Restore your hair
Whether you are a man or a woman, hair loss can be stressful. And in fact, sometimes stress can cause hair loss! No matter what the causes for your thinning hair, today there are new options available to help restore your hair and at Steil Dermatology, we have the latest.
First, we will examine you and determine what’s likely causing your hair loss whether it is female or male pattern baldness (heredity); an underlying medical condition; because of hormonal changes, which can happen at any age; stress; or some combination.
Newer prescription medications like propecia may help. Sometimes you’ll be relieved to know that your hair loss is temporary, due to hormonal cycles, or something that can be treated with an over the counter shampoo like Rogaine. No matter what, you will leave your consultation with information, and a treatment plan to treat YOUR hair loss or thinning hair.
No special preparation is necessary, and there is no down time.
Hair loss or alopecia or baldness is more common than you would think. Hair loss is typically caused by heredity but can also be caused by medications and in some cases can be auto immune. CSC Steil Dermatology can treat thinning and receeding hair or hair loss through restorative treatments. Contact CSC Dermatology to start a treatment path for you.
PRP for Hair loss
You may have heard of the Vampire Facial which is a facial that uses your own blood to help encourage collagen growth in your face and as a result minimized fine lines and wrinkles. PRP is now being used to treat hair loss and it has been scientifically proven showing improvement in count, thickness and growth
Blood is drawn from your arm and then the blood is spun in a centrifuge. The high speed of the centrifuge separates the plasma from the red blood cells. The red blood cells are discarded and the plasma, rich is platelets, is then inserted into the scalp using a needle at the level of the hair follicle. The PRP is inserted across all areas of hair loss concern.
We generally recommend patients return for additional treatments every 30 days for up to 6 month and then once every 6 months thereafter for best results. Everyone responds differently to PRP so consult with you CSC Steil Dermatology provider to find a solution that works best for you.
Results are typically seen within 2 months and many patients said that they were loosing fewer hairs, and that their hair appeared thicker, longer hair and also saw new hair growth.
For best results: consistency and patience is key!
Does PRP work for me?
Anyone with hair loss is a good candidate for PRP but typically we recommend a hair regrowth strategy involving more than just PRP.
Risks and Downtime
There is little to no risk using PRP for hair loss as it uses your own blood to help treat and regrow hair. Some patients say they experience mild headaches and is normally treated with ibuprofen or other pain relievers. Many patients receive PRP treatments with no or mild numbing using ice packs. PRP may cause minor bruising which typically goes away in several days.