This new treatment is called PRP Therapy, which stands for Platelet Rich Plasma therapy.
Currently, Dr. Choe is using PRP on the scalps of patients to help stimulate hair growth, as well as slow down hair loss.
PRP is a state-of-the-art and totally natural procedure. Using a thin needle, the physician injects a patient’s own Platelet Rich Plasma into the scalp. The injection then stimulates the growth factors in the blood cells that cause natural hair growth.
“PRP is different from other treatments because it uses your own blood (plasma) to promote healing and growth of your hair,” explained Dr. Choe. “It uses your own growth factors and platelets to promote healthier hair.”
Dr. Choe said PRP therapy has been in development for the past 20 years, as researchers have achieved positive results throughout their testing. In recent years, PRP has gained significant interest leading physicians like Dr. Choe to begin using it to treat hair loss.
He also plans to offer PRP as a skin treatment very soon.
The best candidates for PRP therapy, according to Dr. Choe, are those with thinning hair or those having hair transplant surgery to increase the survivability of the transplanted hair.
He also said that a series of three treatments is recommended for those patients desiring a stand-alone treatment to address hair loss or thinning. Patients can have treatments every four months. Furthermore, there is little downtime associated with PRP therapy.
“The procedure is all completed in less than two hours,” said Dr. Choe. “You may shampoo your hair with 48 hours and return to normal activity. Rigorous exercise should be delayed for one week.”
The cost for a stand-alone treatment for hair loss and hair thinning is approximately $2,000 per treatment. The price is slightly lower when PRP therapy is performed in conjunction with hair transplant surgery.
Dr. Choe’s use of PRP therapy demonstrates his commitment to using only the best technologies in assisting his patients. His practice was the first in the Hampton Roads area to offer automated follicular extraction, and the first to use advanced and simple Harvest Terumo PRP treatment for hair.
Dr. Choe is double board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. You can learn more about Dr. Choe and his practice by visiting http://www.choecenter.com.
The Choe Center for Facial Plastic Surgery
4400 Corporation Lane, Suite 102
Virginia Beach, VA 23462