PRP and Other Treatments for Hair Loss and Thinning Hair

Hair loss is a widespread issue that can diminish one’s confidence and quality of life. Although experts have identified some common links like genetics, testosterone levels, age, and stress, there are still unknown underlying factors. 

However, there are several treatment options, including surgical, non-surgical, oral, and topical therapies, to combat hair loss. In this post, we’ll discuss some of these options, including the highly effective platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for hair loss.

If thinning hair or areas of hair loss are a concern of yours, this blog is a good start for basic information. When you’re ready, reach out to your providers at Boho Chic Clinique for a relaxed consultation to discuss your individual needs.

Topical and Oral Hair Loss Treatments

Minoxidil, also known as Rogaine, is a topical solution that is applied directly to the scalp to stimulate hair growth. Finasteride and dutasteride are oral medications that work to block the body’s production of DHT (dihydrotestosterone), one of the most common known causes of androgenetic alopecia, or male pattern baldness. These oral and topical treatments, however, will stop working as soon as you discontinue the medication and your symptoms will reappear.

Surgical Hair Loss Treatments

Hair transplants involve transplanting hair from areas of the scalp where hair is still growing to areas that are balding or thinning. Scalp reduction surgery involves removing bald areas of the scalp and then stretching the remaining skin to cover the area. While these techniques are effective and more permanent than topical and oral treatments, they are often painful and require a much longer recovery time.

PRP and De|Rive

Some do find success with oral, topical, and surgical treatments, but there are also exciting newer developments in hair loss treatments, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments and a new serum called De|Rive. Let’s take a closer look at these innovative treatments.

PRP for Hair Loss

At an appointment for a PRP treatment, you will first have your blood drawn. This blood will then be run through a centrifuge so that the blood can be separated into red blood cells, platelet-poor plasma, and platelet-rich plasma. The PRP is removed and then injected into various areas of the scalp.

Once injected, the PRP can stimulate hair growth by increasing blood flow and delivering growth factors present in the PRP to the hair follicles in the scalp. One disadvantage of PRP as a treatment for hair loss is the variability of the plasma used during treatment. 

DE|RIVE – Groundbreaking Non-invasive Treatment for Hair Loss

If the thought of blood in your hair loss treatment makes you uneasy, one of the newest innovations in hair loss treatments, DE|RIVE, is the treatment for you. The DE|RIVE serum is also a natural, hormone-free product made from plant factors that nourishes the skin and scalp to help improve the appearance and thickness of your hair.

As a topical treatment for hair loss, DE|RIVE can be applied in the comfort and privacy of your own home. For improved results, you can receive the treatment in our clinic in Effingham. At your appointment, the DE|RIVE serum is applied to your scalp and ultrasound is used to drive the exosomes present in serum into the scalp. 

Unlike PRP treatments, the exosomes present in DE|RIVE are consistent in their quality, producing a more measured result. DE|RIVE is safe for all skin types and there is no blood, no needles, and no downtime.

Convinced?  Schedule your treatment with us today.