Hair Loss Treatment
Houston and Lake Jackson
Recent studies show that 1 in 5 Americans are slowly losing their hair, with 20% of those experiencing hair loss or baldness being under the age of 30. That means in Houston and Lake Jackson area alone, there are over half a million men and women who are losing their hair.
If you’re experiencing unwanted hair loss, don’t give up hope. Dr. Yarish at ReNew You MD offers a variety of hair loss treatment solutions for local patients to choose from.
For some hair loss patients, regaining their former lush locks can be as simple as using a topical or oral prescription every day! Minoxidil and Finasteride are two of the most common prescriptions used on the market to promote hair growth.
Minoxidil works by widening blood vessels and increasing blood flow in your scalp and to your hair follicles. While Minoxidil doesn’t stop hair loss, it does work to make hair in a resting state initially shed, and then be replaced by hairs that are in a growing state. So while you may see a temporary increase in hair loss when using Minoxidil, overall, you’ll see those lost hairs replaced by hairs that are in the active, growing phase as you continue your treatment.
Finasteride works differently. It prevents hair loss in men by stopping their testosterone from converting into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is a very strong and powerful androgenic hormone that causes men to lose their hair. While DHT does damage hair follicles, it usually takes time to fully affect them. That means that men who start Finasteride at the first signs of hair loss may even be able to regrow lost hair.
Determining whether Minoxidil or Finasteride is right for you is only something that a skilled physician trained in hair loss, like Dr. Yarish, can do. If you’re curious if either of these prescription-strength serums can help you, simply ask!
The Nutrafol Supplement
Nutrafol is a natural supplement designed to stimulate hair growth. It’s 100% drug-free, and the company makes solutions targeted for men, as well as a product targeted directly for women, thus addressing the different genetic causes of hair loss between the sexes. This oral supplement not only has scientific data to back up its effectiveness but is also used by over 1,100 physicians, including Dr. Yarish.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
Another natural solution for treating hair loss is PRP injections. This option has three steps:
- Your blood is drawn in our office, in the same manner it would be done if you were getting annual bloodwork performed by your primary care physician
- Your blood sample is spun in a centrifuge to create platelet-rich plasma – a process that takes only 10 minutes
- Your scalp is numbed and then the PRP is injected into your scalp to stimulate hair growth
PRP injections have been in practice since the 1980s, and there’s research both in the United States and Europe that backs the safety of PRP therapy. In fact, there’s no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection of the PRP because the solution is using your very own blood!
The reason PRP is believed to work is because our blood contains two key ingredients: mesenchymal stem cells and autologous blood products. These blood aspects contain several much needed growth factors that help regenerate and heal wounded tissue. PRP has actually been the go-to solution for skin and wound healing for the past two decades! While PRP is not yet FDA-proven to help hair regrow, Dr. Yarish has seen incredible results from many local male and female hair loss patients who’ve chosen this method.*
Patients who select this up-and-coming technology for natural hair follicle stimulation may require PRP injections every 3 to 4 months to achieve and maintain the best possible results. Local residents who are heavy smokers, drinkers, or use street drugs aren’t eligible for the procedure. Neither are residents with the following medical conditions:
- Platelet dysfunction syndromes
- Hemodynamic instability
- Acute and chronic infections
- Chronic liver disease
- Anti-coagulation therapy
- Chronic skin diseases
- Metabolic and systemic disorders
If you think you’d been interested in PRP and that you meet its requirements, talk to Dr. Yarish about this emerging hair loss treatment option. It can be used in combination with other hair loss treatments (including surgery) and is also a great non-invasive solution for local residents who aren’t candidates for surgery.
At-Home Light Therapy Treatment
For some hair loss patients, the best solution is to treat the issue at home over time. At-home light therapy treatments help men and women regrow lost hair from the comfort of their own home. This solution also helps to improve the quality of your hair by increasing your scalp’s blood supply.
For Houston residents desiring a hair transplant procedure, NeoGraft® is the newest, most state-of-the-art solution available for follicular unit extraction (FUE). The only FDA-cleared FUE system, NeoGraft® removes hair from a donor site from the back of your head (which, genetically speaking, is less likely to lose hair), and grafts it into your balding spots. Patients are numbed with general anesthesia to make the entire process as comfortable as possible, and results from Dr. Yarish’s before and after gallery are amazing!
Determining the Best Hair Loss Solution for You
You may know you want to stop your unwanted hair loss, but only the expert opinion of Houston’s very own Dr. Yarish of ReNew You MD can determine the best option for you. To schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Yarish and discuss your hair loss treatment options, call our practice today at (713) 467-4007.
*Individaul results may vary.