SWFL Dermatology Plastic Surgery & Laser Center
Dermatologists & Mohs Surgery located in Naples, FL
If your hair is thinning and not as full as it used to be, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an option to restore your head of hair. The team at SWFL Dermatology Plastic Surgery & Laser Center offers PRP for hair loss and can guide you in exploring your treatment options. To learn more, call the Naples, Florida, office today or schedule your appointment online.
PRP for Hair Restoration Q & A
What causes hair loss?
It’s completely natural to shed hair, and everyone loses several hairs per day. However, it can be embarrassing when you begin losing your hair in clumps or if your scalp becomes visible over time.
Some people are more genetically prone to hair loss as they age, but there are other conditions that may also be causing you to lose hair, including:
- Poor diet
- Autoimmune diseases
- Cancer treatments
Your provider works together with you to discover the underlying cause of your hair loss and determine the appropriate treatment for you.
What is platelet-rich plasma for hair loss?
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is the part of your blood that contains no red or white blood cells. Your platelets contain growth factors that are released as the platelets are broken down.
During your PRP for hair loss treatment, your provider takes a small sample of your blood and separates it in a centrifuge. The PRP that is collected is then injected directly into your scalp.
This procedure has minimal side effects because it uses a substance directly from your own body and is a minimally invasive alternative to a hair transplant.
Is PRP for hair loss right for me?
If you have experienced unexpected hair loss and want to take corrective measures, PRP for hair loss is an option for you. A receding hairline, thinning hair, or bald patches doesn’t have to be an accepted part of aging.
When will I see results from PRP for hair loss?
The providers at SWFL Dermatology Plastic Surgery & Laser Center recommend you undergo one monthly treatment for six months. Each procedure only takes about one hour to complete, and there is no required downtime.
It takes a few weeks for your hair follicles to revive after your PRP injections. You start to see some hair growth in about three to four months. Understanding your hair regrowth goals, your provider will recommend periodic treatments to maximize your results.
To determine if PRP for hair loss is right for you, call the office today or schedule your appointment online.