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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