Treating hair loss

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PRP (platelet rich plasma) brings nutrition and vascular flow to the hair follicle, essentially waking it up and prompting it to start growing hair again.

By Mimi Vanderhaven

Mimi is known for her signature pink hat. It’s a style choice she’s chosen for years. But for some women, donning a hat is less about embracing fashion and more about hiding hair loss. 

“Alopecia tends to strike women at their core,” says Dr. John Kocka, medical director at Revive Regenerative Medical Spa. 

After years of successful use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) as a regenerative tool for joints at his Brecksville Physical Medicine, Dr. Kocka and his team decided to to include the use of PRP for hair. 

“PRP is blood plasma that has been concentrated with platelets. These platelets contain growth factors and other components that are responsible for soft tissue repair and the development of new blood vessels,” explains Dr. Kocka. 

“We harvest the growth factors that recruit the stem cells in your own body to grow new hair. PRP brings nutrition and vascular flow to the hair follicle, essentially waking it up and prompting it to start growing hair again. There is no surgery, no downtime and results are permanent.”

PRP for hair regrowth is effective for both men and women, but the evidence of success is even stronger for women.

Revive Regenerative Medical Spa is located at 8931 Brecksville Road. Hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday by appointment. Call 440-736-7500, or visit MedicalRevive.com. Ask about a special Mimi reader offer when you schedule your free consultation.

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