PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatment for hair loss is fast becoming one of the most popular medspa treatments in the US, gaining in popularity right behind laser hair removal. At Bellava we are proud to be one of the few Westchester cosmetic surgery centers offering nonsurgical PRP. Our PRP clients are all buzzing about the great results, and sending family and friends who are also seeking hair loss solutions to take advantage of our treatment packages.
It’s no wonder that PRP is so popular. Hair loss can make many men and women feel self-conscious. Part of the reason for this is that throughout history, a head full of lush locks has been associated with youthfulness and beauty in women and virility and masculinity in men.
The most common cause of hair loss is a hereditary condition called male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness (alopecia). It usually occurs gradually and in predictable patterns — a receding hairline and bald spots in men and thinning hair in women. Hormonal changes and medical conditions can also play a role in hair loss. Additional factors being more closely studied include oxidative stress, inflammation, lymphocytic reactions, compromised circulation and nutrition.
Nonsurgical PRP is a great solution for both men and women who are not looking for surgery, which is painful and requires downtime. What’s more, surgery is much more expensive compared to PRP. For those who have gone the surgery route, though, PRP can also be used for maintenance after transplants.
PRP is best used in conjunction with the medication Propecia or with Vivascal Professional Vitamins, a natural alternative comprised of biotin and a shark cartilage. A topical medication such as Rogaine used in conjunction with PRP AND an oral medication or vitamin creates optimal results. Those who do not want to use a topical medication can choose Revivagen Serum, which we sell at Bellava; In clinical trials, Revivagen has shown strong results that rival Rogaine’s. We also carry Revivagen’s all-natural shampoo/conditioner which contains a DHT blocker to protect current hair.
How PRP works: With a thin needle, your own PRP is injected into the scalp. Then the growth factors in your blood cells naturally stimulate hair growth. PRP treatments should be performed on average, every 4 to 6 weeks for approximately sessions. Further treatments will be evaluated by the end of the 4th month. How PRP works: With a thin needle, your own PRP is injected into the scalp. Then the growth factors in your blood cells naturally stimulate hair growth:
PRP Phase One: Current hair stops falling out
PRP Phase Two: Current hair thickens (the injection spreads the shaft of the hair follicle)
PRP Phase Three: New growth occurs, generally around treatment three or four.
If you think PRP may be right for you, call 914-864-2140 for a complimentary consultation to take advantage of our special $400 off on a package of 4.