Patients often come into the office concerned that they are “going bald”. Men and women alike can experience hair loss from a number of causes. Major stressors, illness, medications, and autoimmune disorders can all contribute, but the number one cause for hair loss in men and women is genetic pattern loss or androgenetic alopecia.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a non-surgical alternative treatment for hair restoration that has shown very exciting results both in clinical trials and with many of our hair loss patients here at Renew Dermatology. The best part about this procedure is the simplicity. PRP therapy consists of simple injections of growth factors that we take from your own blood and put directly into the scalp. That makes this procedure a very natural option. The platelets in your blood do all the work for you after they are injected. These cells release growth factors and produce new blood vessels so that the hair shafts will grow stronger and healthier. The procedure is quick with only slight discomfort to the patient during the treatment.
Why do patients love PRP for hair loss?
-The treatments are minimally invasive and have no downtime.
-You can go back to your day-to-day activities after you leave the office.
-There is great evidence that regular treatments can significantly slow hair loss and increase hair density.
The number of treatments required is unique to each patient, but initially we will recommend several treatments one month apart. After results are achieved, we aim to maintain the results by having patients come in for treatment 2-3 times per year.
I’m always happy to discuss hair loss with my patients whether they are interested in PRP, over the counters, or prescription therapy. Call today to see me or one of our other excellent clinician for treatment options.
-Caroline Wilson, CRNP