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The more we learn about our body's ability to stimulate healing and regenerate itself,  the more we find innovative ways to restore the failing parts of her body.  Platelet rich plasma also known as PRP is a highly concentrated suspension of our own bodies healing triggering bodies known as platelets.  They contain a myriad of hormones or 'factors' that begin and stimulate the process of 'wound healing' and repair in many different ways.  For hair stimulation the epithelial growth factors are the most valuable.  The stimulate the hair follicles in 2 ways.  First is  to increase the circulation to the follicles  at critical moments in the development of the hair thus making the hair thicker (up to 40%)  and 'waking' up some of the hair follicles that were in the resting or dormant phase (>20%). 
The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is made by drawing your blood and centrifuging or spinning this blood to concentrate the platelets and remove the red blood cells.  This allows only the stimulating platelets without the remaining parts of the blood which can have an irritating the effect.
So what is the process to get the platelet gel to the targeted hair follicles.  One way to admisnister it is to inject the scalp or any other area in which you want to stimulate hair growth at a level where these hair follicles are (between 2 and 3 mm deep)  or we can use a micro-needling device which essentially pokes tiny needle holes to the same level.  The needle holes themselves will stimulate a similar response from the hair follicles and this is only augmented by the application of the platelet gel that trickle down into these holes while they are still open.  This is usually combined with an injection of the remainder of the platelet gel deep to the hair follicles after the micro-needling.Thus the term Microneedling with PRP

                                 Microneedling with PRP

This process is not only for male pattern baldness but also useful for the thinning hair experienced by more and more women these days.  Recent studies have  shown this to be highly effective in treating alopecia areata which appears to have an autoimmune component.  The process is repeated an average of 3 times about 6 weeks apart.  We start seeing significant improvement at the 3-4 month stage after the initial treatment.  And it is recommended that once a year  another session of micro-needling plus PRP is used as a booster to keep the hair growth:.  We often combined this with topical applications which work in many different ways.  The most common affect is to block the testosterone effect on the hair follicle itself and other parts of these formula help keep the scalp cleaned by turning over the new cells and clearing the path for the hair follicle growth.  Please call La-Piel Spa at 239-352-5554 for your evaluation and to get you started on stimulation of your own lush beautiful hair.
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