Hair loss is a common part of the aging process for many men. More than 50 percent of men experience hair loss at some point in their life, and the process can begin in men as young as 25. Hair loss is natural with aging, but it can also be caused by a hereditary history of male pattern baldness, hormonal changes and underlying medical conditions. Hair restoration specialists have developed a variety of treatments for hair loss, but PRP hair restoration is the most successful natural therapy for restoring hair growth.
PRP hair restoration is a non-invasive, non-surgical therapy that stimulates the body's natural hair growth process. As a holistic solution, PRP hair restoration focuses on healing the cause of hair loss and stimulating new growth from the roots.
There are various causes of hair loss in men, but the most common is male pattern baldness. Also known as androgenic alopecia, this type of hair loss most commonly affects men over the age of 50. Symptoms of male pattern baldness include:
Though common, male pattern baldness can deeply affect a man's confidence. If you are a man suffering from hair loss and searching for viable hair restoration therapies near you, Chronic Care of Richmond is here to help. With our natural, minimally invasive PRP hair restoration therapy, you can tackle hair loss holistically.
PRP is a potent, protein-rich plasma that is derived from your own blood. Blood is made up of platelets and red and white blood cells. The platelets are responsible for blood clotting and activating healing in the body. PRP is a concentration of these healing platelets. When PRP is injected into the scalp where hair loss is occurring, the healing abilities of these proteins can stimulate new hair growth.
When you arrive at our facility for PRP hair restoration therapy, a licensed physician will draw your blood and place it into a centrifugation machine. This machine spins rapidly, separating the platelets from red and white blood cells. Once the platelets are separated out, their concentration is increased and we are left with a rich, healing serum. This highly concentrated serum is the PRP that will be injected into your scalp to restore hair loss.
You arrive for your appointment and your attending physician draws your blood.
Your blood is placed in the centrifugation machine, which separates the platelets from the red and white blood cells. Centrifugation also increases the potency of the platelets, leaving a protein-rich serum (or the PRP) that will be used to stimulate your body's natural healing process.
Your physician injects the PRP into your scalp at the areas that you are experiencing hair loss. You may feel mild pain during the injections, but side effects are minimal and you should not expect downtime. You can return to normal daily activities right after the procedure.
Most patients see results within 1-3 months of an initial series of PRP hair restoration injections. For sustained hair growth, we recommend injections every 6-12 months.
At Chronic Care of Richmond, we believe that the healing powers of the body should always be utilized before invasive treatments. Other hair restoration therapies, such as transplants and plugs, are dangerous and limited in their hair restoring capabilities. PRP hair restoration, on the other hand, is a safe and natural approach to hair loss. Increased hair count and volume has been seen by many patients that choose PRP hair restoration.
If you believe that PRP hair restoration may help improve your confidence or that of a loved one, please contact us today for more information.
Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia, is the most common cause of hair loss in men. It typically occurs in older men but may start as early as ages 25-30. This type of hair loss is hereditary and is not caused by underlying health conditions. Male pattern baldness occurs in a specific pattern: hair thinning at the temples, a growing bald spot in the back of the head, and continued thinning at the crown of the head meeting with the widening bald spot in the back until finally only a "horseshoe" shaped ring of hair is left around the bottom of the scalp.
Hair loss in men can have other causes, including cancer, medical conditions, autoimmune disorders and infections of the scalp. Hair loss caused by underlying conditions such as these is best treated by addressing the conditions themselves.
There are many treatments for hair loss available, from drugs and creams to invasive hair transplants. PRP hair restoration is a natural, regenerative medicine solution that does not carry the same risks as other types of hair loss treatments.
This hair restoration therapy utilizes PRP, a platelet rich serum derived from your own blood, to stop hair loss and introduce hair follicle recovery. PRP is an autologous solution that is rich with healing growth factors -- when injected into your scalp, these platelets encourage your body's natural healing process, improve hair thickness and increase overall hair count.
Early treatment improves your chances of hair restoration. During hair loss, the hair growth cycle is interrupted until the follicle is no longer able to produce new hairs. When hair loss is widespread, the success of any type of hair restoration treatment is low. If PRP hair restoration is introduced into the early stages of hair loss, however, the chances of complete baldness are drastically reduced. Men with thinning hair and minimal balding 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.
Everyone responds differently to PRP treatments and there is no defined success rate for PRP hair restoration. On average, patients see substantial results (up to a 30% increase in hair growth) within six months of their first three treatment sessions. Repeated sessions are recommended within 12 months to maintain the rate of hair restoration.
PRP is not an immediate solution -- at least three to six months are needed for initial results. Once hair begins to regrow, however, results are long-lasting. Touch-up treatments are recommended annually for the best results.
Yes, PRP is one of the safest hair loss treatments available. Rogaine, a common topical medication for hair loss, is known to cause serious side effects. Hair transplants, another common hair loss treatment, carries the risk of infection. PRP, on the other hand, is derived from your own blood and therefore carries an extremely low risk of infection or other negative side effects.
During your first PRP hair restoration treatment, you will be evaluated by our medical team. We will discuss your current symptoms and history of hair loss. If you are deemed a good candidate for the procedure, you will receive three initial injections one month apart. Additional injections can be scheduled 6-12 months after the first round.
We ask that all PRP hair restoration patients arrive with freshly shampooed hair and a clean scalp. Additionally, any hair products (hair spray, gels, etc.) cannot be used for up to three days before your appointment. As blood will be drawn during the procedure, we recommend you arrive with a full stomach and stay hydrated. 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 your treatment, we recommend you to take it easy for two to three days and avoid any vigorous activity. While gentle washing of your hair is okay, avoid any chemical treatments such as color or perms for at least 72 hours after.
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.
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.
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.
Director of Marketing
Trish is a marketing strategist with over 25 years of experience in building brands and creating results-driven marketing strategies for companies including Capital One, Snagajob, Shoe Carnival, and Romp n’ Roll.
A graduate of James Madison University with a business degree in Marketing, Trish started her career in sports marketing, and she thrives on collaboration and teamwork. She's energized by the fast-paced, patient-centered, and dynamic environment at Chronic Care of Richmond & Weight Loss RVA. Away from the office, Trish loves fitness, spending time with her family at the beach and playing and watching sports.
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.
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.
Certified Health & Life 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 training and certification 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.
Patient Consultant / Medical Assistant
Amber Gray is a Patient Consultant and Certified Medical Assistant. She is a Virginia native and Virginia Tech fan, Go Hokies! Amber has years of experience as a Medical Assistant and Medical Coordinator, and enjoys creating lasting relationships with patients that she deeply cherishes and carries with her forever. She is a wife, and a mother to Landon and Savannah, who keep her quite busy! Aside from spending time with her family, you can find her in the kitchen cooking Italian food, at the baseball field watching Landon play, or in the garden tending to her fresh herbs and vegetables.
Patient Care Coordinator
As Patient Care Coordinator, Kristy brings extensive customer service and patient care experience to the Chronic Care of Richmond & Weight Loss RVA team. With a background as an Emergency Medical Technician and Medic, she brings a dynamic and caring patient-outcome focus to the team.
Kristy is a native of New York City, and she and her husband moved to Richmond after raising six children. They enjoy spending time with family, including their two dogs, Kairo and Karma. A positive, optimistic caregiver you’ll always see Kristy with a smile on her face!