For millions of Americans experiencing hair loss due to genetics, hormones, trauma and other reasons, the only proven treatments available up until this point were surgery, medication or both. But now there is a new medical-based technique, called Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, which stimulates dormant hair follicles.
According to William K. Boss, M.D., a Bergen County, NJ plastic surgeon who performs this unique hair restoration treatment, the process is straightforward. “We take two vials of blood from a patient. Plasma is separated and then injected into the scalp. We’ve found that the growth factors in your own plasma appear capable of stimulating hair regrowth and the thickening of hair follicles.”
For over two decades, board-certified plastic surgeon, scientist, inventor and innovator Dr. William Boss has remained at the forefront of laser and minimally invasive research, regularly conceiving new and enhanced techniques such as the Rejuvenator and his patented facelift, the Cool Lift. In line with his commitment to innovation and safer alternatives to age old practices, Dr. Boss is proud to offer this cutting edge procedure, which involves no surgery, drugs, or expensive ointments.
The major advantage to using PRP is that there is no downtime and there are minimal side effects. Dr. Boss treats both men and women with PRP. Dr. Boss notes that women “generally have fewer choices and efficacy with traditional hair loss treatments because women tend to have thinning hair and a reduction in the number of follicles throughout the entire scalp, making hair transplant procedures not a great option.” Regarding the safety of the procedure, Dr. Boss also points out that as “basically everything used is autologous – that is, the plasma is yours and is simply being moved from one part of your body to another – there is an excellent safety profile from what we know thus far in use of PRP.”
The number of treatments required depends upon the individual, but treatments are usually administered once every four-to-six weeks for about four treatments.
Dr. Boss also uses PRP in cell therapy to treat facial lines and sun damage, a type of treatment that reportedly has become a favorite amongst celebrities. It has also been used for a long time elsewhere in the body to help heal orthopedic injuries. The New York Times featured PRP in a “Skin Deep” column, which discussed “New Treatments for Thinning Hair for Women.” ABC News also discussed this promising advance in a segment on The Morning Stir.
PRP is used for various FDA pending treatments and procedures. For more information to determine if this protocol is right for you discuss this with your provider.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Boss, Please visit:
The Cosmetic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center
305-A Route NJ-17 S
Dr. William Boss, MD, FACS, has been cited as one of America’s Top Surgeons by such prestigious authorities as the Consumer’s Research Council of America and the Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons, and most recently was recognized by Castle Connolly as one of New York Metro Areas Top Doctors.