Hair Loss

Hair loss can occur from numerous things, such as stress, childbirth, nutrient deficiencies, hormones, thyroid disease, hair damage, or age. There are many types of hair loss, the most common being Androgenetic Alopecia, Telogen Effluvium, and Alopecia Areata. Each type presents itself in a different pattern of hair loss.

Hair Loss Treatment

During an evaluation at Derick Dermatology, your provider will investigate the possible causes of your hair loss. Health history and examination can be helpful to find the source of the hair loss, but lab work and a biopsy may be helpful to narrow this down. If there is a nutrient deficiency, a provider may recommend supplementation. Otherwise, there are topical medications that may be prescribed. A popular cosmetic treatment for hair loss is called PRP, which is known to stimulate dormant hair follicles, promoting thicker and healthier hair.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

At Derick Dermatology, our Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is a meticulously crafted process designed to stimulate hair regrowth and restore the vitality of your locks. Here’s an overview of the procedure:

1. Consultation and Assessment:

Our experienced dermatologists begin with a thorough consultation to understand your unique hair loss concerns.

A comprehensive scalp assessment helps tailor the PRP formulation to address specific needs.

2. Blood Draw:

A small amount of your blood is drawn, typically from your arm, similar to a routine blood test.

3. Centrifugation:

The drawn blood is then processed in a specialized centrifuge, separating the platelet-rich plasma from other blood components.

This concentrated PRP is carefully extracted for use in the treatment.

4. Anesthesia:

A local anesthetic may be applied to ensure your comfort during the procedure.

5. Microinjections:

Using fine needles, the PRP is skillfully injected into the areas of hair loss.

BENEFITS OF Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy FOR HAIR LOSS

  1. Natural Hair Regrowth: Stimulates dormant hair follicles, promoting the growth of thicker and healthier hair.
  2. Non-Invasive Procedure: A minimally invasive treatment with no surgery or downtime, ensuring a comfortable experience.
  3. Customized Solutions: Tailored PRP formulations to address individual hair loss concerns for optimal results.
  4. Safe and Well-Tolerated: Utilizes the patient’s own blood, minimizing the risk of adverse reactions or allergies.
  5. Improves Hair Texture and Thickness: Enhances the overall quality of existing hair, making it more resilient and voluminous.
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Derick Dermatology is a leading authority in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatological services with 23 stunning dermatology practices in Chicago, IL, and Tampa Bay, FL. Our dedicated dermatologists offer exceptional dermatological services for both adult and pediatric patients. Please complete our online form or call our main number at (866) 337-4251 to schedule a consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy?

A: PRP, is a concentration of your own platelet rich plasma protein derived from your blood, after red blood cells are removed. This nutrient rich plasma is used to treat a variety of medical problems, including dermatology conditions, and even orthopedic or proctology conditions. This therapy involves drawing a small amount of the patient’s blood, processing it to concentrate the platelets, and then injecting this platelet-rich plasma into the scalp to stimulate hair growth.

Q: How long does a PRP session take?

A: On average, a PRP session takes about 60 to 90 minutes, including blood draw, processing, and administration of the PRP.

Q: How soon can I expect results?

A: Results vary, but many patients notice improvement within a few months. Consistency with recommended treatment plans enhances the likelihood of achieving optimal results.

Q: Are there any side effects or downtime?

A: PRP therapy is generally well-tolerated, with minimal side effects such as temporary redness or mild swelling. There is no downtime, and patients can resume their normal activities immediately.

Q: How many sessions are recommended for effective results?

A: The number of sessions depends on individual needs and the severity of hair loss. Typically, an initial series of sessions followed by maintenance treatments are recommended for long-term benefits.

Always consult with your healthcare provider for specific instructions and guidance related to your individual situation.