Does Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy For Hair Loss Involve Surgery?June 10th, 2015
Q: How is platelet rich plasma therapy for hair loss performed? Does it involve surgery? — T.A., Tribeca, NYC
A: Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy for hair loss is performed during a simple office visit, takes about 30-45 minutes, and does NOT involve surgery.
The first step in PRP treatment for hair loss involves drawing a patient’s blood into a syringe.
Next we use a double-centrifuge platelet concentration system (the Emcyte Pure PRP system) to separate and then concentrate platelet-rich plasma from the blood.
The last step involves transferring the platelet-rich plasma into a syringe and then injecting the plasma directly into the patient’s scalp.
After the treatment, some patients may experience very temporary soreness and/or swelling, but many patients will experience nothing.
After the initial treatment, patients will typically receive two more treatments at 6 week intervals. After that, they will receive additional treatments every 3 months over the course of the first year. After the first year, patients will receive treatments approximately every 6 months.
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Topic: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Tags: Emcyte Pure PRP System, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), PRP Safety, PRP Side Effects, PRP Steps, PRP Therapy, PRP to Treat Hair Loss Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on June 10th, 2015 at 3:33 pm