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PRP Hair Restoration Specialist

Michael Kurzman, MD -  - General & Cosmetic Dermatology

Michael Kurzman, MD

General & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Rossville, Staten Island, NY

Thick, luscious hair exudes youthfulness and vitality. That's why hair loss causes so much emotional distress. But with advancements in aesthetic technology and treatments, you can restore your healthy, thick, strong locks with revolutionary platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a game-changer in hair restoration. Providing care for patients throughout New York City, Michael Kurzman, MD, and his staff offer PRP hair restoration at their office located in the Rossville neighborhood in Staten Island, New York. Call the office to schedule an appointment today.

PRP Hair Restoration Q & A

What is platelet-rich plasma?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a substance created from a sample of your own blood. It contains a high concentration of the body's naturally occurring growth factors that are used for healing and tissue regeneration.

To make PRP, Dr. Kurzman takes a sample of your blood and places it in a centrifuge, separating the tiny platelets from the other components in your blood. He uses the platelets to make your PRP.

What is PRP hair restoration?

PRP hair restoration is a nonsurgical treatment for hair loss. When injected into your scalp, the high concentration of growth factors in PRP reactivates your dormant hair follicles, encouraging them to resume growth, restoring your naturally healthy, thick hair.

PRP hair restoration improves hair thickness and volume without invasive treatment or extensive downtime

Am I a candidate for PRP hair restoration?

If your hair loss is in the early stages, meaning that your hair thinning started within the past few years, then you're a candidate for PRP hair restoration. It's harder to reactivate hair follicles that have been dormant for several years.

PRP hair restoration benefits men and women struggling with hair loss from a wide range of causes, including:

  • Male pattern baldness
  • Female pattern baldness
  • Stress-induced hair loss
  • Traction alopecia (hairstyle related hair loss)
  • Medication-related hair loss
  • Hair loss from nutritional deficiencies

However, PRP hair restoration isn't the right treatment for everyone. If you take blood thinners, you may not get the results you want because of how the medication interferes with the action of the platelets in the PRP.

There's no age limit for PRP hair restoration, but treatment works best during the first few years of your hair loss.

What happens during PRP hair restoration?

PRP hair restoration is an in-office treatment that takes 45-60 minutes. You should wash your hair before your session and avoid using hair products like hairspray or gel.

Dr. Kurzman draws a sample of blood to make the PRP and combs your scalp with a topical anesthetic to minimize pain. Next, he injects the PRP into the areas of your scalp where your hair is thinning.

There's no downtime following PRP hair restoration. However, you may experience some redness and swelling at the site of your injections.

You need a series of treatments to get the best results. Dr. Kurzman recommends monthly injections for the first three months, with your fourth injection about 4-6 months after your first session. Repeat PRP hair restoration every 6-12 months to maintain the best results.

When can I expect to see results from PRP hair restoration?

PRP hair restoration results vary, but you may see new hair growth about 3-6 months after you start treatment.

Call the office of Michael Kurzman, MD, to see if you're a candidate for PRP hair restoration.