Dermatological team in Centreville explains how a PRP injection can help restore hair
Many people are affected by hair loss on their scalps. Medical conditions, medications, hormonal changes, and heredity are all causes of hair loss. This condition, known as alopecia, can be experienced by patients of all ages, from children to senior adults. The caring team at Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc. offers a solution for hair loss – a PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injection. We provide this procedure in both our Centreville and Sterling locations.
A PRP injection is an innovative treatment that helps restore hair on the scalp. Treatment is safe and effective. There is no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection because we utilize the patient’s own blood.
Before the procedure, we draw a small sample of the patient’s blood. The sample is placed in a centrifuge and spun. This separates the platelets from the blood. Platelets are used to aid in healing wounds and contain growth factors. We inject the platelet rich plasma into the scalp and take extra steps to ensure the procedure is as comfortable as possible.
Preparing for the appointment
If you suffer from hair loss, we recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our board certified dermatologists. To prepare for your appointment, it is important to make a list that includes:
- Personal information including any major stresses or recent life changes
- All of the medications you take, including vitamins and herbal supplements
- Your questions
The dermatologist will examine your scalp and review your medical history. The doctor will be happy to answer any questions you may have. A treatment plan will be tailored to meet your individual needs. This plan includes what can be expected throughout treatment to ensure you achieve optimal results.
Rejuvenating the appearance
PRP therapy is one of many treatments we offer to help improve the appearance and boost the self-esteem of our patients. We offer several injectables, chemical peels, and other innovative treatments that deliver a youthful look. We would love to help you enjoy increased confidence. The team at Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc. has been taking care of patients for more than 20 years. We have been recognized nationwide for our exceptional service. To schedule your consultation, call our offices in Centreville at (866) 808-3140, or Sterling at (866) 808-3320.