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How Does PRP for Hair Loss Work?

It’s completely natural to lose hair every day. In fact, most people shed up to 100 strands each day. This is a normal part of the hair follicle growth cycle. However, if you shed more than this number and less — or none — grow back, thinning hair or baldness occurs. Several issues can set the hair loss process in motion. 

In some cases, hair loss is a result of a hereditary condition or an autoimmune disease. Other times, it’s due to hormonal changes, health issues, nutritional deficiencies, or medications and supplements. Some people even experience hair loss from stress or hairstyles.

Regardless of what prompts thinning hair or baldness, it can be an embarrassing problem, especially for young people and women. Fortunately, we have solutions.

At Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center in Warrenton, Virginia, Dr. Juan-Carlos Caballero and our team of dermatology specialists take a comprehensive approach to hair loss. We offer PRP treatments as well as supportive hair restoration products to help reactivate dormant hair follicles and foster a healthy growing environment.

Do you have thinning hair or baldness? Here’s how our holistic approach can help.

PRP and hair loss

As mentioned, losing hair is a normal part of the hair growth-shed cycle. However, problems arise when new hair doesn’t regenerate as fast as follicles are shedding.

That’s where platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can help.

PRP therapy uses healing elements found in your blood to activate dormant hair follicles, kickstarting the growth cycle. During a PRP treatment, we simply draw a sample of your blood. Then, we concentrate the specialized healing compounds it contains by spinning it in a centrifuge machine.

This creates a potent injection of growth factors that we inject into strategic areas of your scalp to promote increased hair growth. For optimal results,  you’ll need to get PRP treatments once a month for three to four months. At that point, you can usually reduce the frequency of your treatments to once every six months.

PRP is especially effective for people in the early stages of hair loss. However, it can provide benefits for virtually anyone with bald patches and overall loss of volume.

Supporting healthy hair regrowth

In addition to PRP treatments, we recommend incorporating drug-free nutritional supplements and personal care products to support optimal hair regrowth.

Nutrafol® Hair Growth supplements

Research shows that several factors impact hair growth, ranging from hormones and metabolism to stress, nutrition, lifestyle, and aging. Nutrafol supplements address these issues from within, and they use 100% drug-free formulas to do it.

Nutrafol Hair Growth nutritional support products are physician-formulated with natural, medical-grade ingredients. They’re also clinically shown to increase hair growth and improve hair quality.

Our team can recommend the best Nutrafol supplement for you. 

Hair Restoration products by ISDIN

Healthy hair calls for the right support — and ISDIN can help. ISDIN hair restoration products help revitalize and nourish thinning hair. They also have a restorative scalp serum. 

When used daily as part of your hair growth treatment plan, these products help restore and optimize scalp health, helping to create the best environment for hair regrowth. Our team can provide additional information on incorporating these products into your haircare strategy to ensure the best results. 

Both ISDIN and Nutrafol products are also available for purchase at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center. However, you can also purchase them from our online store  at, where you always get the best online pricing (from an authorized seller) and  free shipping. Ready to restore a fuller head of hair? 

Do you have thinning hair? Our team at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center can help reawaken those hair follicles and create the perfect environment for healthy hair regrowth. Contact our office to schedule a consultation in Warrenton, Virginia, today.

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