Platelet rich plasma is a safe, non-surgical therapeutic option offered by Dr. Taylor. Patients with thinning but not totally bald areas are the best candidates. The platelet rich plasma treatment is a natural autologous procedure performed in our office for scalp, skin, and hair stimulation. PRP utilizes the growth factors in your own blood plasma to stimulate the hair follicles into their active growth phase.
The PRP treatment involves withdrawing a small amount of blood from the patient and processing it in a centrifuge to separate platelet rich plasma from the rest of the blood. Dr. Taylor will then inject the highly concentrated PRP into the scalp. Then the patient’s hair is washed and the patient may drive home without any need for assistance. No medication or sedation is needed for the procedure.
If PRP is appropriate, Dr. Taylor can begin your treatment at the time of consultation should you choose to. After the first session, she will administer the next treatment in 6 weeks. For the first year, additional treatments are given at three month intervals, and then six month intervals depending on the response. Patients are monitored photographically to assess the benefits of therapy, and treatment schedules are modified based on the patient’s individual response to therapy.
If you are interested in low level laser therapy, or platelet rich plasma therapy, schedule a consultation or call Dr. Taylor’s office at 239-540-9918.