Restore your confidence with advanced PRP injection treatment for hair loss
Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia offers a way to restore your crowning glory with a modern, safe treatment called PRP injection.
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. Platelets are a type of cell in your blood essential for clotting. Platelets and liquid plasma are a powerful, healing combination! Doctors have used PRP treatment for more than 20 years. Your trusted DANV dermatologists are experienced at using PRP.
How PRP works
One of the beautiful features of PRP is that it is derived from your own blood, which minimizes the risk of allergic reactions. A small amount of blood will be drawn. That blood is then placed in a centrifuge., which separates the blood into parts. The resulting super-enriched cells have a heavy concentration of beneficial platelets.
The PRP is applied to your scalp through multiple tiny injections. When injected properly by a DANV professional, this platelet rich plasma stimulates hair growth. The platelets release growth factors. These factors enlist more of the cells that are needed for healing, and to repair and restore your hair.
Is PRP right for you?
Platelet rich plasma treatment is proven to speed healing. PRP also requires little downtime, and has minimal side effects. There is no single treatment that works for every condition, so PRP may not be suitable for every patient with hair loss.
Some medications should be discontinued for about a week and a half before PRP is injected. These drugs can interfere with the normal clotting process that is needed for healing. Don’t participate in strenuous exercise and activities for a day after treatment. Avoid sun exposure and dramatic changes in temperature for a few days. Otherwise, get ready to enjoy less shedding and new growth in the months following treatment. Call the Centreville office at (866) 808-3140 to find out more.