What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a treatment that can help improve hair growth or support existing hair in those with thinning or lost hair. These injections trigger natural hair growth through the supply of growth factors to the scalp, resulting in fuller hair or an extended lifespan of existing hairs. Platelet-rich plasma treatments are sourced from your own blood supply, which helps avoid the possibility of a negative reaction to therapy. Plus, there is minimal downtime, making it an ideal treatment for busy patients.
While there are various providers who may advertise services for PRP, know that PRP at DermAtelier on Avenue is different. Firstly, you will be provided with a clear diagnosis of your condition, the statistical likelihood of its improvement with PRP, as well as treatment alternatives, should they apply. Secondly, your progress will be monitored via multiple methods – visual and quantitative. This comprehensive care is provided by our dermatologist who is also an adjunct assistant professor who teaches the University of Toronto residents about hair conditions and hair loss therapies, and performs research in this area.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment
Platelet-rich plasma is a multistep process that involves retrieval of your own blood, with extraction of the plasma portion of it which contains platelets and growth factors. Subsequently, the plasma portion is injected into the scalp. This therapy is a self-pay option and not insured by OHIP or private drug plans.
Who is a Good Candidate for Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Healthy individuals who are experiencing non-scarring hair thinning or loss can benefit from platelet-rich plasma treatments. Those who are taking blood thinners, are heavy smokers, or who have a history of drug or alcohol misuse may not be good candidates. Overall, the best way to determine if this treatment is right for you is to contact our office today to schedule a consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Beach.
What to Expect After Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment?
Most patients require three initial treatments of platelet-rich plasma therapy 4-6 weeks apart. Following that, a maintenance schedule specific to your needs will be established. There is minimal downtime required after platelet-rich plasma treatments, which makes them a great choice for those with busy schedules. Patients should understand that results can be slow and gradual, so patience is key. This treatment may also be recommended in conjunction with other prescription hair loss treatments for optimized results.
Contact Us Today
To learn more about platelet-rich plasma and what it can do for you, contact DermAtelier on Avenue today! Our team will be happy to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Beach. Your consultation is your first step toward treatment, during which we will discuss your treatment goals. If appropriate, Dr. Beach will then create a platelet-rich plasma treatment protocol that is right for you.