What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
A common question Dr. Jacono receives on a regular basis is what is PRP (platelet rich plasma) and how does it help with hair loss.
Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP as it is also known as, considered to be a revolutionary treatment that consists of a high concentration of rich platelets created from the patient’s own blood. This high concentrated platelet rich plasma is then injected into the scalp to help stimulate healing of hair follicles that have begun to minimalize. The stimulated tissue helps to restore healthy tissue and enlarge the damaged follicles helping restore hair growth in the treatment area.
These rich platelets are found naturally within our body’s blood stream and tissue. They play the role of healing the damaged tissue in the treatment area as well as encouraging stem cells that are also naturally found in our body to move to the damaged tissue site and help with repairing the damage.
Hair Loss Treatments with PRP
Part of a small group of hair transplant surgeons in New York, Dr. Jacono uses PRP to help maximize hair growth in patients who receive a Neograft hair transplant and as a standalone hair regrowth therapy for patients who are starting to show early signs of hair loss and thinning hair.
While platelets are naturally found in our body, the platelet rich plasma contains 3 to 5 times the number of the normal platelets already present. This high concentration plays a key role in new hair growth as it contains bioactive proteins, VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factors), PDGF (platelet-derived growth factors), and TGF (transforming growth factors) that all aid in healing hair follicles and the possibility of hair growth
To learn more about PRP treatments or any other hair restoration solution that Dr. Jacono offers, please call our New York City office at (212) 570-2505 or our Great Neck location at (516) 708-1898. You can also contact us by filling out our complimentary online form.