If You're Worried About Hair Loss, Consider PRP Therapy

Receding hairlines, thinning hair, and outright balding affect tens of millions of Americans, and they spend nearly $4 billion every year trying to restore their hair. By age 35, two-thirds of the male population experience thinning and balding; by 50, that number shoots up to 85%. 

Further, men aren’t the only ones who worry about losing their locks. Women also spend precious time and money searching for a cure. From chemical treatments to transplants to spray-on products, people try anything. If this sounds familiar, there’s good news for you and your hair — platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

At Park Plaza Dermatology, with five convenient locations throughout Manhattan, Dr. Pinkas Lebovits leads a team of experienced professionals that specialize in PRP therapy, a revolutionary proven treatment that uses the power of your body’s natural resources to revive your flagging hair follicles. When you’ve tried all the traditional treatments to restore your hair and you’re still at a loss, Dr. Lebovits offers hope for your hairline.

Understanding platelet-rich plasma therapy

PRP has been around for about a decade, and it’s an effective treatment for multiple conditions, including pain relief, post-surgical healing, tendon tears, and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. As a hair loss treatment, PRP has been helping people reclaim their thicker, fuller hair from years ago.

Dr. Lebovits begins the process by drawing blood from your arm and placing it into a machine called a centrifuge. This machine spins your blood until it separates into three components: platelet-poor plasma, platelet-rich plasma, and red blood cells. Dr. Lebovits wants the platelet-rich plasma because it’s full of growth factors that can supercharge your body’s own healing processes.

How PRP helps reverse hair loss

Hair loss happens for a variety of reasons, including:

In many cases, Dr. Lebovits can bring back the hair you lost by injecting your platelet-rich plasma under the skin on your scalp, which stimulates the growth of new hair follicles. It may take a few sessions over 3-6 months, but most people start noticing a slowing of hair loss and even new growth within the first month.

Platelet-rich plasma therapy is highly successful in reversing hair loss, especially if your balding or thinning hair is due to genetics. If baldness runs in your family, PRP may be the most effective treatment for you. 

Is PRP therapy safe?

Yes. Because the platelet-rich plasma is derived from your own blood, there is no danger of getting any communicable diseases from the injections. However, before Dr. Lebovtis clears you for the procedure, he makes sure you’re in good health and aren’t dealing with any conditions that might preclude you from PRP treatment, such as:

These are just a few of the reasons PRP may not be for you, as well as drug or alcohol misuse, heavy smoking, and the use of blood thinners. But if you’re generally healthy, you’re likely a good candidate for PRP.

The best way to know if PRP can stop your hair loss and reverse it is to call 212-757-7010, or request an appointment at the office closest to you.  

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