Now at Advanced Dermatology, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) to treat thinning hair and hair loss in men and women. Platelet Rich Plasma also known as PRP is the process of taking one’s own blood, spinning it down to separate red blood cells (make up 93% of our blood) and platelets (make up 1% of our blood), to produce a solution made up of a high concentration of growth factors to be injected back into an individual’s skin. Platelets are responsible for clotting to prevent us from bleeding, repair injured skin, and stimulate our own body’s natural healing process. They are made of various growth factors that attract the correct types stem cells to heal the area of injury.
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Most commonly used in Sports Medicine to improve joint articulation and degradation, it has since been researched for other applications including skin rejuvenation and hair growth. The last approach, hair growth, PRP has shown tremendous promise when combined with our other clinical approaches to hair loss. In the case of alopecia, injecting high concentrations of your own growth factors back into the affected areas of the scalp help to not only repair damaged skin in the scalp area, but also aid in promoting increased follicle activity to achieve healthier and stronger hair follicles.
Advanced Dermatology utilizes the PRP® system, to effectively and quickly remove all red blood cells (RBC) creating a solution to be injected in areas where hair loss and thinning have been determined. It is important to note that PRP done correctly, is not done in isolation. PRP is focused on making new stronger and healthier hair, not preventing loss. In order to enhance the effects of PRP and the duration of response, it is recommended that patients use suggested take-home products like ADVRX Hair and SkinQRITM Kerafactor in combination.
How many treatments do I need?
3 treatments are recommended every month and one maintenance treatment every 6 months. Maintain results between treatments with SkinQRITM Kerafactor.
What are the risks and side effects?
Side effects are uncommon, as no foreign substances or containment are used during the session. The most common side effect is redness and scalp irritation that can be also accompanied by an itching sensation. This also can occur during the time in which new hair follicles are formed.
To learn more about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) please call 847-459-6400 or contact us to make an appointment with one of our cosmetic coordinators.
See our hair loss infographic here which shows data as to how men deal with hair loss.