Dr. Shawn Birchenough is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast surgery and aesthetics. Dr. Katherine Birchenough is only the fourth physician in South Carolina to be board-certified in functional medicine, and she is certified in peptide therapy, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, emergency medicine, and pediatrics. At OptimalSelf MD, we offer PRP for hair loss for men and women in Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Spartanburg, and the surrounding communities in South Carolina.
What is PRP for Hair Loss?
PRP treatment for hair loss is an advanced, non-surgical technique that Dr. Shawn specializes in and offers at OptimalSelf MD. Hair loss affects men and women quite deeply on an emotional level. You feel less attractive, embarrassed, self-conscious, and even envious of people your age who have full, thick hair. Hair loss develops differently in men and women. Men tend to lose hair at the temples and then over the crown and rest of the scalp. Women tend to experience a thinning of hair over the entire scalp. PRP for hair loss can help with both of these types of hair loss. You can see the results in our PRP for hair loss before and after photos.
How Much Does PRP for Hair Loss Cost?
At OptimalSelf MD, we understand that you want to feel good about yourself, yet cost may be a primary consideration. We recommend that you schedule a consultation as a first step. Phone consultations are complimentary, and we charge a fee for an in-office consultation. As part of the consultation, we explain the price of your PRP treatment for hair loss, and payment can be made by cash, check, and credit card. We also work with CareCredit® and Alphaeon® to offer our patients financing options.
Who is a Good Candidate for PRP for Hair Loss?
PRP for hair loss cannot help in areas where you have complete balding. There must be some type of hair growth, even if it is minimal and the hair shafts are weak. PRP will also not help with hair loss that is linked to any medical conditions, medications, or hormonal changes.
What Can I Expect During Treatment with PRP for Hair Loss?
PRP is the platelet-rich plasma that is found in your blood. For the treatment, Dr. Shawn extracts the plasma from a sample of your blood. The plasma is injected into the scalp in the areas where you are losing hair. The treatment may be combined with microneedling of the scalp for larger areas.
How Long Will It Take Me to Recover from Treatment with PRP for Hair Loss?
PRP injections for hair loss requires no recovery or downtime. Other hair loss treatments, such as hair transplants, require significant recovery periods. As you watch for improvements in the scalp, you should understand that hair grows in a distinct cycle. You may shed some hairs, but these are being replaced by new, more viable hairs. Full results can take a few months.
Can I Schedule a Consultation for PRP for Hair Loss?
We are excited to offer men and women the option for PRP treatments to help slow hair loss. Speak with Dr. Shawn during a consultation to learn more about the treatment. You can schedule a brief, complimentary 15-minute phone consultation for a general understanding of the treatment followed by a more intensive in-office consultation. We do charge a fee for in-office consultations.
OptimalSelf MD is the first center in South Carolina to offer plastic surgery, aesthetics, and wellness for men and women in Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Spartanburg, and the nearby areas of South Carolina. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your PRP for hair loss options.