PRP and Hair Loss
Hair loss is a common problem for men and women who often experience it as a result of stress, hormonal changes and inflammatory conditions. Normally, one loses about 150 hairs per day. It might be time for an evaluation when you start to see more hair on the brush or in the shower drain when your ponytail is thinner or you can see a lot more of your scalp.
Here at Dermatology Specialists of Kansas City, we provide a comprehensive approach to the treatment of hair loss. It starts with finding the cause of the hair loss and making the proper diagnosis. This may include a scalp biopsy or blood work to rule out the various causes. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, a customized treatment plan is discussed to include external as well as internal remedies.
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) can be part of the treatment plan. PRP is a procedure in which we draw a vial of your blood and use a centrifuge to harvest the concentrated plasma which contains nutrients and growth factors. This nutrient-rich plasma is then gently injected into the thinning areas of your scalp. This will then stimulate your follicles to grow hair. It can take 2-3 treatments about a month apart for new hair growth to be noticed.
Key points include:
- PRP is immunologically neutral and poses no danger of allergic or foreign body reaction.
- Everyone responds differently to the treatment.
- There is no downtime.