Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a method of hair loss prevention or hair loss treatment that uses the patient’s own blood cells to stabilize hair loss and preserve hair follicles. This unique and innovative treatment is non-surgical, highly personalized, and one of the most effective options available for hair loss prevention.
Many patients recovering from injuries have found the treatment to be very effective at speeding their healing process. The same process that helps injuries heal faster can also help prevent and treat certain types of hair loss.
How it works
Platelets – the blood cells that form clots when you get a cut – release hundreds of growth factors that help tissue regenerate and promote the production of new tissue. To create platelet rich plasma, first Dr. Wise or his medical staff will draw the patient’s blood from their arm. The blood will be put into our centrifuge which will first separate the platelets from the blood plasma, and then put the platelets back into the plasma but in a higher concentration. This is where the name “platelet rich plasma” comes from.
The Wise Center is one of the only offices in New Jersey to offer the Arteriocyte Magellan TruPRP system, a hospital grade device, which allows us to create the purest and most effective PRP available.
After the PRP is created, it is then injected into the patient’s scalp. Dr. Wise typically performs 50-60 injects as well as microneedling which also helps to stimulate the hair follicles. For optimal results, Dr. Wise typically recommends 3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
Who should get platelet rich plasma therapy?
Platelet rich plasma therapy is an excellent option for hair loss prevention. If you know, based on your family tree, that you are highly likely to start losing your hair, you may want to consider platelet rich plasma therapy. If you are experiencing hair loss due to stress, poor diet, extreme weight loss, hormone imbalances, PRP may be a good option for you as well. PRP therapy can also treat diffuse thinning of the hair and certain types of alopecia – sudden hair loss that starts with one or more circular patches.
Why should I get platelet rich plasma therapy from Dr. Wise?
No PRP is created equal. We are one of the only offices in New Jersey to use the Magellan TruPRP™ System. This system yields hospital grade platelet rich plasma of the highest purity. Not only can you be sure that the procedure is safe, you can be sure it will deliver optimal results. Our system also has the ability to customize the concentration of platelets in the plasma, making this treatment highly individualized. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that best fits your needs. You may choose to utilize PRP along with other hair loss prevention methods to achieve your desired result. For best results, Dr. Wise typically recommends a multi-modal approach to hair loss which includes light therapy, topical medications, vitamin supplementation, and oral medications if applicable. For more information about your options for hair loss, visit our hair restoration website, www.drwisehair.com, or call today to find out more information about platelet rich plasma therapy and our range of hair restoration focused services.