Patients dealing with hair thinning and loss are often unsure as to how they can combat this condition. At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, now a part of U.S. Dermatology Partners, we are dedicated to helping individuals achieve the results they desire and offer hair restoration solutions that work! One of the most commonly requested options for patients around Centreville, VA and Chantilly, VA is platelet rich plasma therapy.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (or PRPT)?
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, also known as PRPT, is a treatment solution that uses the patient’s own blood to stimulate hair growth. The blood contains many elements that can be used in a variety of methods in the body. Using a centrifuge, the doctor separates the elements of the blood that is taken from a patient to remove the platelets separately. Then, the platelets are reinjected into the body—specifically the scalp for the treatment of hair loss—which then improves the growth of the hair.
Is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Safe?
This treatment is completely safe. In fact, it:
- Eliminates the need for surgery
- Is performed without anesthetics (unless requested)
- Is risk-free because it is performed with the patient’s own blood
- Eliminates the risks of allergic reactions
- Reduces the chance of infection or rejection
- Is an affordable alternative to other hair restoration techniques
- Is performed right in the practice under your dermatologist’s care
Am I a Candidate for Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
All patients are appropriate candidates for PRPT because it uses the patient’s own blood—meaning there is no chance for an allergic reaction.
Combat Hair Loss Today with Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
When hair loss or thinning is a concern, it is important that patients take the time they need to speak with our team of professionals about the options available—including the benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, contact Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia Centreville. We assist patients of all ages in our state-of-the-art facility. We provide medical and cosmetic dermatology solutions to men and women at both our Centreville and Sterling locations. Our Centreville location can be reached at (703) 222-2773 and is conveniently located in Suite #301 at 13880 Braddock Road. We accept new patients who are ready for quality, comprehensive dermatological care.