Whether you’re a man or a woman, noticing less hair on your head can be unsettling. Unfortunately, hair loss is a normal part of life.
The good news is that Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates offers a revolutionary treatment for Jacksonville, FL, patients known as PRP hair restoration therapy. It has a record of producing results that can make you look in the mirror with self-confidence again.
What Is PRP Hair Restoration Therapy?
PRP hair restoration is a therapy for men and women who are experiencing hair loss, especially those who have symptoms of male and female pattern baldness. The process involves extracting the PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) from your own blood and injecting it into your scalp to stimulate hair growth and increase follicles thickness.
The procedure begins with one of our physicians applying a topical anesthetic to your scalp to lessen any discomfort you may feel during the procedure. They will then draw blood from the crook of your arm as gently as possible and spin it rapidly in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma, which they will extract via a syringe.
The last step in the process is injecting the platelet-rich plasma into locations on your scalp that require treatment. This increases blood flow around your hair follicles to jump-start growth while boosting thickness for an improvement of appearance.
Why PRP Hair Restoration May Be Right for You
PRP hair restoration therapy gives hair loss patients like you an option that is minimally invasive with usually no downtime after the procedure. It’s also relatively pain-free, but those who have a fear of needles may feel a little uneasy. The therapy is an alternative to other hair loss treatments, such as medications like Propecia and Rogaine and hair transplant surgery.
Typically, the treatment generally works best for male and female patients experiencing symptoms of alopecia, more commonly known as male and female pattern baldness. Men usually notice hair loss at the front and top of the head that affects the hairline, while women notice hair loss at the top and crown of the head that widens the center hair part without affecting the hairline.
When PRP Hair Restoration May Not Be Right for You
An initial evaluation will determine if PRP therapy is right for you, but you may not be a good candidate if you:
- Have cancer
- Have liver disease
- If you smoke, use drugs, or drink alcohol
- Have a metabolic disorder
- Have a low platelet count
- Are on blood thinners
- Are receiving treatment for sepsis
- Have thyroid disease
- Have skin disease
- Have a history of infections
It is important to our evaluation that you provide accurate information so we can administer the proper treatment for your hair loss. If PRP hair restoration is not right for you, there are other available options you can consider.
Get Results in Jacksonville, FL, With PRP Hair Restoration
Studies indicate that PRP hair restoration therapy is effective for both men and women who have symptoms of male or female pattern baldness. PRP hair restoration is not a cure for baldness, but men report an increase in their hair count and the thickness of their follicles, per Stem Cells Translational Medicine.
According to the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, women report the same results. However, more data are necessary for the effectiveness of PRP hair restoration in female patients, as researchers have studied its effects on men more than women.
Results are not immediate. You may need three initial PRP hair restoration therapy sessions over the course of four to six weeks before you begin seeing results. You could potentially experience new hair growth over a period of 18 to 24 months, but regular follow-up sessions every four to six months may be necessary to maintain growth.
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Potential Side Effects of PRP Hair Restoration
There are no major side effects of PRP hair restoration therapy. However, some patients report rare side effects, such as:
- Blood vessel damage
- Nerve damage
- Allergic reaction to the anesthetic
- Bleeding from injection sites
- Injection site calcification
The side effects are temporary and should go away shortly after your session.
In addition, a blood draw could result in nausea, dizziness, sweatiness, or a drop in your heart rate and blood pressure that could cause you to pass out. Let us know if you experience any of these symptoms so we can closely monitor you.
How Much Is PRP Hair Restoration in Jacksonville, FL?
The cost of PRP hair restoration will largely depend on your location, the number of injections you require, the quality of equipment and clinic personnel, and if you choose to include hair growth supplements as part of the treatment.
Insurance does not cover PRP hair restoration therapy because insurers consider it a cosmetic procedure. Our practice does not accept insurance. We only accept cash.
If you are suffering from hair loss, other less costly treatments are available to try first. PRP hair restoration therapy is usually a later option you can choose if other treatments fail to work.
Contact Us Today for Your Own PRP Hair Restoration Session in Jacksonville, FL
PRP hair restoration therapy is not for everyone, but if you’re a good candidate, the treatment may work for you. Our practice offers options such as PRP hair restoration therapy along with traditional options and medication, so you have a true choice in your healthcare. We care about the well-being and health of every patient who walks through our doors.
You do not have to accept hair loss until you exhaust every possible treatment option. PRP hair restoration therapy can help reverse your hair loss and give your hair a thicker appearance so you can feel confident again.
To learn more about PRP hair restoration therapy in Jacksonville, FL, or to make an appointment for an evaluation, contact Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates today.