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Platlet-Rich Plasma And Hair Loss

What is PRP ?

Platelet-rich Plasma is made from your own blood after it is taken and treated it is concentrated up to 12 times more platelets than found in circulating blood.  It also contains growth factors and proteins that are bioactive and promotes hair growth.  It is also very popular in other surgical procedures like knee repair.  It may be helpful in your hair loss from pattern baldness to telogen effluvium and alopecia areata.  During your consult more information can be given.

Who should get PRP Treatments with Dr. Atkins?

Dr. Atkins does all of the PRP treatments herself.  This means an experienced, board certified physician is treating the area.  The importance of who is treating and injecting you cannot be overstressed.  She has the understanding of where to inject, how far to inject the PRP to achieve maximum effectiveness.  How many treatments you might need and how often.

Not everyone should be a candidate.  Dr. Atkins will evaluate the stage of loss, the type of loss, and the pros and cons of treatment.

Certain medications and certain medical conditions may interfere with the effectiveness of PRP.

What is the treatment like and what supplements can I use to enhance future hair growth?

When platelets are injected into the scalp, with all of their growth factors, they travel to the injured hair follicle and stimulate thie follicle to make better hair by hormonal signaling.  In hormone signaling, the platelets call and attract other growth factors like stem cells to the area to repair the hair follicle.

After the scalp is numb, with topical or injectable means, the PRP is injected into the scalp in small aliquots about 1cm apart. 

These injections can also be used to stimulate and encourage proper healing in newly implanted hair bulbs.  In our  office we offer SMARTGRAFT to remove and transplant healthy donor site hair to areas that need more density.

Have you tried over the counter hair supplement products, but haven’t gotten the results you were hoping for? Here at Atlanta MediSpa and Surgery Center and Physicians Aesthetics Dr. Atkins can help pinpoint the root cause of your hair loss, which can include a thyroid condition, iron loss, changes in hormones, or simply genetics or so much more.

After our evaluation, we can introduce PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) back to your hair follicles as a preventative for future hair loss, as well as a stimulant for new hair growth. To synergize the effects, many of our patients choose to take a hair supplement such as Nutrafol.

We are beyond excited to be selling Nutrafol in both our East Cob and Buckhead locations! We are fully stocked on Nutrafol Men and women’s formulas, Nutrafol Growth Activator, Women’s Activator, as well as Nutrafol Women’s Balance Hair Growth Pack!

Did you know that 90% of our patients saw improvement within the first 6 months of PRP and taking Nutrafol hair growth supplements?

Nutrafol has clinically proven formulas with patented stress adaptogens and super antioxidants, and they are all gluten, shellfish, and soy free! Nutrafol is scientifically proven and based on these results are endorsed by Dr. Atkins and other dermatologist and hair restoration experts.

Swing by either of our locations to pick up a complementary Nutrafol information pamphlet, or call to make an appointment for your evaluation.

We promise, you won’t regret it!


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