PRP for Hair Loss
What is PRP for hair loss?
PRP for hair loss is an excellent treatment option for men and women with thinning hair. There are many conditions that can cause hair thinning in both genders. These conditions can be anything from the natural effects of aging to medical conditions. Hair loss can cause undue stress and self-confidence issues, but there are a multitude of treatments available to correct the issue.
How does PRP for hair loss work?
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is part of the human bloodstream. Blood is a form of plasma, and it is comprised of red cells, white cells and platelets. The platelets in your bloodstream are primarily recognized for properly clotting blood; however, they are also comprised of many proteins. These proteins expedite the healing process. For example, when you cut your finger, the platelets in your blood help clot the wound and heal it at a rapid pace to avoid infection. PRP has higher amounts of platelets than normal plasma, allowing for increased healing and restoration to take place. When injected as a serum, PRP can stimulate hair follicles and thicken thinning areas, enhancing the entire scalp.*
What can I expect during treatments?
During your consultation, we will assess your scalp and determine if PRP treatments can help you. Once you are deemed a viable candidate for PRP for hair thinning, we will withdraw a conservative amount of blood from your body for the treatment. From there, platelets are separated from the rest of the blood and are strengthened using centrifugation.
Once this process is complete, the enhanced platelets are repurposed into the withdrawn blood for injection. Afterwards, when the PRP is ready, we will locate the target areas and inject the serum. The procedure is performed in approximately 30 minutes to an hour. There is no downtime; you will be able to drive yourself home and resume normal activities immediately after treatment.
What can I expect from the results?
The amount of time it takes to see results will vary. PRP hair restoration typically requires a series of three initial treatments, spaced approximately 6 weeks apart. After results are obtained, follow-up treatments once or twice a year will be needed for maintenance.
Schedule a consultation in Seacoast, NH or North Shore, MA
If you live near Dover or Newington, New Hampshire or Peabody, Massachusetts and you’re tired of dealing with thinning hair and hair loss, schedule a consultation at Dermatology & Skin Health. From our three locations, we can assess your scalp and create a custom treatment plan for you. We have a variety of treatments and services that can help you look and feel like yourself again. To get started, schedule your consultation online, or give us a call at (603) 742-5556 (Dover & Newington) or (978) 525-0100 (Peabody).
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.