At The Dermatology Clinic in Baton Rouge, we provide personalized care while applying the most advanced skin care, anti-aging, and hair restoration techniques available. As a full-service medical spa, we work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that meets your desires.
If you are experiencing hair loss, it may be affecting your confidence. There are several possible causes for this condition. The most common type of hair loss in women is female pattern hair loss, which is characterized by noticeably thinning hair. This type of hair thinning often occurs on the top of the head, particularly in the crown area, instead of along the hairline. Thinning may be present uniformly throughout the scalp, or it may show up in patches.
When hair follicles shrink over time, the result is shorter, finer hair. In some follicles, new hair stops growing altogether, which is the cause of female pattern hair loss. Causes may be related to aging, hormonal imbalance, or heredity.
At The Dermatology Clinic, we treat many patients with this condition using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. For many women, this treatment can restore hair by stimulating new hair growth.
This procedure is an exciting advancement in hair restoration. Originally, PRP was used extensively for skin and wound healing. A nonsurgical therapy, PRP stimulates the scalp and hair, which encourages hair growth. In many cases, it works best when combined with other treatments including nutrition therapy and specific medications.
During the PRP procedure, a small sample of blood is taken, just as if you were having routine blood testing done. The sample is taken to our lab, where we separate and remove the platelet rich plasma. The result is highly concentrated PRP, which is then injected into the scalp using a thin microneedle. For patient comfort, a topical anesthetic or local injection anesthetic may be used. Following treatment, the patient can drive home independently without needing assistance.
Active growth factors found in plasma are vital to healing and growth functions throughout the body. These growth factors are concentrated in PRP, and when targeted to your scalp, dormant hair follicles gain a flood of growth-promoting substances. As a result, the likelihood that each dormant follicle will revive and produce new hair increases.
What’s more, the therapy is natural, using growth factors already found in your body. They are concentrated and redirected to your scalp to encourage new growth of healthy hair.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is suitable for women who exhibit signs of female pattern hair loss. Results are best in patients who do not smoke or abuse substances. Individuals with certain medical conditions, such as platelet dysfunction syndromes, should avoid this therapy. For the vast majority of people experiencing hair loss, PRP is safe and effective.
Find out if Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is right for you. Schedule your appointment with The Dermatology Clinic to begin your journey to fuller, thicker hair.