How Do the Various Hair Loss Treatments Work?
All treatments at Wilmington Dermatology Center begin with a complimentary consultation. We’ll examine your skin and hair loss, discuss your goals, and help you decide which of our hair loss treatments will safely and effectively give you the results you’re looking for.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
During PRP treatment for hair loss, a small amount of your own blood is extracted so we can repurpose your naturally-occurring platelets. We separate the platelets in a centrifuge, then re-inject those concentrated platelets into areas that have experienced hair loss. This promotes both biological tissue healing and healthy hair growth. Results are noticeable within four to six weeks, but may take slightly longer and multiple appointments to achieve optimal outcomes and maintain results.
For many, their concerns aren’t only that they regrow hair, but that their hair looks healthy and natural. Hormones, stress, nutrition, metabolism, and even environment don’t just cause hair loss, they can impact hair health. Nutrafol® has ingredients designed to address each of these factors, and the results speak for themselves: the vast majority of Nutrafol® users see noticeable hair growth and improved thickness within six months.
REVIAN RED offers a rather unique solution, utilizing LED precision light therapy to alter chemical production in the skin. This is often used for skin care, but the REVIAN RED cap uses two specific wavelengths to boost hair growth and suppresses hair loss by increasing nitric oxide and inhibiting DHT. By wearing the REVIAN RED cap for just 10 minutes a day, the average patient sees a significant increase in hair growth and density over three to four months.
Hair Loss Treatment Frequently Asked Questions
How long do treatments take?
PRP treatment for hair loss can be as short as 30-minute appointments, while REVIAN RED should be used for 10 minutes per day. Nutrafol® is simply taken as directed.
How many treatments will I need?
Your number of treatments depends on your target area, goals, and whether we recommend one or more solutions. We can discuss more about expectations during your free consultation.
Can hair loss treatment be painful?
PRP is not especially more acidic or basic than your natural pH levels, meaning it’s unlikely to cause stinging or burning upon injection. You may experience mild discomfort, redness, or inflammation from the injection that quickly resolves. REVIAN RED is generally safe and painless when used as directed. Nutrafol® should have no unpleasant side effects.
What is platelet rich plasma, exactly?
Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is a high concentration of your own platelets in a small volume of plasma.
Is PRP treatment for hair loss safe?
PRP uses your own blood, meaning there’s virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection.
How long will the positive effects of hair loss treatment last?
While REVIAN RED and Nutrafol® require continued use, PRP hair loss treatment can last for years depending on your skin, biology, and skincare, although it may too require upkeep appointments.
How long should I wait between PRP treatments for hair loss?
We recommend four to six weeks in between sessions to allow for full healing time.
How Much Does Hair Loss Treatment Cost?
Hair loss treatment varies a lot in cost depending on the solution.
- PRP hair loss treatment pricing depends on the treatment area and number of required treatments. We can provide a more accurate estimate during a free consultation, but in general, a three-treatment package is $1400, or each individual treatment is $500.
- Nutrafol® costs $94 per bottle.
- The REVIAN RED cap costs $995 with free shipping included, but you can contact our staff to learn how you can save $50 OFF retail pricing with our coupon code when you buy it here.