Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

Frustrated with hair loss? Don’t throw your hands up just yet!

What is PRP?

If you’re in the market for a natural solution to hair loss, wrinkles or aging skin, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy may be right for you. This  quick, cutting-edge, and natural treatment uses your body’s own blood.

How does PRP work?

The science behind it is simple. Our blood has two main components: red blood cells and plasma. In turn, our plasma consists of white blood cells and platelets. Both of these are rich in growth factors that stimulate skin cell regeneration. Harvesting PRP and injecting it into targeted areas promotes collagen growth to smooth wrinkles and improve skin tone and texture. When used for alopecia, it promotes new healthier hair growth.

PRP works by:

  • Increasing blood supply to the follicle
  • Slows hair loss
  • Stimulates hairs into the growth phase
  • Controls the growth cycle
  • Increasing thickness of the hair shaft
What is PRP used to treat?

In dermatology, PRP treats signs of aging, including wrinkles, discoloration, fine lines and sagging skin, as well as hair loss.

What do the treatments consist of?

The procedure uses the patient’s own blood, which is spun in a centrifuge to separate out the platelets and growth factors. The PRP is then injected directly into areas of hair loss on the scalp.

The average hair loss treatment plan consists of a series of 3 sessions spaced roughly 4 weeks apart. The number of treatments depends on the severity of the condition and treatment goals. After the initial treatment series, individual maintenance treatments may be done once or twice a year.

Does the procedure hurt?

There may be very brief sensitivity when the injections are being performed. However, anesthetic options are available to minimize any discomfort. Talk with your dermatologist to find the best option for you.

What are the side effects?

Most patients report only minimal discomfort with no downtime. Post-treatment effects may include mild swelling and temporary bruising at injection sites.

What are the benefits?
  • all-natural- using your body’s own product
  • minimally invasive – not surgery
  • quick- treatments can take less than 30 minutes
  • safe
Is there a cure for baldness?

PRP is not a cure for hair loss or baldness. The underlying cause of hair loss, whether it is genetic or from hair grooming practices, will always remain. However, there is evidence that maintenance treatments can work to increase and preserve hair density.

Why should I choose Eternal Dermatology for my PRP Hair treatment?

Our Hair and Scalp Center at Eternal Dermatology treats the most advanced and complex cases of hair loss. Our board-certified dermatologists are experts in the diagnosis and management of both the common and uncommon types of alopecia. We used the most advanced techniques and cutting edge technology to get you the best results. To learn more about PRP and other options for hair loss,  call our office or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located in Fulton, MD and serve Columbia MD, Laurel,  Clarksville, Silver Spring and Howard County, Maryland.

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