Hair falling out or thinning? We can help!
While it may seem frustrating and like you’re the only person going through this, thinning hair and hair falling out is actually something we dermatologists deal with from time to time. We know how to help.
So breathe easy, and let us walk you through why this happens and how you can treat hair falling out, specifically with PRP.
Why does hair fall out prematurely?
First, let’s address this question. When you notice hair thinning, the first thing that pops into one’s mind is “why is this happening?”
There are a few reasons your hair may be falling out. Some of which are completely out of your control (but don’t worry! We’ll talk about treating it down below).
While many things could be causing your hair loss, these are among the top reasons: thyroid issues, low iron, autoimmune disorder, hormones, stress, diet, medication and genetics.
Anyone can experience hair loss. So know that you’re not alone, and we’re here to help you through it with a treatment for hair loss called PRP.
What is PRP for hair loss?
PRP stands for “platelet rich plasma.”
“PRP scalp injections are an all-natural hair restoration procedure by which your own blood is drawn and then only the best parts of the plasma are injected back into your scalp.”
The way this works is by healing damaged areas and restoring their functionality.
How does PRP work for hair loss?
It is used to treat alopecia, which is more commonly known as “hair loss.”
“It works by stimulating a reservoir of growth factors that in turn help to up regulate the growth phase of hair, thereby promoting hair to be thicker and denser.”
Who does PRP work for?
It’s easy to feel like nothing will work, especially if you’re someone who has tried “everything” already. But we have some good news!
Both men and women can benefit from PRP as it works on many different types of alopecia including male and female pattern, stress-induced, as well as a variety of others.
What to expect with PRP for hair loss?
The procedure usually takes about half an hour from the time your blood is drawn to the completion of injections.
“Most people require multiple treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart early on and then may require maintenance treatments 6 to 12 months thereafter depending on the type of hair loss.”
PRP for alopecia is considered a simple and valuable treatment option for hair loss.
Want a free consultation? Call us today and set one up to see if this treatment is right for you!
About Dr. Renata Trela Brindise, DO
Dr. Brindise’s passion is to help her patients achieve lifelong healthy and beautiful skin. She enjoys spending time collaborating with her patients on how their skin and visual appearance help define them as an individual. She thrives on educating her patients about their skin conditions and the importance of preventative skin care. She prides herself on providing each patient with compassionate and individualized care in all aspects of medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Dermatology has provided her the greatest opportunity to combine her passion for visual analysis and acuity with her enjoyment of challenging problem solving.
Dr. Brindise began her study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, completing a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She earned her doctorate at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she graduated at the top of her class and served as president of the American Medical Women’s Association. She completed her residency in dermatology through Michigan State University at Oakwood Southshore Medical Center in Trenton, Michigan. She distinguished herself during residency and was selected to supervise and coordinate all cosmetic training and education.