At Geria Dermatology, we are proud to offer platelet rich plasma (PRP), the latest cutting edge, non-surgical treatment for hair loss for both men and women.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy involves the following steps: First, the blood is drawn in our office. Then, the blood is spun down in a centrifuge which allows for separation of the components. Afterwards, platelet rich portion is removed and injected into the scalp. The activated platelets in the PRP release growth factors that stimulate the hair follicles.
PRP helps stimulate natural hair regrowth, decrease hair loss, and increase hair density and thickness.
PRP therapy for hair loss is initially performed as a series of three treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart. After completing the initial series, maintenance is recommended with one treatment every 6-12 months.
PRP is a way that hair growth can be stimulated, which is beneficial for patients who are not good candidates for a hair transplant or for those who cannot afford the downtime of a transplant.
Results from PRP therapy vary and are typically seen within six months of the first treatment. The best outcomes are seen on patients who have hair thinning, but not completely bald spots on their head. It is important to understand that results will vary and there is never a guarantee of success.
A multi-therapy regimen for optimal results may also include topical and oral medications as well as nutritional supplements.
The most common form of hair loss treated with PRP is androgenetic alopecia, which is otherwise known as male pattern baldness in men or female pattern hair loss in women.
A minority of patients may experience mild soreness and swelling which should resolve within 24 hours.
Each session will take about 30-45 minutes.
You can immediately resume your normal activities after treatment. However, we ask you to refrain from heavy exercise the day of your treatment.
PRP hair restoration costs between $650 and $1300 per treatment.
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