Natural Hair Growth on Long Island, NY | Marotta Hair Restoration
PRP injections deliver highly concentrated natural growth factors directly to your scalp for enhanced cellular regeneration. Rather than treatments that involve surgery, medication, or side effects, many patients prefer PRP as an all-natural approach to hair growth and restoration. PRP injections are safe and effective for virtually anyone, without the potential for allergies or sensitivities to ingredients as the PRP is harvested from the patient’s body. PRP Hair Restoration on Long Island, NY, offers comprehensive benefits with minimal risks.
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a regenerative substance found within the blood.
PRP can be applied to various areas of the body for the treatment of multiple concerns. It is most commonly used to aid with soft tissue repair, anti-aging, and hair growth. As PRP is injected or delivered via other administration methods, it provides localized expedited repair of cells, improving their overall condition and function.
Blood plasma is a major component of the body’s natural repair mechanism. The PRP process removes red blood cells from a small blood sample to produce a highly concentrated, platelet-rich substance. This substance, or PRP, is delivered to the targeted area to, essentially, supercharge the body’s natural repair process.
PRP dramatically boosts hair growth with virtually no risks. Treatment is fast and extremely well-tolerated. It is effective as an independent treatment; however, its high tolerability also makes it an exceptionally beneficial option for supplementing other hair restoration treatment methods. It also offers versatility as it can be applied to men and women experiencing hair loss due to a variety of factors and can also be used to enhance facial hair growth.
Most people are candidates for PRP therapy for hair restoration or growth enhancement. It is especially beneficial for patients with androgenic alopecia. However, certain conditions and factors may prevent some patients from undergoing this treatment. For example, patients who smoke or take blood thinners may not be candidates, in addition to those with bleeding disorders or a low platelet count. Chronic diseases may also disqualify some patients.
To begin your PRP treatment, an experienced technician will draw a small sample of your blood from which to harvest the PRP. They will then place the sample in a centrifuge to isolate the PRP from the other contents of the blood. The centrifuge will divide the sample into platelet-rich plasma, platelet-poor plasma, and red blood cells. Dr. Marotta or one of his hair restoration specialists will draw the PRP into a syringe and administer injections throughout the treatment area, at approximately every half inch. Microneedling of the scalp is also performed to create channels. The PRP is topically applied to penetrate these channels in the scalp. The entire process takes about 30 minutes and involves no significant recovery or downtime.
Ongoing PRP treatment provides the best results with continued hair growth enhancement.
Most patients undergo treatment monthly for three to four months and then every three to six months. You can expect to first notice a difference in your hair growth about two or three months after your first treatment, including reduced hair shedding, faster regrowth, and increased hair length.
PRP beautifully complements any of the other hair restoration therapies offered at Marotta Hair Restoration, including our surgical and non-surgical treatments. We offer follicular unit transplantation (FUT or strip harvesting), follicular unit extraction (FUE), laser hair therapy, and prescription topical hair restoration treatment. Combination therapy is often the most advantageous approach to hair restoration.
Dr. James Marotta is a leading dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon and hair restoration specialist in Suffolk County. PRP treatment at Marotta Hair Restoration is one of the most universally beneficial hair restoration therapies available. If you would like to learn more about PRP hair restoration or develop your combination treatment plan with Dr. Marotta, please contact us to schedule your consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!
While the effects of PRP hair restoration are not permanent, they are substantial and long-lasting with proper maintenance.
Because of the hair’s natural growth cycle, it is common to experience some hair shedding in the weeks following treatment. This shedding period can sometimes appear twice as heavy as a patient’s normal hair shedding and can last eight to 10 weeks; however, it is no cause for concern.
While recovery following PRP hair restoration is extremely minimal, you can take some simple measures to ensure the best treatment outcome. First of all, you should avoid any hair products for the first six hours after treatment. You may take a hot shower that evening to promote the effects of your treatment. For two days after your treatment, you should avoid steam rooms, saunas, and swimming. You should also avoid sun exposure, heat, and strenuous exercise for two days. Lastly, you refrain from caffeine, alcohol, and smoking for a minimum of three days after your treatment to support healing.
On the day of your procedure, you should make sure to eat breakfast or lunch and drink plenty of water (500 mL within two hours of your treatment is ideal). You may wash your hair with shampoo on the morning of your treatment, although you should not use conditioner. Also, avoid applying gels, sprays, or other styling products to your hair or scalp. If you are using topical products for hair growth, Dr. Marotta may instruct you to temporarily stop using them several days before your PRP treatment.
Long Island hair restoration specialist and facial plastic surgeon Dr. James Marotta is here to help you reach your goals on your terms. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Marotta to restore your hair’s youthful density and your confidence today.
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