Top Rated Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment Midtown New York – PRP Hair Loss Restoration MidtownAt NSS Dermatology, our team of top-rated dermatologists use platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) to treat hair loss and hair thinning in men and women.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy is a cutting edge, no surgical procedure that uses your body's plasma to cure hair loss naturally.
Patients who have used PRP to treat hair loss or hair thinning have significantly improved hair thickness, greater density of hair follicles, and improved epidermal thickness-resulting in lustrous hair anf greater self confidence.
PRP hair loss treatments do not typically cause any significant side effects when administered by qualified professionals.
What Causes Hair Loss?
While hair loss has typically been considered a male problem, the reality is that a significant number of women also suffer from hair thinning and loss. Hair loss and thinning tends to accelerate after the age of fifty in both men and women, although it may well strike earlier.
Our goal at NSS Dermatology is to allow our patients to live their best, most confident lives, so we are very excited to be offering this cutting edge treatment for hair loss and thinning from our midtwon location.
Hair loss and thinning are caused by a variety of genetic and external factors; some of the most common causes are:
Stress, both physical and emotional stress, are leading causes of Alopecia.
Hormonal changes caused by menopause
Hormonal imbalances caused by other chronic conditions
Genetics/ hereditary propensity to balding
Poor hair care practices, such as perms or excessive blowdrying.
Autoimmune disorders can also cause hair loss.
The American Academy of Dermatology state that a typical woman will shed between 50 to 100 strands of hair in any twenty-four hour period. At this level of shedding, the body can usually keep up with the loss and replenish the loss hair with new strands. For many people, the first sign of hair loss is often a hairbrush filled with hair strands or a clogged shower drain. If this describes you, then book an appointment with one of our top-rated hair restoration experts today, and together we will build a treatment plan that will restore your confidence as well as your hair.
Preventing Hair Loss
Is PRP Really A Functional Hair Loss Cure?
While environmental and hereditary factors can cause hair loss and thinning, there are a few lifestyle tweaks that can help you manage the damage. Hair, like other parts of our body, requires love and care. Specifically, healthy hair needs a constant supply of minerals and vitamins. So, it is imperative to eat foods rich in minerals and vitamins such as selenium, vitamins A, E, and omega-3 fatty acids.
In some cases, hair loss is a symptom of an underlying hormonal imbalance. The good news is that, in many cases, patients experiencing hair loss triggered by a hormonal imbalance see a reversal of the condition once the underlying condition has been addressed, with their hair returning to its normal texture, look, and feel.
Like all New Yorkers, we love the hustle and bustle that is our city; we all work long hours and cram as much as possible into our free time. While we would not change this for the world, it is crucial to recognize the role that stress and fatigue can have on our health. Hair loss or thinning may be a sign that you need to de-stress or unplug for a while.
Hair loss can also be triggered by significant life events such as pregnancy or chronic medical conditions.
The bottom line is that hair loss is usually a symptom of an underlying issue, so its treatment often involves addressing the underlying issue first.
With that said, there are a few things we can all do to keep our hair healthy.
Clean Hair is happy hair: Hair is a sponge for pollution; every hair on your head is continuously absorbing harmful molecules from the air. We can significantly reduce the absorption of unhealthy substances by washing our hair regularly and thoroughly.
Be Gentle: Do you color your hair? Do you use a blow dryer? What about curling irons or a flat-iron? For many women, much of their hair damage can be attributed to these practices. If you want healthy glowing hair, it is vital to avoid harmful chemicals and avoid over-heating. If you use hair coloring, check its ingredients, and use organic products if possible. Check the heat setting on your flat iron or curlers and use the lowest practical heat setting. Hair is amazingly resilient, and damage can often be reversed by giving your hair a break from coloring for a few months and using natural revitalizing oils or creams.
- Direct, Prolonged Sun Exposure is terrible for your hair. A protein called Keratin is responsible for lustrous, strong, and thick hair. Sunlight contains ultra-violet light, which damages Keratin causing hair to become weak and breakable. Protect your hair as you would your skin when exposing it to sunlight for prolonged periods. Numerous chemical-free hair-care products contain sun-screen and ultra-violet protection.
How does PRP hair-loss therapy work?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy ( PRP) is a fantastic breakthrough in treating pattern balding, alopecia, and hair thinning. PRP has been used in a variety of clinical applications for over a decade with great success. More recently, it has shown an incredible ability to reverse hair loss in both men and women. PRP is becoming very popular as a hair loss cure because it is both very effective and minimally invasive. Unlike other painful treatment options, PRP therapy does not require surgery.
The Nuts and Bolts of PRP Therapy:
In PRP therapy, a clinician uses the patient's plasma to harvest what is referred to as "Platelet-derived Growth Factor." and other bio-active compounds. This is done by taking a small amount of blood and extracting and concentrating the plasma. The resultant extract contains three to five times the concentration of "Platelets" and " Growth Factor" found in a typical blood sample. The natural healing process depends upon platelets, which, when activated, release compounds like Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor, Platelet-Derived Growth Factor, and Transforming Growth Factor. These bioactive compounds are used by many of the body's systems to stimulate new cell growth and recovery. Bio-Active compounds like Platelet-derived Growth Factor ( PDGF) are responsible for the healing process's activation and regulation.
Numerous recent studies have shown that by introducing the Growth Factors found in a patients' plasma to the hair follicles they are stimulated to produce more, thicker hair.
For many, PRP Therapy is a functional cure for hair loss.
How Is PRP Procedure Performed?
The top-rated and certified hair restoration experts at NSS Dermatology can perform Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy at our convenient midtown location.
The road to a full head of hair is short and virtually painless. It starts with one of our hair restoration experts taking a small vile of the blood. The blood sample is then spun at great speed in a centrifuge, which separates and concentrates the platelet-rich plasma and the " growth factors' it contains.
The patient's scalp is prepared for the platelet-rich plasma through a process called Microneedling, which is much less scary than it sounds. Once the scalp has been treated, a local anesthetic is administered, and the Platelet-rich liquid is injected into the scalp.
The local anesthetic numbs the skin, so the therapy is painless but does not sedate the patient. This means that many of our patients return to work the same day of the procedure. There are no prohibitions from driving or operating machinery after a PRP treatment.
How do I know if I am a good candidate for a PRP Injection?
PRP treatment has been proven to be very effective in treating hair loss and hair thinning. While, as with all medical procedures, it is impossible to offer a 100% guarantee, PRP Injection Therapy's effectiveness has been documented both in the lab and in the real world. PRP injection for hair loss is increasingly regarded as a very effective natural treatment for hair loss as it utilizes the platelets from a patients' body; the chances of an allergic reaction are minimal.
My Hair Follicles Are Dead, Will PFP Work For Me?
PRP injection for hair loss is considered effective for people with live hair follicles. If your hair follicles are damaged or lost, this PRP hair restoration procedure is not for you. But don't despair the top-rated hair restorations experts at NSS Dermatology have numerous tools at their disposal, come on for a consultation and we will find treatment options that work for you.
PRP hair loss therapy is not appropriate for patients with:
- Blood-clotting disorders
- Scalp infections
- Patients taking immunosuppressants
- Patients taking blood-thinning medications
Who performs the procedure?
As with all clinical procedures, the results will often depend on the skill of the practitioner; NSS dermatologist Dr. Susan Bard is a certified and expert clinician in this field.
How many PRP Therapy treatments will I need?
Most patients see the best results from a series of PRP treatments spread out over several months.
Our experience suggests that patents that allow their scalp to recover in between treatments fully have the best results, so we recomend spacing out each therapeutic session by three to four weeks.
Is it safe?
One of the primary benefits of PRP Therapy is that the patient's own body produces the compounds used in the therapy. This means that the risks of an allergic reaction to the treatment are low. In some cases, patients may experience slight swelling at the injection sites, causing the scalp to be tender for a few days. This discomfort typically dissipates over time.
PRP for hair loss is considered safe and does not cause allergic or hypersensitive reactions. After the PRP injection for hair loss, you might experience a mild inflammatory response at the procedure site, which might cause tenderness of your scalp for several days.
Not All PRP Therapy Delivers The Same Results:
At NSS dermatology, we create the Platelet Rich Plazma necessary for PRP treatment from the patients' own blood. It is also possible to buy commercially produced Plasma, but the expense associated with doing so often puts PRP Therapy out of reach for many patients.
There are numerous ways to separate platelets from the blood, but not all are equally effective. At NSS Dermatology, we have the very best centrifuge technology, and this means we can create the very best PRP treatments in-house.
Why Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?
PRP uses your own body's natural tools for encouraging follicle growth. By harvesting your body's Plasma and the "Factors" contained within it, PRP essentially "hacks" your follicles, causing them to create healthy lustrous hair.
PRP therapy stimulates your hair follicles to grow more hair. This means that PRP takes a while before it shows results as your hair has to grow, but it also means that the therapy provides long-term benefits for many patients.
In summary, PRP Therapy is a natural, non-surgical therapy that uses your body's own tools to stimulate hair growth. The procedure is fast, virtually painless, and you can return to work immediately.
It's long-lasting- hair follicles stimulated by the Growth Factors present in Plasma continue to produce new hair growth for months after the procedure.
Because the Platelet-rich Plasma used to inject Growth Factors into the scalp is developed from the patient's own blood, the chance of an allergic reaction is small.
Some studies have also indicated that PRP therapy has antimicrobial benefits. This means that PRP has been shown to greatly reduce and inhibit bacterial growth. Unpleasant bacteria like streptococcus are inhibited from infecting the patient.
Can It Be Used With Other Therapies?
Yes, PRP therapy can be enhanced if used in conjunction with other non-surgical approaches such as DHT blocker therapies.
Do you have questions about PRP Therapy for hair restoration?
If you have thinning hair, Alopecia, or Pattern Baldness, PRP Therapy may be the solution.
Call our Midtown location today to schedule a consultation with one of our hair loss experts or use the book now button on this page.
150 West 55th Street
New York, New York 10019
NSS Dermatology utilizes the Eclipse PRP® System
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