It is estimated that approximately 50 million men and 30 million women in the United States are experiencing male- or female-pattern baldness. While it can start early in life, it is much more prevalent after age 50, when more than 50% of men experience some kind of hair loss. In fact, about 15% of men with pattern baldness report noticeable hair loss before age 30.
If you are among those dealing with androgenetic (hereditary) hair loss, you should know that there are numerous ways to successfully treat the issue – and most of them don’t involve hair replacement surgery. Indeed, one of the most effective ways is with the regenerative power of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection therapy.
Let’s talk about how PRP therapy can help you start to regrow your hair again, and where you can go in Caldwell for surprisingly effective hair loss treatment.
PRP Solution to Hair Loss
PRP specialists have been using this innovative treatment for more than a decade in treating hair loss. The discovery began when medical researchers noticed that high concentrations of platelets helped promote hair restoration by prolonging the growth phase of the hair cycle.
Platelets are one of the key components of your blood that secrete “growth factors” which assist in your body’s healing process and tissue regrowth. When platelets are extracted from a sample of your blood and concentrated, this PRP solution is then injected into the base of your hair follicles. This action stimulates a specialized group of cells known as dermal papilla cells, which play an essential role in triggering hair growth.
During PRP therapy, a small sample of the patient’s blood is drawn from the arm. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets and plasma from the other components (red blood cells, white blood cells, etc.). The PRP specialist then injects the solution of concentrated platelets directly into the places on the scalp where hair loss has occurred. Over time, the platelet-rich plasma helps to naturally promote cell growth and stimulates collagen production.
While PRP therapy can produce noticeable results of hair regrowth in as little as four to six weeks, it may take about three months or more before the patient sees the full results.
A More Advanced Form of PRP Therapy
Photoactivation is a unique process that makes PRP therapy more powerful and less inflammatory. It involves activating the isolated platelets with three different wavelengths of light. These activated platelets – which are naturally packed with growth factors – are then injected into the target area of your scalp to accelerate healing and, ultimately, effective hair regrowth. The fact that it is less inflammatory means that the healing and hair growth will be naturally unimpeded.
Photo-activated PRP treatment is an outpatient office-based procedure that only takes about an hour. A booster treatment and maintenance injections every three to six months may be necessary to achieve the desired results, depending on the results of your initial treatment and how your follicles are responding. That is because PRP therapy is not a cure to the underlying condition that caused your hair loss, but rather a proactive treatment designed to restore and maintain your hair growth.
PRP Specialist in Caldwell, New Jersey
PRP therapy has many medical applications, and it can be used alone or in combination with other treatments – especially regenerative medicine services, such as stem cells and ozone treatments – to enhance its effectiveness.
Dr. Warren Bleiweiss, a triple board-certified expert in regenerative medicine at Alternative Disc Therapy in Caldwell, specializes in photo-activated PRP treatment. He can help you stop hair loss in its tracks and stimulate hair regrowth.
With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Bleiweiss is not only a PRP specialist, but he also treats a wide variety of conditions using advanced nonsurgical regenerative medical techniques.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about PRP injections, contact our friendly staff today by calling us at (973) 403-3334 or by filling out our secure online appointment request form to schedule an in-office or virtual consultation with Dr. Bleiweiss. He can explain the effective alternative treatments that are tailored to work for your specific needs. We also offer telemedicine appointments for your convenience. We look forward to serving you!
Hair loss – https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/68077
PRP therapy – https://health.clevelandclinic.org/hair-loss-got-you-down-platelet-rich-plasma-may-regrow-it/
Platelets and hair growth – https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/platelet-rich-plasma-does-the-cure-for-hair-loss-lie-within-our-blood-2020051119748