PRP Treatments for Alopecia

Several different types of alopecia, a common form of hair loss, affect men and women in varying degrees. However, you don’t have to live with this condition because there are solutions that work, including PRP treatments for hair restoration. At Eternal Dermatology and Aesthetics in Fulton, MD, we offer this natural, powerful treatment that uses the growth factors in your blood in platelet-rich plasma to heal the scalp and promote hair growth, restoring not just your hair but your confidence.

PRP Treatments for Alopecia

PRP treatments have grown in popularity for their ability to improve skin conditions, reverse the signs of aging, heal joint injuries, and promote hair growth. They are natural, simple, and effective, especially when used during a hair restoration treatment plan. One of the benefits of PRP treatments for alopecia is that those sensitive to chemicals or other ingredients in many hair growth products can undergo this treatment without worrying about an adverse or allergic reaction.

Since it’s very unlikely that you could be allergic to your blood, you can feel confident undergoing this treatment process knowing it’s risk-free. Whether you’ve tried other options, haven’t found success with other hair restoration treatments, or you want to make a PRP treatment the first step in promoting hair growth, we can help you learn more about this treatment and experience all the benefits associated with it.

What Is Alopecia?

Alopecia is a condition in which individuals suffer extreme, noticeable, and excessive hair loss. It most commonly affects hair on the head but can affect hair growth anywhere on the body. There are several different forms of this kind of hair loss that affect men and women, and each may require a unique hair loss treatment plan to promote hair growth and resolve the condition.

Androgenetic Alopecia

This condition is also known as pattern baldness and results from genetics and hormonal changes. It is the most common form of hair loss for men.

Scarring Alopecia

This condition most commonly affects individuals of African descent and is a scarring type of hair loss. It typically affects women but can also affect men. This condition causes pain, tenderness, bumps, burning, and itching on the scalp, as well as hair loss and poor quality hair.

Alopecia Areata

This condition occurs when the bodies of those suffering from hair loss have an immune system response that attacks healthy hair follicles, viewing them as foreign bodies. As the condition progresses, bald patches will appear. The good news is that the hair follicles remain alive in this condition, making it relatively easy to treat.

Traction Alopecia

This condition is a form of hair loss that results from wearing overly tight hairstyles. Pulling your hair back into a tight position can stress hair follicles to the point that they come out at the root. Some hairstyles that can lead to this condition include cornrows, overly tight weaves, ponytails, and different types of braids.

What Causes It?

There are many different types of alopecia, but not every type is caused by the same thing. Generally, stress can negatively affect those prone to this condition and worsen matters. Wearing overly tight hairstyles, excessive hair brushing, or using the wrong tools to address facial hair can all contribute to this condition. Some of the most common factors that contribute to this type of hair loss include:

  • Underlying medical conditions
  • Side effects of certain medications
  • Vitamin or nutrient deficiencies
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Over-styling
  • Stress
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Genetic determination

Treating Hair Loss With PRP

Since each patient suffers from a different form of this hair loss condition, we design custom-tailored treatment plans to address their specific hair loss. One of the most natural and effective hair loss treatments uses PRP, also known as platelet-rich plasma, to heal the scalp and use the body’s growth factors and regenerative properties to promote scalp health, healthy hair, and hair restoration.

Unlike many topical solutions, procedures, and medications, this treatment is minimally invasive and doesn’t use chemicals or harsh ingredients to promote hair growth. Instead, it uses growth factors from your blood to promote hair growth and health.

What Is Platelet Rich Plasma?

Platelet-rich plasma is the substance in your blood that contains regenerative properties and growth factors. However, we can’t just use a sample of your blood during the treatment process. Instead, we need to isolate the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood so that we have a concentrated sample of growth factors to inject directly into the scalp to force your body to restore hair growth in your problem areas.

Obtaining a sample to use during treatment is simple and begins with a blood draw. Once we have a blood sample, we will begin a specialized process to isolate the growth factors from the rest of the blood. A specialized device called a centrifuge will spin the blood rapidly in a multi-directional pattern for several minutes. The PRP will rise to the top of the sample, and once we remove it, we can prepare it into an injectable form.

The Treatment Process

Once we have the sample of your blood, we’ll make a series of small injections in the area that has experienced hair loss. The treatment process is quick and comfortable, especially because we will apply a topical numbing solution to your skin before administering injections. Once the treatment process is over, you’ll be able to resume most of your normal daily activities.

You can expect results within several weeks of beginning the treatment process. The PRP growth factors will increase collagen and elastin production, heal damaged hair follicles, and restore health to those that have become inactive or dormant due to hair loss conditions.

Restore Hair Growth With a Natural, Effective Treatment

This treatment is the perfect place to start if you want to take a natural approach to hair loss. It’s natural, effective, and risk-free. You don’t have to live with hair loss, and you don’t have to let it determine how confident you feel about your appearance. This treatment option will deliver results without compromising your health and help you achieve incredible results.

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