PRP or Platelet-Rich Plasma treatments can reduce hair thinning and restore hair thickness. At Capital Laser & Skin Care, our board-certified dermatologists Dr. Tanzi, Dr.Shah, and Dr.Peters use PRP to reverse hair loss. However, many patients do not know how PRP can reverse hair loss and promote hair growth.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
PRP is a non-surgical hair restoration treatment that uses the healing properties of your blood. The treatment is a three-step process that involves taking your blood, separating the healing properties of PRP with a machine, and then injecting it into the scalp.
Plasma is the liquid part of your blood that is rich in platelets. The platelets in your blood are a significant component of healing. The second step of PRP is a machine that will separate the platelets from the plasma, leaving a highly concentrated platelet count.
How Does PRP Reverse Hair Loss?
When PRP is injected into the scalp by one of our dermatologists, the natural healing process starts to take place. PRP treatment triggers the hair follicles to grow more hair, filling in bald spots. This process promotes the growth of thicker hair that replaces thinning hair. Because PRP uses your blood, the risk of getting a communicable disease or an allergic reaction is removed.
Benefits of PRP
PRP treatments are a natural alternative compared to surgical procedures. After PRP treatment, many patients report seeing results in only a few weeks. Gradually, more hair will grow over the next 2 to 3 months.
Am I a Candidate for PRP?
We recommend PRP treatments for those experiencing hair loss and seeking a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure.
Dr. Tanzi, Dr. Shah, and Dr. Peters provide the most suitable treatment possible for each patient’s unique situation. Patients seeking PRP treatments should ideally be in good physical health and have realistic expectations about hair growth. Also, a full evaluation by a Board-certified dermatologist is a good idea to be sure that there are no medical conditions that are contributing to the hair loss.
Capital laser and skin care is the best dermatology practice I’ve ever been to. I’ve seen both Dr. Peters and Dr. Tanzi, who are both extremely intelligent, caring, highly skilled, practical – and gorgeous! The staff is excellent – very caring, skilled, excellent training, professional, and easy to talk to. I highly recommend Capital Laser to anyone seeking to take fabulous care of their skin. You will be in the best hands here.
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Interested in learning more about PRP for hair loss? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 388-8817 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.