Dr. Robert Mandraccia has worked hard to establish himself as one of the finest providers of surgical hair restoration in the Fort Myers area. We understand how important a thick head of hair is, and Dr. Mandraccia and his staff have the experience and skills required of top-notch hair restoration professionals.
As part of our commitment to providing safe, effective cosmetic surgery to our patients, we invest hair restoration procedures that work. Alongside traditional follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair restoration, we also provide a hair restoration procedure that utilizes Plasma Rich in Growth Factors, or PRGF(R).
This simple addition stimulates hair growth while easing healing and recovery.
If you're a resident of the Fort Myers, Florida area and you're considering cosmetic surgery as a hair restoration option, please call Dr. Robert V. Mandraccia, MD today at 239-482-5242.
What is PRGF?
Your blood contains a number of frankly extraordinary elements. Among these elements are platelets, which are crucial for a number of important tasks, the most well-known of which is clotting. It's platelets that prevent you from suffering significant blood loss every time you suffer a minor cut.
But platelets also contain “growth factors,” which stimulate the growth and regeneration of cells. Put simply, these growth factors aid healing and recovery.
In recent years, medical science has discovered how to take advantage of your blood's natural healing agents. Cosmetic surgery has not been far behind in these advances, and now Fort Myers-area patients can even use PRGF(R) to aid hair restoration.
In order to acquire the growth factors we need, we'll start by taking a small amount of your blood. We then spin it a high-speed centrifuge; this separates your blood from your plasma. A second trip through the centrifuge concentrates the platelet rich growth factors that we need.
Once Dr. Mandraccia has the PRGF, he then injects and applies the material to your scalp. The growth factors in the substance signal the cells in the area to start growing and healing. This stimulates the growth of new hair where it hasn't grown in a while.
Of course, we'll provide you with a more detailed explanation at a hair restoration consultation. Dr. Mandraccia will also answer all of your questions and help you decide if PRGF-aided hair restoration is right for you.
If you're a resident of Fort Myers or any of the communities in southwest Florida and you're considering cosmetic surgery, please contact Dr. Robert V. Mandraccia, MD today.