Speaker1 He chose it because it was suggested as getting the optimum results. I had confidence, having been in this practice before, that what I was being told, or how I was being advised, was based on. was in my best interest. Speaker2 Majority of people are just doing the PRP. Speaker3 That is some testimony this morning from Andrea MacIntire. She’s from the colony. She underwent special treatment to deal with thinning hair and hair loss. One of the new treatments out there is called platelet rich plasma or PRP therapy. It’s a process in which.
A patients blood is drawn and then put back into the scalp. Dr. Joeseph Yaker of the Texas Center for Hair Restoration, preforms that procedure, and he is joining us here this morning. Hair loss in women, we talk a lot about balding men, but a lot of times women don’t really like to talk about this, but it’s fairly common. Speaker4 Absolutely. Absolutely. It’s a silent epidemic, is what I call it. They’ll about 50 of women that will have hair loss by the age of 50 years old and about 30 million.
Women in the United Stats actually suffer from some form of hair loss. Speaker3 Not just loss, just even thinning. Speaker4 Absolutely. Speaker3 A lot of people think is stress, menopause. Speaker4 Age, genetics. Speaker3 All of these are factors Speaker4 Absolutely. There’s multiple factors. Speaker3 Well, tell us a little bit about this procedure, and how it can help someone who’s dealing with that particular issue. Speaker4 Sure, absolutely. We found that the PRP, the platelet rich plasma, contains a rich concentration of growth factors. When putting them back into the scalp they help.
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Grow the hairs in thickness and in length. It improves the function of those hairs. For people who have thinning hair, this is a perfect treatment for them. Speaker3 Tell us how this differs from a hair transplant because I know I’m looking at this tutorials, and it looks similar to that process but. Speaker4 Sure. Speaker3. it’s not the same thing. Speaker4 Sure. It is not the same thing. This is considered a non surgical treatment. We do have to use a local anesthetic, so there are some very fine needles that will be used.
Onto the scalp. Once you are numb you do not fell anything. With a actual hair transplant surgery, we are actually moving hair from the back of the scalp to the front. Speaker3 Basically, this just stimulates hair growth in that area. Speaker4 Correct. We are waking up those dormant hair follicles. Speaker3 How often does one have to get this procedure in order to see the maximum effect. Speaker4 My protocol calls for 2 treatments, 4 weeks apart. You’ll generally see a cosmetic benefit about 4 to 6 months after. That’s on average. We’ve seen as soon as 6 weeks.
The results last anywhere from 9 to 12 months. I had a patient that lasted 18 months, so it is an annual treatment. It’s a lot less maintenance than having to do minoxidil or Rogaine, for example twice a day. Speaker3 Is this something that’s typically covered by insurance, or is it considered cosmetic, more so. Speaker4 This is considered cosmetic. Yes. Speaker3 How much does this typically run Speaker4 I add amniotic stem cell therapy. It gives the PRP an actual boost, so you get the added benefit of more proteins and more growth factors that act as a structural support.
Both of those together is $2,899 for both treatments together. Speaker3 For both treatments together. Is there an ideal candidate for this or just anyone who is dealing with this problem Speaker4 Correct. There are some limitations, and we would discuss that at our consultation. Very, very minimal amount of limitations. Speaker3 Well, thank you so much for joining us this morning. I k that’s something a lot of women would be interested in learning a little bit more about. Ahead on News 8 Daybreak, Lake Luisville might be open for boating, but the water still too high to reopen at.