Platelet Rich Plasma Washington DC
PLATELET RICH PLASMA THERAPY SERVICES
NEW HAIR RESTORATION TREATMENT IN WASHINGTON D.C.
Plate Rich Plasma, or PRP, has been gaining ground recently as a non-surgical treatment option for a variety of ailments. What makes this treatment so intriguing is that your own blood is used. This is very similar to the breakthroughs that scientists have found in stem cell treatments, such as Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy, for a variety of severe diseases. The theory behind PRP is that the platelets contained in your blood have the ability to heal your tissues and promote new cell growth.
Visage Dermatology and Aesthetic is proud to offer this new and innovative treatment as a natural alternative of combatting hair loss, compared to many other forms of hair restoration.
What is PRP Anyway?
Why should you come to Dr. St. Surin for your treatment? Dermatology is the study of skin hair, and nails. Dr. St. Surin-Lord is Board-Certified Dermatologist and Hair Specialist who has published articles on hair shaft and follicle health. She is a member of the esteemed North American Hair Research Society, and she has been certified in PRP by one of the pioneers in PRP treatment even before it gained popularity in the U.S.
How does Platelet Rich Plasma therapy work?
When you come in for this procedure, your blood will be drawn and then spun in a centrifuge, where the red and white blood cells will be separated. The clear fluid that is generated from the centrifuge is the plasma, which will have a much larger concentration of platelets. When this concentration is injected into your scalp, it reacts with your hair follicles and encourages them to boost hair growth.
Some of the conditions that PRP may be able to help treat include:
- Male pattern hair loss
- Androgenetic alopecia
- Female pattern hair loss
- Androgenic alopecia
- Thinning hair
Focusing on certain spots can be especially advantageous for those who have hair loss in random areas on the scalp, such as alopecia.
How quickly can I notice a difference?
One session may last a little over one hour, and you might start seeing your hair growth improve after about two to six weeks. You can choose how often you would like to come in for treatments. Some patients can go up to nine months without feeling the need to undergo the procedure. However, some research has shown that receiving PRP therapy every three to four months can vastly improve the rate at which the hair grows, and promote thickening and new hair to develop.
Is this the right option for me?
There is a possibility that you may not be able to take advantage of PRP therapy. If you are a heavy smoker, drinker, or take drugs, these can give you undesirable effects if you undergo PRP therapy. Furthermore, if you have chronic skin disease, cancer, metabolic disorders, and certain blood disorders, you may not be eligible either. You can speak with our Largo hair restoration experts for advice on determining whether or not you are a good candidate.
The benefits of PRP therapy are enormous and if you are eligible, you can greatly benefit from such a treatment. Another way we can use PRP to help improve your overall aesthetic is by using Selphyl®, which also uses your own blood and can help smooth visible wrinkles on your face.
Contact us when you are ready to begin!
Visage Dermatology and Aesthetic Center employs board-certified professionals led by acclaimed Dr. St. Surin-Lord, and we are proud to offer this new, non-surgical method of hair restoration. If you are searching for a natural way to fight hair loss, this might be the right choice for you.
Speak with us today to learn more or to find out if you are a candidate for PRP therapy!