Hair loss can be a distressing problem for many people. Whether due to aging, genetics, or other factors, hair loss can impact one’s confidence and self-esteem significantly.
While there are many hair loss treatments available in the market, one of the latest to gain popularity is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy.
PRP is a minimally invasive treatment that uses a patient’s blood to stimulate hair growth and improve hair density.
Let’s delve into how PRP affects hair follicles and how it can help you if you are one of the many men and women dealing with hair loss.
The PRP Treatment Process
PRP therapy involves drawing a small sample of your blood and separating the platelets from other blood components. These platelets contain growth factors that help stimulate cellular repair and regeneration.
When injected into the scalp, these growth factors work to boost the hair follicles’ growth and improve their function. The growth factors also help protect current hair follicles from damage and prevent excess shedding. Studies have shown that PRP therapy can increase the hair follicles’ lifespan, increase hair density and thickness, and reduce inflammation.
PRP therapy can be an effective treatment for both men and women experiencing hair loss. However, the ideal candidate may vary depending on the extent and cause of hair loss.
PRP therapy can be particularly useful for individuals with androgenetic alopecia, a common form of hair loss that occurs due to genetics. It can also be beneficial for individuals with alopecia areata, a condition characterized by hair loss in patches. However, PRP therapy may not be suitable for individuals with scarring alopecia, a type of hair loss where hair follicles are permanently damaged.
PRP therapy has been deemed a safe and effective treatment for hair loss. Some individuals may experience mild pain or discomfort at the injection site. However, such relatively minor side effects are typically temporary and subside within a few days.
Hair loss can be a challenging experience, but PRP therapy can offer hope for individuals looking to improve their hair density and thickness. With the help of PRP therapy, you can take the first step towards achieving thicker, healthier hair.
PRP Treatment for Hair Loss in Caldwell, New Jersey
Triple board-certified physician Dr. Warren J. Bleiweiss offers PRP therapy as an outpatient, in-office treatment at his office at Alternative Disc Therapy in Caldwell, New Jersey.
There, Dr. Bleiweiss uses a double-spin technique to separate the platelets from the rest of your blood and photo-activates them with three different wavelengths of light, making the growth factors in the platelets more powerful. He then injects the platelet-rich solution into the areas of your scalp that require treatment, thus rejuvenated your hair follicles to begin the hair regrowth process.
In addition to treating hair loss, Dr. Bleiweiss also frequently performs PRP therapy for a wide variety of conditions including:
- Cartilage injuries
- Ligament tears
- Joint arthritis
- Joint pain
- Sports injuries
To learn more about PRP injections, as well as our other innovative regenerative medicine services, call our practice today at (973) 403-3334 to schedule an in-person or telehealth consultation with Dr. Bleiweiss. You can also use our convenient online appointment request form to arrange your visit.