Thinning hair can make you appear older than you are, but a hair transplant isn’t your only option for fuller, more voluminous locks. At Salida Dermatology, Chaffee County’s premier dermatology center with locations in Salida and Gunnison, Colorado, Sheree Beddingfield, PA-C, Sascha Anastas, PA-C, and Janelle Wolek, APRN, use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to promote new hair growth using substances your body already produces. Learn more about this innovative treatment by scheduling a consultation with your provider at Salida Dermatology. Call or book an appointment online to learn more.
Hair restoration refers to procedures that address hair thinning or loss. Salida Dermatology offers nonsurgical hair loss solutions with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRP hair restoration uses substances in your own body to stimulate new growth for fuller, more voluminous hair.
PRP increases blood supply to the hair follicle, through which new hair grows, to thicken the shaft without surgery, downtime, or synthetic medications. The dermatologic providers at Salida Dermatology specialize in nonsurgical hair restoration with PRP. Your provider can develop an individualized treatment plan that gives you the thicker, fuller hair you deserve.
Hair restoration uses the growth factors in PRP to promote new growth. PRP is a component in your blood that accelerates healing. To separate PRP from the other substances in your blood, your provider draws one or more vials of your blood and spins it in a centrifuge.
Once they have the highest concentration of platelets, your provider injects the PRP into your scalp. Treatments are fast and require no downtime, so you can resume your normal activities immediately.
Nearly anybody experiencing gradual hair loss or thinning is a candidate for PRP hair restoration, particularly those with androgenetic alopecia or pattern baldness (female-pattern or male-pattern). The treatment is most effective when you seek dermatologic care as soon as you notice changes to your hair growth patterns.
PRP restoration cannot stimulate hair growth if you are genetically bald. It’s also unsuitable for individuals with a history of infections and blood cancers.
Yes, PRP hair restoration is safe. Since your provider uses components in your own blood to stimulate hair growth, the risk of irritation and adverse side effects is low. After the procedure, you may experience minor pain, redness, and hair shedding, but these side effects are temporary.
Most patients need at least four treatments spaced four weeks apart for lasting hair growth. After the initial treatments, your provider may recommend maintenance injections every six months.
Call Salida Dermatology today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about hair restoration.