TAMPA, Fla. –An all natural state-of-the-art treatment formerly used in dentistry and orthopedics is now being administered in dermatology, for hair replacement. As of this month, this treatment – PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) – is being administered in Tampa at ForCare Medical Center.
PRP is a treatment utilizing a patient’s own blood for treatment. A similar treatment has, for years, been used for skin rejuvenation, scars, wound healing, stretch marks and tissue regeneration.
“PRP is a wonderful noninvasive, all natural way to decrease hair loss, stimulate hair growth and make the hair growth thicker,” said Dr. Maria Hicks. “This treatment does not require surgery or downtime; you can see results in about four months.”
Once injected, the platelets are activated and release concentrated growth factors up to three times the amount found in non-treated blood. This in turn will start a chain reaction of events that will increase blood flow to the hair bulb and wake up the stem cells increasing the thickness of the hair fibers and making the hair grow longer and fuller. Activation of fibroblasts and other cells to induce collagen production and repair damaged tissues and aged skin.
ForCare Medical Center is Tampa’s premier medical facility, specializing in primary care, rheumatology and dermatology. ForCare Medical Center and ForCare Clinical Research have served the Tampa Bay area for more than 11 years. ForCare Medical Center’s physicians and staff are dedicated to providing excellent care, utilizing the most advanced technology and procedures. More information is available at www.ForCareMed.com and by calling 813.960.2400.