Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DOES PRP WORK?
The procedure involves taking a small sample of your blood and then separating the platelet-rich plasma using a centrifuge. After assessing and checking the concentration of the sample - which is rich in growth factors and cytokines - it is injected into your scalp. With that, PRP can stimulate hair follicles and produce stronger, thicker, and longer hair growth.
WHAT IS THE SUCCESS RATE OF PRP?
Since PRP is not to be seen as a standalone treatment method, when administered in conjunction with medicines and other topical treatments, it has shown to be successful among 70% of patients.
WHAT TO AVOID AFTER PRP INJECTION?
There are not many changes required after the procedure, but you should avoid drugs like aspirin, Advil, and alcohol. You can expect to experience some mild soreness and swelling, more rarely. You should wait a day to shampoo your hair and at least three days before coloring it.
HOW LONG SHOULD YOU REST AFTER PRP INJECTION?
One of the best things about PRP for hair loss is that there is zero downtime and minimal side effects, other than temporary and mild inflammation. Most patients can resume all activities almost immediately after the procedure. Nevertheless, you should always check particularities with your doctor and follow instructions that may concern your unique case.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
Although it can vary per patient, experience has shown that the best results are seen with monthly treatments for 3 months, followed by a repeat treatment 4-6 months later. After this first round of treatments, yearly maintenance treatments are recommended to maintain results.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR PRP HAIR LOSS TREATMENT?
It is important to note that there is an individualized response to this treatment with a spectrum of effectiveness. It does not work in all cases. Your doctor will assess your very own condition and discuss with you the benefits of the therapy. As a rule, you can expect better results where there is still thinning hair.
IS PRP FOR HAIR LOSS PAINFUL?
The procedure is usually very well tolerated by patients. But any discomfort can be minimized with the use of a cooling air device (Zimmer cooler) before and during each injection. Post-procedure you can expect mild soreness for up to 72 hours.
CAN I COMB MY HAIR AFTER PRP?
You can safely shampoo and comb your hair the next day or 12 hours after the procedure. Keep in mind that swelling is a positive effect of the procedure and is likely to last for 2 to 3 days. During this time you should avoid energetic rubbing or pressing the scalp.
HOW MUCH DO PRP SCALP INJECTIONS COST?
PRP cost is $565 per session and discounts are available for package purchases. Call or email our White Plains office to setup a free consultation for an exact quote.
WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO GET A PRP FOR HAIR LOSS WHITE PLAINS or WESTCHESTER?
StudioMD White Plains offers state-of-the-art surgical hair restoration and advanced medical hair loss treatments to patients. Book a consultation and we'll be happy to assess your unique case and set a customized plan to get you closer to your aesthetic goals.