As we age, we often find that the amount of hair we have decreases as follicles become blocked or simply “inactive.” In addition, the hair we do have can frequently become thinner in diameter, leading to less overall volume. For patients who suffer from hair loss, it is essential to take action early before these follicles die and stop growing hair altogether. At Prizant Dermatology in Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Prizant and her team are proud to offer PRP for hair loss, an effective and revolutionary treatment that uses a patient’s own platelets to stimulate hair growth.
What Is PRP for Hair Loss?
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma, which is a substance that is derived from a patient’s bloodstream. This substance contains a high concentration of platelets that are essential for healing wounds and causing blood to clot. These platelets have strong healing properties. When the PRP is isolated from the rest of the blood, it can be used in the scalp to trigger the hair to grow more.
How Does It Work?
In many cases, the reason that hair looks thin is some of the follicles have become inactive. When an individual follicle stops getting sufficient blood flow or nutrients in order to grow a thick strand of hair, it may simply stop growing hair altogether. Of course, one strand won’t make much of a difference. But as we age, this process repeats until the hair loss becomes noticeable, typically over a long period of time.
In order to get the follicles working again, it’s important to make sure that they are properly stimulated. PRP may be used to accomplish this. Even one PRP treatment session could lead to noticeable improvements in hair growth. However, it all depends on the unique case, as results and individual treatment regimens vary based on a number of factors.
Why Choose PRP for Hair Loss?
There are quite a few advantages to the treatment. Unlike artificial implants, the process is completely natural. We use a concentration of platelets from your own body, meaning there is virtually no risk of a negative or allergic reaction.
Some of the benefits of PRP treatment include:
- Regrowth of thicker hair
- Improved scalp coverage
- Long-term hair growth
- Natural results
- Quick and easy treatments
- No downtime needed
- No surgery or scarring
How Long Does It Take?
A typical treatment schedule consists of a series of treatments. This triggers the hair to start growing again over time. Ideal results may not be achieved until multiple months into the process. Although some patience is required, the benefit is that this will all be your own hair, and it will look completely natural as a result.
How to Get Started
Get in touch with Prizant Dermatology in Pittsburgh, PA! Our professional will meet with you in a personal consultation to find out if PRP for hair loss is right for you. During your consultation, we can assess the possible causes of hair loss, discuss medical treatments to regrow hair, and develop a plan to support healthy long-term follicle maintenance. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!