Marlton, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/23/2015 -- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an emerging technology that may be an effective alternative to surgical hair restoration. For two decades, PRP has been safely used in orthopedics, sports medicine, cosmetic medicine and other disciplines with successful results. Now, Pistone Hair Restoration offers it as a promising method to treat hair loss.
PRP uses a patient's own tissues as a catalyst for healing. Blood is drawn from the patient, and then centrifugally separated into its plasma and cell components. The plasma is infused with up to eight times the normal amount of platelets, which stop bleeding and contain the growth factors that promote the healing and regeneration of soft tissue. The result is an injectable serum that accelerates healing time and stimulates growth. Since PRP is completely organic and unique to the patient's body, it is non-toxic and safe, and there is no risk of the rejection sometimes experienced after surgical procedures.
PRP treatment can harness natural healing processes to stimulate hair growth in patients who are experiencing thinning hair. As humans age, their testosterone levels decrease. Both men and women have some amount of this hormone, which is responsible for sending growth signals to hair follicles. When the body's testosterone levels go down, hairs gradually become smaller and eventually fall out. Growth factors in PRP may reverse this miniaturization process and encourage hairs to grow back at their original, youthful levels of fullness. Healing is due in large part to growth factors in the blood, which stimulate tissue regeneration.
Unlike hair replacement therapies for more severe forms of baldness, PRP therapy is a non-surgical, outpatient procedure that allows for faster healing time and minimal discomfort. During the procedure, Dr. Pistone prepares the PRP taken from the patient's body. After numbing the scalp, Dr. Pistone and his team of technicians use a micro-needling device to stimulate growth repair cells. Then, the PRP is injected into the scalp. Platelet-rich plasma is a non-drastic method for restoring lost hair, allowing patients to schedule injections every three to four months if they wish.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is most appropriate for patients who are in the beginning stages of hair loss. It is not as effective for patients who have already lost all or most of their hair. However, Pistone Hair Restoration can treat all kinds of patients in varying stages of hair loss. An industry leader in hair replacement technology, Pistone Hair Restoration has performed thousands of surgical hair restoration procedures on men and women suffering from baldness. Pistone Hair Restoration can find a personalized solution that suits each patient's needs.
Although the field of hair replacement has advanced greatly since the days of hair plugs, some patients still worry whether their hair growth results will be natural-looking. Since PRP naturally stimulates pre-existing hair growth, there is no risk of unnatural hair growth patterns or odd-looking hairlines. Hair will grow in its natural pattern; the only change is that thinning hair becomes thicker and more youthful-looking. Hair thickens gradually, meaning that patients will have time to comfortably adjust to their new look.
Patients who are already completely bald are not appropriate candidates for PRP. However, they can still get natural-looking results with a different procedure at Pistone Hair. Using hair replacement procedures like follicular unit extraction, Dr. Pistone pays close attention to the placement of each hair, creating hairlines that look completely natural and complement each patient's face shape.
The sooner that individuals act on thinning hair, the sooner they can restore their appearance. Those interested in PRP and other hair restoration procedures are advised to set up a consultation with Dr. Gregory Pistone to talk about their options. To arrange a consultation, call Pistone Hair Restoration at 856-988-8080.
About Pistone Hair Restoration
Pistone Hair Restoration, based in Marlton, NJ, has changed the lives of thousands of patients by performing hair transplantation and other cosmetic procedures with consistent care and professionalism. Dr. Gregory Pistone, a double-board certified surgeon specializing in hair restoration and dermatology, is a widely-recognized industry leader in embracing technological innovation. Using only cutting-edge techniques, Dr. Pistone restores his patients' confidence, youthfulness and vitality by paying careful attention to each patients' individual needs and balancing medical expertise with careful aesthetic assessment. For hair restoration results that are natural and beautiful, Pistone Hair Restoration has no equal.
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