Thinning hair is almost always the result of exhausted follicles. Hair cells are not produced because the follicles are in a near-permanent resting phase. The causes are not entirely known, but genetics and underlying medical conditions may play a part. Hormonal changes and past illnesses may also contribute. We have found that dermal and subdermal tissue rejuvenation often revitalizes resting follicles. Through platelet-rich plasma or PRP injections, stimulation of hair follicles is possible. Our services are extended to patients in Wappingers Falls, NY and surrounding communities. We welcome all questions regarding platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) and will be happy to schedule a consultation so that you may be better informed about the benefits of this treatment as it pertains to hair restoration.
Stimulating the Follicles
If a follicle is dead, it can’t be brought back to life. However, most individuals experiencing patterned baldness or thinning hair in certain areas of the scalp are likely dealing with the effects of the long-term resting of follicles. All of our follicles go through resting phases that last for several months. This is why our hairs fall out little by little. During an extended resting phase, the hair strand support weakens, and the strand eventually falls out.
In areas of the scalp where patterned baldness is experienced, most of the follicles are in a long-term resting phase. The idea behind PRP is to stimulate the follicles by introducing special growth factors that act in part as a healing mechanism.
How PRP Works
Blood platelets contain growth factors, particularly special proteins that aid in tissue creation. This makes sense because blood is present when an injury occurs. After the initial clotting, which is also caused by platelet action, nutrients rushed to the site are affected by the platelets. This accelerates healing and the creation of replacement tissue.
We create PRP in Wappingers Falls, NY by drawing a small amount of blood from the client. We concentrate a large amount of platelets in a small amount of plasma by removing the red cells and some of the plasma through high-speed spinning in a centrifuge.
We then use the solution where thinning hair occurs. This signals injury even though no actual injury has occurred. Over time, the skin layers and subcutaneous tissues become healthier, and damaged cells are discarded. The follicles are reactivated and once again begin to produce hair cells.
What are the Benefits?
Since the active ingredient in PRP treatments is platelets from the client’s own blood, there’s no risk of negative reactions or rejection. No pharmaceutically derived creams or salves are used, so there won’t be any adverse reactions such as a rash or skin cell damage. The positive results can be considered near-permanent. Many of our clients find that the increase in hair strand production continues for years after their treatment.
Learn More About PRP Hair Restoration
If this interests you, get in touch with us at New Concepts Medical PC for more information. We’ll answer any questions you have concerning hair restoration via PRP therapy. You can indeed enjoy a fuller head of hair and eliminate those annoying bald spots. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Wappingers Falls, NY!