Treating Hair Loss with PRP
Did you know that August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month? At Fargo Dermatology, we know hair loss can be frustrating, and we want to help you regain your confidence if you have been experiencing hair loss or hair thinning. One of the many ways we can help is with PRP Injections – a safe and effective way to boost new hair growth and restore healthy hair growth.
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, and it can be used in many treatments to stimulate the body’s natural healing factors and growth abilities. PRP, found naturally in your blood, will be obtained through a blood draw with your provider in the clinic. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge device to separate the nutrient-rich cells, or PRP. The PRP is then precisely injected into the scalp to areas of thinning or balding.
The growth factors and nutrients within PRP will help to promote regrowth by working with your natural hair growth cycle to stimulate new hair follicles.
After treatment, patients may experience mild redness and swelling to the injection sites. For the best results, a series of PRP treatments are recommended. Your provider will help to determine how many treatments will be needed after they assess your hair loss and discuss your goals. While hair growth is a slow process, patients see new regrowth as well as less hair loss several months after treatment. You will continue to see new growth for about a year after your injection series.
Men and women of all ages are candidates for PRP injections; however, we recommend you see a medical provider before pursuing PRP treatment to rule out any health conditions which could impact the efficacy of the treatment.
PRP has numerous benefits aside from hair restoration. PRP can also rejuvenate your skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and creating a smoother texture to the skin. The restorative, healing properties of PRP are truly amazing!
If your hair loss has been making you feel self-conscious, schedule a consultation with Fargo Dermatology. Dermatologist Dr. Ness and her team of experts will evaluate your hair loss and help promote hair growth and boost your confidence!