Hair Loss Treatments in San Antonio, TX with Dr. Jose Barrera
It’s easy to take your looks for granted, until one day, you look in the mirror and see scalp where you once saw hair. If you’re starting to see signs of thinning hair, come in and see Dr. Jose Barrera, MD, Facial Plastic Surgeon. Hair loss treatments in San Antonio, TX can help you slow and reverse unwanted hair loss.
Treatments work best when started at the earliest signs of hair loss. If you’re seeing thinning, give us a call so we can get your treatment started. Schedule your consultation at our San Antonio office by calling 210-468-5426.
Causes of Hair Loss
Some hair loss is quick, falling out in a matter of days or weeks, while other types progress slowly. Some patients experience patchy hair loss while others have a diffuse thinning of the hair. Some types of hair loss are temporary and others are permanent.
There are many causes of hair loss. These include:
- Medical conditions including alopecia areata and scalp infections
- Some medications including chemotherapy, anti-depressants, and medications for high blood pressure can cause hair loss.
- Radiation therapy to the head also results in hair loss.
- Pulling hairstyles including tightly pulled ponytails, pigtails, and cornrows.
- Hormonal changes including pregnancy, thyroid disorders, and menopause
Some of these causes of hair loss can be effectively treated with our in-office treatments. Others may be more difficult to treat. A consultation with a hair loss specialist, like Dr. Jose Barrera, is the best way to explore options and find what treatments may be effective for your type of hair loss.
Benefits of San Antonio Hair Loss Treatment
Treating hair loss has many benefits, both for men and women.
- Feel more confident in your appearance
- Minimize sun damage to the scalp and head
- Restore a fuller head of hair
- Reverse hair loss and thinning
- Slow the progression of hair loss
Start treatment as soon as you see signs of hair loss for the maximum benefit from your treatment.
What Hair Loss Treatments Are Available at Rejuve MD MedSpa by Dr. Jose Barrera?
We offer a variety of hair loss treatments. Come in for a consultation to learn about your options and find effective solutions for you.
PRP, short for platelet-rich plasma, is a concentrated blend of plasma and growth factors, isolated from a patient’s own blood. We start by drawing blood, using a similar process to a blood draw for lab work. This blood is carefully processed using a patented system to isolate the plasma, which is then injected into precise locations in the scalp to stimulate hair growth.
- PRP is proven to reduce hair loss in approximately 70% of patients
- Uses your own body’s growth factors to stimulate hair growth
- Easily combines with other hair loss treatments like the Theradome Laser Helmet
- Limited downtime
Patients typically receive monthly treatments for the first three to four months followed by maintenance treatments every three to six months after the initial series.
Contact us to learn more about treating hair loss with our PRP system.
Use the power of lasers to encourage hair growth. The Theradome laser helmet is an innovative solution for hair loss that delivers laser energy directly to the scalp. Our patients have seen some amazing results using this system.
- Engineered using four scientific principles of hair growth
- One of the most powerful and effective laser hair growth systems available
- Safe, effective, and easy to use
You’ll receive two weekly treatments that take about 20 minutes each. Results take time, but if you’re consistent with your treatments, you may see a dramatic improvement in your hair quality and appearance in just a few months.
Microneedling is a specialized process where small needles are used to systematically puncture the skin. We use microneedling in anti-aging treatments with excellent results. This treatment also offers benefits for patients experiencing hair loss. The same process that can fade wrinkles and smooth the skin may also stimulate hair growth and repair.
- Non-surgical treatment
- Encourages your body’s own healing and regeneration
- Minimal downtime
We usually start patients off with an initial series of treatments. After the desired results are achieved, treatments are performed less frequently to maintain results.
Complement your results with the FolliCeuticals MD hair formula. The system is comprised of an oral supplement and a topical foam. Both are used daily. These supplements nourish the hair from the inside and outside, ensuring your hair and scalp have what they need to thrive.
- Available only through physicians
- Use daily at home to complement your in-office treatments
- Pairs with our other hair loss treatments including Theradome Laser Helmet, microneedling, and PRP
Ask us if the Folliceuticals MD hair formula is right for you.
Selphyl® is considered by many to be the next iteration of PRP therapy. Similar to conventional PRP, Selphyl® uses your body’s own plasma and platelets, though this revolutionary technology takes it even a step further. By using state-of-the-art separation technology that removes almost all contaminating cells, Selphyl® significantly enhances the quality of PRP. PRP is then turned into PRFM (Platelet-rich Fibrin Matrix), a substance that is free of all red and white blood cell contamination.
We extract and use PRFM in roughly 30 minutes by:
- Drawing your blood into a vacuum collection tube.
- We will then spin your blood in a centrifuge to separate the plasma and platelets out of your blood.
- Once separated, the plasma and platelets are added into another tube containing calcium chloride.
- PRFM will take about 10 minutes to form, once in this tube.
- PRFM is then ready to be injected!
Because we use your own blood, Selphyl® is very safe, has no known side effects, and presents no chance of allergic reaction. If you would like to learn more about this wonderful treatment option, contact us today!
Am I a Good Candidate for Hair Loss Treatment with Dr. Jose Barrera?
If you’re experiencing hair loss, come in for a consultation with Dr. Barrera to explore your candidacy for our state-of-the-art hair loss treatments. Hair loss has many causes and not all are easily treated. Learning about your hair loss will help you to minimize loss and restore healthy hair growth.
Hair loss treatments are most effective when you start them at the first sign of hair loss. Once thinning has become advanced, hair restoration may be needed.
Frequently Asked Questions About Hair Loss Treatments
Treating hair loss is never one-size-fits-all. Each option we offer was personally selected by Dr. Barrera. He understands the ins and outs of each treatment and will work with you to select effective options. Come in for a consultation to explore your many options with our fellowship trained and board-certified facial plastic surgeon.
We offer several different options for treating hair loss. Some options are completely pain-free, others can be a bit uncomfortable. If discomfort is expected, we use topical anesthetics and other numbing options before treatment. Most patients experience little to no pain during and after treatment.
Hair loss treatments can slow and reverse hair loss, but if you stop treatment, thinning may resume. Every patient responds to treatment differently. We’ll give you a better idea of what to expect during your consultation.
Our hair loss treatments are effective for both men and women with thinning hair.
Combating hair loss is often an ongoing process. Many of the treatments we use require regular sessions to maintain and achieve the desired results. The total number of treatments needed will vary, but we can give you a good idea of what to expect during your consultation.