Thinning hair or hair loss can rob you of your self-confidence very quickly. If you’re tired of trying comb-overs, wearing hats, and creating other disguises for balding patches, you’ll be glad to know there’s a better way. Dermatology Associates of Central NJ in Old Bridge, Union, and Freehold, New Jersey, offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for hair loss, using the regenerative power within your own blood platelets to grow new hair. To schedule your consultation now, use the online tool or call the location closest to you.
Your blood contains platelets full of very powerful growth factors, and those growth factors play a major role in hair follicle stimulation and growth. With PRP therapy for hair loss, the goal is isolating your platelets and placing them where they can generate new hair.
PRP therapy is a nonsurgical hair loss solution that's completely natural because it uses your own platelets. With PRP therapy, you can fill in those thinning spots, and the already existing hair may grow stronger as well. PRP therapy is an extremely effective hair loss solution for many men and women who want hair replacement without surgery.
First, a Dermatology Associates of Central NJ team member takes a small blood sample, typically from your inner arm. It's similar to what happens in a blood draw for routine blood testing.
Next, your dermatologist at Dermatology Associates of Central NJ inserts the blood sample in a centrifuge system that spins the blood at high speed to separate the platelets from the rest of your blood.
Your dermatologist administers local anesthesia in your scalp to ensure your comfort during the platelet injections. Next, your dermatologist injects the platelets directly into your scalp using a thin needle. Once in place, the platelets go to work, prompting new hair growth and strengthening the existing hair follicles.
Your dermatologist measures your hair growth about every three months using a special hair mass index tool. This tool can show fresh hair growth long before you can see it, so you'll know the hair's on the way. You may notice an obvious improvement in hair density at 6-12 months after your first treatment.
It varies by individual. Many patients find that treatments every 3-4 months yield the best long-term results. You can discuss your hair regrowth goals with your Dermatology Associates of Central NJ dermatologist.
Together, you'll create a plan that helps you achieve your goals as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Ready to replace your lost hair? Schedule your PRP therapy consultation online or via phone today.