By Monica Rennspies, Nurse Navigator – Panama City, Florida
As a nurse, one of my favorite treatments for hair restoration that we offer at The Hair Transplant and Restoration Center is platelet-rich plasma injections, also known as PRP. As I entered my 40s, I found that my hair was becoming thinner and not as thick as it used to be during my 20s and 30s. That’s when I actively started looking for a solution that would help thicken my hair without the everyday use of a topical treatment to help stimulate hair growth. I always share with everyone who comes into our center how PRP has helped tremendously in stimulating my hair growth as well as increasing the diameter of my thinning hair.
Today we use PRP injections for both male and female patients ranging from 18-85 years of age. The wonderful thing about PRP is we use concentrated plasma from your own body to stimulate hair growth. Treatment with PRP is a quick procedure, where a special collection tube is used to draw your blood and then placed in a centrifuge. After 10 minutes in the centrifuge, your concentrated blood platelets are drawn into a syringe. Using a small needle the platelets are then injected strategically into your scalp and the areas needing improvement. These platelets contain your healing growth factors, which work together with your stem cells to reverse the thinning and shrinkage of the hair follicle and jumpstart dormant hair back into the growth phase. Here at our center, we may recommend several treatments spaced 1 month apart. After the initial treatment, our physicians may recommend a maintenance plan of 2-4 treatments per year for optimal thickness and hair growth. Treatments vary based on your individual needs.
To learn more about hair restoration and to find out if PRP may be right for you, call me to schedule your complimentary consultation at 844.994.HAIR.
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