Hair loss is a common problem among aging men and women. The condition can occur as a result of genetics, hormonal changes, or other medical conditions. Unfortunately, early-on hair loss can leave many patients feeling older than they actually are. If you’re bothered by thinning hair or a receding hairline looking back at you in the mirror, Laser Skin Care Center is here to help.
Patients who would like a long-term solution for hereditary hair loss but aren’t ready to commit to risky surgical procedures may benefit from microneedling with PRP. Treatments are typically quick, easy, and well-tolerated compared to alternative methods. Most patients are able to return to normal day-to-day activities after just 24-hours.
What Is PRP?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a powerful serum derived from your own blood. PRP is packed full of platelets, stem cells, and other growth factors known to trigger natural hair growth. Before treatment, your practitioner will perform a simple blood draw and send it to our lab where it will be prepared for application after your microneedling treatment.
How Does Treatment Work?
At Laser Skin Care Center, we use an advanced microneedling device called DermaPen. The handheld DermaPen device allows for total rejuvenation while also allowing your specialist to concentrate on precise problem areas. DermaPen utilizes a single-use tip that creates tiny micro-channels at optimal depths where hair re-growth is vital.
Your PRP solution is then topically applied for maximum absorption. PRP quickly goes to work by ‘tricking’ inactive hair follicles into an active growth phase. Growth factors also promote faster cellular turnover and stimulate additional collagen production for longer lasting results.
Downtime is minimal with PRP for hair loss. The majority of side effects should subside within 24-hours so you’ll be able to quickly get back to your normal routine. Side effects may include; redness, swelling, tenderness, bruising and/or spot bleeding at the injection site.
Office staff was efficient and courteous. Dr. Nguyen was knowledgable, professional and gave explanations throughout my exam. It was evident that she loves what she does and truly cares for her patients. Thank you!
When Will I See Results?
Many patients report a noticeable change several weeks after their initial hair restoration treatment. An optimal outcome can be seen after a series of treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Depending on the severity of your hair loss, three or more sessions may be needed to achieve your desired results.
Touch-up treatments are recommended every 4-6 months to maintain the final outcome of your procedure. DermaPen can safely and effectively be used as needed. Your hair restoration specialist will be able to customize a treatment plan based on your individual needs and goals.
Take the Next Step
Please schedule a complimentary consultation at Laser Skin Care Center to find out if Dermapen is right for you.
If you’d like to learn more about DermaPen, please fill out the form on this page or call (562) 280-2071. Laser Skin Care Center proudly serves the Long Beach, CA area and offers a variety of cosmetic dermatology services.