What is PRP Therapy for Hair Loss?
Hair loss is a major concern for many men and women, whether it's caused by age, genetics, hormones, medical conditions, or styling products or practices. With recent advances in the hair restoration field, new procedures are being created to help combat the problem. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a state-of-the-art nonsurgical procedure that's showing remarkable effects in slowing down, stopping, and reversing baldness. PRP has shown promising results in patients with alopecia areata, an inherited type of hair thinning that occurs along the top of the head. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jean-Denis Boucher offers this revolutionary therapy for patients in San Antonio, TX. Contact Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic to schedule a consultation, and learn more about PRP therapy.
Our PRP for Hair Loss Technique
PRP therapy is an outpatient treatment performed at both of our offices in San Antonio, TX. First, we will take a blood sample, which is spun through a centrifuge to separate platelets from the rest of the blood components. Next, the concentrated platelet-rich plasma is injected into the portions of your scalp that are thinning. Most of the time, patients do not experience downtime after PRP therapy. You may have some minor redness, swelling, and tenderness for up to 48 hours. Results are commonly seen approximately 4 – 6 months after the initial session with continued improvements for up to a year following therapy. Dr. Boucher typically recommends follow-up sessions every 12 – 18 months as part of a customized plan for hair loss management.
PRP therapy for hair FAQs
How effective is PRP for hair loss?
Platelet-rich plasma is very effective when it comes to hair loss treatment. Dr. Boucher knows this firsthand and has seen numerous patients enjoy life-changing results. A hair assessment is the best way to determine if PRP is the right treatment for your particular needs, and our staff would be more than happy to help you get started.
How much does PRP therapy cost?
The cost of PRP varies depending on the individual case. That being said, platelet-rich plasma therapy is generally very affordable, especially when compared to similar treatments such as hair transplants. Our administrative team at Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic will review your specific case during a consultation and provide you with an accurate estimate.
What are the risks of PRP therapy?
As with any medical procedure, there is always a risk of side effects. However, platelet-rich plasma therapy is considered to be safe, and most patients in San Antonio experience no adverse effects as long as they follow our post-treatment instructions. We will discuss any potential risks associated with your specific case during your initial assessment.
Stimulate New Growth
At Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic, Dr. Jean-Denis Boucher is pleased to offer effective solutions to help patients obtain thick, vibrant hair once again. PRP therapy can be an ideal treatment for many individuals who are seeking an effective hair loss solution. To hear more about PRP sessions, as well as other advanced treatments for hair loss, we invite you to contact one of our convenient San Antonio, TX office locations.