Centreville, VA area patients who are faced with hair loss or thinning may be unsure of how they can restore their hair without surgical interventions such as hair plugs. At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc., now a part of U.S. Dermatology Partners, we provide PRP therapy for hair loss – a treatment that truly works and delivers results!
Why does hair loss occur?
There are many reasons a patient may be experiencing hair loss or thinning. It can be caused by anything from stress to genetics. If you want to renew their self-confidence with hair restoration, we encourage you to ask about PRP therapy, also known as Platelet Rich Plasma therapy.
PRP therapy explained
Understanding PRP therapy is the first step in determining if it is an appropriate treatment for you. The doctors at Dermatology Associations of Northern Virginia, Inc. assess patients for candidacy. Platelets, which are found in the blood, are used to repair damaged cells and blood vessels. Their growth factors help in stimulating and rejuvenating cells in the body. When the platelets are injected into the scalp, they can promote hair growth while strengthening the existing hair follicles.
What are the benefits of PRP therapy?
PRP therapy is:
- Free from allergic reactions
- Used with the patient’s own blood
- Safe and effective
- Free from risk of rejection
- A holistic, natural approach to hair loss and thinning
Does PRP therapy for hair loss really work?
Yes! We see many patients in our office who are looking for a way to safely and effectively promote hair growth without having to undergo surgical procedures. Many of our patients find that PRP is a great solution to their thinning and hair loss concerns. PRP therapy continues to be a viable option for patients who are struggling with the idea of losing their hair and want to find a method that provides natural results.
Who is considered a candidate for treatment?
Any patient faced with hair loss or thinning is considered a viable candidate. Even short-term reasons for hair loss and thinning, such as stress or pregnancy, can still benefit from PRP therapy to restore hair. Not only can it stimulate hair growth that may have stopped or reversed, it also can strengthen the existing hair follicles, ensuring stronger hair. This is a great solution for patients who want a holistic approach to their hair loss and are interested in more biocompatible options that are safe and free from side effects or medications.
How is PRP therapy used in other areas of medicine?
PRP therapy has been used for several decades in the medical field. Studies continue to show that concentrated platelets reintroduced into the body can stimulate growth, healing, and cell regeneration. This was an amazing breakthrough in hair loss and thinning, as it gave patients another solution for consideration. Other options for hair treatment may include:
- Laser therapies
- Red light treatment
- Topical medications
- Surgical intervention
PRP therapy is often the first line of defense against hair loss and thinning and is readily available and often used at Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc. However, to start treatment, patients need to book a consultation appointment and initial evaluation to determine the cause of the thinning and loss, and then discuss whether PRP therapy is the best solution for their specific and unique case.
How much does PRP therapy cost?
PRP therapy varies in cost, depending on how severe the thinning or loss is. During the first evaluation with a patient, the doctor can discuss the approximate cost of services from start to finish.
Schedule a visit today
At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc., patients have access to a variety of skin, hair, nail, and body solutions that are affordable and effective. If you are ready to ask about PRP as a solution for hair loss or thinning. Centreville and Sterling, VA, residents can contact our practice today. 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.