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Many patients come to my office looking for an answer for their hair loss. It can be a frustrating experience to see your hair thinning or falling out. Dr. Francesca Ortenzio is a board-certified dermatologist and our in-office hair loss specialist. She has published ground-breaking results in peer-reviewed medical journals and has successfully diagnosed and treated even the most refractory cases of hair loss. First, she determines the underlying cause of the hair loss by trichoscopy, which utilizes a special type of magnification device and if needed, Dr. Francesca will perform a scalp biopsy to get even more information on the nature of the hair loss. From there, she will work with each of our patients to create a treatment plan. Treatments can include in-office procedures such as PRP, as well as supplements or sometimes more traditional medical interventions.

Dr. Francesca injects the scalp with PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, which encourages the hair follicles to enter an active growth phase, causing the hair to start growing again and causes individual hair shafts to thicken. PRP isolates the Hair Growth Factors found in the bloodstream and creating a high concentration of them which are then directed into the hair follicle to stimulate hair growth. Very often hair follicles are still alive although they are not growing giving the look of hair loss. PRP stimulates and reactivates these hair follicles 

The 45-minute process starts with the doctor and our team drawing blood from the patient. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge, separating out the plasma from the rest of the blood components. The doctor then further separates the plasma so that only the richest plasma, Platelet-rich plasma, or “liquid gold” as it’s sometimes referred to as is injected directly into the scalp. Dr. Francesca’s patients experience exceptional results, owed to the meticulous fashion by which she performs this treatment and the state-of-the-art devices she utilizes. Pronox, a nitrous oxide (‘laughing gas’) delivery system is available for use by patients to make the process completely comfortable.

For best results, patients typically do PRP treatments once a month for three months. Patients could start seeing results in the first two months of treatment.

Call our office today to book your hair consultation with Dr. Francesca to see if PRP is the right option for you.

Before After - Hair Loss
Before and after from a patient of Dr. Francesca after 3 months of PRP treatment