If you’re among the 80 million Americans who have thinning hair, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for hair loss is an innovative, effective treatment. At Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center in Warrenton, Virginia, the board certified dermatologist and certified physician assistant use PRP to stimulate your body’s ability to heal itself, reawaken hair follicles, and restore natural growth. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn how PRP can help with hair loss.
Platelet-rich plasma is a compound that comes from your own blood. After taking a blood sample from your arm, the staff at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center spin it down to concentrate the platelets – specialized cells that contain cytokines and healing compounds.
Your practitioner then injects the PRP into strategic areas of your scalp to halt hair loss. The healing proteins and growth factors in the PRP wake up dormant follicles to start growing new hair.
Men and women who have thinning hair benefit from PRP therapy. Often, those with early hair loss get the most success from PRP therapy, but anyone with patches of baldness or overall loss of hair volume is a candidate.
If you’ve had thinning hair or balding for some time, you may need a greater number of PRP treatments to stimulate the dormant follicles.
The practitioners at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center customize a treatment plan for you, depending on the extent of your hair loss, how long you’ve had thinning hair, and your hair type.
Most people benefit from a once-per-month treatment for the first 3-4 months. After that, a treatment performed every six months optimizes hair growth.
You’ll start to notice changes in your hair loss and growth after about three months. You’ll notice a decrease in hair loss, but it takes time for new hair to grow in. It can take as long as a year for new hair growth and increased hair length to be noticeable.
PRP is derived from your own blood, so you don’t have to be concerned about allergic reactions or chemical contamination. The treatment is minimally invasive with no notable blood loss, incisions, surgery, or downtime.
If you’re ready to find out more about PRP for hair loss, call Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center for an appointment or use the online scheduler.