PRP for Hair Loss
PRP – Hair Restoration for Men and Women
Sharon Littzi, M.D. performs PRP therapy for male and female patients experiencing hair loss. PRP is an exciting non-surgical option for patients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions.
HOW DOES PRP WORK?
PRP therapy has established itself to be effective as a medical treatment modality in the specialty fields of oral surgery, neurosurgery, plastic and cosmetic surgery, sports medicine and orthopedics. PRP is a promising non-surgical therapeutic option for those patients with hair loss.
HOW DO YOU PERFORM THE PROCEDURE?
The PRP (Platelet rich plasma) is part of your blood and is specially prepared by spinning down the blood cells to a high concentration. The highly concentrated PRP is prepared then injected into the scalp. The patient’s hair is then washed and the patient may drive home without any assistance. No sedation or medication is given during the procedure.
IS PRP FOR ME?
PRP is safe and natural because the procedure concentrates the growth factors containing cells from your blood and inject them directly back into the area where it is needed. PRP should not be considered a “cure” for hair loss and no guarantee can be made about its individual effectiveness. No claim of PRP efficacy in promoting hair growth can be made because there is no FDA approval that would allow such claims to be made.
CAN I USE OTHER MEDICAL THERAPIES?
Absolutely. In fact, we encourage it and prescribe PRP therapy as a compliment to a nonsurgical approach for those patients who are not eligible for surgery or who want to delay hair restoration surgery. PRP can be combined with placenta, stem cell protein matrix or other nutrients to improve outcomes. In addition, we have a full line of topical nutraceuticals for hair loss.