If you’re concerned about your appearance because of premature hair loss, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy may be able to help you. Platelet-rich plasma therapy can stimulate new hair growth and enhance the thickness of your hair. This minimally invasive procedure addresses the root cause of your hair loss and can provide long-term results that continue to improve over time.
Board-certified dermatologist David Bushore, M.D., at Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics can evaluate your condition to determine if this innovative treatment can help you.
There are several reasons for hair loss and thinning hair. Hair loss can affect your scalp or your entire body, and it can be due to hereditary reasons or aging. Other factors that can affect the health and growth of your hair include:
While there are a variety of options for enhancing your appearance following hair loss, such as using wigs or accessories, there are more effective ways to address the root cause of hair loss, including PRP therapy.
Platelet-rich plasma is naturally in your blood. This plasma contains 17 different growth factors that stimulate the growth of newer, healthier cells to replace old, damaged ones.
When used to treat hair loss, PRP therapy stimulates inactive hair cells, reenergizing them to trigger the growth of new hair. Board-certified dermatologist David Bushore, M.D., creates a custom treatment plan to inject PRP into specific areas of your scalp to produce the desired results.
The PRP used in your hair restoration treatments comes from your own blood. Board-certified dermatologist David Bushore, M.D., has your blood drawn into a special tube that contains an ingredient that will activate these growth factors. A centrifuge is used to separate the useful platelets from the blood before being injected into your scalp.
The platelet-rich plasma, which has a high concentration of growth factors, is then injected into targeted areas of your scalp. A Zimmer chiller is used to blow cold air on the scalp to aid in the comfort of these injections.
In addition to the PRP injections, you may also benefit from topical or oral medications to increase hair growth and thickness. In some cases, you can enhance your results by using the Theradome® laser hair restoration system, which you can purchase for use at home.
The Theradome system uses laser light to stimulate the stem cells of your hair follicles. The laser light penetrates your scalp to access the stem cells without damaging surrounding tissue.
As there are different ways in which the Theradome helmet and PRP injections work, we offer a package to combine these two treatments to get the best results. We often combine with prescription oral and topical medications and a Nutrafol supplement to maximize our results
Your progress is usually evaluated at 6 months into treatment. Once we achieve results both you and Dr. Bushore are happy with, we will continue to monitor with professional photography equipment every 3 months and watch for any changes requiring additional PRP injections.
When combined with PRP therapy, laser treatments and medications can give you hair that’s thick, healthy, and that lasts a long time.
If you’re looking for solutions to improve the health and appearance of your hair, consider the many benefits of PRP therapy, especially when combined with other hair restoration treatments. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone with Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics today.