Anti-Aging & Wellness
Houston and Lake Jackson
Hair Restoration – PRP Therapy
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is an exciting non-surgical therapeutic option for Houston and Lake Jackson patients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions. At ReNew You MD, we have been performing PRP therapy as a proactive therapeutic option for male and female patients experiencing hair loss.
How Does PRP Work?
The physician draws a small amount of blood and isolates the red cells from a platelet concentrate, embedded in its own plasma. The entire process takes less then 10 minutes. As the PRP is processed from the patients own blood, there is no risk of allergy or rejection with this treatment. Human blood contains mesenchymal stem cells, and autologous blood products that contain essential and specific growth factors that assist in tissue regeneration and healing. Published medical literature from Europe and the United States confirms the safety and use of PRP therapy. It has been used a medial adjunct therapy for over two decades for skin and wound healing. In the field of hair restoration, evidence supports PRP therapy as a promising treatment option to promote hair growth. No claim can be made of its efficacy. While PRP is in the early stages of scientific research in hair restoration, PRP is not meant to replace current FDA approved therapies such as DHT blockers and Minoxidil. But it is a promising non-surgical therapeutic option for those Houston and Lake Jackson patients with hair loss.
How Do You Perform The Procedure?
Blood is drawn in our office as though you are having routine blood testing at your primary care physician’s office. The blood is spun in a centrifuge and the PRP is separated and removed from the rest of the blood.
The PRP is taken from your body and is specially prepared by spinning down the blood cells to a high concentration. The scalp is numbed with a cooling agent and/or a topical numbing cream, so patient discomfort is minimal. The highly concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into the scalp. The patient’s hair is then washed and the patient may drive home without any assistance. No sedation or any medication is given during the procedure to inhibit the ability to drive or use machinery.
PRP contains many growth factors that stimulate the hair follicle’s growth. PRP can be used preoperatively, intraoperatively, or post operatively. Some patient’s chose to have PRP performed every three (3) to four (4) months as early data suggests regular or semiannual PRP treatments that may stimulate hair growth.
The Science Of PRP
PRP contains special cells called Platelets, that can theoretically cause growth of the hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells and other cells in the microenvironment of the hair follicle. These special Platelet cells promote healing, accelerates the rate and degree of tissue healing and regeneration, responds to injury, and formation of new cellular growth. The primary purpose of using PRP in hair restoration is to stimulate inactive or newly implanted hair follicles into an active growth phase.
Inside the Platelets are many intracellular structures such as glycogen, lysosomes and alpha granules. These granules within the PRP contain clotting and growth factors that are eventually released during the healing and repair process.
PRP specific cells that causes hair growth include:
- Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)—promotes blood vessel growth, cell replication, skin formation;
- Transforming Growth-Factor-Beta (TGF-b)—promotes growth of matrix between cells, bone metabolism;
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)—promotes blood vessel formation;
- Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)—promotes cell growth and differentiation, blood vessel formation, collagen formation;
- Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 (FGF-2)—promotes growth of specialized cells and blood vessel formation; and,
- Insulin Like Growth Factor – (IGF)—a regulator of normal physiology in nearly every type of cell in the body
Does PRP Work?
Individual results vary with each patient. No guarantees of success can be made but PRP preliminary studies indicate Houston and Lake Jackson patients can respond to PRP therapy. Some hair restoration surgeons apply PRP to the scalp for those patients who are not surgical candidates every three (3) to four (4) months. Other protocols will use PRP before or during surgery to insure graft survivability.
PRP is a potential emerging non-surgical based therapy for natural hair follicle stimulation for thinning hair. Larger clinical studies are pending but the current medical literature contains numerous optimistic results. Although a few controlled studies exist, anecdotal and case reports are the primary sources reflecting success with PRP therapy.
Who Should Not Have PRP Treatment?
Houston and Lake Jackson patients with history of heavy smoking, drug and alcohol use. Medical diagnosis such as platelet dysfunction syndromes, thrombocytopenias, hypofibrinogenaemia, hemodynamic instability, sepsis, acute and chronic Infections, chronic liver disease, anti-coagulation therapy, chronic skin diseases or cancer, metabolic and systemic disorders.
Is PRP For Me?
PRP has been used successfully in other medical and surgical disciplines for many years. The decision to use PRP is a personal decision and should be made after careful research, consideration and consultation with a physician. PRP is safe and natural because the procedure concentrates the good cells from your scalp and injects them directly back into the area where it is needed. There is absolutely no chance of getting a blood infection from another human being. PRP involves using your own cells that are not modified or changed, and it will not be rejected by your immune system.
Extensive clinical trials are not complete and medical data is not yet published to establish the absolute effectiveness of PRP therapy in hair restoration. PRP should not be considered a “cure” for hair loss and no guarantee can be made about its individual effectiveness. No claim of PRP efficacy in promoting hair growth can be made because there is no FDA approval that would allow such claims to be made.
Can I Use Other Medical Therapies Concurrently?
Absolutely. In fact, we encourage it and prescribe PRP therapy as a compliment to a nonsurgical approach for those Houston and Lake Jackson patients who are not eligible for surgery or who want to delay hair restoration surgery. As a non-surgical treatment option, we recommend PRP therapy along with Minoxidil and DHT blockers or for those patients who can not tolerate or have side effects with these medications.
In summary, PRP therapy offers the opportunity for hair growth for those Houston and Lake Jackson patients who are not candidates for surgery or those patients wanting a more aggressive nonsurgical approach to treatment. For our surgical patients PRP therapy is performed at the same day as the hair restoration surgery. Results will vary from patient to patients, and PRP as a non-surgical option has not been offers patients with miniaturization and hair thinning improvement in hair caliber and thickness.
HCG Medical Weight Loss
HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, is a hormone that’s often used to treat infertility, but physicians in recent years have studied its effects when used for medically-overseen weight loss.
We pair it with a restricted diet, so that the combination of this natural hormone plus low calorie intake triggers the body’s system to release stored fat and burn it. This means, simply, that for people who have struggled with weight loss through diet and exercise on their own, HCG can offer the boost needed to finally make progress with stubborn body fat. What’s more, it even adjusts how the body responds to fat in the future, helping “reset” the body to burn it better.
How Does It Work?
This approach is based on research that discovered that pregnant women, whose bodies are releasing HCG, rely on stored fat for energy instead of storing fat as usual. When non-pregnant people, including men, take HCG, their bodies respond the same way, releasing fat that in some cases has been stored for many years. This results in a rapid, yet safe and effective weight loss, overseen by medical professionals.
What to Expect
The first step is medical evaluation from Dr. Yarish and our staff to ensure HCG is an appropriate treatment for you. There are medical conditions that would make HCG weight loss unhealthy or unlikely to succeed, which we would screen you for. We also design a diet plan with healthy nutritional foods and recipes that suit you personally.
Prescription HCG is self-administered at home in injection form, which our medical staff will educate you on how to do properly. It’s not a long-term treatment; a complete course of HCG weight loss protocol lasts just a few weeks, as rapid weight loss at longer term would not be healthy, and also increases the risk of unwanted side effects. Throughout the treatments, Houston and Lake Jackson patients are guided by ReNew You MD Medical Spa staff to ensure injections and the diet both stay on track for the best results.
What Happens Afterward
Unlike many diet programs that results in muscle loss or fast weight regain afterward, patients should not regain any weight after finishing an HCG treatment. The goal is to permanently reset the body’s metabolism to burn fat differently, correcting its long-imbalanced process of storing too much fat. This means you see sustainable results, as long as a healthy diet and exercise plan is in place following the weight loss. You’ll also have continued support from our staff with training on maintenance and help transitioning off the HCG diet.
To find out whether this program is right for you, contact us at either the Houston or Lake Jackson locations for more information.
IV Vitamin Drip Therapy
IV MicroNutrient Drip Therapy can naturally increase your energy levels, enhance your immune system, maximize your health and wellness, relieve stress, improve sleep, increase muscle recovery and has been shown to improve your mood! IVMT Drips also help slow down the aging process and create an overall sense of well-being.
ReNew You MD offers a variety of custom drips created for your body’s unique needs. Please contact the front desk to schedule a complimentary consultation with our registered nurse.
"When I arrived at my appointment this morning I was not feeling like myself (jittery, light headed, anxious) not due to procedure just health wise. Really something, as soon as I got my drip into my system I can honestly say that I felt 95% better. The sky was blue again and the birds were chirping so pretty. I got the athletic performance and B12 additive."Sandy L.
ReNew You MD takes a Holistic “Inside Out Approach” to Slowing the Aging process. With this in mind having consistent annual or semiannual advanced blood analysis’s are key to reversing or slowing age related disorders and diseases are detection and prevention. Without our health, our quality of and enjoyment of life is decreased.
Nutraceuticals (Pharmaceutical Grade Supplements)
Nearly 90% of today’s adults are nutrition deficient! Being nutrition deficient makes all of us more susceptible to age related diseases and disorders. Our Supplements are all pharmaceutical grade and FDA regulated and fully resorb into the blood stream so the patience experiences maximum benefits.
Our Supplements are a natural approach to slowing down the aging process, increasing your energy levels, enhance your immune system, maximize your health and wellness, relieving stress, improving your mood, and increasing muscle recovery.
For more information on all anti-aging and wellness treatments or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yarish, contact any of our offices in Houston and Lake Jackson.