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How Does PRP Work to Reverse Hair Loss?

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Have you noticed that your hair has become thinner? Androgenic alopecia, the most common type of hair loss, has a strong genetic component. Men and women are affected, although men develop a characteristic pattern while women have all-over thinning. Treatment with PRP can rejuvenate your scalp for renewed hair growth and healthier, thicker hair. 

What is PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)?

Your dermatologist produces platelet-rich plasma (PRP) by collecting a sample of your blood and placing it in a centrifuge. This process separates a layer that contains high numbers of platelets. Platelets respond to the site of injuries and release a flood of growth and healing factors. PRP is often used in combination with other treatments to improve their results. 

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How Does PRP Work to Reverse Hair Loss?

PRP is injected into the scalp in areas of thinning hair. PRP triggers the growth of new blood vessels, bringing more nutrients and oxygen to the hair follicles. It also stimulates the follicles to wake from their dormant state and begin producing hair again. A healthy scalp supports follicles that grow thick, full hair. You can combine PRP with almost any other hair loss treatment to boost your results, or you can use PRP as a natural, drug-free way to restore hair. 

How Much is PRP for Hair Loss?

The cost of PRP varies depending on your provider. You can expect three to six treatments followed by yearly maintenance sessions. PRP injections range from $300 to $600, depending on the application and the size of the treatment area. After the initial series of treatments, one session a year will help maintain your full, healthy hair. 

What Results Will I See From PRP for Hair Loss?

The effects of PRP take time to appear. You may notice that your scalp feels healthier before you see any changes in your hair. You may start to see new hair growth by the end of your treatments. Over time, new hair will grow long and thick enough to fill in thinning areas. Your hair regrows in the natural follicle patterns for results that never look artificial. 

Am I a Good Candidate for PRP for Hair Loss?

Your dermatologist will assess the causes of your hair thinning and determine whether PRP will help you. PRP benefits those with many common causes of hair loss, including androgenic alopecia. This condition is often known as male pattern baldness, although it also affects women. Since PRP comes from your own blood, almost anyone makes a good candidate. 

Is There Any Downtime With PRP for Hair Loss?

Your scalp may feel sensitive or sore for a few days after treatment. You should avoid scrubbing or exposing your scalp to harsh chemicals until it has healed. You can resume your usual activities after treatment, but avoid strenuous exercise for several days. 

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To learn more about PRP for hair loss, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling Levy Dermatology at (901) 624-3333. Levy Dermatology serves patients in the Memphis, Jackson & Collierville, TN areas

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