Hair loss affects millions of adults in the United States and negatively affects self-esteem and self-confidence. But with advances in treatment options, you don’t have to live with your hair loss. Marcel Brysk, MD, and the team at Doctors Weight Clinic offer hair-loss treatment using platelet-rich plasma (PRP). To schedule a hair-loss treatment consultation, call the office in El Cajon, Chula Vista, or Laguna Hills, California, or request an appointment online.
The innovative team uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for their hair-loss treatment. PRP is a form of regenerative medicine. It contains a high concentration of platelets and is made from a sample of your own blood.
Platelets help blood to clot in order to stop cuts from bleeding. These tiny cell fragments also contain specialized proteins and growth factors that regenerate tissue to heal the cut.
PRP therapy takes advantage of the natural healing powers of your platelets and injects them directly into the areas that need extra support. This includes the inactive hair follicles on your head.
Hair loss occurs for many reasons. As you get older, the length of your hair cycle shortens. Additionally, the hair that grows is thinner, finer, and lighter.
For those suffering from conditions like male- or female-pattern baldness, some hair follicles stop growing hair altogether.
During hair-loss treatment at Doctors Weight Clinic, the team injects the PRP directly into your scalp. The healing properties in the PRP improve the health of your hair follicles and extend the growing cycle. PRP also reactivates dormant hair follicles.
It’s theorized that the PRP injections trigger and maintain natural hair growth by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle. This, in turn, increases the thickness of the hair shaft of the strand of hair.
Your hair-loss treatment is an in-office procedure. First, your provider draws a sample of blood from your arm to create the PRP for your treatment.
Your provider then injects the PRP directly into the scalp. You may receive a local anesthetic or numbing cream prior to your injections to ease discomfort.
There’s no downtime following your hair-loss treatment. Your initial treatment may include three sessions set at four-week intervals.
PRP therapy isn’t a cure for conditions that cause hair loss. To maintain your results, you need multiple PRP treatments over time.
The team at Doctors Weight Clinic customizes your hair-loss treatment plan based on your personal condition and the results of your initial treatment. They may suggest maintenance injections every 3-6 months.
Your provider may also suggest adding other hair-loss treatments to your PRP therapy to support your hair growth needs.
To schedule your hair-loss treatment consultation at Doctors Weight Clinic, call the office closest to you or book an appointment online.