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PRP Hair Loss Treatment

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What are the major causes of hair loss in women?

Female pattern hair loss can be significantly influenced by age, nutrition, stress, surgery, medications, illness, social/lifestyle factors, hair care, heredity and more.

What are the most common causes of hair loss in men?

Male hair loss follows a very specific, progressive pattern that has a strong genetic predisposition and is triggered by increased dihydrotestosterone or DHT hormone.

How is a hair loss diagnosis obtained?

A hair loss “work up” starts with a detailed medical history, including family history, history of medical illness, poor nutrition, current medications, hair care regimen, recent surgeries and a detailed history of the hair loss pattern. A physical exam includes evaluation of the scalp for signs and symptoms of hair loss and any concurrent problems. Blood work or other testing may be performed if indicated based on health history and/or physical symptoms.

What is the PRP hair regrowth treatment and how does it work?

PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) consists of growth factors and cytokines that have been shown to be responsible for stimulating and enhancing hair follicle function. The PRP can be combined with ECM or Extracellular Matrix (like ACell or BioD), Stem Cells and Mesotherapy (Vitamin Cocktail) for stronger and longer lasting hair growth results.

How long does the benefit of PRP treatments last?

On average, the benefits of PRP Treatments last forever; however, most patients will need to repeat PRP Treatment after approximately one year in order to maintain the hair growth effects.

What are the risks of PRP treatments?

PRP is a comfortable, in-office, non-surgical procedure that takes about an hour from start-to-finish. Most patients may notice a brief period of inflammation during which their scalp remains somewhat pink and numb for several hours. Swelling is rare (about 15% of the time) and if it occurs, it is noticeable on the forehead or around the eye area on the next day. Any swelling takes about a day or two to resolve.

Is there a recovery period or downtime after PRP treatments?

There is no activity restriction after a PRP treatment. Patients may shower/shampoo/condition their hair normally 12 hours after the treatment. They may also resume all normal daily and athletic activities. No harsh chemical coloring or perming treatments should be performed for at least 72 hours. Use of topical hair growth treatments like Minoxidil (Rogaine) or Laser Therapy can be resumed the next day.

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