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?
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?
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?
When will I see my PRP results?
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?
Can PRP Hair Treatments Supplement a Hair Transplant?
Are There PRP Hair Treatment Reviews in Scientific Literature?
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?
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