Ask the Dermatologist: PRP Therapy

A study out of the university of Florida found that men who are bald are perceived as more intelligent, even sexier than men with a full of head of hair.  But if going bald doesn’t sound great, especially if you’re a woman with thinning hair, there’s a treatment available that has nothing to do with adding extensions, hair plugs, or special shampoos. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson headed to Advanced Dermatology Care to Ask the Dermatologist about a treatment called PRP Therapy.

PRP for Hair Loss

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment in which a patient’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp. Some in the medical community believe PRP injections trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft.

Sometimes this approach is combined with other hair loss procedures or medications.

PRP therapy is a three-step process. Most PRP therapy requires three treatments 4–6 weeks apart. Maintenance treatments are required every 4–6 months.

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