Dermatological team in Northern VA offers innovative hair restoration treatment
Genetics and aging can contribute to hair loss, also known as alopecia. This condition can be embarrassing and affect self-esteem. Fortunately, there is treatment available. At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc., we offer PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy. This innovative procedure can ensure hair restoration and renew confidence. We offer this treatment in our offices in Centreville and Sterling.
The average adult has 100,000 to 150,000 hairs on the head and loses about 100 hairs a day. Each hair follicle has its own lifecycle. Old cells are pushed out through the epidermis at a rate of about 6 inches per year as follicles produce new hair cells. Hair can cover every area of the body except the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands. Many factors can cause hair loss including genetics, stress, illness, injuries, burns, eating disorders, and low-protein diets. Dying the hair, shampooing too frequently, tight braiding, and hot rollers can also contribute to hair loss.
If you suffer from hair loss, we recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our highly respected board certified dermatologists. The dermatologist will review your medical and family history and examine your hair. Factors that will be considered in the diagnosis include age, nutrition, habits, the pattern of hair loss, the rate of hair loss, the appearance of nearby hairs, and other symptoms. Once our dermatologist has reached a diagnosis, a treatment plan will be tailored to meet your individual needs.
Platelet rich plasma contains about five times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood. Platelets promote healing and aid in blood clotting at the site of a wound. They also contain growth factors that promote regeneration of the cells in the body. By utilizing a patient’s blood, we can increase the body’s healing capacity in a specific area and promote hair growth.
There is no need to suffer from hair loss. The team at Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc. can provide a solution. To schedule a consultation with one of our dermatologists, call our Centreville office at (866) 808-3140 or Sterling office at (866) 808-3320.