The Natural Hair Restoration Solution
Hair loss is a distressing problem for men and women alike. In the past, hair restoration involved messy topical solutions or surgical procedures that required significant discomfort and downtime. Now, there is a new approach to hair restoration that is both natural and effective. Dr. Madnani offers the innovative treatment at Madnani Facial Plastics, giving his New York patients another option in hair restoration.
The Lowdown or PRP
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, concentrated plasma taken from the blood that contains many more platelets than are found in the normal blood that circulates the body. The platelets contain a variety of growth factors that are instrumental in the body’s own wound healing process. Growth factors have been used for many different medical functions, such as orthopedics, cardiovascular medicine and some types of dental work.
PRP has also been introduced to the aesthetic realm, due to its ability to rejuvenate the skin naturally. Known as the “vampire facial,” this procedure has been made famous by celebrities like Kim Kardashian who swear by the treatment. In this case, the platelets stimulate the body’s own healing as well as collagen production to produce suppler, more youthful skin.
Now, PRP has begun to be used for hair restoration, as a natural method of stimulating hair follicles that have gone dormant. Platelets prompt the hair follicle to grow, which is beneficial since follicles that are not producing hair tend to shrink. The platelets can be injected after another hair restoration procedure like transplants to stimulate the newly transplanted follicles or directly into current follicles in a thinning or balding area without other procedures.
How it Works
Dr. Madnani performs PRP therapy right in his Manhattan office. First, the blood is drawn and processed to pull the platelet-rich plasma out. A topical anesthetic is then applied to the treatment area on the scalp to ensure patient comfort during the procedure. After the platelets are injected, Dr. Madnani performs microneedling to the treatment area as well.
Microneedling is a rejuvenation procedure that creates micro-injuries in the skin to increase blood flow to the area and stimulate the body’s own healing process. By combining microneedling with PRP therapy, Dr. Madnani is able to accelerate the rejuvenation process to give patients faster, more effective results.
What to Expect from Your Results
PRP therapy is generally performed in a series of treatment sessions to produce the best possible results. Most patients will receive 3-4 treatment sessions, spaced approximately 1-2 months apart. Most patients will begin to see positive results within 3-4 months after their initial treatment session. Once full results are achieved, touch-up treatments once or twice a year should be sufficient for maintaining those results.
Although PRP therapy is relatively new in the area of hair restoration, the procedure has been used successfully in a variety of other medical treatments for some time. In addition, clinical studies of the safety and efficacy of PRP therapy for hair restoration have already shown this procedure to be effective in this realm as well. However, the procedure is still too new to know for sure what time of long-term effective PRP therapy might have on the hair restoration process.
If you are disturbed by hair loss, PRP therapy may be a natural way to restore hair growth and a fuller, healthier head of hair. To learn more about this innovative procedure, contact Madnani Facial Plastics today at 212-203-8591 or 516-226-1080.