PRP for Hair Loss in NJ: Uses and Benefits
Posted on April 10, 2017
The loss of hair is a condition effecting millions of people mostly due to their genetic makeup. Thinning of hair follicle is the primary cause of hair loss. During this process the hair follicle thins to the point where the growth of hair in the particular area is stopped all together. Men usually suffer from the condition more than women. In women, the process is better described as hair thinning and not a complete boldness.
Since the condition is so widespread among the population, many doctors have been working on finding new solutions that could benefit both man and women alike. PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) has gained attention of medical professionals and patients, nevertheless, there is still a lot of questions about the effectiveness and benefits that the procedure offers.
In this post we would like to answer some most frequently asked questions about the advantages that PRP for hair loss in NJ boasts.
How is PRP used?
PRP therapy starts with drawing the patient’s own blood and placing it into a special centrifuge that separates the platelet rich plasma from the rest of the blood and then combining the PRP with a specially produced activating compound. After the material is ready to be injected, the patient’s skin is locally anesthetized and the injections are made in the areas where the hair restoration is desired.
Platelets are known to stimulate growth and healing, which allows the treatment to be used in two ways: to rejuvenate and to heal (aid recovery).
Some doctors utilize PRP to stop and then reverse the hair thinning, which is the cause of hair loss. Other doctors combine this therapy with hair transplants. Since PRP helps with recovery, they use PRP after hair transplant procedure.
PRP Hair Therapy Benefits
The primary benefit that patients and doctors admire is that the PRP is made from the patient’s own blood so all risks associated with donor blood are effectively eliminated. Allergies, hypersensitivity and other adverse reactions do not take place with PRP treatments. The fact that the blood is a natural substance produced by their own body attracts patients who do not wish to engage with chemicals or donated cells.
The second most important benefit is the effectiveness of the procedure. Medical studies clearly show that PRP is effective when used to stimulate rejuvenation of hair follicles.
PRP in NJ works better for certain conditions than for others. PRP for hair loss has been proven to be the most effective with androgenic and hereditary alopecia – the two conditions that cause hair follicles to become thin until the hair is no longer able to grow. The results are typically seen within 3 to 6 months after the treatment. The best results are also seen with those patients who started with PRP after a recent experience with hair loss rather those who allowed their condition to advance because the treatment works with those hair follicles that are still present.
Alopecia areata (spot boldness disease due to immune system attacking the hair follicles) is another condition that PRP has shown to be effective with. On the other hand PRP has not been shown to produce a result with hair loss associated with chemotherapy or radiation treatments.
An important consideration for many patients is the cost of procedure. PRP has been shown to be affordable and cost effective, especially when other options such as surgeries are compared.
How to get started with PRP in NJ?
Schedule your consultation with Dr. Rapaport – call us (201) 308-8985 today!
333 Sylvan Ave #207
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
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