Thinning hair is a significant concern for a number of women and men, whether it's brought on by genetics, age, hormones, health conditions, or from years of overstyling. With current advancements in research within the hair restoration industry, new procedures are being made to help fight the problem. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an innovative, nonsurgical procedure for individuals that's showing remarkable effects in slowing, stopping, and reversing hair loss. PRP therapy for the scalp has shown promising results in individuals with alopecia areata or thinning eyebrows. Dr. David G. Genecov of The Bloom Medical Spa is just one of a small number of medical professionals to supply this revolutionary treatment in Dallas, TX. By blending a strong solution of hair growth factors and bioactive proteins, Dr. Genecov can help strengthen your hair, resulting in thicker, longer, healthy locks.
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"I had pharyngeal flap surgery made by Dr. Genecov. I'm 32 years old and had been having hypernasal speech for the whole life - I was born with a cleft palate and had not the best surgery when I was a child. Even though it wasn't an easy task to fix it on an adult, Dr. Genecov did a great job, I already sound and feel better. His office staff is nice and professional, he treats his patients with care and kindness. I had to go to Dallas TX to have all of this done, but it did pay off.Highly recom"- V. / Healthgrades / Oct 26, 2018
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Any individual suffering from balding is potentially an excellent candidate for PRP hair therapy while patients with early hair loss typically yield the most favorable results. PRP is best suited for those with androgenic alopecia, an inherited type of hair loss that usually presents on the top part of the head. For women, this may appear as a broadening part with regular hair density on the backside of the scalp. Those with parts of "poor quality” hair growth of the scalp with normally reacting hair follicles have the greatest results with PRP hair regrowth therapy.
A nonsurgical process, the PRP treatment is a brief one-hour in-office visit. The session starts by withdrawing a small portion of your blood and putting it in a specialized machine, which circulates the blood at high speed to remove the platelets from the remainder of the blood elements. After that, a local anesthetic will be used on your scalp and the platelet-rich plasma is introduced into parts of your head that are bald or thinning. Then, microneedling is performed on the scalp to cause micro-trauma and micro-channels to the epidermis, which triggers the PRP and enables it to seep deep into the skin. Our routine for nonsurgical management of hair thinning and partial baldness includes an initial therapy and maintenance therapies as scheduled by Dr. Genecov.
What to Expect
There's little to no recovery period necessary after this process with practically little constraints. If anything, patients can develop some discoloration, minor swelling, and mild discomfort to the treated regions. These symptoms might last up to 24 – 48 hours. While outcomes differ for every individual, aesthetic results are generally noticed approximately 4 – 6 months after the initial session and may continue to improve for as much as a complete year following therapy. Since PRP isn't a permanent option for reversing hair loss, follow-up sessions are highly recommended every 12 – 18 months. It's very important to remember that PRP doesn't develop new hair follicles in places where you're already bald. It's utilized to reverse the miniaturization of hair follicles so they will create fuller, healthier, longer hair fibers.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does PRP therapy for hair cost?
PRP therapy fees will vary based on the number of treatments you require. Dr. Genecov will create a PRP treatment schedule that will optimize your results.
Can PRP be combined with other hair treatments?
Hair thinning can be a condition that is slowed by a number of different treatments. Some patients may decide to also use topical medication in addition to their PRP therapy treatments. This is something that can be discussed during the initial consultation. Dr. Genecov will examine your scalp and pattern of hair loss, and he will be able to discuss his recommendations for other treatments that may benefit your specific situation.
How often should I get PRP treatments?
In general, most of our Dallas-area patients need about 3 – 4 PRP treatments performed one month apart to see results. Each treatment plan will vary by patient based on the amount of hair loss that has occurred. If your hair loss is more advanced, he may recommend more treatment initially, which can be performed less frequently once you begin to see results.
How effective is PRP therapy at treating hair loss?
PRP therapy for the hair has shown to have good outcomes in stopping hair loss and improves the overall health of the hair follicles. Results will not be noticed overnight. Over time with continued treatment, patients notice their hair appears healthier and hair loss has slowed. During your consultation, Dr. Genecov will discuss if you are a good candidate and what results you can realistically expect.
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PRP treatment is a clinically backed choice for people struggling to decide between hair loss solutions. At The Bloom Medical Spa, we are proud to offer innovative solutions to efficiently address hair loss. To hear more about PRP treatment sessions, we ask you to contact our Dallas, TX facility now.