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How Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Enhances Hair Restoration

How Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Enhances Hair Restoration

At Honest Hair Restoration, in Tampa and Bradenton, Florida, our team understands how distressing noticeable hair loss can be for men and women of all ages. If you’re one of the 80 million Americans dealing with hair loss, we can help restore your confidence and your hair. 

Board-certified physician Martin Maag, MD, and our compassionate care team offer different hair restoration services based on your unique needs. One of the ways we help restore your hair is with nonsurgical, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. 

Keep reading to learn how this revolutionary treatment helps stop hair loss and enhances hair restoration. 

What is PRP therapy?

PRP therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that uses your platelets to stimulate new hair growth. The power of PRP therapy lies in the important nutrients and growth factors your platelets contain.  

During your PRP therapy session at Honest Hair Restoration, your provider draws a small amount of your blood. The blood then spins it in a centrifuge to separate your platelets from the rest of your blood. Your provider uses this platelet-rich concentrate to create the plasma.

Your provider then injects the PRP plasma into target areas predetermined by Dr. Maag to promote the growth of new hair. Because we use your own blood, there are few side effects to PRP therapy. When they occur, the most common side effects include soreness or discomfort at the injection sites. 

One of the best things about PRP therapy is that you can be in and out of our office in less than an hour. Because no downtime is required, you can get back to your regular activities immediately. 

Based on Dr. Maag’s evaluation of your hair and recommendations for treatment, you can use PRP therapy in conjunction with other hair restoration treatments or on its own. During your consultation, Dr. Maag provides the best treatment options for you. 

Why is PRP therapy so effective at regrowing hair?

PRP therapy works, and clinical research supports its efficacy in reversing thinning hair and promoting new hair growth. The studies indicate that the high concentration of platelets in the PRP plasma works in several ways to achieve this success. 

One way PRP therapy helps restore your hair is by prolonging the growing phase of your hair cycle. This helps you keep your existing hair longer. In addition, PRP plasma contains growth factors that stimulate new hair follicles. This helps new hair to grow in areas of thinning hair. 

Although PRP therapy is extremely effective at reversing thinning hair and boosting your hair restoration results, it doesn’t work overnight. Because it stimulates your natural hair growth and works with your hair cycle, it can take two to three months for you to see noticeable results.  

Is PRP therapy the right treatment for me?

Because PRP therapy is considered a safe treatment, most adults experiencing hair loss are eligible for PRP therapy. But it’s important to seek advice from a hair restoration expert, like Dr. Maag, before starting any hair treatment, because many factors go into choosing the best treatment for your needs.  

For example, if you have certain underlying medical conditions, like lupus, thyroid disease, a bleeding disorder, or skin cancer, PRP therapy may not work as effectively for you. Dr. Maag evaluates your scalp and hair loss as well as your medical history to create a personalized treatment plan that will give you the best results possible. 

Interested in learning how PRP therapy can help you? Contact Dr. Maag at the Tampa Bay Area office nearest you, and schedule an appointment online or over the phone to get started. 

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