Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
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When the patient arrives at the appointment, blood is drawn into collection tubes. The tubes are then spun, causing the blood to separate into distinct layers with the PRP serum on top.
The PRP serum is extracted and it is injected into the affected areas of the patient’s scalp. Patients typically see no bruising and very little bleeding, since platelets naturally cause blood clotting to occur quickly.
Most patients tolerate the PRP Therapy very well and express a high level of satisfaction with their individual results. Patients typically require three to four sessions, approximately 30 days apart, followed by maintenance every six to twelve months depending on their level of hair re-growth.
PRP Therapy is changing our approach to androgenetic hair loss at West Houston Dermatology! Call us today to schedule your appointment!
This product must be administered by an authorized medical professional.
CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS
Hair loss is clinically referred to as alopecia and can generally be divided into two types: scarring and non-scarring alopecia. Scarring alopecia involves the inflammation and permanent destruction of the hair follicle complex. It is typically the result of an inflammatory medical condition, usually accompanied by erythema (redness) and scarring.
Non-scarring male and female pattern hair loss (Androgenetic alopecia) is a condition which affects approximately 50% of both men and women over the course of their lifetime. Androgenetic alopecia results in the gradual thinning beginning at the vertex or crown of the scalp to the forehead. By the age of 50 approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair – beginning with symptoms around the age of 21. Men commonly show temporal recession and vertex involvement which can progress to total baldness.
HUMAN HAIR GROWTH
The onset of hair loss usually begins in the third or fourth decade but this process can begin immediately after puberty in the most severely affected patients. Androgenetic alopecia usually results in gradual thinning beginning at the vertex or crown of the scalp to the forehead. Women generally show progressive thinning, while men commonly progress to total baldness. By the age of 50 approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair – beginning with symptoms around the age of 21.