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Houston Dermatology

Hair Restoration with Platelet-Rich Plasma
Now Available at Kelsey-Seybold

Call 713-442-2222 to schedule a consult or for more information

Hair Raising Fast Facts

Percentage of men who have noticeable hair loss

Age 35 - 40%

Age 60 - 65%

Age 80 - 70%

Age 85 - 80%

110,000 - Average number of hair follicles on the scalp

100 - Average number of hairs lost daily by hair loss sufferers

35 Million - Number of U.S. Men experiencing hair loss

21 Million - Number of U.S. women experiencing hair loss

811,363 - Number of hair loss sufferers, worldwide, seeking professional treatment

80% - Women will have noticeable hair loss by age 60

About the Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) Nonsurgical Procedure for Hair Restoration:

Platelets contain healing growth factors. These growth factors are like signals that instruct tissue to regenerate and multiply. This simple effect has been utilized with PRP across different fields of medicine for wound healing and chronic conditions to speed up recovery time and regrow healthier, stronger tissue.

Now doctors have discovered new benefits for hair thickening and regrowth. With PRP for Hair, your growth factors and stem cells work together to reverse the miniaturization of the new hair follicle and jumpstart dormant hair back into the growth state.

The procedure involves taking a small sample of the patient's blood and placing it in a centrifuge. The patient's platelet-rich plasma is then combined with calcium chloride to create a "platelet-rich fibrin matrix", which is an even more stable form of PRP to provide follicles with longer exposure to the essential growth factors for superior follicle rejuvenation. It is applied to the scalp via a series of injections with a thin needle.

PRP delivers powerful growth factors into the scalp to rejuvenate shrinking hair follicles. These growth factors work along with stem cells to reverse the miniaturization of the new hair follicle and jumpstart dormant hair back into the growth state.

Benefits of PRP for Hair Restoration:

  • Increases blood supply to the follicle
  • Increases hair shaft thickness
  • Triggers and maintains the growth phase
  • Controls the hair growth cycle
  • Decreases hair loss
  • No recovery or downtime after treatments

Frequently Asked Questions

Who provides this treatment at Kelsey-Seybold?

Dr. Mohsin Mir offers this at our Tanglewood Clinic, and Dr. Yoav Kaufman offers this procedure at our Main Campus.

Does insurance cover this treatment?

The consultation is covered by insurance, but the procedure is cosmetic in nature and the patient is responsible for fees, which are typical $800 per treatment. Credit cards are accepted.

How many treatments are required?

Treatment will vary based on your need. Initially, our treating physicians may recommend several treatments spread one month apart. After the initial treatment, many physicians suggest maintenance treatments 2-4 times per year.

How do I know if I'm a good candidate for PRP?

Talk to one of our treating physicians for a proper diagnosis and to create a treatment plan.

Is the PRP for the hair restoration process time-consuming?

No. Collecting the PRP usually only takes 10-15 minutes. And the PRP treatment itself is even faster. It often takes as little as 5-10 minutes.

Does the procedure hurt?

There may be some sensitivity. However, most physicians utilize effective anesthetic solutions, such as cold ambient air or a topical analgesic to minimize any potential discomfort. Talk to your physician about the right option for you.

Is there any recovery time?

There is no downtime or long recovery process. You may take a warm shower the evening of the treatment. In addition, it is advised to avoid using any harsh dyes or chemicals on your hair for 48 hours.

Is this a cure for baldness?

PRP is not a cure for baldness (Androgenic Alopecia). The genetic problem will always remain. However, there is evidence that regular treatments can significantly slow down the effects of Androgenic Alopecia and works to increase hair density.


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