary based on your need. Initially, your provider may recommend several treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. After the initial series of treatments, many providers suggest maintenance treatments 1-2 times per year.
Does PRP hurt?
There may be some sensitivity. However, most providers utilize effective anesthetic solutions, such as injectable or topical analgesics to minimize any potential discomfort.
Is there any recovery time for PRP treatments?
There is no downtime or a long recovery process. There may be minimal swelling, bruising, and redness for the initial 12-24.
Is the PRP for hair restoration process time-consuming?
Appointments typically require an hour for full explanation, prep, and procedure. The PRP treatment itself takes relatively little time, and is made up of collecting the PRP and applying it to the desired area.
Is PRP a cure for baldness?
PRP is not a cure for baldness (Androgenic Alopecia). However, there is evidence that regular treatments can significantly slow down the effects of Androgenic Alopecia and works to increase hair density.