Hair loss can be caused by a variety of factors including age, genetics, hormones, stress and autoimmune disease, and can be very distressing for many individuals. Dermatologists are experts in diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Burnett trained with one of the nation’s experts in hair loss, Dr. Maria Hordinsky and has been effectively treating patients with hair loss for close to 20 years.
The treatment of hair loss begins with a careful medical evaluation and examination for underlying causes. In some situations blood work or biopsy may be indicated.
If the hair loss is determined to be related to age, genetics or even stress response, the use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) can be used to stimulate new hair growth.
How PRP Works: Blood is taken from the patient and spun in a special centrifuge to separate its components. The component known as plasma contains platelets. Platelets are involved in the clotting and healing process, but also act as stem cells. This stem cell function is utilized to promote new hair growth. PRP utilizes the power of your own body to “heal thine self”. No foreign material is injected, which is attractive to many patients, virtually eliminating risk for allergic reaction to this procedure. PRP treatment has a short recovery time, with minimal downtime and natural results.
To learn more about how PRP injections or make a consultation for hair loss contact Premier Dermatology today to schedule an appointment.