Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a new method of hair growth stimulation that involves injecting a patient’s own plasma into the affected areas to encourage hair to grow in thicker and healthier. We like to compare PRP to “tilling the soil,” creating a healthy environment for your hair to grow back to its normal state. As PRP is being studied more and more, we adapt our treatment protocol to ensure the best possible results, however, not everyone is a candidate for this treatment. Following an initial evaluation, we keep close records of a patient’s progress to ensure they are responding to the treatment.
PRP is highly concentrated plasma from your own blood. It contains a high concentration of platelets, which is the component of your blood that is rich in growth factors. These, in turn, are essential in the body’s cell production, growth, and wound healing process.
Androgenic alopecia, commonly referred to as male or female patterned baldness, is a chronic hair loss disorder affecting males and females. PRP injection therapy has shown to be effective in treating both male and female hair loss without major adverse effects and little to no downtime.
PRP for hair loss in Philadelphia is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure performed in our office. Blood is drawn from the patient, prepared, and then injected back into the scalp to the affected areas. The platelets released contain growth factors, which work to stimulate stem cell proliferation and hair growth.
PRP for hair loss in Montgomery County involves using your own blood. This means that there is absolutely no risk of you contracting a communicable disease. Despite this not being a concern, all injections can have side effects. With PRP for hair loss, these include:
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There is minimal discomfort at the injection sites, which subsides with the completion of the treatment. We have a variety of ways to keep you comfortable and minimize any pain or discomfort during your treatment. The treated areas may feel sore to touch for a short amount of time following the procedure.
The results of PRP vary with each patient. PRP is not a cure for hair loss but has been shown to delay the loss of hair and restore growth and density. Patients may experience increased hair growth and improvement in hair thickness after one treatment but it is recommended to do a series of up to six treatments a month apart from one another. We will evaluate you after each treatment to determine if PRP is an effective therapy for you.
PRP can be used in combination with microneedling for a synergistic effect. Prior to your microneedling treatment, your blood will be drawn, prepared, and then applied to your face during your microneedling treatment. The addition of the PRP during this treatment will boost collagen stimulation and the wound healing process leading you to faster and enhanced results!
Dr. Weishar is dedicated to offering her patients the results they have been longing for. She works closely with each and every one of them to design a treatment plan tailored to their individual needs. To find out more about PRP for hair loss in Philadelphia with Dr. Weishar, contact Springhouse Dermatology and Aesthetics today. We are easily accessible to patients in Montgomery County and Bucks County.
PRP for hair loss does take some maintenance. Typically, patients will need to repeat treatment every month for three months. Once the treatment is complete, we recommend you receive further treatment every 6 to 12 months depending on your individual circumstances. This additional yearly treatment will ensure you maintain the hair growth effects.
Yes, PRP for hair regrowth does really work. Dr. Weishar will perform a series of injections which prompt inactive hair follicles to start growing. These injections can also make newly implanted hair follicles enter an active growth phase.
PRP for hair loss can cost anywhere between $500 and $1,200 per treatment. At Springhouse Dermatology, Dr. Weishar will meet with you for an initial consultation to establish whether or not you are a good candidate for the procedure. She will also tell you the cost of the treatment as well as the number of sessions required.
In the majority of cases, PRP improves hair growth within 4 to 6 weeks. However, it’s important to stick to the treatment plan that your doctor has designed for you. If you miss further treatments, the results of PRP for hair loss may not last as expected.