Women and Hair Loss: PRP Can Help

While hair loss is often portrayed as a problem faced by balding men, the reality is that up to 40 percent of the people suffering from hair loss in the United States are women. While men tend to experience what is known as androgenic alopecia in the form of receding hair lines and growing bald patches farther back on the scalp, women with the problem of genetic hair loss frequently find that their hair is more generally thinning. At Skin Care & Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills, PRP can help.

Platelet-rich plasma, made from a patient’s own blood that has been collected and processed to concentrate the most beneficial elements, has been shown to stimulate follicles in the scalp, encouraging new hair growth where density has been dwindling due to a hereditary condition.

While there are facilities that offer treatments that remove grafts from healthy areas of the scalp and transplant them to areas experiencing thinning, this requires hair to be closely cropped—resulting in a look not all women are eager to show off. It can also be a time consuming and costly process, making PRP injections an appealing alternative.

Women may understandably be reluctant to discuss hair loss, which is why the Skin Care & Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills works with discretion and care. The dermatologists at this physician-only practice work with each patient to determine the apparent root cause of the hair loss and make a recommendation for treatment.

Dr. Derek Jones, Dr. Naissan Wesley, and Dr. Jeanette Black are all board-certified dermatologists. To contact them at Skin Care & Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills and learn more about PRP for hair loss, visit the practice’s Contact Us page or call 310-246-0495 to arrange for a consultation.

Written by Dr. Derek Jones

Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.