A revolutionary new procedure, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is now available to local
patients suffering from hair loss.
Located in Orlando, Florida, Junaid Syed, M.D. is now offering “Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy” (PRP) – a natural hair restoration process utilizing platelets from a patient’s own blood and delivering them directly to the problem area to regenerate and regrow lost hair.
“PRP for hair regrowth, also known as Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, is an alternative to surgery and can be applied here in our office with little to no down-time,” said Junaid Syed, M.D., with over 20 years experience and a leading proponent in his field for advanced medical practices. “It’s an injection that slows down degeneration, and there’s little or no pain.
Numerous football and baseball players have used Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, even golfer Tiger Woods. PRP is a procedure that can take less than an hour, approximately 10ml of the patient’s own blood is drawn from the patient’s arm and then placed into an FDA approved centrifuge. The platelets are separated from the red and white blood cells to make the growth factor rich PRP, which is then redrawn using a specialized syringe and injected into the areas of hair loss to stimulate and accelerate the growth of new hair.
With a PRP injection, platelets gather at the site and release a highly concentrated amount of beneficial proteins called growth factors that stimulate the healing environment to regenerate the tissue of the hair follicle.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is the latest and safest medical procedure available today. To obtain PRP, a small sample of blood is first drawn from the patient’s arm. Your blood is then placed in a high speed, FDA Approved centrifuge that spins the blood and separates the Platelets from the red blood cells. The PRP is then injected into very specific areas of the scalp to regrow and regenerate hair follicles and trigger growth of new, thicker, fuller, and natural hair. Several treatments may be needed to obtain desired results.
Patients who are the best candidates for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for hair regrowth usually tell us they are not interested in surgery, they are looking for a way to stop hair loss, and are currently experiencing a lot of “miniaturized” hair.
Platelet Rich Plasma for hair restoration is a non-surgical procedure for hair regrowth, PRP is not a pharmaceutical or a drug, it is a product of the patient’s own blood. PRP has been shown to repair and remodel damaged tissue including hair follicles.
For hair regrowth and restoration, PRP is injected into the scalp. The application of PRP causes miniaturized hair follicles to become healthier and larger, producing more robust hair growth. PRP activates follicular (adult stem cells) and PRP is loaded with growth factors that promote rapid angiogenesis and localized cell growth. PRP has been shown to be very effective for both male and female pattern hair loss.
Recovery from PRP therapy is typically very fast and is virtually painless. Pain can easily be managed with non-narcotic analgesics such as Ibuprofen. Mild swelling of the forehead is occasionally seen in some patients within 4-6 hours after PRP therapy. This is very normal and will usually resolve in about 48 hours or less. Avoiding vigorous activity is recommended until the swelling has gone down. Our patients report no other downtime or noticeable effects of the procedure. Patients are able to wash their hair immediately after the PRP treatment.
PRP for hair regrowth takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. A local anesthetic is then administered to completely numb the scalp treatment area. If desired, a sedative can be administered.
PRP is then administered via a series of injections over the full scalp or in a localized treatment area.
New hair growth can be seen as early as 2 months, but is typically evident between 6-9 months and may continue to improve up to a year after treatment.
PRP therapy is a versatile tool in the treatment of hair loss for a number of causes including:
- Male Pattern Hair Loss
- Female Pattern Hair Loss
- Alopecia Areata