Hair loss is very common and is caused for many reasons. Our board-certified dermatologist can help you with your hair loss initially through a consultation and examination to determine the reason for hair loss and the best treatment plan. The treatments vary depending on each individual and may include options such as Minoxidil, Laser Treatment, Finasteride, or Corticosteroid. Procedures such as hair transplantation, scalp reduction/expansion, and scalp flaps are also viable options depending on the patient’s unique situation.
PRP is a new and extremely promising treatment for alopecia. It works beautifully for female and male pattern baldness, as well as postpartum hair loss. A typical treatment course involves 3-4 treatments spaced one month apart.
Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease that attacks the hair follicles causing the hair to fall out. The amount of hair loss is different for everyone, however, it most commonly falls out in clumps the size of a quarter. As a way to trigger natural hair growth and prevent further hair loss, our office uses Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). The process of PRP entails drawing blood from the patient, processing the blood, and then injecting the blood into the scalp. Plasma is a component of the blood that contains white blood cells and platelets that are high in protein and support cell growth. By injecting PRP into the damaged tissues, it helps stimulate the activity of the hair follicles and promote healing. PRP is currently not covered by insurance and is considered a cosmetic treatment. Contact us today to learn more.