About PRP Hair Therapy
Hair loss is a major concern for many adults, whether it is caused by age, genetics, hormones, medical conditions, or styling practices and/or products. At Spa 361 at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute, we approach hair restoration from both a medical and cosmetic perspective. We perform a comprehensive medical evaluation to determine the cause of hair loss and then an extensive consultation on each patient's individualized options. We develop a treatment plan using multiple modalities of hair restoration including injections of platelet-rich plasma.
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a premier nonsurgical treatment for men and women that is showing remarkable results in slowing down, stopping, and even reversing hair loss. PRP has also shown promising outcomes in patients with alopecia areata and thinning eyebrows. Spa 361 at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute is one of only of a small handful of dermatology practices to perform this innovative therapy in the Greater Philadelphia area. By combining a powerful solution of growth factors and bioactive proteins, we can help to strengthen the growth function of your hair, leading to longer, thicker, healthier locks.
Dr. Aradhna Saxena, specializes in Hair Restoration with PRP. Her approach is to combine various treatment modalities to obtain a synergistic effect. Dr. Saxena was featured for hair restoration therapy in the Philadelphia Inquirer (please copy and paste link into a new browser):
"My teenage daughter and I are both patients of Dr. Kasper. The reception area is modern and bright. The reception area staff is always welcoming. Dr. Kasper is friendly and efficient. Wait time is short, which I appreciate. I am thinking about booking an aesthetician appointment or two in the near future."- M.A. / Yelp / Jun 30, 2019
"Wonderful experience, and I had skin cancer removed. From top to bottom, everyone I dealt with was professional and friendly. Exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful with clear and direct communication. Dr. Saxena is an amazing doc - I chose this office specifically because they had removed a spot for me about three years ago and I’m happy to say the experience was even better this time. A quick note on their COVID-19 procedure. Suffice it to say I am just as happy with the procedure they have in place. I felt safe the whole time. Very professional and comfortable."- M.S. / Google / Nov 03, 2020
"Dr. Kasper is a great physician. He takes the time to truly get to know his patients. He does a great job teaching his patients and answering their questions. The staff is very helpful as well. I highly recommend this clinic!"- S.M. / Google / Nov 02, 2020
"I saw Dr. David Kasper and he was excellent! He was polite, answered every question and took his time with me. It was a great experience!"- J.D. / Google / Oct 29, 2020
"I’ve been going to the Lansdale location for years for my annual skin check. This was postponed during COVID, but the staff set up a telemedicine visit for a new issue before I could get there in person. They made this simple! My annual check was done by a mew PA with them (but not new to derm), Charlie, and he took the time and was patient in answering all of my questions during the exam. Also can’t say enough for their COVID preparedness - no one had to touch my ID & insurance card, they had q-tips to use and dispose of for use of the tablets and sample bags pre-made since the sample jars are gone to keep everyone safe."- J.B. / Google / Oct 27, 2020
Any person experiencing hair loss is potentially a good candidate for PRP treatments, but those in the early stages of hair loss tend to respond best. PRP is best used for patients with androgenic alopecia, which is a genetically determined type of hair thinning that commonly occurs along the top of the head. In women, this can sometimes look like a widening part with normal hair thickness at the back of the head. Patients with areas of "weak quality” hair growth on the scalp with still functioning hair follicles usually have the greatest success with PRP hair regrowth treatments.
A minimally invasive procedure, PRP therapy is a short 60-minute in-office visit. The process begins with acquiring a small amount of your blood and placing it in a special machine that spins the blood at high speed to separate the platelets from the rest of its components. Next, a local anesthetic is applied to your scalp, and the concentrated platelet-rich plasma is reintroduced via injection into areas of your scalp that are thinning or balding. Finally, microneedling is performed on the scalp to create micro-trauma and micro-channels into the skin, which activates the PRP and allows it to penetrate deep into the skin. Our protocol for the nonsurgical management of hair loss consists of an initial treatment and maintenance treatments approximately every nine months to one year.
What to Expect
There is no downtime following this procedure and virtually no limitations or restrictions. If anything, patients may develop some redness, minimal swelling, and mild tenderness of the treated areas. These symptoms may last up to 48 hours. While results differ for each patient, cosmetic results are most often seen around 4 – 6 months after the first treatment and will continue to improve for up to a full year following treatment. As PRP is not a permanent solution for hair loss, repeat treatments are recommended every 12 – 18 months. It is necessary to note that PRP does not grow new hair follicles in areas where you are already bald. It is used to help reverse the miniaturization of hair follicles so they will produce healthier, thicker, longer hair fibers.
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PRP therapy is a medically and scientifically backed option for those struggling to find hair loss solutions. At Spa 361 at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute, we strive to provide proven solutions to efficiently treat thinning hair. To learn more about PRP therapy, we invite you to call our Fort Washington or Lansdale, PA office today.