Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy begins with a simple blood draw here in the office. Your blood is placed in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the red and white cells, eventually producing the plasma, packed with the platelets which contain your own growth factors. After unwanted blood products are discarded, nutrients including protein, platelets and growth factors are collected from the sample and injected into your scalp where your hair is thinning. We perform the entire procedure in our spa!
PRP contains growth factors which stimulate existing hair follicles. It increases blood flow to the treated areas, increasing hair growth. PRP treatment also increases hair diameter and volume. Those improvements create a feeling of better density of hair on your head! Its effect is long lasting, generally six months to three years duration. To preserve the desired outcome, two to three sessions per year are necessary as maintenance.
Male or female pattern baldness or hair loss is a common complaint. It is a genetic trait and PRP’s role in altering such a condition will be temporary. After some months when PRP therapy effects diminish, andro-genetic hair loss reverts back to the original condition. Therefore, plan to discuss maintenance sessions with your provider. PRP treatment is also used in Alopecia Areata with generally good results.
The major role of PRP treatment is strengthening existing hair and slowing the progression of hair loss. Realistic expectations are important. Your results will require treatment every three to four months to maintain for the long term. This treatment can be performed alone or this may be combined with Finestride, Minoxidil, low level laser therapy or other treatment options.
Halcyon Med Spa is solely owned and operated by Dr. Jonathan Dancel D.O. All medical services are performed by Allergan Master Heather Lenhart, MSN, FNP-C, Donna Jackson, MSN, FNP-C and Megan Richardson-Cobb, MSN, FNP-C.
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