WHAT IS PRP THERAPY FOR HAIR LOSS?
Hair loss can be a frustrating and often embarrassing issue to have to experience. While there are many different causes for losing one’s hair, the most common cause is androgenetic hair loss, the well-known male and female pattern hair loss. To address progressive hair thinning, our team at Spyglass Dermatology offers PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy. This treatment is considered to be a safe, relatively inexpensive, and less invasive alternative for addressing androgenetic hair loss. Dr. Ryan Schuering is pleased to offer this revolutionary technique that has been shown to deliver exceptional results for male and female patients alike throughout Stuart, FL.
Is PRP Hair Restoration Right for Me?
Although PRP has been found to be beneficial for androgenetic alopecia, it is not a cure. PRP hair restoration works best in androgenetic hair loss that is in its early stages. It is able to help prevent further hair loss and revitalize struggling hair follicles. To find out if PRP therapy is right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Schuering at Spyglass Dermatology today. During your consultation, we'll perform a thorough analysis of your scalp and hair in order to determine if you are a good candidate for the treatment.
How Does PRP Help to Regrow Hair?
PRP hair restoration harnesses the body’s inherent healing processes. The minimally invasive process is quick and easy and can be done in under an hour in our office. After drawing your blood, the platelet-rich plasma containing the growth factors is separated using a machine known as a centrifuge. The PRP is collected and then reintroduced into areas in need of rejuvenation by injection into the scalp or microneedling on the face. Growth factors contained in the PRP itself provide signals to tissues that cause them to regenerate and initiate healing pathways. These healing growth factors subsequently result in benefits to the hair follicles of the scalp, including:
- Stimulation of dormant hair follicles to grow
- Continuation of the growth phase of the hair follicle
- A decrease in hair loss
- An increase of the thickness of the size of the shaft
- An enhancement of blood supply to the hair follicle
"This office is extremely efficient, staff is knowledgeable, professional, and courteous."- M.R. / Office Visit / Nov 25, 2021
"Dr. Schuering and his receptionist, Lisa are the BEST!!!! I stumbled upon his office online after trying very hard to find the BEST doctor for my husband's issue and they definitely deserve MORE than 5 stars!!!! Not only did the doctor clear up his issue in just one visit but his receptionist Lisa made the visits all the more comforting!!! So thankful for them!!!"- D.S. / Google / Nov 05, 2021
"I wanted to say huge thank you to Dr. Schuering! I have been visiting him for several treatments and I am already seeing amazing results! Super nice office and staff!"- A.M. / Office Visit / Oct 27, 2021
"It is no wonder why the Spyglass team has collected so many 5 star reviews. The office is very well kept, the staff is friendly and attentive, and Dr. Schuering is an excellent practitioner of medicine. Before my procedure began, he explained to me every detail, and provided me with a printout of more research on the matter. During the procedure he was very professional and friendly, and put on some music for me and the staff to enjoy. Afterwards he watched my reaction closely, and personally followed up with me the next day to check in on me. I highly recommend the Spyglass Derm Team and Dr. Schuering. They are a wonderful, patient-first practice."- R.U. / Google / Oct 20, 2021
"Fantastic experience. I developed itchy bumpy skin that was spreading. Got lucky and Dr. Schuering had an opening same day. What a nice new office. Staff was excellent and efficient. Dr. Spent the time and then some, to listen an examine the issue. Gave a treatment plan that was easy to understand. Dr. Schuering is now our Derm Doc."- R.B. / Google / Oct 19, 2021
PRP Hair Restoration FAQ
How often should I get PRP treatments?
The majority of patients require at least three PRP treatments provided about one month apart to see optimal results. At Spyglass Dermatology, your customized PRP therapy program will vary depending on the amount of hair loss and your desired outcome. If your hair loss is more advanced, more initial treatments may be recommended, which can be provided less frequently after you start to notice results.
How effective is PRP therapy at treating hair loss?
The results of your PRP therapy will be dependent on the amount of your hair loss, how many procedures you receive, and additional factors. Within your consultation, our team will talk with you about if you are a candidate and what outcomes you can expect. Additionally, you may need to continue to receive PRP therapy to maintain your results and limit potential future hair loss.
Are the PRP injections painful?
In order to keep your PRP treatments as comfortable as possible, a numbing serum will be applied to your scalp. This should greatly reduce your discomfort during the procedure, but you can talk with our team if you have any concerns or discomfort. After your injections, your scalp may remain numb or tingle, but this is temporary, and a normal sensation should return shortly after you leave our facility.