As an invited lecturer at the Cosmetic Surgery Symposium held at Mount Sinai, Dr. Wesley was asked to deliver a presentation on the future of hair restoration to his fellow physicians specializing in plastic surgery, otolaryngology, and dermatology. Dr. Wesley covered many of the standard practices that are currently used in surgical hair restoration, but also highlighted an area that many practicing physicians specializing in cosmetic surgery can implement into their own practices: platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatments.
Although much of the protocol for obtaining PRP from patients’ whole blood does not differ greatly between specialties such as orthopedics or dermatology, Dr. Wesley touched on important nuances that apply specifically to the male or female patient wishing to have PRP treatment for their hair loss. Much of the efficacy is directly related to proper patient selection. Dr. Wesley helped fellow physicians better understand which patients could be great candidates for this procedure and which patients would be better served with other treatment options such as surgical (FUT or FUE) or medical therapies.