PRP Treatment for Hair Restoration in Westchester
Westchester Plastic Surgeon Hair Loss Solution!
If you suffer from hair loss, you’re not alone. According to the American Hair Loss Association, approximately 35 million men and 21 million women suffer from hair loss in the United States. Hair loss can be disconcerting to both sexes, causing drops in self-esteem and even depression. At Bellava’s Westchester plastic surgery center, we are thrilled to help hair loss sufferers restore their confidence with PRP (platelet rich plasma) Hair Restoration Treatment, a state-of-the-art nonsurgical solution that stimulates natural hair growth, increases hair density, hair count and hair thickness.
PRP therapy is the IDEAL hair restoration treatment for men and women with:
- Thinning hair
- Androgenic alopecia (male pattern/female pattern) baldness, which presents as hair loss at the top of the scalp and/or a receding hairline particularly along the temples
- Hair transplants they wish to maintain
What is PRP?
PRP is a high concentration of platelets in the blood that are crucial to wound healing. PRP treatment involves drawing out one’s own blood and centrifuging it so that the plasma with platelets collects in the tube. This plasma rich in platelets and growth factors helps with tissue regeneration and healing. In addition to hair restoration, it is used for skin rejuvenation (known as the “Vampire Facial”). For years, PRP treatments have been used in other medical fields. For instance, orthopedic surgeons use it to treat ligament injuries.
Prior to the treatment, the area will be numbed with a local anesthetic. Then the patient’s platelet-rich plasma is injected into the area of thinning or balding hair.
The end result? Existing hair is strengthened and new hair growth is stimulated, increasing overall hair density, hair count and hair thickness.
WHY Choose PRP Hair Restoration at Bellava Cosmetic Surgery Westchester
- Simple, nonsurgical procedure
- Highly Trained Staff
- Corrects thinning hair and balding
- Stimulates hair growth
- Increases hair density and hair count
- Strengthens hair follicles
- Quick recovery period
- Beautiful, natural looking end results
Eclipse® PRP Q&A
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is a high concentration of your own platelets in a small volume of plasma.
How long does the PRP process take?
The blood draw takes just a couple of minutes, followed immediately by a 10-minute centrifugation. The time involved in the application varies based on which procedure is being performed.
How does a provider harvest PRP?
Step 1: Utilizing a specialized blood collection tube from the Eclipse PRP® kit, a practitioner draws a small amount of blood similar to what is required for a basic lab test.
Step 2: The tube is then placed into a centrifuge which spins the blood at a very high speed, causing the platelets to separate from the other components of the blood.
Step 3: Once the platelets are concentrated into the plasma they can be applied to the patient. Activation causes platelets to release essential growth factors and signaling proteins, which are responsible for the wound-healing process.
Can a PRP procedure be painful?
Eclipse PRP® is close to a physiologic pH, which means the product is less likely to cause a stinging or burning sensation. There may be some temporary discomfort or possible redness and inflammation at the application site, but quickly resolves.
Is PRP safe?
Since the autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is produced from a patient’s own blood, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection.
How many PRP sessions are required?
Your medical professional can create a treatment plan based on your individual needs.
What are the growth factors and effects?
Transforming Growth Factor (TGF)
Promotes angiogenesis, which is the physiological process involving the synthesis of new blood vessels.
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
An important signaling protein involved in both angiogenesis, promoting the growth of blood vessels from pre-existing vasculature.
Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF)
Promotes angiogenesis, granulation, and epithelialization.
Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)
Attracts macrophages and fibroblasts to the application site. Promotes collagen growth and proteoglycan synthesis and the formation of the extracellular mix, also known as fibrin mesh.
Interleukins, Macrophages, Keratinocytes, Endothelial Cells, Lymphocytes, Fibroblasts, Osteoblasts, Basophils, Mast Cells
Activates fibroblast differentiation. Induces collagen and proteoglycan synthesis for healthy cell production and repair of damaged tissues.
Collagen Stimulating Growth Factor
Stimulates granulocyte and macrophage proliferation for the growth of healthy tissue and blood cells.
Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF)
Keratinocyte migration, differentiation, and proliferations may optimize conditions.