Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

Aesthetics Specialist Located In Staten Island, New York

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a natural treatment that uses your body’s own healing agents to restore stronger skin, diminish wrinkles, and promote hair growth. Noreen Kamal-Mostafavi, MD, in Staten Island, New York, has years of experience precisely injecting PRP to improve your appearance and promote healthier skin. To learn more about PRP and how it may help your unique cosmetic needs, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Platelet-rich plasma FAQ

When will I see results?

You can expect to see hair growth in about 3-6 months. It’s important that you complete the series of appointments – most people need 3 treatments, spaced about 4 weeks apart, then two more spaced 3 months apart. Maintenance appointments are recommended every 4-6 months for best results. Dr. Noreen Mostafavi will come up with a plan that’s right for you.

How long do the results last?

Visible results build over time, and can be maintained with periodic maintenance sessions after your initial series is completed. Every patient is different but most results will last up to 2 years, some even permanent.

Are there any side effects?

You may experience some pain or swelling following your treatment. Acetaminophen can help reduce any pain.

Does it hurt? Is there bruising?

The scalp is a sensitive area, so there will be a slight stinging sensation at the injection site—most clients describe this as “pressure” or “pinching.” Don’t worry – we’ll pace each injection out as much as you’d like, and even provide a hand for you to squeeze!

How do I know if I'm a candidate?

Come in for a consultation with Dr. Noreen Mostafavi, who will assess your hair and scalp to recommend a treatment plan unique to you.

Can I go back to work afterwards?

Yes! You can go back to the office after your treatment—we just ask that you don’t wear a hat.

What do results look like?

You’ll start to see a sprout of new baby hairs, or notice increased volume, a few months after your first treatment. The results continue to grow from there! At the 6-month mark, you’ll notice a renewed fullness and length.

Can I get this while pregnant or nursing?

No, you cannot receive this treatment while you’re pregnant or nursing.

PRE-TREATMENT TIPS

  1. Avoid alcoholic beverages the night before your appointment. It can make skin more susceptible to bruising.
  2. If taken pre-treatment, Arnica and Bromelain can help reduce post-treatment swelling and bruising. You can also take Tylenol.
  3. It’s best to avoid aspirin and NSAIDs (Advil, Motrin, Aleve) for a week before your treatment to help reduce bruising.
  4. Please arrive with freshly washed hair the day of your appointment, and skip any styling products.

PRE-TREATMENT TIPS

  1. You may wash hair 24 hours with a gentle cleanser, however avoid hair products and harsh chemicals for 72 hours.
  2. We recommend using shampoos that avoid ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate, cocamidopropyl betaine, ammonium lauryl sulfate, and sodium myreth sulfate.
  3. Recommended gentle shampoo options:
    • Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Cocounut Oil Micro-exfoliating Shampoo ($42)
    • Cleure Hypoallergenic Volumizing Shampoo for Sensitive Skin ($15)
    • Free & Clear Hair Shampoo ($10)
    • Pantene Nutrient Blends Miracle Moisture Boost Rose Water Shampoo ($8)
    • L’Oreal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Moisture Shampoo ($5)
  4. Do not color or chemically treat hair for at least one week after your appointment. Avoid coloring altogether during treatment if possible.
  5. Avoid strenuous exercise or other intense daily activities for at least 48 hours.
  6. Avoid swimming pools, saunas, and steam rooms for at least 48 hours as there is an increased risk of infection.

How do platelets activate a healing response?

Platelets are one of your body’s natural healers. Any time you suffer an injury or a disease develops, platelets travel to the damaged tissues and release proteins called growth factors. Growth factors activate your body’s healing process by:

  • Recruiting adult stem cells
  • Regulating inflammation
  • Accelerating new tissue growth
  • Protecting healthy cells
  • Building a supporting matrix

Between the activity of growth factors and adult stem cells, your body rebuilds the tissues needed to heal, including skin, blood vessels, fat, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage.

 

What conditions benefit from PRP?

PRP has a long history of use in the field of orthopedics, where it’s valued for its ability to accelerate healing in many types of injuries and degenerative diseases.

PRP is also highly effective for aesthetic treatments. Dr. Kamal-Mostafavi may recommend PRP for:

Skin renewal

PRP triggers the production of new tissues that grow in to replace your old skin. Studies show that PRP can strengthen your skin, improve its texture, smooth away wrinkles, and diminish acne scars. Your PRP treatment may also eliminate sun damage such as brown spots. This process isn’t fast, however, because it takes time for PRP to rebuild new cells.

Hair restoration

When injected into hair follicles, PRP stimulates new hair growth, slows down hair loss, and helps boost hair thickness. Dr. Kamal-Mostafavi may recommend PRP for overall hair thinning or for female-pattern hair loss.

 

What should I expect during a PRP procedure?

Before your procedure, Dr. Kamal-Mostafavi explains what to expect and how long your treatment will take based on the area being treated. Though most women tolerate the injections because fine needles are used, a topical anesthetic is applied to ensure your comfort.

To learn more about PRP and whether you’re a good candidate for treatment, call Dr. Kamal-Mostafavi, or schedule an appointment online.

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