If you’ve been curious about platelet-rich plasma (PRP) but remain a bit skeptical, we totally get it. The idea of using your own blood to spur new hair growth does sound a bit strange, granted. But here’s why we want you to reconsider PRP: It’s 100% natural and involves little to no risk. It’s also a fairly easy treatment to experience, unlike a hair transplant, which can involve several hours of sitting and discomfort.
Here’s a closer look at PRP Hair Restoration at CNY Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, and how it may benefit you.
1. Your first step is coming in for a consultation with the CNY Beauty Team.
We’ll first need to carefully examine your hair and your medical history to determine if you are a candidate for PRP treatment. PRP works for almost anyone with thinning hair, but it’s most effective for treating androgenetic alopecia, the most common type of hair loss, affecting more than 50 million men and 30 million women in the United States. Androgenetic alopecia is commonly referred to as male or female pattern baldness.
Also for consideration is your time. To get the results you crave, PRP Hair Restoration is a long-term commitment, not a one-and-done treatment. If you’re interested in undergoing a series of PRP treatments with us, PRP Hair Restoration may be a terrific fit for you.
2. Treatment day rundown
We’ll first draw your blood in our office and apply a topical numbing cream to the targeted areas on your scalp. While your scalp is numbing we will spin your blood in a centrifuge, a special spinning machine that isolates your PRP and prepares it for injection into your scalp. This entire process of drawing your blood and preparing the PRP takes only about 20 to 25 minutes. We will then inject PRP into your scalp. Overall, you can expect to be in our office for less than an hour, depending on the extent of your treatment.
3. Follow-ups and more treatment
Because PRP works gradually to stimulate new hair growth and thicken existing hair follicles, you can expect gradual results in the months following your treatment. Hair growth is a slow and steady process, so we encourage everyone to be patient and hopeful! Results are coming!
While everyone responds to PRP differently, you can expect to see noticeable improvements with a series of three PRP treatments, spaced a month to six weeks apart. We also recommend periodic follow-up treatments every four to six months to maintain your benefits.