Hair thinning can affect women and men. If you have noticed your hair thinning as the years have passed, you may want to consult Peter Abramson, M.D. in Atlanta, GA, to discuss Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP injections stimulate the follicles and encourage new hair growth. They are ideal for busy individuals:
- No surgery involved. PRP injections are done in Dr. Abramson’s office
- Minimal pain-an anesthesia block is given to the nerves of the scalp.
- Minimal downtime-no driver necessary
Centrifuge and PRP
In order to obtain the beneficial PRP, the patient’s blood is drawn; and Dr. Abramson places it in a centrifuge where spinning separates PRP from the other elements of the blood. What remains is a highly-concentrated solution packed with amazing growth factors. When injected, the PRP stimulates the cells of the scalp to develop and expand. The result, which develops over time, is increased hair growth and thickness.
No Added Ingredients
PRP is natural. There is nothing added to the solution; therefore, the body does not reject it or react to it. The injection of PRP discharges a protein that causes cells to grow and spread. The treatment encourages healthy hair to grow. It is best to consider a series of treatments in order to maximize the benefits of PRP. To maintain your results, it’s wise to have a PRP treatment annually.
Candidates for PRP
During your consultation, Dr. Abramson will take a complete medical history to make sure you are a good candidate for PRP therapy. Most individuals are candidates for PRP therapy; however, there are several conditions or lifestyle choices which rule out the use of PRP:
- Heavy smoking, drug, or alcohol use
- Platelet dysfunction syndromes
- Metabolic and systemic disorders
- Chronic skin diseases or cancer
- Anti-coagulation therapy
- Chronic liver disease
- Acute and chronic infections
After PRP injections, most patients can return to work and normal activities the next day. Swelling or bruising may be evident for the first few days, and patients can have minimal discomfort for up to a week as the skin heals. Pain medication is not necessary, and patients are advised not to take anti-inflammatory medication because it could interfere with the healing process. Although the risk of infection is small, Dr. Abramson gives his patients thorough instructions for aftercare, and he encourages them to call the office if they have any questions or concerns. Before you leave the office, you’ll schedule a follow-up appointment to have the healing process checked and answer any questions you may have.
Each patient is unique; results may vary.
Dr. Peter Abramson’s office is conveniently located on Peachtree-Dunwoody Rd. in Atlanta, GA, and serves the entire metro Atlanta area. Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center offers a variety of non-surgical state-of-the-art techniques. If you are interested in PRP for thinning hair or any other facial aesthetic procedures, call 404.297.1789 to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Abramson.