Platelet Rich Plasma injections a.k.a. PRP injections are an emerging modality for promoting new hair growth and increasing hair thickness in male and female patients with hair loss.
What are PRP injections and how do they work?
PRP or platelet rich plasma injections are an in office procedure that leverages growth factors released from platelets in your own blood to stimulate hair follicle activity and promote new hair growth. A small vial of blood is taken from a vein in your arm and processed to increase the concentration of platelets in a fraction of plasma. This platelet rich plasma is then injected into the scalp in areas of hair thinning.
Can PRP treatments be combined with other treatments for hair thinning and hair loss?
PRP injections are often combined with other treatments for hair thinning and loss including hair growth supplements, topical OTC treatments such as Rogaine and/or oral prescription medications to promote hair regrowth such as Propecia.
Is there any downtime or side effects associated with PRP injections for hair loss or thinning?
There is generally minimal downtime associated with PRP injections. Some potential side effects include bruising, soreness, headache or temporary swelling of scalp and forehead.
How many treatments are recommended?
While the number of treatments may vary depending on individual factors, an initial series of treatments is usually recommended at monthly intervals for three months followed by maintenance injections every six to twelve months. Patients usually notice results within two to three months.
Are there any pre or post treatment precautions?
You should not take aspirin, Aleve, Advil, Motrin or any prescription anti-inflammatory medication for one week prior to treatment since these medications reduce inflammation which may lessen your results. Cigarette smoking at any time will also diminish results. Following treatment you should not apply keratin hair fibers to your scalp or color or cut your hair for three days.
Are there any contraindications to PRP scalp injections ?
PRP is not recommended for advanced hair loss or hair loss associated with scarring. You should also not have PRP injections if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have a platelet or blood disorder or are taking immunosuppressive medications such as corticosteroids, or biologic medications.
PRP HAIR LOSS TREATMENT NEAR ME
Regain your confidence so you fear no mirror with PRP Injections for Hair Loss. Get started today with Nusbaum Medical Centers, the leading New Jersey PRP provider. Conveniently located in Morristown, NJ, Nusbaum Medical Centers is proud to serve the surrounding communities of Morristown.
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MALE HAIR LOSS FAQ
Male hair loss is more common than people think. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), 67% of men in America will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss by age 35, and 85% of men by age 50. In fact, 50 million men in the country are suffering from male pattern baldness at any given time. You aren’t alone, and we can help.
The most common cause of male hair loss is genetics. Genetic male pattern baldness, also known as androgenetic alopecia (AGA), is diagnosed based on appearance, classified on the Hamilton-Norwood scale, and becomes noticeable as thick terminal hairs convert into short, thin, vellus-like hairs. This conversion process increases scalp transparency until the vellus hairs are lost over time to reveal a naked scalp.
At Nusbaum Medical Centers, we know hair and, most importantly, how to get yours back. Our partnership with NeoGraft has built our reputation as The Most Trusted Name in Hair Restoration in New Jersey by offering a state-of-the-art hair transplant solution that features Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) for full, natural-looking results. It’s effective for both men and women, but don’t just take our word for it. Results tell the truest story, and when you’re ready to reclaim your hairline, contact Nusbaum Medical Centers for a free hair consultation.
FEMALE HAIR LOSS FAQ
According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), female hair loss is common, affecting 30 million women in the United States alone. That’s nearly half of all hair loss cases. Even so, women everywhere are suffering in silence due to emotional shock, embarrassment, and stress associated with female hair loss. Together, we can fight the stigma.
Female hair loss can be triggered by everything from hormonal imbalance and dramatic weight loss to medication and severe stress, but the most common cause is genetics. Genetic female pattern baldness, or alopecia, is characterized by a thinning of hair follicles on the sides and top of the scalp. Most women experience this type of hair loss after age 50, but it can happen at any time.
NeoGraft® and Nusbaum Medical Centers have built its reputation as The Most Trusted Name in Hair Restoration by offering a cutting-edge hair transplant solution that utilizes Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) for discrete, natural-looking results. It’s effective for both men and women, but don’t just take our word for it. Results tell the truest story. And when you’re ready to get your hair growing again, contact us to schedule your free consultation.