Why PRP is the Best Choice for Hair Restoration
Whether man or woman, everyone can be affected by thinning hair. Stress, genetics, nutrition – all contribute to a healthy mane of hair that can be a defining factor in how you feel about your outward appearance. If you’ve noticed that your hairbrush has more hair in it than usual, or that running your fingers through your hair feels different than it used to, thinning hair might be the culprit. No one is truly immune from thinning hair – everyone from Prince William to Daniel Craig to Jude Law suffer from varying degrees of hair loss, as do several other notable male stars. Hair loss also affects women, even those with ready access to professional hairstylists and the latest and most innovative techniques to combat or hide thinning hair. Fortunately, advancements in hair restoration have brought about a variety of ways to give back the confidence that may be receding along with your hairline. There are several minimally invasive transplant options available, but if you aren’t quite ready to go that route, platelet rich plasma therapy may be the answer.
How PRP Works
Platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP) is a treatment that has been used in a number of ways, but recent research shows that this therapy has been found to be a promising option for hair loss, with the ability stimulate inactive hair follicles into growing again. This means that it only works where there is existing hair – if there is no hair follicle, PRP cannot encourage growth. This combination of platelets and plasma contains stimulating growth factors that can boost hair growth and strengthen existing healthy follicles.
PRP for Hair Loss at Sadick Dermatology
The main advantages of PRP are that it is a minimally invasive procedure that is virtually painless and requires no downtime for recovery. Additionally, because PRP treatments use the patient’s own blood, there are no risks of side effects or rejection. When you choose PRP to address thinning hair and come in for your treatment, Dr. Sadick will extract a small amount of your blood. The blood is then processed through a centrifuge, separating the platelet rich plasma from the other cells in your blood sample. The PRP that is obtained is then carefully injected into the area on your scalp designated for treatment. It’s a short, virtually painless procedure done right in our office, and offers very few side effects.
Post-procedure, there are no restrictions – you can return to normal activities and even shower and wash your hair. You may notice a mild sensation of heat in the treatment area, similar to a sunburn, but this is temporary and resolves quickly. For optimal results, you may need more than one treatment session, which is something that you and Dr. Sadick will discuss when formulating your individualized treatment plan.
Results aren’t immediately visible, but you will start to see a gradual change in your hair as the growth factors do their job. Within two to six months, your hair will begin to look thicker and you’ll be able to see noticeable, positive results.
If thinning hair is causing you to struggle with confidence or self-esteem, and you’re ready to try a non-invasive method of hair restoration, PRP therapy may be the solution. Call Sadick Dermatology at 212-772-7242 to schedule a consultation, and discover how you can naturally rejuvenate your hair.