Hair loss becomes a more and more common problem for people as they get older. If you’ve begun to experience the beginning signs of hair thinning or hair loss, PRP may be an effective treatment for you. This procedure uses the body’s own natural process of healing to restore hair growth.
Orlando Dermatology is proud to provide patients in the Dr. Philips, Windermere, Bay Hill, Lake Buena Vista, and Orlando areas of Florida with a comprehensive selection of aesthetic procedures. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment.
What is PRP?
PRP stands for platelet rich plasma, a vital component of the blood. Within the human body, plasma makes up about 55% of the blood. This plasma contains many of the components of the blood that allow it to nourish, repair, and maintain the health of the body. These include red and white blood cells, proteins, platelets, vitamins, electrolytes, cytokines, and growth factors. Recently, doctors have begun to harness the healing potential of plasma to correct both medical and aesthetic concerns. Orlando Dermatology is proud to utilize the healing and regenerating power of PRP for hair loss treatments.
This treatment can be used to correct:
- Alopecia areata
- Genetic hair loss
- Thinning hair
How Does PRP for Hair Loss Work?
The blood is one of the most vital parts of the human body. It transports oxygen and nutrients to all of the body’s cells, tissues, and organs, allowing them to function healthily and healing them when they become damaged. Plasma is one of the most important components of the blood because it contains many of the growth factors and nutrients that make this maintenance and repair process possible.
During a PRP for hair loss procedure, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient and then processed through a centrifuge. This centrifuge separates the platelet-rich plasma portion of the blood from the rest of its components. Once this has been accomplished, the PRP is reinjected into the patient’s scalp.
Because a great deal of hair loss is related to the damage that hair follicles accumulate over time, PRP is able to correct hair loss by repairing and nourishing the follicles using healing growth factors. Over time, this slowly begins the growth of newer, healthier hair.
If you’re looking for a natural, effective way to restore the growth of healthy, full hair, PRP for hair loss may be the perfect treatment for you! Contact Orlando Dermatology today for more information about this exciting treatment, or to schedule a consultation appointment.