PRP Therapy for Hair (Platelet-Rich Plasma Scalp Treatments) – Fort Washington, PA

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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.

Ideal Candidates

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.

Procedure Technique

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.

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