Restoring hair with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a minimally invasive, rejuvenating procedure that uses your body’s own healing abilities to awaken and refresh hair follicles. Hair loss is a common occurrence for men and women alike. 80% of men and 50% of women experience differing degrees of hair loss throughout their lifetime. While hair loss is a common experience, many patients feel self-conscious or even heartbroken about their thinning hair. So, they may turn to creams, supplements, or wigs and toupees – only to experience unsatisfactory results. Other hair loss solutions advertise permanent results, but many patients are left with hair that doesn’t quite feel like their own. However, with PRP hair restoration, patients can see their own real, natural hair return.
At Skin Care by Alyce, we understand the flood of emotions that arises in tandem with hair loss. In fact, studies have shown that there is a higher prevalence of depression and anxiety among those who experience hair loss – even more so in women than in men. By restoring hair growth with PRP, Alyce Versagli and her expert staff aim to not only revitalize your appearance but also your self-confidence. The first step on this journey to a new you is to schedule a personal consultation with Alyce at our Wyomissing office. Here, we will be able to address your unique situation and circumstances. To reach our office, please call (610) 685-2575.
Over the last decade, the medical community has utilized PRP for a variety of different treatments. From regenerating tissue during surgery to combating signs of aging in your complexion, PRP has proven to restore weakened cells in body tissue with its regenerative, healing properties. The process begins by drawing a small amount of your blood. To extract the platelets and white blood cells from the rest of the blood, the small vial is centrifuged, separating the blood’s valuable components. Once the platelets are extracted, we inject them into the hair follicles around your scalp. Inside this plasma are more than 20 platelet-derived growth factors that activate once they reenter your body. These platelet-derived growth factors, when introduced to weakened tissue, work to:
- Revitalize the cells’ structure and collagen production
- Accelerate the body’s healing response
- Restores health and function of targeted, damaged cells
- Stimulate cell proliferation and differentiation
PRP For Hair Loss
Hair loss is known to cause adverse psychosocial effects such as anxiety, depression, aggressiveness, and feelings of social inadequacy – the need for a safe, effective treatment is imperative. Popular medications for hair loss may offer limited results, however, they also come at the price of side effects like birth defects and prolonged impotence in men. Other popular treatments are surgical methods, but these rely on the patient’s supply of donor hair and may leave scarring around the treated areas.
With these outcomes in mind, Alyce is proud to offer PRP to treat hair loss. The rich, healing properties in your PRP serum work to regrow your hair naturally and effectively. When introduced to your semi-dormant hair follicles, the growth factors in the PRP restore the function and health of these cells. Soon, after a couple of months, these follicles will be healthy and strong enough to grow hair on their own.
- Natural-looking results
- Quick procedure
- Minimal to no downtime
- No scarring
- No risk of adverse reactions or side effects
- No artificial or foreign chemicals used
To test your follicular health, we advise a standard pull test to measure the severity of your hair loss. First, gently run your fingers through your hair from root to end. Next, count the number of hairs you have collected. If you have 10 or more hairs in one pass, then you might be an excellent candidate for PRP hair restoration. Or, if you notice balding areas around your head, you might be a perfect candidate for PRP. At Skin Care by Alyce, we are here to restore your confidence by restoring your hairline. If you are interested in seeing safe, effective, and natural results, please feel free to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Alyce to learn more about how PRP can reverse your hair loss.
During your consultation at our Wyomissing offices, we will begin by conducting a brief physical exam and new patient intake interview. Next, Alyce will want to learn about your hair growth goals. Even if hair loss is your most pressing concern, Alyce is interested in your aesthetic ideal. She might be able to help! This might include resolving other conditions such as acne treatment, uneven skin tone and texture, or unwanted hair in other places. Once she understands your desired results, Alyce will construct a personalized treatment plan. She will then outline her approach and answer any questions you may have. Before you leave our care, we will give you a list of preparatory steps that you should take before your PRP hair restoration session.
While we may give you individualized instructions on how to prepare for your PRP session, in general, it is best to:
- Avoid blood-thinning medications as this can cause excessive bleeding during your PRP treatment.
- Avoid nicotine and alcohol as these substances can hamper the body’s natural ability to heal and recover.
- Make sure to drink plenty of water. Your skin should be well hydrated before your treatment.
We will begin the procedure by taking a small amount of blood. For the next ten minutes, the vial will be sent through the centrifuge. The platelets and white blood cells will separate from the red blood cells. Next, the platelets and white blood cells will be combined to create an injectable serum. Then, we will apply an anesthetic cream on the balding areas around your head. Once the cream has taken effect, we will gently inject the serum into the target areas. This process will take around 20 minutes to complete. Once we are finished, you will be able to leave and return to your day!
Recovery & Results
After your PRP session, the target areas may feel numb and tingly. Since only organic chemicals were used, you should expect no side effects. However, if you experience any adverse reactions or discomfort, please be sure to contact us immediately. You should expect to see noticeable results after a couple of sessions. Your hair will look thicker and fuller. When you run your hand through your hair, you will notice fewer and fewer strands in between your fingers. Soon, your confidence in your appearance will be enhanced. You will be able to look in the mirror and see a happier, rejuvenated you!
Cost in Eastern Pennsylvania
The cost of your PRP hair restoration treatment will depend on the size of your treated area. We will discuss the price of your individualized treatment plan during your consultation. If you would like to learn more about what specials we have running, please be sure to check out our specials page or give our offices a call at tel:+16106852575(610) 685-2575.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a natural, minimally invasive procedure that uses your body’s own healing chemicals to rejuvenate and restore weakened cells and tissue. This process works by first centrifuging a small amount of your blood to separate your blood platelets and white blood cells from the rest of your blood. Then, the platelets are extracted and injected back into your body. This process is known to restore your skin’s health, regenerate weary tissue, and trigger new cell growth in the target area for lasting results.
While the exact cause for your hair loss may be unique, common causes of hair loss are:
• Different forms of alopecia
• Hormone imbalance
• Poor diet
• Lack of nutrients like biotin, zinc, and iron
• Varying levels of stress
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