JERSEY CITY, N.J., May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost 56 million Americans deal with hair loss - 40% of women, and 70% of men. Thankfully, a new, non-invasive technique called PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy) effectively treats hair loss with zero downtime.
This non-surgical treatment starts at $400 per session and simply requires a few injections into the scalp to help encourage regrowth and stimulation of hair follicles, resulting in fuller, thicker hair.
"Hair loss can be devastating to people and a daily emotional burden," states Dr. Jeffrey Rapaport, a NJ Dermatologist and study chairman of a new multi-center PRP clinical trial. Dr. Rapaport has been featured as a pioneer of this treatment on Good Morning America several times, including this week:
View the full clip on Good Morning America, here.
About PRP Therapy
PRP Therapy works by obtaining growth factors from the blood. Human blood contains red cells, white cells, platelets and other blood products. The platelets contain eight growth factors, some which simulate the hair follicle. Currently, the technique of platelet rich plasma production is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Dr. Rapaport is part of the clinical trial team that is currently underway to attempt to get a FDA approval for the indication of using PRP for hair loss.
About Dr. Jeffrey Rapaport
Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Rapaport is a Phi Beta Kappa recipient from Emory University, graduate of the Emory University School of Medicine, and served as chief dermatology resident at Thomas Jefferson University. A Fellow of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Rapaport has consistently been a leader in Aesthetic Surgery, including holding three U.S. patents for dermatologic products. Well-respected by his peers, he presents seminars on subjects ranging from dermatology to cosmetic surgery, as well as appears as an expert in the field for numerous media outlets.
Available for Interviews, Q&As, and bylines, Dr. Rapaport can discuss:
- What you can expect after a PRP treatment, how often you need to come into the office, and safety of the procedures.
- More in-depth information about the first and largest multi-center U.S. clinical trial on PRP.
- How PRP is changing the field of hair loss and also giving fuller, thicker hair.
- Everything you need to know about non-surgical and topical treatments for hair loss
High resolution images found here.
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