Do you suffer from thinning hair? Have you found that the traditional treatments like hair-growth medications don’t work for you?
Introducing Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) at Skin Smart Dermatology! PRP is a non-invasive procedure that treats androgenetic alopecia—or in layman’s terms, hereditary hair thinning.
Skin Smart Dermatology and Skin Care Center is a team of dermatologists serving Chestnut Hill, Roxborough, Flourtown, Oreland, Abington, Glenside, Lansdale, Warrington, Jamison, Doylestown, New Britain, and their surrounding areas.
We treat our patients with cutting-edge procedures and technologies, and we’re excited to add PRM therapy to our slate of innovative treatments.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
First, a basic science lesson. Your blood has many components, including plasma, the liquid in which blood cells are suspended. Platelets are protein-rich blood cells that are primarily used to stop bleeding via clotting. Plasma containing a strong concentration of platelets can have many uses—in this case, we use it to stimulate dermal papilla cells, a part of hair follicles.
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy for hair loss involves taking your own plasma and injecting into your scalp, which thereby stimulates your hair follicles. That may sound a little scary, but don’t worry! The procedure is simple and you can expect only minimal discomfort. First, a small amount of blood is drawn from your arm. After the plasma and platelets are separated from the rest of your blood via a centrifuge, a topical anesthetic is applied to your scalp and the plasma is injected with a thin needle. As the plasma is taken from your own body, there is no risk of an adverse reaction.
Because hair grows in stages, we recommend that our patients receive four PRP therapy treatments spaced four weeks apart. This ensures we treat the majority of your hair. After your first treatment, you may notice less hair loss. After you’ve completed two or three treatments, your hair should be healthier and thicker. By the time your fourth treatment is complete, you should be well on your way to extensive new hair growth.
Make an Appointment at Skin Smart
Are you interested in making an appointment for Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, or would you like to learn more about the procedure? Please reach out to us on our website or via telephone at 215-348-7335. We can’t wait to hear from you!