PRP For HairLoss

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) for Hair Thinning

PRP for hair is the revolutionary hair treatment used by thousands of men and women suffering from thinning hair, hair loss or receding hairlines. This non-surgical hair loss solution utilizes your own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to stimulate hair growth and promote natural hair restoration.

PRP therapy works on the basis on utilizing growth factors within the platelets. PRP has been used for its wound healing properties in several medical specialties for more than 20 years. More recently, scientific studies have shown proven positive results for PRP as an effective treatment for female and male pattern hair loss. PRP hair treatments are safe, and effective, producing visible improvements in hair count, hair thickness, and hair density. Best of all, this minimally invasive hair treatment delivers natural looking results that last. 

PRP Hair Treatments Near Me:

Finding a qualified PRP provider in CT? Discerning patients choose  PRP hair treatments from the Connecticut Skin Institute for the experience and expertise of PRP specialist, Dr. Saluja, a Harvard-trained Cosmetic/Laser Dermatologist. Dr. Saluja Learned advanced PRP Therapy for Hair Loss by working with hair-loss specialists at Harvard/MGH and NYC.

Who is a good candidate for PRP?

The best candidates for PRP treatment are those that do not have a history of Telogen Effluvium or scarring Alopecia. PRP has proven effective for common non-scarring forms of hair loss (Androgenetic Alopecia), which are also known as:

  • Female pattern hair thinning
  • Male pattern hair thinning

If you prefer not to have surgery or are not a candidate for surgery, then PRP hair therapy with Dr. Saluja may be an excellent option.

How will I know if PRP is a good hair loss treatment for me?

It is best to have a hair loss consultation before your first treatment. If you are determined to be a good candidate for PRP treatments, you will be scheduled for your first treatment visit. It is possible that Dr. Saluja may suggest that you combine PRP treatments with additional treatments such as minoxidil (Rogaine) or spironolactone or finasteride or low-level laser therapy (LLLT).

Benefits of PRP Hair Restoration
  • Non-surgical, natural hair restoration
  • Avoid unsightly scarring or invasive surgeries
  • Improve hair count, thickness, and density
  • Target hair loss and receding hairlines
  • Stimulate hair growth
  • Strengthen hair follicles
  • Natural looking results
  • Perfect for both men and women
  • Treatments by renowned surgeon, Omar Ibrahimi, MD.

PRP Hair Treatment Before and After*

PRP Hair Treatment before and after images reveal the amazing ability Platelet Rich Plasma possesses to stimulate natural hair restoration. As with any medical treatment, results may vary. However, the individuals shown in these PRP hair treatment before and after pictures depict real patients, experiencing improvements in hair loss and hair thinning following actual PRP hair treatments.*

How Does a PRP Hair Treatment Work?

On your treatment day, a nursing staff member will draw a sample of blood which is then processed in a centrifuge to harvest the platelet rich plasma. This plasma will have about 5 times more platelets than your normal circulating blood. Once the platelet rich plasma is prepared, Dr. Saluja injects the PRP into the scalp, focusing on areas of hair loss or hair thinning. By placing the PRP directly into the affected areas, it amplifies the body’s natural ability to grow thicker, more dense hair.

Most patients experience minimal discomfort and are able to drive or travel home after the treatment.

Numerous clinical studies demonstrate that growth factors found in Platelet Rich Plasma target the two main causes of hair loss or hair thinning associated with androgenic alopecia. First, growth factors introduced during PRP hair treatments influence the hair growth cycle, inducing and prolonging the anagen phase (the growth stage.) In other words, the growth factors can “wake up” dormant hair follicles to stimulate new hair growth.¹

Secondly, PRP corrects follicular miniaturization by strengthening and restoring the hair follicle. This fortifies hair against the progression of androgenic alopecia (female/male pattern baldness) and initiates natural hair restoration.² As with any medical treatment, results may vary. However, most patients who undergo PRP hair treatments enjoy a substantial increase in hair thickness, hair count, and hair density.*³

PRP Hair Treatments FAQ

How many PRP treatments should I expect?

You will typically need three treatments spaced one month apart. You will come back to the office 3 months after your last treatment for Dr. Saluja to examine and determine how successful your initial treatments have been. Most patients have follow-up treatments every 6 months to maintain the full benefit of the PRP injections. Results may vary from patient to patient.

How many PRP treatments should I expect?

Generally, it takes 3-6 months to notice initial hair re-growth. Individual results vary. The effect can be in a range from new hair growth, to thickening of existing thinning hair to stopping ongoing hair loss. A minority of patients have seen no benefit from PRP.

What is the cost of PRP?

The cost of the procedure is $2,700 total for three monthly injections. The cost is pay-out of pocket and is not covered by insurance.
Prior to your first injection, you will be expected to pay 50% of the treatment cost.

The remaining 50% of the treatment cost is due PRIOR to the second injection.

Is PRP covered by medical insurance?

No. PRP is not covered by medical insurance; you will be expected to pay 50% of the cost prior to your first treatment.

When will I see my PRP results?

The most common type of hair loss is androgenic alopecia, more commonly known as female pattern baldness or male pattern baldness. As the name suggests, Androgenic alopecia is typically genetically determined. This type of alopecia affects hair growth in two ways. It shortens the anagen phase (the growing stage) of the hair growth cycle. It also causes follicular miniaturization: the shrinking of the hair follicle that leads to a thinner, shorter hair shaft.

In men, androgenic alopecia typically presents as a receding hairline or hair loss from the top and front of the scalp. It affects one in three men over 30 and half of all men over 50. While in women, androgenic alopecia typically manifests as thinning hair. Hair loss can affect women any time after puberty. However. it is most prevalent in women over the age of 50, with 2 out of 3 postmenopausal women reporting bald spots or thinning hair.

What is PRP?

PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma, a component of your blood that contains vital proteins and growth factors that your body uses to heal itself. Medical professionals often incorporate PRP therapy in surgical and sport injury cases to promote tissue regeneration and accelerate wound healing. In addition, PRP offers numerous therapeutic applications in skincare. For example, the popular Vampire Facial utilizes PRP to stimulate the production of collagen to improve the signs of aging and correct a variety of skin concerns and blemishes.²

Can PRP Hair Treatments Supplement a Hair Transplant?

PRP therapy is an effective standalone treatment for androgenic alopecia. However, many hair restoration professionals utilize PRP therapy in conjunction with other hair loss treatments. PRP is especially popular as a supplemental therapy for hair transplant patients. Clinical data suggests the growth factors in Platelet Rich Plasma promote tissue repair and regeneration following the transplant. In addition PRP improves and preserves the viability of hair follicles during and after the hair transplant, and revitalizes dormant hair follicles to start new hair growth.¹ ²

Are There PRP Hair Treatment Reviews in Scientific Literature?

There is fervent excitement about PRP therapy for non-surgical hair restoration within the medical community. This is illustrated by the number of scientific reviews of PRP hair treatments published in medical journals. Here are a few examples reflecting the academic consensus of PRP for hair loss:

The Asian Journal of Transfusion Science published a scientific PRP hair treatment review titled “The Efficacy of platelet-rich plasma in treatment of androgenic alopecia” in 2015. The review reported “three months after the treatment, the patients presented clinical improvement in the hair counts, hair thickness, hair root strength, and overall alopecia.” The authors concluded, “PRP appears to be a cheap, effective, and promising therapy for androgenic alopecia with no major adverse effects.”³

Another scientific review of PRP hair restoration, “Platelet-Rich Plasma in Androgenic Alopecia,” published in the Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery in 2014 concluded, “Considering its excellent safety profile and relatively low cost, PRP hair treatment is a promising treatment option for patients with thinning hair.”¹

The PRP hair treatment review: “Injections of platelet-rich plasma for androgenic alopecia: A systematic review” published in 2017 in the Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, reported the majority of PRP studies saw, “A significant increase of hair density.” The review summarized, “Overall, the use of PRP injections in patients with androgenic alopecia seems effective with respect to promoting lost hair regrowth, decreasing hair loss and increasing hair thickness.” The study also noted, “No major adverse effect was reported…”²

Are PRP Hair Treatments a Good Solution for Women with Thinning Hair?

While hair loss, balding, and receding hairlines are cosmetic concerns mostly associated with men, many women suffer from thinning hair, a symptom of androgenic alopecia (female pattern hair loss.) PRP hair treatments provide the ideal solution for women who want thicker, fuller heads of hair but don’t want unnatural looking results or unsightly surgical scars associated with other hair loss treatments.
PRP Hair Treatments Near Me:

If you are ready to regain the confidence that comes with a thick, full head of hair, PRP hair treatments may be an ideal solution for you. But, as with most cosmetic procedures, PRP for hair loss is a technique sensitive procedure. So ensure you receive the best results possible by choosing the Connecticut Skin Institute, the leading provider of PRP hair treatments in Stamford and Milford, CT.

Call (203) 428-4440 today to find out if you are a good candidate for PRP.

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¹ Platelet-Rich Plasma in Androgenic Alopecia
² Injections of platelet-rich plasma for androgenic alopecia: A systematic review
³ Efficacy of platelet-rich plasma in treatment of androgenic alopecia

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