Hair Loss Solutions

Gone are the days when we must stand by while our hair thins and recedes. At Knox Dermatology, we know the importance of maintaining your hair. We are here to offer cutting-edge hair loss solutions that are safe and effective to help you regain confidence in your appearance. Today, we will explore platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, a revolutionary procedure that promotes hair growth and rejuvenation, its process and benefits, and other hair loss treatments that might be right for you.

Understanding PRP Therapy

PRP therapy is a three-step hair loss solution that harnesses the power of your blood. The plasma extracted from your blood is injected into affected areas of your scalp, stimulating hair growth, increasing thickness, and protecting hair follicles from premature shedding. PRP therapy shows promising results, with benefits ranging from increased hair thickness and density to triggering hair growth by enhancing blood supply to the hair follicles. The frequency and duration of PRP therapy sessions may vary from injections every month for four months, then every four to six months.

Safety and Side Effects of PRP Therapy

PRP therapy is generally safe; injecting your blood into your scalp minimizes the risk of communicable diseases. Side effects are limited, with some individuals experiencing temporary pain or headache. For any medical procedure, it is crucial to consider potential risks. Factors such as underlying health conditions, certain medications, and recent steroid injections may increase the risk of side effects. Consulting a specialized hair loss solutions professional is essential to explore potential side effects and receive personalized advice based on your medical history.

Other Hair Loss Solutions: Exploring Beyond PRP

Hair loss demands diverse solutions, extending beyond PRP therapy. At Knox Dermatology, we offer our patients a range of treatments, including:

1. Minoxidil

Minoxidil is a medication that stimulates hair growth. It works for about two-thirds of patients and is most effective for early hair loss under forty. This topical medication is applied daily to the scalp, but requires consistent use to maintain growth. It is also used as a low dose oral medication for hair loss.

2. Finasteride

Finasteride inhibits the DHT hormone associated with male pattern baldness. This highly effective treatment has slowed or stopped hair loss in nearly 90% of men. Finasteride is an oral pill taken daily and can be taken in combination with minoxidil.

3. Biotin and Hair Supplements

Biotin is a natural substance in our bodies that is essential for hair health. Supplementing your biotin using other hair growth products shows promise but does not guarantee growth.

4. Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

Laser devices aim to stimulate hair growth through exposure to high-frequency light. You use combs, brushes, caps, hoods, or other tools that expose your head to the lasers. This cutting-edge treatment reports early successes; however, more research is necessary for conclusive results and evidence.

Comparing PRP to Other Hair Loss Solutions

Understanding your different hair loss solutions is essential to understanding your options and allowing you to choose the best treatment for your hair. PRP therapy is gaining popularity, but other solutions, such as minoxidil and finasteride, also have proven results. Minoxidil requires consistent application, which may not be conducive to everyone’s lifestyle, and finasteride has potential sexual side effects. Biotin and other hair supplements might suit patients who want to start slow and take a less medical approach. But these treatments tend to work together and can be cumulative.  Your hair regrowth journey is unique, and finding the best hair loss solution for your situation is our top priority!

How Knox Dermatology Can Help

Hair loss can be distressing – but you don’t have to go through it alone. Knox Dermatology can help with advanced hair loss solutions. Our PRP therapy treatments show promise in promoting hair growth; however, it is crucial to consult with healthcare professionals about your specific concerns to develop the best treatment plan for your needs. Schedule an appointment with Knox Dermatology today to discuss how we can support your hair regrowth journey and help you achieve your goals.