PRP for Hair
What it is
An effective treatment for both men and women, PRP (platelet-rich-plasma) injections have been shown in a number of scientifically based articles to be effective in increasing hair count, hair thickness, and the growth phase of the hair cycle. Treatments are typically performed once a month for the first three to four months, and then every three to six months thereafter, depending on the individual patient’s results. For best results, consistency is key, and we recommend a series of at least 3 treatments in order to see positive results (and make your investment in your self pay off.)
Typically, this treatment is prescribed for people that we believe have hair loss due to shrinking follicles, a common condition called androgenetic alopecia.
Many studies have been conducted about the effectiveness of PRP on helping hair regrow. A 2014 study from the highly respected National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) found the following:
“A significant reduction in hair loss was observed between first and fourth injection. Hair count increased from average number of 71 hair follicular units to 93 hair follicular units. Therefore, average mean gain is 22.09 follicular units per cm2. After the fourth session, the pull test was negative in 9 patients.”
Their conclusion in this study states that, “PRP injection is a simple, cost effective and feasible treatment option for androgenic alopecia, with high overall patient satisfaction.”
(In layman’s terms, they conclude that PRP is ‘worth it.’)
We would love to consult with you around any hair loss related concerns and find out if PRP for hair loss is the right treatment for you.
Anyone with hair loss, but especially those who catch it early. This treatment is especially well suited to anyone who has been diagnosed with androgenetic alopecia. Contact us or call us at (212) 721-8200 to find the right treatment for you.
Up to 60 minutes per session.
Times vary depending on your individual condition
Starting at $848 per session
Ask about series discount
Is there any downtime with PRP for hair loss?
Minimal to none, depending on how your skin reacts.
How do you get PRP?
In our office, we first draw your own blood. PRP (platelet rich plasma) is then extracted from your blood using a centrifuge-like mechanism that can separate the substance from your blood and increase the concentration of specific proteins that promote healing. This process is all done in our offices.
Is it safe? Does PRP for hair loss hurt?
The treatment uses your own blood, and it’s 100% safe. The process doesn’t hurt, per se but it depends on each individual’s pain tolerance level.
Is there anything else I can do to make sure the PRP for hair loss works?
We recommend taking a few at-home steps to encourage your hair to grow, including vitamins and optional light therapy. We’ve found that patients who follow this regimen are usually happiest with their results. These systems all work in conjunction with each other and appear to be most effective when done at the same time. You can access our Nutrafol link here, to get vitamins curated towards your need.