Hair loss can be devastating to a person’s confidence and self-image. Yet, the idea of undergoing invasive hair transplant surgery can be intimidating. You might wonder if there is a less invasive alternative, a way to fight hair loss before it gets that bad. The answer is yes! It is called PRP (platelet rich plasma) hair treatment, and it is available right here at Khrom Dermatology in Brooklyn NY.
What is PRP?
If you have never heard of PRP, then you are in for a pleasant surprise. This treatment is both high-tech and quite natural. It works with the amazing healing and rejuvenation power of your own body. Specifically, it utilizes a component in blood known as platelets.
The process begins with drawing a small amount of blood sample from the patient. We process the blood right here in our office using a centrifuge. It takes just minutes and separates the sample into three layers: red blood cells, platelet poor plasma, and platelet rich plasma (PRP). As the name suggests, PRP has a high concentration of healing platelets.
PRP was first used by the medical community for enhancing healing of wounds and damaged joints. It helps repair vessels, stimulate collagen, and promote healthy tissue rejuvenation. Physicians and medical researchers quickly realized that it could be beneficial in countless other applications, including stimulating hair growth.
How PRP hair treatment works
There are many types of hair loss, with the most common being androgenetic alopecia (also male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness). In this condition, hair follicles gradually decrease in size and become less active. As a result, those follicles grow thinner hair more slowly, eventually leading to bald spots or a receding hair line.
PRP helps rejuvenate hair follicles, returning them to a healthier and more productive state. The procedure begins with drawing and processing blood as described above. The separated PRP is injected directly into problematic areas of the scalp, where it nourishes and repairs follicles, thus stimulating hair regrowth.
The benefits of PRP hair treatment include:
- Nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure
- Natural substance taken from your own body, so there is virtually no risk of allergic reaction
- Appropriate for both men and women of any age
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Is PRP hair treatment right for you?
Like most hair treatments, PRP will not work for everyone. However, it has a high success rate, slowing hair loss or even encouraging regrowth for many patients. The best way to find out if you are a candidate for PRP and to explore alternative treatments is to visit Khrom Dermatology for an examination and consultation. Call us at 718-615-4002 to get started.
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