Jerome D. Chao, MD FACS

13 Century Hill Drive

 Latham, NY 12110

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How does PRP work?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is actually a blood plasma containing a concentrated amount of platelets and other vital growth factors.  The platelets are the most important part of this procedure, these are what contain growth factors and bioactive and signaling proteins.  The bioactive, or healing proteins, are what being the repair and regenerate tissue. 

Platelet Rich Plasma for Hair Regeneration

PRP can be used to stimulate and nourish follicles for hair growth.  Highly concentrated blood plasma contains platelets that release growth factors.  These growth factors have been shown to generate new hair and improve the density and health of existing hair.  Pre and post PRP treatment is recommended for hair transplant recipients to further promote healing and inspire growth.  Hair follicles survive on nutrition received from the blood supply.  If we introduce platelets by administering PRP in the area of damaged hair follicles, the process amplifies the body's naturally occurring wound healing mechanism.

What is the procedure like?

The treatment of PRP is relatively simple and can be completed within an hour.  We collect the PRP by drawing a small amount of your blood, putting into a FDA cleared device, placing it in a centrifuge and spinning it until the platelets separate from the blood.  We keep the plasma and don't use the red blood cells.  Once the PRP is separated, it is then transferred to a syringe for injection.  We add an activation agent that stimulates the platelets and acts as a scaffold so where we treat your body, the PRP stays and does not disperse.  This allows the healing cascade to be focused in a specific area.

Since the PRP is a thin serum, it is able to be placed in a narrow needle and therefor is virtually painless.  It is then injected into the areas of concern to begin the regeneration of the skin and smooth out wrinkles. We also use microneeding in conjunction with PRP. It can be administered to as many areas as desired.

Areas of treatment:

- Around and under the eyes
- Cheeks
- Full Face
- Neck
- Jaw Line
- Chest and Décolletage

- Back of Hands and Arms
- Wound Healing and Scar Removal
- Stimulate Hair Growth of the Scalp and Eyebrows
- Nasolabial Groove
- Lips

How long does a treatment take?

30 - 60 minutes

Side Effects

- Minimal swelling, bruising, and/or redness may occur for 12-24 hours after treatment

- Mild bruising may be present at the needle injection site for up to 3 days

- Scalp tenderness

Individual results and experience may vary.


Individual results and experience my vary, but most conditions will require 1-3 sessions usually 4-6 weeks apart. The results can last up to 18 months or longer. There is no limit to the number of treatments you may have. Maintenance treatments will maintain the results.

Platelet Rich Plasma

 Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an advanced, minimally invasive treatment that uses your own blood to repair your cells has proven its effectiveness at addressing aesthetic issues, hair rejuvenation, and orthopedic repairs.  PRP therapy is autologous, meaning it is derived from the patient, therefore reducing the risk of rejection or allergic reaction. Since your own blood has amazing healing properties, this treatment has revolutionized the recovery time of joint and tendon injuries and the reversal of skin aging. The Platelet Rich Plasma is highly beneficial forincreasing collagen formation, skin tightening, connective tissue regeneration, and skin thickness rejuvenation.  

Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment

Chao Plastic Surgery | Latham, NY