The Science and the Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma

Hair loss is a common side-effect of aging. In fact, about 42 percent of men between the ages of 18 and 49 notice extensive hair loss, with the condition becoming more noticeable once they pass their 30s. This condition also affects about 40 percent of women, who begin noticing pattern hair loss by the time they reach their 50s. 

Ultimately, hair loss to some degree is unavoidable, but we do have the technology to delay it. The secret is to awaken your dormant hair follicles, encouraging them to produce more hair. This is something that platelet-rich plasma can do for you, and Dr. Ostad provides this type of treatment at his Manhattan office. Read this blog and find out more about PRP hair restoration

The Science Behind PRP Hair Treatments

Platelet-rich plasma has been used for therapeutic purposes for years, treating various conditions like osteoarthritis and spinal disorders. Its regenerative properties have been widely accepted, which is why doctors began using it in various treatment plans. This includes hair regeneration in the form of PRP hair restoration treatments.

The science behind PRP is the harnessing of your body’s own healing abilities to trigger tissue regeneration. Platelet-rich plasma aims to stimulate your hair follicles, nurturing and rejuvenating them in the process. In turn, this can promote hair growth, as the dormant hair follicles are once more producing hair. For skin, PRP can rejuvenate your facial wrinkles without resorting to fillers.

Platelet-rich plasma is a concentrated version of one’s blood, containing only the platelets within it. Separated from the rest of the blood using a centrifuge, these cells are responsible for wound healing and clotting. Containing various cytokines and growth factors, PRP can trigger angiogenesis, collagen production, and cell proliferation. When present in high concentration, not only can it help regenerate your hair, but PRP can also boost the production of collagen in the skin.

Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatments

Platelet-rich plasma treatments bring a series of benefits that patients can enjoy, which include the following: 

  • Effective on Sensitive Skin

Around 30 to 40 percent of the population has some form of allergy, which manifests itself differently in every person. For some, the reaction may be as simple as an itch, but when you have sensitive skin, almost every chemical can set you off. PRP treatments use your blood to stimulate the tissue, which means the chances of an allergic reaction are lower. This makes it the perfect choice for people with sensitive skin or those who are allergy-prone.

  • Non-Scarring 

While hair transplants are effective, this procedure has the potential to create various side effects. If you don’t follow the right aftercare routine, hair transplantation can lead to scars and further discomfort, causing your skin and scalp to look even more unsightly. Platelet-rich plasma, however, is fluid and easily added to the skin using an injection. This reduces the potential for side effects and scarring.

  • Highly Effective

Healthy follicles produce hair, which allows you to enjoy a beautiful mane. However, when they do not get the blood flow and nourishment they need, those follicles go dormant and lead to bald patches. PRP has enough concentrated blood to give your hair follicles and other cells a growth boost.

  • They Strengthen Existing Hair

Because of hair loss, your existing hair begins to thin out. This happens because your scalp no longer has the nutrients necessary to send into your hair, causing each strand to become weaker over time. PRP hair treatments offer your scalp the nutrients that it desperately needs, sending them into the follicle and your hair strands. This can result in thicker, stronger hair. 

Beautiful Hair with the Platelet-Rich Plasma Procedure

Platelet-rich plasma treatments can help you rejuvenate your scalp so that you can obtain the thick hair you desire. You just need to take the first step to get treatment. Contact Dr. Ariel Ostad and get an appointment for a platelet-rich plasma procedure!

For more information about platelet-rich plasma treatments and their benefits, you can contact Dr. Ariel Ostad at 212-517-7900. He is more than happy to assist you at his practice on Lexington Ave., Manhattan. Alternatively, you can fill out our online contact form, and we can book you for a consultation.

Schedule a


  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

By submitting this form you agree to be contacted via phone/text/email.