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Algonquin, IL dermatologist offers PRP for hair loss

PRP for Hair Loss Hair loss is an emotionally distressing condition for both men and women. The providers at Dermatology Specialists of Illinois, with offices in Woodstock and Algonquin, IL, are pleased to offer the latest advance in alopecia treatment - PRP for hair loss - to help these individuals achieve healthy regrowth and feel good about their hair again.

The providers at Dermatology Specialists of Illinois, with offices in Woodstock and Algonquin, IL, are pleased to offer the latest advance in alopecia treatment - PRP for hair loss.

What impacts hair growth?

Alopecia is simply the absence of hair from areas where it normally grows. It may begin as pattern or diffuse thinning and without treatment progress to baldness. It happens when DHT, a derivative of the male hormone testosterone, causes hair follicles to constrict.

PRP for Hair Loss at Dermatology Specialists of Illinois

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Are you experiencing hair loss and looking for a solution to your problem? PRP for hair loss at the Dermatology Specialists of Illinois may be the solution for you. Watch the video and learn all about it.
What is PRP for Hair Loss?

Hi, this is Dr. Vic Khanna, and I wanted to discuss PRP for hair loss briefly.

PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, and this is something that we extract from a patient's blood, filter, concentrate and inject it into the scalp, and this is a treatment for hair loss of many types.

Hair loss, also known as alopecia, can have many different causes, and can be very distressing to patients.

PRP is sort of an innovative treatment that promotes hair growth.

What is the process of PRP?

The process of PRP is, we draw the patient's blood, spin it down in a centrifuge, and put it through special filters that extract a portion of the blood called platelet-rich plasma.

This is then left to sit for a few minutes and then drawn up in syringes and injected into the areas of hair loss on the scalp or wherever we are trying to promote hair growth.

What are the benefits?

One of the main benefits of this treatment is that it's a natural treatment because we're not giving the patients any drugs or hormones.

PRP takes growth factors from the patient's blood and is injected into the root of the hair follicles. It's a natural technique for treating hair loss.

Any side effects are minor because of this.

Give us a call today and make an appointment to treat your hair loss.

About the miraDry system

Alopecia causes include:

  • Heredity
  • Stress - physical or emotional
  • Pregnancy and menopause
  • Poor nutrition
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Certain medical problems, medications, and therapies
About 6.8 million people in this country have alopecia. This autoimmune malfunction usually causes small bald patches, though hair loss can be extreme. The condition generally recurs, and re-growth may be white or have unusual texture.

About PRP injection hair fall treatment

Dermatology Specialists of Illinois offers the Selphyl® platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM) technique. Platelets are small cells in blood, packed with growth factors. PRFM involves separating platelets from a small sample of your own blood and reintroducing them into the scalp to stimulate natural hair growth. Injected platelets prompt hair follicles to enter an active growth phase, producing new strands.

How PRP for hair loss benefits patients in Algonquin, IL
  • Treatment takes only about a half hour.
  • Injections are well-tolerated by most patients.
  • Side effects are minor and temporary.
  • There is no risk of allergic reaction.
  • With a series of PRP injection sessions, noticeable change occurs within several weeks.
  • Results last three to five years - indefinitely with periodic re-treatment.
  • While there is no alopecia cure, PRP treatment speeds recovery from an episode.
  • Initial PRP hair treatment cost is generally comparable to or less costly than laser therapy.
More hair falls out every day you wait. Call (844) 307-7546 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Vikram Khanna or one of the other providers at Dermatology Specialists of Illinois in Algonquin and Woodstock.
Benefits of PRP Hair Loss treatment in Algonquin
Dermatology Specialists of Illinois Call the Dermatologist Specialists of Illinois (844) 307-7546 or BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Common questions about PRP for hair loss

Very! Since the formulation is derived from your own blood, allergic reaction or rejection is virtually impossible. Treatment takes place in sterile clinical conditions. Plus, there is no cutting or sutures, so risk of secondary infection is minimal.
Yes. This is a leading edge hair loss science, so large numbers to quantify results are forthcoming. However, initial studies show significant reduction in hair loss during the course of treatment, followed by an average increase in number of hair follicles per square centimeter from 71 to 93 - nearly 31 percent improvement!
None. While some patients have minor and temporary redness, swelling, bruising, or itching at injection sites, there is no downtime. You may return to work or other activities immediately, and no one will know you have had a PRP treatment.
The Selphyl PRFM technique is backed by robust science. The controlled protocol virtually eliminates risk of contamination or user error and preserves maximum viable platelets. It results in more than just PRP. Selphyl creates a multi-dimensional scaffold that protects injected platelets while they release growth factors, for sustained hair rejuvenation.

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With over 20 years of experience in dermatology, Dr. Vikram "Vic" Khanna began his education and training at Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University. He was the chief resident at the dermatology department at Case Western Reserve University and continues to update and refine his extensive skills with daily advances in the industry.

As a board-certified dermatologist, he continues to dedicate his time to serving his patients of all ages and provides general, cosmetic, and medical solutions for the skin, hair, nails, and body. He was also recently certified for Mohs Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery by the American Board of Dermatology.

Dr. Lauren Boshnick is committed to providing her patients the highest-quality medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatologic care. She is passionate about cosmetic dermatology and is also interested in diagnosing and treating skin cancer, acne, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis.

She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario, Canada and her medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean. She pursued specialized training in dermatology at top medical centers worldwide, including Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Mt. Sinai, and Oxford before completing her residency at Florida State University, where she served as chief resident.

After training, Dr. Boshnick worked in a private practice in Florida, performing complex skin cancer surgeries and providing cosmetic dermatology services. She is a member of the AAD.

A board certified dermatologist and micrographic dermatologic surgeon, Dr. David Othman has over 10 years of experience in medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology.

With a B.S. in Microbiology and an M.H.S.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.D. from Northeast Ohio Medical University, Dr. Othman completed his training at Indiana University. He is currently Program Director of the Cook County Hospital residency program, Assistant Professor at Rush University, Clinical Assistant Professor at Rosalind Franklin, and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Midwestern University. Having published numerous articles and presented at national conferences, he is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.