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PRP for Hair Loss in Philadelphia

If you are experiencing hair loss or have noticeably thinning hair, we encourage you to consider undergoing treatment with Platelet Rich Plasma at our Montgomery County dermatology practice. PRP is a minimally invasive treatment that is capable of halting hair loss and stimulating the regrowth of hair.  Dr. Margo Weishar, a highly experienced, double-board certified physician, has helped her patients achieve remarkable results with PRP for hair loss in Philadelphia. She also has experience combining PRP with microneedling to offer patients the best results possible.

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PRP for Hair Loss 101

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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.

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What to Expect

  • Following a medical evaluation, PRP therapy may be recommended in conjunction with oral and topical hair growth supplements.
  • On the day of treatment, your blood is drawn and spun in a device to separate the red blood cells from the PRP, or “liquid gold.” The PRP is injected directly into the scalp by a skilled practitioner.
  • Patients return once a month for treatment. After the first two treatments, we will evaluate if the patient is responding well to the treatment before continuing the series of 4 treatments.
  • You can expect to return every 6-12 months to maintain your results.

Pre-Treatment Instructions

  • Patients should hydrate and eat prior to their visit to prepare for the blood draw.
  • Please have a clean scalp with no products applied on the day of the visit.

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PRP Explained

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.

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PRP Therapy for Hair Loss in Montgomery County

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.

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What to Expect During the Treatment

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.

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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:

PRP Vs Hair Restoration Surgery

  Hair Restoration Surgery PRP
  • Takes a long time
  • Requires incisions
  • Administration of anesthesia
  • Less than an hour
  • Injections rather than incisions
  • No anesthesia required
  • Repositions existing hair
  • Encourages the growth of new hair
  • Patients must schedule for weeks of downtime
  • Patients can go back to their daily activities almost immediately
  • Between $4,000 and $15,000 depending on the clinic
  • $1,500 to $3,500 for the first three treatments with the need for maintenance treatments every 4 to 6 months

Does It Hurt?

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.

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PRP Therapy with Microneedling

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!

Why Choose Springhouse Dermatology for Your PRP Treatment?

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.

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How long does PRP for hair loss last?

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.

Does PRP for hair regrowth really work?

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.

How much does PRP for hair loss cost?

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.

How long does it take for PRP to work?

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.

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Dr. Margo Weishar
Board Certified Dermatologist, Montgomery County