PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) – a natural solution for hair loss in Orchard Park
About 35 million men and 21 million women in this country suffer the emotional trauma of hair falling out. In the past, treatment for hair loss required invasive surgery, with the risks and recovery time that entails. Today, an effective non-surgical, drug-free alternative is available – PRP in the care of Dr. Peter Accetta at Orchard Park Dermatology.
How PRP grows hair
In a healthy scalp, human hair grows in three stages. At any given time, up to 90 percent of hairs on the head are in the anagen growth phase, increasing in length by about a centimeter per month.
The duration of this stage (generally two to six years) is genetically determined. During the catagen transitional phase, follicles shrink and begin to push the hair shaft out. The telogen or shedding phase is a time for hair follicles to rest, preparing to produce new hair shafts. Patients with alopecia experience progressive shortening of anagen growth phase resulting in a slow miniaturization of follicles until they get to the stage where they can no longer produce hair.
Blood plasma contains tiny cells called platelets. Platelets are rich in growth factors or fibroblasts that help the body recover from injury. Introduction of platelets from your own blood into the scalp promotes hair grow, as fibroblasts prolong the anagen growth phase. PRP hair restoration thickens hair shafts and increases blood supply to follicles, helping to maintain new growth.
PRP for hair loss: The procedure in Orchard Park
Your platelet rich plasma injection schedule has been clinically proven in peer reviewed medical journals to not only prolong anagen but also reverse the miniaturization of follicles.
Each session involves:
Blood draw – Performed on site by a medical professional at Orchard Park Dermatology.
Platelet preparation – Use of a centrifuge to separate blood components.
Treatment – injection of platelet rich plasma into areas of the scalp where accelerated hair growth is desired.
Because PRP comes from your own body, there is no risk of allergy, rejection, or disease transmission; no downtime; and no side effects. The technique is effective alone, however for maximum improvement the cost of your treatment includes a laser phototherapy device for you to keep and use at home. (Theradome Pro, LTT 80, Theradome.com)
While most hair loss is genetically influenced, it can be a symptom of an underlying, more serious health issue. It is important to have your condition properly evaluated by a Board-certified dermatologist. If you are losing your hair, you are not alone in finding a valid hair loss treatment strategy. Dr. Accetta is here to help. Call (716) 675-7000 for PRP injection for hair loss.