Are you looking for a way to correct your top aesthetic concerns from within, particularly your hair? A popular service called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may be the answer. This natural treatment harnesses the healing power of your cells to rejuvenate your skin and hair. Our board-certified dermatologists will administer PRP as an injectable.
Dr. Bruce Katz is a sought-after provider of this treatment in New York. He is a pioneer in the field of PRP and the Chief Clinical Investigator for the next-generation PRFM treatment by Selphyl. Dr. Katz relies on his extensive experience with this innovative therapy to achieve results beyond expectation.
If you are interested in PRP for your hair or skin, call 212-688-5882 today to schedule a consultation. JUVA Skin & Laser Center serves men and women from NYC, Manhattan, and Woodside. We also welcome patients who travel from around the world to experience our exceptional services.
- What is PRP?
- Benefits of PRP
- Cosmetic Applications for PRP
- Spotlight on PRP Hair Treatment
- Ideal Candidates for PRP
- How PRP Treatments Are Performed
- What to Expect After a PRP Treatment
- Results from PRP for Hair and Skin
- Why Choose JUVA?
- Schedule Your PRP Consultation in NYC
What is PRP?
There are components in your blood that have healing properties. Specifically, your plasma contains platelets that are known for having high levels of beneficial growth factors. Utilized properly, these growth factors can revitalize the skin and hair from the inside out. With a PRP treatment, our dermatologists and physicians draw a small amount of your blood in order to isolate and readminister the platelet-rich plasma.
In addition to traditional PRP, we also offer PRFM. PRFM stands for platelet-rich fibrin matrix. This next-generation therapy has several advantages over classic PRP.
PRFM has fibrin, which helps protect the beneficial platelets and maintain their integrity. This protein helps the platelets stay active in the treated area for days, thereby improving the results.
Additionally, the process of creating PRFM almost entirely removes the red and white blood cells that can cause mild irritation upon re-injection. Our team uses the cutting-edge Selphyl System to convert PRP to PRFM.
Benefits of PRP
You’ll experience a range of benefits from your PRP or PRFM treatment. The benefits may vary slightly depending on if you are undergoing treatment for your hair or skin. Some of the advantages of this service include:
- Increased collagen and elastin production in the treatment area
- Boosted cell turnover
- Promotion of new cell growth and healthy cell activity
- Reduced inflammation
- Hair follicle stimulation
- Short treatment sessions
- No downtime
Cosmetic Applications for PRP
There is a wide range of applications for PRP, including everything from dealing with injuries to treating osteoarthritis. In fact, many athletes rely on the treatment to aid their recovery process. In the aesthetic space, the regenerative properties of PRP can be used to achieve goals such as:
- Smoothing lines and wrinkles
- Repairing sun damage
- Evening out skin texture
- Fading acne and surgical scars
- Tighten sagging skin
- Restoring lost volume
- Lifting sunken tear troughs
- Improving stretch marks
- Achieving a fresher and more youthful-looking complexion
- Reversing hair loss and stimulating new hair growth
Spotlight on PRP Hair Treatment
Hair loss and thinning can cause your self-confidence to plummet and may lead to a vicious cycle of stress that induces hair loss and hair loss that induces stress. Men and women both suffer from this problem, which can be the result of factors such as hormonal changes, genetics, and aging.
Contrary to popular belief, hair thinning and loss doesn’t usually indicate that your hair follicles are gone. Instead, they are likely dormant, unable to move through the natural cycle of growth and regression. PRP is an excellent solution to this problem that can help people avoid less desirable approaches such as hair transplants or medication.
When injected in the scalp, PRP can produce new stem cells in the root of the hair follicles. This process essentially wakes up the follicles so that they start producing hair again. PRP also stimulates beneficial blood flow that can encourage normal hair growth.
In some cases, you can achieve optimal results by pairing your PRP treatment with another hair loss solution. Our staff will examine the condition of your scalp and your degree of hair loss to match you with the right products.
For example, our experienced medical professionals may recommend using Viviscal products such as their hair growth supplements and enriched shampoo. These formulas have undergone several clinical trials to verify their safety and effectiveness. Additionally, we can create a custom compounded solution for your unique situation.
Ideal Candidates for PRP
Most people are good candidates for this treatment. PRP is particularly appropriate for individuals who are looking for a natural way to restore their skin or hair. There are a few factors that may affect your candidacy, so it’s important to consult our staff to find out if this service is right for you.
The factors that can impact your candidacy for PRP include:
- Certain skin conditions such as eczema
- Active acne
- A tendency to scar easily
- A history of blood diseases or disorders
How PRP Treatments Are Performed
Every simple and safe PRP treatment starts with a blood draw. From there, our staff will place your blood in a centrifuge. This device spins the small vial of blood at a fast speed to separate the plasma from the unwanted cells. After that, one of several approaches can be used to readminister the plasma to the treatment area.
When it comes to improving cosmetic concerns regarding hair loss, the most popular treatment is PRP injections. Alternatively, PRP can be injected in a similar manner as dermal fillers. This method is the most common way to administer PRP to the scalp. It is also appropriate for the face, neck, and other areas of the body. In some cases, PRP injections can be combined with dermal fillers as part of a comprehensive plan for combating your concerns.
What to Expect After a PRP Treatment
There is no downtime after a PRP session. You can return to your daily routine after your appointment, though you may want to take a day of social downtime. To minimize redness, you can apply a lightweight foundation or tinted powder.
If the treatment was performed on your skin, you might need to follow a few simple aftercare steps such as washing with a gentle cleanser, using a non-irritating moisturizer, and applying sunscreen. Do not pick at the treatment area.
There is minimal risk of side effects since the process utilizes your blood. Most commonly, a PRP treatment may cause some mild swelling, redness, or bruising that will fade within a few days.
Results from PRP for Hair and Skin
In most cases, multiple PRP treatments sessions are needed to achieve the best results. Your exact treatment plan will vary depending on the nature and degree of your concern. Our team will let you know what you can expect during your in-person consultation.
For hair restoration, the typical PRP session frequency is one treatment a month for four or six months, depending on how well the hair responds. Typically, the best growth can be seen several months after your initial round of PRP appointments. From there, two maintenance sessions a year are usually enough to sustain the results.
When it comes to treating skin concerns, the PRP process can be repeated approximately every four weeks as needed. Some patients experience visible results from one treatment. It may take several weeks after your appointment before you see the full effect. As with hair treatments, you may schedule maintenance sessions to improve the longevity of your new look.
PRP has a high patient satisfaction rate in our practice. Most people who undergo the treatment are very pleased with their results.
Why Choose JUVA?
The director of JUVA, Dr. Bruce Katz, has decades of experience with hair and skin rejuvenation. A board-certified dermatologist, he dedicates a significant amount of time to evaluating new services and conducting in-depth studies.
He has been researching PRP for years, leading to his appointment as the Chief Clinical Investigator for the next generation of this revitalizing service. As he discovers exciting new applications for PRP and PRFM, his patients will be some of the first to benefit.
Dr. Katz and the talented medical staff at our practice have the experience needed to offer exceptional PRP treatments. Schedule your consultation today to learn what sets us apart.
“Dr. Katz and his staff were super friendly and made me feel welcome from the very first moment I entered the Juva center”. - Actual Patient
Schedule Your PRP Consultation in NYC
Learn more about transforming your hair and skin with PRP or PRFM by scheduling a consultation at 212-688-5882 or filling out our contact form. JUVA Skin & Laser Center serves patients from Manhattan, NYC, Woodside, and around the world.