Does male or female pattern baldness, alopecia, or thinning hair affect your self-esteem and everyday mood? You're not alone. Approximately 320 million Americans suffer from hair loss, and 20% of them are under the age of 30. The good news is there is a safe and reliable way to naturally enhance your hair growth. If your thinning hair is causing low self-esteem, emotional distress, depression, or anxiety, Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County can help manage your hair loss with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment for hair restoration and return you to a fuller life.
Platelets account for about 1% of your whole blood. By extracting the platelets and a little plasma, we are able to create PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma. PRP is a nutrient-dense fluid that stimulates cellular regeneration within microenvironments like the hair follicles, skin, and also the joints. Platelets are robust cells that contain numerous growth factors, each of which is involved in certain cellular processes.
The PRP treatment stimulates growth in the hair follicles which may have become inactive. PRP injections into the scalp may also support the active phase of newly implanted hair follicles.
Dr. Richard Dentico, our Board-Certified Physiatrist, has extensive training in Regenerative Medicine (PRP and Stem Cells) treating musculoskeletal, sports, and orthopedics injuries. He will apply his knowledge, training, and experience to evaluate if PRP Hair Restoration is right for you, and will create a plan based on your individual needs to deliver the best results possible.
PRP is from your own blood, so there is minimal risk with this treatment. Side effects or complications with PRP are very rare. Side effects could include minor discomfort at injection sites, itching, swelling, and dry scalp.
Consistency is crucial to obtain satisfactory results from PRP hair restoration. Treatments are typically scheduled monthly for a few months. Most patients experience some benefit in a little as 3 to 4 weeks, but it is usually at months 1 to 3 that the most significant gains are achieved. After the initial series of treatments, injections are repeated every three to six months depending on individual response and results.
The initial effect you may notice after treatment is that you'll shed fewer hairs. Over time, you can expect to see an increase in hair thickness.
Interested in learning more about PRP hair restoration? Call 845-454-0120, text 844-982-0241, or schedule your consultation online today!