Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
As your body begins to age, the visible signs of aging start to appear – including hair loss. Losing your hair is a deeply personal concern that can affect not only how your see yourself, but how others perceive you. Luckily, you don’t have to live with hair loss. Dr. Michael Wolfeld understands how to treat male and female pattern baldness, and he is among the best options for choosing a hair restoration specialist in New York.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Platelet rich plasma, or PRP, is a substance created using your own blood, and can be used in the treatment of male and female pattern baldness. The process begins by drawing a vial of your blood, which is then placed in a centrifuge. In the centrifuge, the red blood cells are separated from platelets and plasma. The resulting PRP is rich in proteins and growth factors which stimulate your body to awaken dormant hair follicles to reactivate them, causing them to once again produce healthy strands of hair.
How is it Used?
Once PRP is created, it is strategically injected into areas of the scalp which are suffering from diminished hair growth. PRP has many uses in the medical field and has been used for decades as a healing product for:
PRP has also become widely used in facials as part of the increasingly popular “Vampire Facial.” The growth factors in PRP help to stimulate many of the body’s natural processes such as collagen and elastin production, tissue repair, and hair growth, and can be very effective for treating the early stages of hair loss.
What Can I Expect During Hair Restoration with PRP?
The procedure will begin with Dr. Wolfeld drawing a vial of your own blood. Once the blood is separated and the PRP is ready for injection, Dr. Wolfeld will carefully administer a series of small injections to your scalp to encourage hair regrowth.
A topical numbing agent may be applied to provide more comfort during the process. The PRP injections will stimulate your hair growth and provide greater density of hair if your hair is becoming finer and thinner. Each treatment with PRP typically takes between 30 and 45 minutes to complete.
What Can I Expect Following Hair Restoration with PRP?
Since PRP for hair restoration is only minimally-invasive, there is virtually no downtime involved. You may return to your daily activities as soon as you leave our clinic. You may experience a bit of tenderness or swelling at the injection sites. This is normal and should subside within a couple of days. It is recommended that you receive four to six treatments with PRP in order to receive optimal benefits.
Why Should I Choose Wolfeld Hair?
Dr. Michael Wolfeld is a certified hair restoration specialist, making him uniquely qualified to treat the effects of male and female pattern baldness. He understands how personal a condition like hair loss can be and is recognized as the premier hair restoration specialist in NYC. If you are suffering from the early stages of hair loss, PRP hair restoration can help you ward off the progression of the condition.
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