Watching your hair fall out can be upsetting, and damaging to your self-worth. If you are experiencing hair loss, there is now an innovative treatment that can help you get back to a full head of hair. Dr. Barbara Bopp combats hair loss by using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, a process which injects naturally made products from your own body back into your scalp. If you’re looking for a compassionate provider to treat your hair loss, contact Dr. Bopp in Metairie, LA, online or by phone to schedule your appointment today.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a component of your blood that contains a high amount of platelets, tiny blood cells with restorative properties. PRP is known to play an important role in rejuvenation and growth throughout the body.
PRP can improve the appearance of your hair by stimulating growth in your hair follicles. When PRP is infused into your scalp, the presence of PRP sends a signal for reparative cells to rapidly increase, especially at the injection site. This can revive the cells that comprise your hair follicles, revitalizing your hair growth.
When you come in for PRP therapy, Dr. Bopp draws a small amount of your blood while you are seated comfortably. Then, while you rest, Dr. Bopp processes the blood by inserting it into a centrifuge, which is a device that spins at high speeds in order to separate the different parts of your blood. Finally, Dr. Bopp takes the PRP product and injects it into your scalp. The PRP therapy contains a rejuvenating mixture of platelets and cells that, amazingly, is derived from your own body.
PRP therapy is a relatively quick and low-pain procedure. Dr. Bopp will ensure that you are comfortable and hydrated before she begins. The extraction itself should take less than five minutes, and you will have time to rest afterward. The following injection, which can happen on the same day, is painless in most cases. Dr. Bopp can apply a mild anesthetic around the injection area if you are sensitive to pain.
Dr. Bopp usually tells patients to expect to see results in 4-6 weeks. Depending on your level of hair loss, she can also schedule recurring PRP therapy appointments for you, increasing your chances of regaining a full head of hair.
At your appointment, Dr. Barbara Bopp will sit with you and discuss other treatments that can be used at the same time as PRP therapy, such as vitamin regimens, exercise and massage therapy, and/or lifestyle changes to promote hair growth.
To stop hair loss, and to recover your full head of hair and the self-confidence that goes along with it, contact Dr. Bopp at Bopp Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery or by phone to schedule your appointment today.