Amongst other things, one of the treatments we recommend is PRP.PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma and is a treatment that has been around for a long time to heal certain joints such as elbows or knees. In the past 5-10 years, it has been used increasingly for hair loss. There have been six growth factors identified in platelets that can affect hair growth, and the treatment aims to get those growth factors to the roots of the hair to stimulate growth.
The hair restoration procedure is done simply by withdrawing a tube of blood here in our clinic, isolating the blood platelets with a special centrifuge, and then injecting the platelets into the scalp where the hair is thinning. The majority of our patients see noticeable regrowth, sometimes as early as one month after the first treatment. Since all we are doing is injecting your platelets, there are few, if any, side effects. If you’re wondering if this treatment could help you, call us today to schedule a consultation and find out.
Peter Jenkin, MD, FAAD, FRCPC
Dermatology Associates of Seattle
Peter Jenkin, Clinic Director and Board-Certified Dermatologist at Dermatology Associates of Seattle is available for consultation. For scheduling and information, visit us at appointments.daseattle.com