Hair loss is an extremely frustrating condition for both men and women and despite its benign nature, it causes tremendous psychological concerns. When it comes to hair treatments, you have at-home masks, serums, and at-home red light therapy, which do not work. Hair transplants work, but they are relatively invasive and there is a risk of your scalp not accepting them and there is a recovery time.

There is one treatment that you might want to consider: PRP hair restoration. Using your own plasma to restore your scalp hair, PRP hair restoration helps you return to your roots (pun intended) without having to opt for harmful chemicals. Let’s talk more about the PRP hair treatment and why you may find it beneficial.

How Does PRP Hair Restoration Work?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) hair restoration, as the name may suggest, is a treatment where platelet-rich plasma is injected into your scalp. Dr. Ariel Ostad will draw blood from you, pass it through a centrifuge to separate the plasma, and then inject it into your scalp. 

Platelet-rich plasma is made out of two elements: platelets, which play an important part in healing, and plasma, which is the clear liquid part of the blood. Platelets are known for their blood clotting ability, but they also have numerous growth factors. In addition, plasma contains numerous powerful vitamins and proteins that also stimulate collagen production. When injected into the treatment area, platelets can help promote follicle regeneration, which can stimulate hair growth. 

Benefits of PRP Hair Restoration

Dr. Ariel Ostad mentions that some of the most notable benefits of PRP hair restoration are:

  • High PRP Hair Treatment Success Rate

According to studies, the majority of people who opted for the PRP hair restoration treatment noticed more than 75 percent hair growth in just half a year.  Blood can stimulate the body, which is why to some extent, every PRP hair restoration patient should see some kind of improvement. There are only a few instances when it might not work, and it typically only happens if you have some sort of blood condition.

  • Minimal Risk of Allergies

Some women and men going for chemical-based hair restoration treatments may experience allergic reactions. This is not the case with the PRP hair restoration procedure. Since it uses your blood to stimulate hair growth, there is no chance of contamination or allergy.

  • No Surgery Required

Various hair restoration treatments may require incisions, leading to scalp sensitivity. This means that you may need to take time off work and go through a longer recovery time. With PRP hair restoration, there is no need for cuts and incisions, as the substance is delivered through a syringe.

  • Natural-Looking Results

Some hair transplant procedures may create an unnatural-looking hairline. On the other hand, PRP for hair restoration will revitalize your own hair follicles, following your hairline and ensuring that your hair looks as natural as possible. 

Are There Any PRP Hair Treatment Side Effects?

Since PRP injections for hair loss use your own blood to promote hair growth, the risk of an allergic reaction is quite low. The procedure also avoids any type of medication-induced discomfort. Despite this, PRP hair restoration does have its minimal rare side effects, including:

  • Injury to the nerves or blood vessels
  • Sensitivity around the injection area 
  • Infection
  • Bruising 

These side effects typically only appear if the injections are done incorrectly or in a place that is not sterile, so choosing a reputable dermatologist like Dr. Ariel Ostad is recommended.

The Bottom Line

PRP hair restoration is a good alternative for people who wish to regain their beautiful hair but want to stay away from chemicals and invasive procedures. If you have high scalp sensitivity or just want a natural way to rejuvenate your scalp, then PRP hair restoration might be the right option for you. Dr. Ariel Ostad can set up the right treatment plan for you, so schedule your consultation now!

For more information about PRP hair restoration, you can contact Dr. Ariel Ostad at 212-517-7900. To set up an appointment or ask a question, you may also use our online contact form, and we will get back in touch with you as soon as possible!

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