How do PRP injections work?PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections stimulate dormant hair follicles to help them begin producing hair. PRP involves harvesting one’s own blood, processing it through a centrifuge so that only the enriched, activated platelets remain, which are then injected into the scalp. These activated platelets release several key growth factors which can stimulate natural hair growth. While new hair growth may occur after a single treatment session, several treatments over many months and subsequent bi-annual maintenance treatments are typically needed to achieve an overall thicker appearance. PRP therapy is very safe since the injection material is derived from one’s own body and no foreign materials are used.
Can PRP be combined with other hair loss and thinning treatments?Combining PRP scalp injections and Nutrafol healthy hair supplements available at the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology provides natural and thicker hair growth. Nutrafol is a specialized daily dietary supplement used by our team to help patients naturally grow and thicken the hair from within. Using the latest biotechnology, the Nutrafol supplements are formulated with patented, standardized and clinically-tested ingredients. The components of the vitamins in Nutrafol act to reduce the effects of stress on the body—especially as it relates to hair loss.
Is PRP right for me?Hormonal and medical conditions, genetics, age and stress can all contribute to hair loss. During your consultation with, Dr. Mary Lupo or Dr. Neil Farnsworth in our New Orleans, LA office, they will not only address your hair concerns but will also assess any medical conditions that may be causing hair loss and recommend other treatments or a different physician to improve your medical or mental health.
Contact our office today at (504) 777-3047 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your consultation with Dr. Lupo or Dr. Farnsworth to resolve your hair loss concerns.