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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

RGV Endocrine Center -  - Endocrinology, Diabetes, Thyroid, Hormone & Weight Loss Specialist

RGV Endocrine Center

Endocrinology, Diabetes, Thyroid, Hormone & Weight Loss Specialists located in McAllen, TX

If you experience hair thinning, noninvasive treatments are within reach at RGV Endocrine Center in McAllen, Texas. Highly trained endocrinologists Gloria Ortiz, MD, FACE, ECNU and her team offer revolutionary platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and state-of-the-art LightStim® red light treatment to give you the full head of hair and youthful appearance you long for. Schedule an appointment with RGV Endocrine Center to find out if PRP is right for you.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?

Platelet-rich plasma, commonly referred to as PRP, is a revolutionary anti-aging treatment in which your provider uses platelet-rich plasma sourced from your blood to stimulate new hair growth in areas of thinning hair. 

The RGV Endocrine Center team also offers LightStim red light treatment to reduce lines and wrinkles, stimulate collagen production, and help you look and feel years younger.

Is platelet-rich plasma treatment right for me?

To determine if PRP or another anti-aging treatment at RGV Endocrine Center is a good match for your needs, your endocrinologist reviews your medical history and symptoms. They complete a physical exam and evaluate your scalp in areas of thinning hair. 

Your provider might recommend you undergo blood tests to evaluate your thyroid and other hormone levels.

What happens during PRP procedures?

If you and your specialist decide PRP is the right solution for you, you relax in a comfortable chair while they take a sample of blood from a vein in your arm. They spin the blood sample in a centrifuge to isolate the PRP from your whole blood. 

Your doctor then injects PRP into targeted areas of your scalp, just beneath the skin. Doing so accelerates cell regeneration and hair regrowth over time. Your specialist may suggest you take hair regrowth medications or undergo hormone replacement therapy to enhance your results. 

If you opt for LightStim treatment, your provider applies a handheld device to areas of aging skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production. The procedure is fast and painless, but it can produce dramatic results.

What should I expect after my treatment?

After platelet-rich plasma therapy or LightStim treatment, there’s no downtime. You can resume normal everyday activities immediately. You might experience some swelling, redness, or tenderness at the treatment site, but any of those soon subside.

Your RGV Endocrine Center specialist may recommend you undergo multiple PRP treatments spaced apart over time plus periodic maintenance sessions to ensure effective, long-lasting results.

Don’t live with thinning hair, fine lines, wrinkles, or other signs of aging when you don’t have to. Book an appointment with RGV Endocrine Center to determine if platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or LightStim treatments are right for you.