Female Hair Restoration
While hair loss is often typically considered a "man's problem", 50% of women experience hair loss at some point in their life. Female-pattern hair loss (FPHL) is the most common cause of hair loss in women and it affects more than 30 million women in the United States alone. Chronic Care of Richmond is the leader in hair restoration for women with PRP hair restoration, our non-invasive and natural solution.
Benefits of PRP Hair Restoration for Women:
- This natural hair restoration therapy may boost hair growth by 30%
- A virtually painless process with no downtime or recovery phase
- No negative side effects
- Regain confidence and boost self-esteem
- Improve both the length and thickness of hair
- Minimal to no chance of infection as this procedure uses your body's own healing cells
- Long term results with touch-up treatments
- No need to use ineffective creams or risk the dangers of hair transplant procedures
What Causes Hair Loss in Women?
While hair loss can occur at any age, it is most commonly present in women after menopause begins. Pregnancy, birth, age, disease, treatments such as chemotherapy and tight hairstyles can also cause hair loss in women. Women with a family history of female-pattern hair loss are more likely to experience hair loss as they age.
Signs of hair loss include excessive hair shedding, noticeable areas of thinning hair, patches of baldness and broken hairs.
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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Restoration for Women
PRP hair restoration is a non-surgical regenerative hair restoration therapy that stimulates the body's natural hair growth process. A cutting-edge solution, PRP hair restoration addresses the root cause of hair loss and helps restore hair growth.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
PRP is a potent, healing serum that is derived from your own blood. Blood contains red and white blood cells and platelets, which have healing growth factors. Platelets are responsible for blood clotting and stimulate healing in the body. PRP is simply a highly concentrated serum of these healing platelets. When PRP is injected into an area that is suffering hair loss, the regenerating abilities of this serum facilitate new hair growth.
How is PRP for Hair Restoration Made?
During the PRP hair restoration therapy, your blood will be drawn and placed into a centrifugation machine. This process separates the platelets from blood cells and increases their concentration, up to five to ten times of what is normally found in your blood. This highly concentrated serum is the PRP - it will be injected back into your scalp at the areas where you are experiencing hair loss.
How Does Female Hair Restoration with PRP Work?
Your blood is extracted in our office and placed in the centrifugation machine.
The centrifugation process separates red blood cells from the plasma. The platelet rich plasma (PRP) portion is rich in growth factors that will stimulate your body's natural healing process. This is the portion that will be used for your treatment.
After the scalp is numb, the PRP is injected into the areas of your scalp that are experiencing hair loss and thinning. Mild pain may be experienced and potential side effects are minimal.
Results are typically visible within 1-3 months after an initial series of PRP hair restoration injections. For sustained hair growth, injections are recommended every 6-12 months.
Natural Hair Restoration for Women
At Chronic Care of Richmond, we promote the natural healing powers of the body. Surgical, invasive hair loss treatments have shown to be dangerous and minimally effective. By utilizing the natural healing powers that the body already possesses, PRP hair restoration stimulates new hair growth from the roots. If you are searching for "hair restoration for women", PRP can naturally add growth, volume and length to your hair.
Restore your confidence and the brilliance to long, luscious hair today with PRP hair restoration. Contact us now for more information.
Female Hair Restoration FAQs
Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is the most common cause of hair loss in women, affecting about 30 million women in the United States. Like male pattern hair loss, FPHL follows a specific pattern. Women will notice thinning at the part line first, then increased thinning and hair loss spreading down from the top of the head. Hair loss typically occurs for women after menopause and those with a family history of FPHL are at higher risk.
Women can also experience hair loss due to the sudden hormonal changes associated with pregnancy and birth control. Stress, poor diet, and underlying medical conditions or disease can also lead to hair loss.
From drugs, creams, plugs, and transplants, there are various treatments for hair loss available. Unfortunately, most of these therapies come with mixed results and the possibility of negative side effects. PRP hair restoration is a natural, regenerative medicine solution with a low risk of side effects.
PRP hair restoration therapy utilizes your body's own healing powers to stop hair loss and introduce hair follicle recovery. Derived from your own blood, PRP is a serum rich with healing growth factors and proteins that encourage the growth of new cells. When injected into your scalp, these platelets begin a natural healing process that improves hair thickness and increases overall hair count.
Hair loss occurs when the hair growth cycle is interrupted to the point where the follicle can no longer produce new hair. Widespread hair loss and significant balding means that your scalp has limited functioning hair follicles, reducing chances of hair recovery. Those in the early stages of hair loss, however, have much higher chances of hair recovery. Women with minimal thinning and isolated areas of hair loss are great candidates for PRP hair restoration.
Individuals suffering hair loss due to an underlying condition, like lupus or cancer, are not great candidates for this type of procedure.
As everyone has different levels of platelets in their blood, PRP treatment varies from patient to patient. While there is no defined success rate for PRP hair restoration, patients on average see significant results (up to 30% increase in hair growth) within six months of their first three treatment sessions. To maintain a steady rate of hair restoration and increased hair volume, repeated sessions are recommended every 12 months.
Results are noticeable within three to six months of the initial round of injections and continued hair restoration is possible with maintenance injections every 12 months.
Yes, PRP is one of the safest hair loss treatments available. PRP is an autologous solution, meaning it is derived from your own body. The risk of infection is incredibly low; at most, patients may experience slight soreness at the injection site. Other common hair loss treatments, such as Rogaine and transplants, carry the risk of infection and other negative side effects.
Before receiving PRP hair restoration treatment, you will be evaluated by our medical team to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Your symptoms, medical background, and hair loss history will be discussed and any questions you have about the procedure answered. If you are deemed a good candidate for the PRP hair restoration, you will receive three initial injections one month apart.
We ask that all PRP hair restoration patients arrive freshly shampooed. Hair spray, gels and any other hair products must not be used for up to three days prior to your appointment. We also ask patients to arrive hydrated and with a full stomach as your blood will be drawn during the procedure. Please avoid NSAIDs and anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Voltaren, and others up to a week before your appointment.
After the PRP injections, we recommend two to three days of rest, with limited vigorous activity. Gentle washing of the hair is okay, but please avoid any chemical treatments such as color or perms for at least 72 hours after.
Why Patients Choose Chronic Care of Richmond
Alternative to Surgery
As chronic pain specialists, we provide proven alternative treatment options. Our goal is to help you avoid unnecessary surgery and medications.
Our procedures require no medication or recovery time. Most in-office procedures are 30 minutes or less.
Effective, Long-term Results
Unlike medications that mask symptoms, we address the root of your issues, providing long term results and allowing your body to heal and, in some cases, regenerate.
The treatments we offer are non-invasive and safe and have little to no side effects.
Our mission is to provide our community with cutting-edge regenerative practices to address your chronic pain and promote healing.
Our staff is knowledgeable and caring. Through follow-ups after your procedures, we are with you through every step of your healing process.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Bryant SnyderDC, BCIM, DAAIM
Dr. Bryant SnyderDC, BCIM, DAAIM
Dr. Bryant Snyder
DC, BCIM, DAAIM
Dr. Bryant Snyder is a leader in the field of non-drug, non-surgical chronic pain procedures. He has successfully managed thousands of patients suffering from chronic joint pain, peripheral neuropathy, and other chronic neurological and metabolic conditions.
Dr. Bryant Snyder graduated from Life University in Marietta, Georgia and has been in full-time practice since 2002. He regularly attends post-graduate educational seminars on topics such as regenerative medicine, functional neurology, functional medicine, spinal structure, and nutrition and also consults other doctors in his profession.
Dr. Snyder is a graduate of the American Functional Neurology Institute (AFNI). He is Board Certified in Integrative Medicine and is a diplomate in Whole Medical Systems from the American Association of Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Snyder and his wife of 20 years, Jenneane, have three beautiful children, Delaney, Chloe, and Crosby. They enjoy sports of all kinds as well as hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities.
Growing up Jenneane always got an “x” in that box on the report card for “Excessive talking”. Although her teachers may not have agreed at the time, that “x” that just reflected her love of people – being around them, talking to them, helping them. Her passion for people transitioned into a passion for little people as an elementary school teacher. She later moved on to work in a successful children’s franchise company in which she eventually became Vice President, where she helped people who wanted to bring enrichment education to children in their community. But everything changed when Bryant first learned about regenerative medicine and how it was helping people with chronic pain. He was in his 16th year of practice when they realized that by incorporating stem cells into the practice, they could not only help current patients, but they could also help the people in our community who are living with chronic pain and have lost hope. Those who have tried everything else and just want their life back! This was the only natural path for them to take. So, Jenneane quit her career, they both received an immense amount of training, they worked hard, and here they are – offering a safe, affordable, effective, non-invasive procedure for chronic pain to their community. When she is not working in or on their practice, she is with the people she is most passionate about – their three kiddos, Delaney, Chloe, and Crosby who keep them busy and happy. And, at the root of it all, everyone has the right to be happy. If you are living with chronic pain, you, too, can once again be truly happy! Jenneane is seeing the life-changing results in their patients and that, too, makes her happy.
Abby M. Rickel C-FNP
Abby M. Rickel C-FNP
Abby M. Rickel
Abby joins the Chronic Care of Richmond & Regenerative Medicine team as our board-certified Nurse Practitioner. She has her Masters's degree in Nursing from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing. Abby has worked in family practice for Chippenham-Johnston Willis Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and has extensive experience in Internal Medicine/Telemetry at VCU Health System
Abby enjoys outdoor activities including paddle boarding and biking. She and her husband have two children that keep them busy with sports, activities and general shenanigans. Their family is completed with their pets, a French bulldog and a hedgehog which prevent there from ever being a dull moment in life.
TiffanyPatient Care Specialist and Coordinator
TiffanyPatient Care Specialist and Coordinator
Patient Care Specialist and Coordinator
Tiffany was born and raised in Virginia and she loves it here. She is energetic and thinks of herself as quite the comedian. She’s constantly on the move and you’ll never see her sitting still for very long. She loves helping people and takes great pride in her work in the office. She is married and has 3 children, all of whom are very unique. She is also the mother of four amazing ferrets that wear hoodies as a way of self-expression.
AmberPatient Care Coordinator
AmberPatient Care Coordinator
Patient Care Coordinator
Amber is a Virginia native and calls Powhatan, VA her home. She has has worked as a medical assistant and in nursing facilities for years. At Chronic Care of Richmond & Regenerative Medicine she's excited about fostering her passion for helping people and forming relationships with the residents in our community.
She is a wife and mother of two beautiful girls, Alani and Avyn, along with a 100+ pound rottweiler, Diesel! In her spare time she loves to visit Target as well as target practice as she lives in the country and does all that comes with it. Amber's smile and personality light up the office and brighten the days of our patients!
Emily SantillanHealth Coach
Emily SantillanHealth Coach
Our Health Coach, Emily, completed her bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University Idaho. Passionate about helping people change negative beliefs into positive beliefs, Emily received her Health Coach training from Aspen Family and Wellness Center. She has experience working with patients from various backgrounds by helping them create spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional goals that they successfully maintain over time.
In her spare time, Emily loves to get some extra steps in by looking for home and decor at TJ Maxx, Home Goods, or Target. She loves to spend time with her husband and her cute (and hyper) dog, Maggie. Emily is excited to meet her patients and is excited to help them on their health journey.
Courtney is a certified Health Coach with a certification in fitness, nutrition, and holistic care from American Council on Exercise. She has worked in the Richmond, VA area community to achieve sustainable lifestyle changes since 2019. Courtney has experience working with clients of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels. She is passionate about helping our community become the best version of themselves, and learn to live to their fullest, healthiest, and happiest potential.
In her spare time Courtney enjoys doing anything outside from hiking or camping to kayaking. Her favorite down-time includes attending or watching Washington Capitals hockey, reading a good self-help book, or cuddling up with her cat Bella, who believes she is a dog.