Hair Loss Specialist

Boost Your Beauty Medispa

Expert Botox and Juvederm Cosmetic Injector located in Merrick, NY

Thinning hair and bald patches aren’t something you just have to tolerate as a side effect of aging or unlucky genetics. At Boost Your Beauty Medispa, with locations in Merrick and Huntington, New York, physician assistant Mena Abitino-Howe and the team can help restore lost hair naturally with platelet-rich plasma therapy. Call one of the offices or book an appointment online to learn more about this revolutionary alternative treatment for hair loss.

Hair Loss Q & A

What is platelet-rich plasma therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a state-of-the-art technique that utilizes the dramatic healing powers of your own blood. Platelets are a component of your blood that contains numerous healing and growth factors.

To create platelet-rich plasma, the team at Boost Your Beauty Medispa take a small sample of blood from your arm. They then spin it down in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelet count. The resulting platelet-rich plasma is used to treat thinning hair or bald patches.

How does PRP therapy affect hair loss?

PRP therapy increases blood supply to your hair follicles and increases the thickness of the hair shaft with natural growth factors. The enhanced circulation that occurs due to treatment may be enough to boost hair growth in dormant follicles.

How is platelet-rich plasma applied to the scalp?

Mena and the team inject the PRP into areas on your scalp that need increased hair growth. Typically, the injections are spaced about every half inch apart over areas of thinning hair. A typical session takes less than 30 minutes. You generally don’t need numbing medications for these injections, as they’re well-tolerated by most people. Your provider may offer cool ice packs after treatment to ease discomfort.

Both men and women can benefit from the treatment, and because PRP therapy uses your own blood, you have no chance of rejection. There are no chemicals involved either. PRP therapy is a less invasive approach as compared to a hair transplant.

How many treatments will I need?

Most people benefit from three treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart. You then participate in maintenance treatments every four to six months. Mena and the team create a customized approach for your particular needs and aesthetic goals.

What kind of downtime is associated with PRP therapy for hair loss?

Generally, you need no special downtime following PRP hair loss therapy. You should keep your hair styling efforts to a minimum for a few days following treatment and avoid coloring, processing, hair sprays, and blow drying.

To learn more about the revolutionary way in which platelet-rich plasma can boost hair growth, call Boost Your Beauty Medispa or book an appointment online.