PRP/PRF Hair Restoration
If you’re one of the many men or women experiencing hair thinning or hair loss in Austin, TX, AustinMD offers multiple treatments for optimal results!
About 1/3 of women experience hair loss (alopecia) or female pattern baldness at some point in their lives. As women enter into peri-menopause and go through menopause, around 2/3 suffer some hair thinning and or hair loss.
What Causes Hair Loss?
Hair loss can be devastating and embarrassing. It can have a huge impact on a woman’s emotional well-being and quality of life. Generally, we all shed hair daily but when the cycle becomes interrupted for various reasons, we notice hair thinning and or significant hair loss.
Our hair follicles go through 3 main cycles as they grow:
- The anagen phase (growing phase) typically lasts from 2 to 8 years. This phase generally applies to almost 90% of the hair on your head.
- The catagen phase (transition phase) is the time that your hair follicles shrink, which takes about 2-3 weeks.
- The telogen phase (resting phase) can take about 2-4 months. When this phase ends, the hair follicle falls out.
Most women eventually develop some degree of female pattern hair loss. It can start at any time and in our stressful world. Now women in their 30 and early 40s are noticing hair thinning.
Men struggling with male pattern baldness often begin to see the symptoms in their receding hairline at the forehead, or in a bald patch growing at the crown of their head.
There are many potential causes of hair loss, including:
- Nutrient deficiencies (particularly iron)
- Hormone imbalances
- Genetic influences
- Undiagnosed underlying medical conditions
- Options for Hair Restoration in Austin, TX
Options for Hair Restoration in Austin, TX
At AustinMD, we offer several treatments to help stimulate hair growth without the need for hair transplantation surgery, including PRP therapy, peptide therapy, and even exosomes for advanced restoration. Microneedling can also be helpful for hair loss patients with scalp fibrosis that is contributing to the lack of hair growth.
PRP/PRF Hair Restoration
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is the liquid portion of whole blood that does not contain red blood cells. Each patient’s own blood is used for treatment, making this a natural and safe treatment option for almost everyone. Plasma carries many essential components for tissue healing, including platelets, which carry many natural growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces. When injected or even applied topically, PRP treatment can boost dormant hair follicles to grow and provide them with increased blood supply and resources, therefore helping to reverse hair thinning or hair loss. At AustinMD, we also use Platelet Rich Fibrin. It’s generated from the portion of blood collected but spun a bit longer to create that fibrin matrix making the substance longer lasting and hence more effective. Check out our results below!
Microneedling For Hair Loss
Most patients, depending on the extent of their hair loss symptoms, can benefit from microneedling in addition to PRP/PRF hair restoration. Microneedling can be key to breaking up any scalp fibrosis through mechanical stimulation. As seen in improvements in skin scars, if we “acutely” injure areas with calcification and fibrosis, the body will heal the area erasing most of the calcification and fibrosis. In the scalp, this allows for more hair follicles to resurface and generate more hair growth.
Microneedling brings increased collagen production and blood flow to the scalp and these microwounds can be channels for PRP or other hair restoration serums to more easily absorb into the deeper layers of skin where the hair follicles reside.
Exosomes For Hair Restoration
Exosomes can be considered a breakthrough in treating hair loss. They are the newest and most advanced hair restoration treatments. Exosomes are messenger cells that stimulate different reactions when interacting with various types of your own stem cells. As opposed to stem cells, Exosomes contain no DNA or nucleus, and they activate signaling pathways to target any area of inflammation and help heal & restore normal function to many tissues in the body.
At AustinMD, we use mesenchymal-derived Exosomes for many regenerative treatments. Whereas PRP can be an effective treatment for the younger population, Exosomes have shown superior results in all ages. This treatment is injected into the scalp, just like PRP, but the results have far exceeded any other therapies.
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What to Expect?
At AustinMD, new patients interested in hair restoration begin with a consultation with our Hair Restoration expert, Nurse Crystal. She takes a brief medical history, assess the condition, and discuss in detail the best treatment option while answering any questions. Once a treatment pln has been agreed upon, then you would schedule your first appointment. We aim for maximum comfort of our patients and clients. We utilize numbing topical creams, or nerve block to minimize pain. We also offer Pronox for a more relaxed patient experience.
Cedar Park Hair Restoration
Whatever your symptoms of hair loss may be, the clinicians at AustinMD are here to help you find the non-surgical treatment that will give you the best chance at seeing your hair loss stop or reverse so you can keep enjoying your full head of hair for years to come. Located in Cedar Park, TX, we’re only half an hour from North Austin and 20 minutes from Georgetown, TX. To learn more about which treatments may be right for you, call or contact us online today.
Hair Restoration FAQ
To determine a client’s treatment, Dr. Roy and his staff will review your entire medical history. You may want to request copies of your medical files to share with him.
Your medical files and treatments are held in the strictest of confidence; all correspondence is handled through our secure patient portal.
We believe in education in bringing about improved wellness and teaching others about the importance of diet, exercise, hormones and stress relief.
We do not accept any form of medical insurance or Medicare. We do encourage you to use your insurance for lab work, however some tests may not be covered. You may also use pre-tax dollars from a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Care Credit to pay for your consultations and supplements used for specific health problems.
To provide you with the most affordable care possible AustinMD has made special arrangements with all of our lab vendors to provide our patients with direct lab pricing. This ensures that you’ll get the lowest price possible and all lab testing that you receive. Some tests with some insurance companies will cover a large portion of the test. On average, you should budget $500-$1500.
A Health Savings Account (HSA) enables you to pay for medical expenses on a tax-free or pre-taxed basis. For more information and to see if you qualify, you will need to speak with your medical insurance provider.
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