PRP Therapy (Platelet-Rich Plasma) in Charlotte, NC
For people living in and around Charlotte and Huntersville, NC, who want to slow hair loss and even begin regrowth without the use of any prescription solutions or invasive procedures, Dr. Stephen Giordano, medical director at Carolina Age Management Institute, uses PRP therapy to stimulate hair growth in areas of the scalp that are bald or sparsely covered.
What is PRP Therapy?
With PRP therapy for hair loss, platelet-rich plasma is taken from the blood and injected into the areas of the scalp where hair is thinning. Platelet-rich plasma has been used for years as a treatment for treating injuries and cosmetic procedures to reduce wrinkles. PRP contains growth factors that boost collagen production and promotes hair growth by stimulating the follicles.
At Carolina Age Management Institute, Dr. Giordano combines PRP with ACell. This is an FDA-approved protein matrix that is often combined with PRP to attract the body’s own factors and healing proteins to continuously provide growth factors directly in the hair follicles. This combination slows hair loss and may even boost hair regrowth.
Benefits of PRP Therapy
While there are several methods of hair transplantation, PRP therapy is used to stop thinning hair and offers the following benefits:
- Non-invasive procedure
- Procedure takes about 60 minutes or less
- No risk for adverse or allergic reaction
- Fast recovery
- Natural looking results
How Does PRP Therapy Work?
PRP and ACell complement each other because the ACell stimulates adult stem cells while the PRP’s growth factors is loaded with factors that stimulate the development of new blood vessels. PRP with ACell has been shown to regrow hair for people suffering from pattern hair loss along with alopecia and hypotrichosis with the eyebrows.
PRP and ACell treatments last about 90 minutes from start to finish. It involves pulling the PRP and growth factors from the blood. After that is accomplished, it is combined with ACell and injected into the targeted areas of the scalp. To minimize discomfort, a local anesthetic is given to numb the scalp. For those with anxiety, sedatives are possible if someone is with you to drive you home.
PRP Therapy Preparation
Preparation for PRP therapy involves the process to separate the PRP and growth factors from the blood. Dr. Giordano provides patients with a detailed list of instructions during consultations.
PRP Therapy Recovery
PRP therapy recovery is easy. For the first few days, any pain is easily managed with ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Side effects remedy themselves within 48 hours. We recommend avoiding any strenuous activity for several days following the procedures but other than that, normal activity can be resumed following the treatment. If sedatives are used during the treatment, allow 24 hours of rest prior to normal routines.
How Much Does PRP Therapy Cost in Charlotte, NC?
The cost of PRP therapy varies with each patient based on the extent of the area being treated and whether other hair transplantation treatments are performed at the same time. During consultations, Dr. Giordano goes over the costs as well as payment options and financing. We accept cash, checks, and major credit cards in addition to offering financing through CareCredit®.
Is PRP Therapy Right for Me?
PRP therapy may be right for you if you suffer from moderate hair loss and want to slow or stop hair loss and start regrowth without using more invasive procedures or chemical solutions.
PRP Therapy Consultation
During a consultation, Dr. Giordano talks with you about your hair loss, any hair loss in other family members, your medical history, and overall current health. Additionally, he evaluates your scalp to determine if PRP therapy or another hair transplant procedure is the best option for you. If you have any questions, he can answer them for you at that time.
If you live in Charlotte and Huntersville, NC, and the surrounding communities and want to restore your hair, Dr. Stephen Giordano performs PRP therapy with ACell at Carolina Age Management Institute to restore hair to bald or sparsely covered areas of the scalp. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.