Many people are affected by hair loss on their scalps. Medical conditions, medications, hormonal changes, and heredity are all causes of hair loss. This condition, known as alopecia, can be experienced by patients of all ages, from children to senior adults. 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 a variety of treatments including PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injection – a solution for hair loss.
A PRP injection is an innovative treatment that helps restore hair on the scalp. Treatment is safe and effective. There is no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection because we utilize the patient’s own blood.
Before the procedure, we draw a small sample of the patient’s blood. The sample is placed in a centrifuge and spun. This separates the platelets from the blood. Platelets are used to aid in healing wounds and contain growth factors. We inject the platelet rich plasma into the scalp and take extra steps to ensure the procedure is as comfortable as possible.
Preparing for the appointment
If you suffer from hair loss, we recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our board certified dermatologists. To prepare for your appointment, it is important to make a list that includes:
- Personal information including any major stresses or recent life changes
- All of the medications you take, including vitamins and herbal supplements
- Your questions
The dermatologist will examine your scalp and review your medical history. The doctor will be happy to answer any questions you may have. A treatment plan will be tailored to meet your individual needs. This plan includes what can be expected throughout treatment to ensure you achieve optimal results.
Rejuvenating the appearance
If you are interested in PRP 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.