Christipher Pawlinga M.D. has won the Top Doctor award for 2017 and 2018 as the Capital Region’s Hair Loss Expert and Hair Transplant Surgeon. Compassion and integrity are the corner stones of his practice. His goal is to pledge exceptional results while providing a customized multi-therapeutic approach to Hair Loss for... more
PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma, is no longer a hot new Hollywood fad. It is now one of the most up-to-date non-surgical procedures in hair replacement technology today. Dr. Pawlinga has been utilizing PRP therapy benefits for his patients with great success. That experience and his exceptional surgical skills make him the leader in understanding how this procedure works and how the benefits apply to hair restoration.
Platelet rich plasma is found in our blood stream as a concentrated source of antilogous platelets and is an essential component of our body’s tissue composition. In order to obtain these nitrous platelets, a small vial of blood is drawn from the patient and spun in a centrifuge until the PRP becomes isolated from the rest of the blood and visibly separates. All natural and non-surgical, PRP is an extraordinary option for hair growth and hair loss conditions. PRP activates follicular progenitor cells (adult stem cells), which are loaded with growth factors that promote rapid growth. These platelets mimic the body’s natural healing response faster than your body would on its own.
PRP therapy can be utilized in various ways. It can be used as a stand alone therapy, in a series of injections or it is also recommend that it be used preoperatively. Like Propecia, PRP slows down hair loss and aids miniaturized hair follicles so that they may become healthier and larger.
Dr. Pawlinga may also employ PRP injectables during surgery to assist newly implanted hair follicles to enter into an active growth phase. Platelet cells also promote healing because they contain clotting and growth factors that are eventually released during the healing and repair process.
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