PRP Scalp Injections for
Thinning Hair | Hair Loss | Balding Hair
Scalp injections have been likened to “flipping the switch of the hair follicle from off to on”. So does PRP for hair loss live up to this impressive claim? Here’s all you need to know about scalp injection treatment for hair regrowth, and whether you’re an ideal candidate for Vampire Hair Therapy:
What is PRP Hair Restoration?
Before we get to PRP injections, let’s talk about hair loss in general. It’s common knowledge that hair loss is generally caused by a one-two punch of aging and genes. Called “androgenetic alopecia” (a fancy term for female or male pattern baldness), up to 80% of hair loss is genetic. However, mom and dad aren’t always to blame. Physical stress to the hair, such as too many harsh chemicals or pulling it back too tightly, can weaken the hair follicle as well. Other stressors that can cause hair shedding include weight loss, nutritional deficiencies and certain medications.
Can I Be Experiencing Hair Loss Related to COVID-19?
A new source of stress in our lives is COVID-19. Indeed, doctors are seeing an uptick in hair loss as a result. At present, the cause of COVID-related hair loss remains unclear. However, doctors conjecture that the coronavirus itself isn’t responsible for causing hair to fall out. Rather, it’s stress related to coronavirus. Called, “shock hair loss”, the culprit is rising cortisol levels in the body. Any major life stress from a serious illness to a death in the family can increase cortisol and; therefore, induce hair loss.
Alyssa Milano: Hair Loss
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How Do PRP Scalp Injections for Hair Loss Work?
In a nutshell, the protein-rich part of your own blood is injected back into the scalp. Specifically, we start with a blood draw and, then, use a powerful centrifuge to separate, what’s called Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP from the red blood cells. Called “liquid gold”, PRP contains six growth factors that, when injected into the scalp, work to stimulate the stem cells in the hair root. This causes the dormant hair follicle to be reactivated and begin to grow hair once again.
Do Scalp Injections Hurt? What Recovery Time Can I Expect?
It’s a quick and simple 30-minute treatment, in which numbing cream renders scalp injections relatively pain-free. That said, individual pain tolerances vary, and our trained medical staff are sensitive to the needs of each patient. After treatment, it’s not uncommon to experience some tenderness and/or redness on the scalp. This usually dissipates within several hours. Normal activity can be resumed after the procedure, including washing hair. However, with any injection, even the flu shot, people can experience mild swelling. It often occurs one to two days after the procedure and typically resolves within 48 hours. If swelling is experienced, avoid vigorous activity like exercise
Kourtney Kardashian: PRP Injections
Kourtney Kardashian turned to PRP in 2019 after a too tight ponytail pulled her hair out at the follicle, leaving a large bald spot on her head.
Is PRP for Hair Permanent? What Results Can I Expect?
A series of treatments will result in permanent hair regrowth. Typically, you’ll start to see results after two treatments, including a decrease in hair shedding and new hair growth. Results are gradual and will continue to improve over the course of treatment. When the series is completed, an increased hair count and a healthier hair shaft will result in thicker, softer and more manageable hair.
How Much Do PRP Scalp Injections Cost?
PRP scalp injections are done in a series to achieve best results. Typically, we recommend two treatments initially for woman and three for men scheduled 4-6 weeks apart. A maintenance schedule of 2-3 treatment is, then, created with the physician, as needed for up to a year. However, it’s important to note that the number of treatments and; therefore, the price of PRP depends on the quality of your hair to begin with, as well as your desired treatment outcomes. We always suggest scheduling a consultation with an Expert in Beauty to figure out the cost of PRP.
Where to Get PRP Injections in NYC? Whey Choose Smooth Synergy Medical Spa?
Put simply, when it comes to PRP, the place you choose is as important as the treatment. At Smooth Synergy in New York City, we have developed superior protocols to ensure superior results. Specifically, we only use the best centrifuge, in order to extract the highest quality PRP. As a result, we obtain the richest factors at up to five times the platelet concentration of other medspas. Additionally, we employ only Vampire Hair Therapy. Why does this matter? Anyone can claim that they do PRP scalp injections. Vampire Hair Therapy is a carefully researched and developed, FDA-cleared protocol. Additionally, the doctors (over 2000 in 54 countries) certified to perform Vampire Hair Therapy continue ongoing research, development and teaching at the Runels’ Cellular Medicine Institute. Please call us at 212-397-0111 to find out about how PRP scalp injections might help you with hair regrowth.