PRP Specialist

District Dermatology

Dermatologist & Mohs Surgeon located in McLean, VA

PRP Q & A

What does PRP treat?

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a method of treatment for hair regrowth. It works by increasing blood supply to the follicle, increasing shaft size (thickness), triggering and maintaining the growth phase, controlling hair growth cycle, and decreasing hair loss.

How does PRP work?

PRP for hair loss is a three step process in which a person’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp using your body’s own platelets.

Step 1: A special collection tube is used to draw your blood and is placed into a centrifuge.

Step 2: The concentrated platelets are drawn up into a syringe.

Step 3: Using a small needle, the platelets are then injected strategically into your scalp in the areas that need improvement.

How many treatment sessions are required? Is there any downtime?

Treatment will vary based on your needs. Initially, Dr. Damavandy may recommend several treatments spaced 1 month apart. After the initial treatment, he may then suggest maintenance treatments 2-3 times per year. There is no downtime or long recovery process.