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Hair loss is a common concern for both men and women, impacting self-confidence and overall well-being. While several treatments claim to promote hair growth, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy has gained significant attention for its potential effectiveness. Let’s explore the benefits of PRP therapy in stimulating hair growth and its role as a non-surgical solution for hair loss.

PRP therapy involves extracting a patient's blood and processing it to obtain a concentrated solution of platelets and growth factors. These platelets are then injected into the scalp, targeting areas affected by hair loss. The growth factors present in PRP stimulate the hair follicles, promoting hair growth and improving hair density.  The blood is drawn through a small needle similar to when you get a blood draw for an annual physical with your internist or family medicine physician.

Platelets play a vital role in the body's natural healing process. When injected into the scalp, PRP releases growth factors that promote tissue repair and regeneration. These growth factors activate dormant hair follicles, stimulating hair growth and improving the overall quality of the existing hair. PRP also enhances blood circulation to the scalp, ensuring a sufficient supply of nutrients and oxygen to the hair follicles.  How do we know it really works? First, there was anecdotal evidence where doctors and patients reported that it seemed to help. Then, there were a number of clinical trials and studies that showed that there really is a good effect.  Our doctors at The Spiegel Center have published and lectured on the use of PRP for hair loss and we use the most up-to-date methods for the best outcomes.

Here are some of the benefits of PRP therapy for hair growth:

  1. Non-surgical and minimally invasive: PRP therapy offers a non-surgical alternative to hair restoration, making it an attractive option for individuals seeking a more conservative and gradual approach. The procedure involves minimal discomfort and downtime, allowing patients to resume their daily activities shortly after treatment.  The hair environment improves by the PRP and the hairs steadily grow and reappear.
  2. Natural and personalized treatment: PRP therapy utilizes the patient's own blood, minimizing the risk of adverse reactions or allergies. Since the treatment is personalized, the amount of PRP can be adjusted to suit each individual's specific needs, ensuring optimal results
  3. Safe and well-tolerated: PRP therapy is very safe, with minimal side effects. Since the treatment utilizes the patient's own blood, the risk of infection or rejection is significantly reduced. Of course, it is essential to consult a qualified healthcare professional to ensure the procedure is performed correctly.
  4. Effective for various types of hair loss: PRP therapy has shown promising results in treating different types of hair loss, including androgenetic alopecia (male/female pattern baldness), alopecia areata (patchy hair loss), and telogen effluvium (temporary hair shedding). It can be used as a standalone treatment or in combination with other hair restoration techniques for enhanced results. We like fully improving the hair environment by having our patients take Nutrafol along with PRP treatments.
  5. Gradual and long-lasting results: PRP therapy is not an immediate quick fix for hair loss. It typically requires multiple sessions over several months to achieve noticeable improvements. However, the gradual nature of the treatment ensures natural-looking results. Once hair growth is stimulated, the results can be long-lasting, with periodic maintenance sessions recommended to sustain the effects.

In summary, Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy has emerged as a promising solution for hair loss, offering a non-surgical and personalized approach to hair restoration. By harnessing the natural healing properties of platelets, PRP stimulates hair follicles, promoting hair growth and improving hair density. The treatment is safe, well-tolerated, and effective for various types of hair loss. While results may take time, the gradual nature of PRP therapy ensures long-lasting and natural-looking outcomes. If you are experiencing hair loss, or want thicker more lush hair, get in touch with one of the doctors at The Spiegel Center today to determine if PRP therapy is a suitable option for you.

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Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

With special expertise in all aspects of facial plastic surgery, and a particular skill for revision surgery, it’s clear why Dr. Spiegel is one of the most celebrated facial plastic surgeons in the world. If you are seeking the best possible results, or have a uniquely challenging problem, you’ve found the right doctor.

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Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir (pronounced “oh-near”) has years of experience in facial aesthetics and treats some of the most recognizable and famous faces. Dr. Onir started her career in oral health, earning doctorate degrees from both New York University and Boston University. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her cutting-edge medical research as well as her technical skills in dentistry.

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Dr. Jacob Tower

Dr. Jacob Tower

A board-certified specialist in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Jacob Tower brings a thoughtful approach and an artistic eye to New England’s premier plastic surgery practice, The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts. In addition to being an in-demand surgeon, Dr. Tower is an assistant professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, a sought-after lecturer, and an expert in facial plastic surgery.

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