SkinPen Microneedling Is Having Amazing Results For Hair Loss

SkinPen Microneedling Is Having Amazing Results For Hair Loss

Hair loss in both men and women can be emotionally difficult to handle.  PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma is changing the game for restoring hair growth and giving hair a thicker appearance.  It is  an easy procedure that is done in the office with no downtime.  PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma promotes hair grown on dormant hair follicles.

Where does the PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma come from?

It is a simple blood draw from the patient.  The blood is spun and harvested to get the PRP which is  the clear portion of the blood.  That is the PRP!  Your own blood is used to get the PRP so there is no risk of rejection.  These cells are highly concentrated platelets that release growth factors.  These growth factors have been shown to stimulate new hair growth on dormant hair follicles.  They have also been shown to improve the health and texture of the existing hair.

How much downtime is involved?

There is virtually no downtime.  New Vitality Centers uses the only FDA approved medical grade microneedling device called the SkinPen.  After numbing cream is placed on the surface of the skin, tiny needles are used to penetrate the skin prior to using the PRP.  The PRP is then applied to the head.  It is recommended that it remains in place for 24 hours, but it does not mean you cannot go about your daily activities.

How long does each the treatment take?

Each treatment takes about an hour.  The first portion of the appointment is drawing the blood and obtaining your PRP.  The middle portion is the cleansing and numbing the treatment areas which takes about 20 minutes.  The final portion is the microneedling itself and applying the PRP.

How many treatments will I need?

Depending on your goals, most people get between 3 – 12 treatments; 3-6 being the most common.   Most treatments are 3 to 4 weeks apart.

When will I see results?

PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma is regenerative so it will continue to work months after treatment.  Although each patient is different usually you begin seeing results about 3 weeks you will notice improvement in hair texture, thickness in the hair shaft and regrowth of hair. It typically takes three to six months from your initial treatment to see measurable results.

Are there any contraindications to PRP?

Platelet Rich Plasma injections may not be appropriate for a patient who: Has blood or bleeding disorders, Is taking blood thinners, Is anemic, Is pregnant, Has a medical condition that could spread or worsen, such as active infection, metastatic disease or certain skin diseases.

What are the side effects of PRP treatment for thinning hair?

PRP is obtained directly from your own blood and this virtually eliminates the possibility of an allergic reaction. Like any treatment involving injections, there may be mild bleeding, small risk of bruising and or infection at the injection site. There may be some tenderness or swelling at the treatment site which can last three to five days.

If you are interested, call 813-436-0708 to schedule today!


New Vitality Centers

665 S. Kings Ave.

Brandon, FL  33511

(813) 436-0708

10 Things Every Man Needs to Know About Testosterone

10 Things Every Man Needs to Know about Testosterone

Women are not the only ones that need hormones.  Fluctuating hormones are most associated with women.  However, men experience this too but never think that the way they feel is because of hormones.

In fact, they go through the male equivalent of menopause.  This is called Andropause.  This is a subject that is not talked about enough.  We are not sure why whether it is embarrassment or the “tough guy” syndrome.  It should be discussed because it plays a huge role in how well you feel as you age.  The lack of conversation leaves many men in the dark about what their hormones are doing in their bodies.

Hormones affect the body in various ways, from energy and emotions to body composition.

  1. It causes hair loss. There is a strong link between testosterone and hair.  A drop in hormone levels can be responsible for hair loss.  It can cause hair to grow in new places too.  Male pattern baldness is often genetic.  But it can be start with low levels of testosterone.


  1. Testosterone does not make you aggressive. This idea is a myth.  The misconception is damaging.  This behavior is generally caused by other biological and social factors.


  1. Low testosterone can cause low libido. Testosterone is associated with sex drive however low testosterone can be responsible for a low libido and sex drive.  It can also cause many men to suffer from erectile dysfunction.  This s more common in older men but can occur at any age.  In fact, 1 in 4 men under age 40 seek treatment for erectile dysfunction.  Testosterone stimulates receptors in the brain which releases nitric oxide.  That causes a series of chemical reaction, which causes an erection.  Without adequate testosterone, this cannot occur.


  1. Men can develop breasts. Low testosterone triggers Gynecomastia in men.  We can see this often during puberty but for middle-aged men gynecomastia can be more persistent.  It is known to occur during andropause which is referred to as “male menopause” and is the result of low levels of estrogen.


  1. Men have hormone cycles. Men’s hormones fluctuate just like women on a daily and monthly basis.  It affects the biological processes, moods, and emotions just the same as they do in women.  Men can become stressed, grumpy, and irritable and it can change from one extreme to another.


  1. Low testosterone can cause fatigue. If you struggle to muster up enough energy to face your day even after a good night’s sleep, your hormones may be the reason.  Insomnia, irritability, and stress caused by low testosterone in men can contribute to fatigue.  This is worrisome and causes you to lose sleep which makes you feel even more tired.


  1. Excess estrogen can cause weight gain. Testosterone is “what makes men, men”.  It allows them to have their muscular physique which is why they have more lean muscle mass and a higher metabolism.  Hormone imbalance in men often means that testosterone drops while estrogen increases.  The result can be weight gain.  It can come out of no where even when you have not changed your diet or physical activity.


  1. Low testosterone can make you depressed. There is a strong link between low testosterone and depression.  Hormones dictate moods, and hormone imbalance can wreak havoc in your body and emotions.  If you find yourself down or feeling depressed it can be that you have low testosterone.  The most common symptoms include persistent fatigue, irritability, lack of motivation and drive, and a decrease in sex drive.


  1. Too much alcohol can lower testosterone. While alcohol can have benefits, too much can cause your testosterone levels to drip.  Regular over consumption of alcohol can contribute to low testosterone.  Therefore, men who suffer from alcoholism often have low levels of testosterone and above levels of estrogen.


  1. Hot flashes can occur in men. Hot flashes and night sweats are common symptoms of menopause.  It is quite common for men to experience them too.  This can happen when low testosterone levels trick the brain to think that your body is overheated.  This causes the blood vessels near the surface of the skin to widen which is when the sweating and flashes happen.


The effects of hormone imbalance in men can be difficult to deal with.  Fortunately, there is treatment available which is quite easy.  It can reduce and even eliminate these symptoms.  The process starts with an analysis of your levels with a simple blood test.  At New Vitality Centers, several levels are reviewed to determine the correct dosing.  The easiest and most convenient method of treatment is called BHRT or Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.  This is timed released pellets that delivers what your body needs on a daily basis.  Most patients have treatment 2 to 3 times a year.  The pellets are made with natural products – yams.  No, you cannot eat yams to increase your testosterone.  Throughout the treatment, the patient is monitored and evaluated to make sure that a perfect balance is restored.

New Vitality Centers

665 S. Kings Ave.

Brandon, FL  33511

(813) 436-0708

Low Testosterone Cause Signs and Symptoms of Aging

Low Testosterone Cause Signs and Symptoms of Aging


As you age, your testosterone level gradually declines.  Typically, when a man reaches age 30 the decline in testosterone is at 2-3 percent a year.  Testosterone replacement therapy can improve the signs and symptoms of low testosterone in men.  BHRT, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy is the most effective delivery method to your body.  It releases small amounts of testosterone into your body at consistent amounts so that your levels remain optimal.

Some signs and symptoms of low testosterone levels include:

Changes in sexual function.  This can include sexual desire, fewer spontaneous erections such as during sleep, and infertility.

Physical changes.  Physical changes can include increased body fat, reduced muscle tone/bulk, reduced strength, and decreased bone density.  Swollen or tender breasts and body hair loss are possible.  You can also have less energy, focus, and brain fog.

Emotional changes.  Low testosterone also contributes to decreased motivation and self-confidence.  You might also experience sadness or depression and have trouble remembering things.

Other factors that come into play are caused by other factors such as mediation side effects, obstructive sleep apnea, thyroid problems, diabetes, and depression.

A blood test is used to diagnose low testosterone levels.