PRP Therapy for Hair Loss in New York

Hair loss can be frustrating and embarrassing. Camouflage can also be burdensome. However, PRP therapy can offer a solution. At Upper West Side Dermatology in New York, our dermatologists perform PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy, which stimulates hair growth via the injection of one’s own blood’s potent growth factors.

What to expect during your PRP therapy hair loss treatment

Upon arrival at our Upper West Side office, you will experience three main steps in the process:

  1. A small amount of blood is taken from a vein in the arm.
  2. The blood is processed to separate the PRP portion.
  3. The PRP is injected into affected areas of the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles.

How PRP therapy is performed at Upper West Side Dermatology in NYC

We inject optimal amounts of platelet-rich plasma directly into the scalp. Injections are then made in a grid pattern of rows with the patient experiencing little discomfort. Furthermore, the PRP therapy for hair loss procedure can be combined with other hair loss medications and treatments to help achieve the best results. Several monthly treatments are required to be effective, especially in combination with other treatment options.

The benefits of PRP therapy

PRP therapy grows hair in thinning areas and comes with few side effects, since the patient’s own blood is being utilized during the process. It also represents a relatively fast treatment that may take only 20 to 30 minutes per session. Because PRP is a non-surgical treatment, it comes with no incisions, scars, or sutures.

Ideal candidates for PRP therapy

Healthy men and women who are experiencing hair loss may greatly benefit from PRP. Millions of people in the U.S. suffer from male or female pattern hair loss and other types of hair loss. Whether the hair loss is due to hormones or hereditary issues, PRP therapy can help reverse the process. Because not every patient is a candidate for PRP therapy, our board-certified dermatologists can determine if you are likely to benefit from the treatment.

Downtime and recovery from PRP therapy

With few to no side effects, the PRP process involves a minimal recovery time. Many patients feel comfortable enough to resume their day or return to work after the treatment. Slight pain, pinpoint bleeding, infection, or redness are potential side effects from the procedure. New hair growth, providing a fuller and thicker head of hair is the ideal result over time.

Why choose Upper West Side Dermatology?

Choosing Upper West Side Dermatology is entrusting your care to dermatologists with many years of clinical and academic experience and who dedicate themselves to safe, compassionate, and appropriate practice. It is essential to rely on such experts who can optimize your hair loss treatment and regimen.

Call or visit Upper West Side Dermatology today to learn more about PRP therapy:

NEW YORK, NY 10023