Restore a healthy head of hair with treatments for hair loss offered at Hill Country Dermatology in New Braunfels, and Schertz, Texas. Board-certified dermatologists Vicente Quintero, MD, and Danielle Brown, MD, use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to stimulate your hair follicles to regrow hair. Call today or use the online tool to schedule your consultation.
Losing up to 100 hairs per day is normal. It’s also expected that you’ll lose extra hair following childbirth or after a serious illness. However, losing much more than this consistently is a reason for concern.
Hair loss is often caused by an autoimmune condition known as alopecia. Your immune system attacks the hair follicles and your hair falls out in round, coin-sized patches. It’s also possible to experience hair loss because of hormonal changes, certain medical conditions, aging, or genetics.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are a natural, effective hair loss treatment used at Hill Country Dermatology.
PRP is derived from a sample of your blood that is spun down in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelet count. Platelets are a natural component of your blood that help with wound healing. They also contain growth factors and cytokines that, when applied directly to areas of hair loss, can trigger regrowth.
If you have hair follicles that have become dormant, PRP injections wake them up to boost hair production. You get fuller, thicker, more voluminous hair.
Your treatment begins with the preparation of the PRP. A technician draws a sample of blood from your arm. They take these samples to concentrate the platelets while you rest comfortably for a few minutes.
The PRP is then injected into areas of your scalp that are showing signs of thinning or loss.
Your entire appointment takes about 15 minutes. You’ll resume normal activities after your appointment; no need to schedule downtime.
Initially, you should come in for PRP injections about once a month. After 3-4 months, schedule maintenance treatments every 6-12 months to optimize your results. Some people may need a slightly more aggressive protocol depending on the extent and nature of their hair loss.
PRP treatments don’t produce instant results. It takes time for the dormant follicles to awaken and then for hair to grow. You’ll first notice a reduction in hair shedding. Early regrowth appears in the first 2-3 months of treatment. Over time, your hair length and volume increase.
If you’re ready to experience natural PRP treatments for hair loss, call Hill Country Dermatology today or use the online tool to schedule an appointment.