Millions of people are experiencing hair loss– and there are many different reasons that you may be experiencing it. No matter what the cause is, it’s frustrating and can make you feel helpless.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment for hair loss is a three-step procedure performed in our facility that can trigger natural hair growth and increase the thickness of the hair by boosting blood supply and growth factory delivery to the hair follicles.
Platelets in your blood are responsible for regenerating cell growth. They secrete growth factors that can stimulate tissue regrowth and heal wounds. These growth factors work as your body’s messengers to signal hair follicles and skin cells to function.
PRP treatments work by injecting high levels of platelets into the scalp. When these platelets reach the hair follicle, they encourage hair growth.
PRP is not a treatment approach for everyone experiencing hair loss. At your consultation, we will assess the following before determining if you are a candidate for PRP:
How long it takes to complete the procedure depends on the size of the treatment area. Typically, you should expect it to take 45-60 minutes. The three steps of the procedure are as followed:
Androgenetic Alopecia (also known as male or female pattern hair loss) is the most common hair loss type we see and treat. The cause is due to a combination of hormonal and genetic factors. Platelet-rich plasma treatments have a proven track record of helping patients with this type of alopecia reduce their hair loss. It also improves the density of the hair regrowth and increases hair thickness.
PRP works best for people who are showing early signs of hair loss. The sooner treatments begin, the better, as the hair follicles likely haven’t been dormant for a long period of time.
It’s important to note that PRP treatments are not a cure– they are treatments that could help improve your condition. Multiple treatments are needed to optimize results, and there will be maintenance treatments needed going forward.
We know that dealing with hair loss is a sensitive issue and distressing for some, which is why it’s so important to find a hair loss expert that you trust. We are a board-certified dermatologist-led practice and take your skin and hair health very seriously. If you’ve experienced hair loss and would like our take on treatment approaches, we invite you to book a consultation with our team.
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Hair loss treatment using your body's own platelets