When a part of your body is injured, your immune system sends specialized blood cells called “platelets” to heal, regenerate, and rejuvenate the area. Doctors are able to take advantage of this natural body function to create platelet-rich plasma (PRP) out of a small amount of your own blood. With over 1 million platelets for every milliliter of plasma, this healing solution can then be directed straight to where it’s needed most.
If you’re losing your hair, you’ll find endless reasons to consider PRP for Hair Loss in Northern Virginia. See the top five below.
Hair loss treatments can cost between $4,000-$15,000. Hair loss medications may seem less expensive, but they require cumbersome application and they must be taken for a lifetime to continue to get results. Those costs in money and time really add up.
When you get PRP for Hair Loss in Northern Virginia, you need as few as three treatments to start. Three treatments typically cost between $1,800-$3,600. At NOVA Plastic Surgery, we believe that the best personal improvements happen over time, so we spread those treatments out over a three-month period. And as we explore how long-lasting the effects are, the cost-effectiveness of PRP for Hair Loss in Northern Virginia becomes even clearer.
2. Lasting results
Platelet-rich plasma bathes the area with its healing properties and slowly leaves the area as the job is done. Improved fullness and appearance of vitality last for as long as 12 months. After 6-12 months, we recommend smaller maintenance treatments to continue to see your results.
When you combine PRP with proper diet, exercise, and reduced sun exposure, you’ll maximize your results as you minimize risks and discomfort.
3. Number of treatments
Each individual may be slightly different, but most need three treatments over a three-month period to see the best results. You don’t have to worry about twice-daily treatments for 4-6 months like you would with some other hair loss options in Ashburn and Loudoun County.
4. Ease of the treatment
Overall, getting PRP is easy. Our trained staff draw a small amount of blood and place it in a centrifuge to separate and concentrate the platelets. They then add activators and nutrients to enhance the solution.
Next, using a Zimmer chiller to ensure you feel no discomfort, our nationally certified physician assistant or nurse practitioner injects the PRP strategically around your scalp.
All of this sounds great. But is it scientifically proven to work?
Yes. PRP studies show that it has a “powerful, positive effect on hair growth” that you can see and feel.
- A study on men in 2015 found that just three treatments led to an increase of nearly 46 hairs per centimeter.
- In 2017, researchers repeated the process on women with androgenic alopecia and got similar results.
- In 2017, a group of researchers took a comprehensive look at the many studies completed and came to the conclusion that PRP treatments “have the potential to stimulate hard and soft tissue wound healing … [PRP] increased hair density and quality in those with androgenic alopecia.”
Hair loss can be genetic, environmental, or the natural result of aging. But you don’t have to live with it any longer or suffer through cumbersome, costly, and mediocre solutions. Getting PRP for Hair Loss in Northern Virginia can restore your natural hair quickly and effectively. Check out our Enhance Your Appearance infographic to learn more.