What Makes PRP Such an Effective Treatment for Hair Restoration?

Do you experience hair loss? Also known as alopecia, hair loss affects more than 80 million men and women in the United States. It's common and causes bald patches and lots of hair thinning.

Hereditary thinning or baldness is the most common cause of hair loss in men and women. Other causes include autoimmune diseases, medications, and even hormonal issues. Hair loss can have a big impact on your quality of life and self-confidence.

The good news is you don’t have to accept hair loss. At Northeastern Plastic Surgery in Florham Park, New Jersey, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fodero provides customized hair restoration procedures. One of his most popular options is PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy. This innovative therapy treats hair loss by increasing hair thickness and restoring growth.

What is PRP?

PRP is a simple, non-surgical procedure in which components of your own blood are injected into your scalp to stimulate hair growth.

During your procedure, Dr. Fodero draws a small amount of blood from your arm and places it into a specially designed machine called a centrifuge, which separates platelet-containing blood plasma from other blood components. Platelets are tiny blood cells that contain nutrient-rich growth factors.

Then, Dr. Fodero injects your platelet-rich plasma directly into your hair follicles. PRP bathes your scalp and hair follicles with the growth factors and proteins needed for cell production. This safe, effective procedure is painless and requires no numbing or anesthesia. 

Dr. Fodero will repeat the procedure as needed to ensure the best results.

Benefits of PRP

The growth factors in platelet-rich plasma stimulate natural regrowth. PRP facilitates healing and increases your body’s ability to produce thicker hairs.

This treatment is especially effective for hereditary hair loss, which impacts both men and women. In men, hereditary hair loss typically appears as a receding hairline or bald patches. Women with hereditary hair loss often experience thinning of their hair, or in some cases, a receding hairline or bald patches.

Get help for your hair loss

If you’re losing your hair, Dr. Fodero is happy to meet with you to discuss your treatment options. In addition to PRP, Northeastern Plastic Surgery is proud to offer a full range of hair restoration treatments, including NeoGraft Hair Transplant, Follicular-Unit Extraction, and light therapy. These treatments either stimulate new hair growth or replace your hair.

Call our office for an appointment for a hair restoration consultation, or request one here.

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