What is PRP?
Platelet rich plasma. Specifically, a medical procedure where we are able to obtain an increased concentration of platelets suspended in plasma which has a variety of clinical benefits. The platelets are taken from our own bodies and put back in based on where it is needed.
What Are The Benefits of PRP?
Platelets are the key components of the blood clotting system. Platelets are rich in growth factors that help with wound healing, tissue injury, and remodeling.
What can PRP be used for?
In dermatology, these concentrated platelets are then injected into hair follicles for hair regrowth or used for scars, wound healing, or cosmetic rejuvenation.
Who is a candidate for PRP treatment?
Most patients are a candidate for PRP. There are a few conditions that would preclude a patient from PRP which involve bleeding/clotting disorders, medications that impair clotting, certain infections, and active cancer.
How Does PRP Work?
Our own blood is drawn and then spun down in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets away from other components found in blood such as red and white blood cells.
How many treatments will I need?
For hair loss, the protocol is a series of 3 treatments performed 4-6 weeks apart. If hair is regrown, maintenance is a follow-up treatment every 6 months.
When can I see results?
Weeks to months. Depends on what the treatment is being used for.
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Interested in learning more about PRP Therapy at Short Hills Dermatology? Call (973) 232-6245 to schedule your consultation with our providers today! Our practice serves Short Hills, NJ & all nearby areas.