Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy in New Jersey
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP hair restoration, is an advanced, minimally invasive hair restoration treatment. It uses the body’s own material for natural hair regrowth.
What is PRP therapy?
Platelet-rich plasma is an essential component in the blood known to have a healing effect when injected into damaged tissue. This plasma component is composed of regenerative cells and vital proteins that promote hair growth. When filtered out from the rest of the blood and its components, the effectiveness of plasma shoots up.
An instrument known as a centrifuge is used to filter out the plasma from cells and other components of the blood. The centrifuge isolates the PRP, making it ready for extraction. Once extracted, the PRP can be used in several reconstructive surgeries, including hair restoration.
Who is an ideal candidate for PRP hair restoration therapy?
PRP is perfect for people looking for non-surgical hair restoration options. People in the initial stages of hair loss are also ideal PRP candidates because their hair follicles are not entirely inactive yet. Candidates with dormant follicles can also opt for PRP therapy. However, they will require more treatment sessions to stimulate hair growth.
Patients should have realistic expectations about the overall output of the procedure. Patients should be healthy without any medical issues, which might affect the treatment. Individuals with low platelet counts, clotting conditions, or unstable blood pressure may be unsuitable for the treatment. Other contraindications include patients who are smokers.
Benefits of PRP
- PRP is a painless, non-invasive procedure.
- The procedure is quick, not lasting more than 30 minutes to an hour.
- The healing process is quick.
- Enhanced blood supply to the hair follicles.
- No adverse side effects, as the plasma contains components from your own body.
PRP Treatment Process at New Jersey Hair Restoration Center
The duration of PRP therapy is 30 minutes to an hour. To begin the process, the technician draws the patient’s blood (typically from the arm) and places it into a centrifuge. After a few minutes, the centrifuge separates the blood into platelet-rich plasma, red blood cells, and other components. The PRP is then extracted and injected into the recipient area of the scalp where there is hair loss. The PRP has proteins that stimulate hair growth by promoting cell growth and increasing the blood supply to the follicles.
Recovery and Results of PRP
After the treatment is over, there is no downtime or recovery process. Initial swelling and redness might occur, but it will heal quickly. Therefore, patients can return to their daily routine immediately. Since the treatment is non-invasive, there are no stitches or scarring involved. However, patients are advised to avoid any rigorous activities for 1-2 days after the treatment.
Patients will need to return for post-treatment visits to enable their physicians to measure the impact of the treatment. Individual results vary among different patients. It usually takes around six months for the results to be visible. Multiple treatments may be needed for the most favorable results.
To find out more about the best PRP hair restoration therapy in New Jersey, please contact our experts at the New Jersey Hair Restoration Center. We have the most affordable and comprehensive treatment options available, with the latest technologies. Schedule a consultation with our experienced team to learn more about the most appropriate treatment for you.