Hair loss is a major concern for many patients, whether it is caused by age, genetics, hormones, medical conditions, or from styling practices and/or products. With recent advances in research in the hair restoration field, new treatments have been created to help combat the condition. Platelet-rich plasma, or Eclipse PRP, is a state-of-the-art nonsurgical treatment for men and women that is showing results in slowing down, stopping, and possibly even reversing hair loss. PRP has also shown promising outcomes in patients with alopecia areata and thinning eyebrows. Dr. Melanie Carreon of LCS Medical Spa is one of many Physicians that offer hair therapy to provide this innovative therapy in Seguin, near New Braunfels, San Marcos, San Antonio and Austin TX. By combining a powerful solution of growth factors and bioactive proteins, Dr. Carreon can help to strengthen the function of your hair, leading to longer, thicker, healthier locks.
"Dr Carreon is the best ! I went in for a consult for a medical procedure and she answered all my questions and gave me the pros and cons. I liked how she gave me the realistic possible outcomes so that I was prepared for it during my healing process . 10 weeks later after myProcedure iam very satisfied with myResults and still seeing improvements everyday . Thankyou Dr. Carreon and her assistant Christina !"- D.Q. / Google / Feb 01, 2020
"Dr Carreon is the best ! I went in for a consult for a medical procedure and she answered all my questions and gave me the pros and cons. I liked how she gave me the realistic possible outcomes so that I was prepared for it during my healing process . 10 weeks later after my Procedure iam very satisfied with my Results and still seeing improvements everyday . Thankyou Dr. Carreon and her assistant Christina !"- D.Q. / Google / Feb 28, 2020
"I have done my procedure 12/20; I wanted to wait before I submit the review. I love my results; Dr, Carreon did a great job with me, she is a smart lady, the minute I saw her I felt comfortable. The things I mostly like is that your health and safety are number one for them, they are very detailed and organized in a good way. I loved the staff everyone did great. I didn’t loose weight at all but I have flatter tummy and thiner waist; liposuction is not to loose wait y’all, it’s to countor your body. No pain during procedure I was relaxing but I could feel the cold wipes for the disinfectant, it was really cold, I loved the two warm pillows they gave me during procedure. After procedure you’ll experience some discomfort but it wasn’t bad at all. I was worried about pain. I’m much happier with my body, thank you Dr. Carreon, you deserve more that 5 starts ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️."- Z.P. / Google / Feb 27, 2020
"I had smart lipo just about 2 weeks ago. I feel amazing and my confidence is thru the roof already. I know this will not be my final results so I'm looking forward to them...as far as Dr.carreon she was absolutely amazing and straight forward which I appreciate very much. I cannot believe how amazing she has my body looking like. Her staff starting with Priscilla and then Gabby and Sam have been nothing but the best with so much respect from them...I felt so comfortable the whole time and the procedure went so smooth. I didn't feel a thing. Best advice I can say is don't sleep the night before and you shouldn't have an issue falling to sleep for the procedure. I'm so in love with myself. Another important thing to maximize the results be sure to get the lymphatic massages they will speed up your results and recovery. I just want to give thanks and so much love to the staff of Dr.Carreon. i would do it all over again no questions asked."- S.A. / Google / Feb 23, 2020
"Smart lipo - I cannot believe my results - She is amazing! I got smart lipo in my lower/upper abs pubic sides and my bra roll. My results do far have been amazing it's do crazy how small my stomach is. I'm 10 days post op and went for my first lymphatic massage (wish I went sooner) as I was starting to get fibrosis in some areas. I highly recommend them as they will make you feel so much better.I should have went 24-48 hours after my surgery. The swelling is there especially in my pubic area at times it was really scary but completely normal. But so far so good I cannot believe my results. The doctors assistance are amazing as well and always available for any questions I have. There bedside manner is so nice and they walk you thru every step of the process. If I could do it again I would with the same doctor no questions asked."- A. / RealSelf / Feb 16, 2020
Any patient experiencing hair loss is essentially a good candidate for Eclipse PRP treatments, but those with early hair loss tend to respond best. PRP is best used for patients with androgenic alopecia, which is a genetically determined type of hair thinning that mostly occurs along the top of the head. In women, this can look like a widening part with normal hair thickness at the back of the head. Patients with areas of "weak quality” hair growth on the scalp with still functioning hair follicles usually have the greatest success with PRP hair regrowth treatments.
A minimally invasive procedure, the Eclipse PRP therapy is a short 45 – 60-minute, in-office visit. The process begins with acquiring a small amount of your blood and placing it in a special Eclipse PRP machine, which spins the blood at high speed to separate the platelets from the rest of the blood components. Next, the concentrated platelet-rich plasma is injected by Dr. Melanie Carreon into areas of your scalp that are thinning or bald. Our protocol for nonsurgical management of hair loss consists of an initial treatment and maintenance treatments approximately every nine months to one year.
What to Expect
There is no downtime following this procedure, with virtually no limitations or restrictions. If anything, patients may develop some redness, minimal swelling, and mild tenderness to the treated areas. These symptoms may last up to 48 hours. While results differ for each patient, cosmetic results are commonly seen around 4 – 6 months after the first treatment and will continue to improve up to a full year following treatment. As PRP is not a long-term solution for hair loss, repeat treatments are recommended every 12 – 18 months. It is essential to note that PRP does not grow new hair follicles in areas where you are already bald. It is used to help reverse the miniaturization of hair follicles so they will produce healthier, thicker, longer hair fibers.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does PRP therapy for hair cost?
PRP therapy costs will depend on many factors, including how many treatments you are getting. During your consultation, Dr. Carreon will create your PRP treatment plan to maximize your results. Then, she can discuss the cost of your PRP therapy. Dr. Carreon will also tell you about any current specials being offered and which payment methods LCS Medical Spa accepts.
How often should I get PRP treatments?
Typically, most patients need at least 1 PRP treatment performed every month for the first 4 months. Then another treatment every 3-4 months and maintenance thereafter. Your specific PRP therapy program will depend on the degree of hair loss and your goals. Based on this, Dr. Carreon can recommend how many PRP treatments you will need and how often you should schedule them to stimulate your hair growth. If your condition is more advanced, she may recommend more treatments initially, which can be performed less frequently once you begin to see results.
How effective is PRP therapy at treating hair loss?
The outcomes of your PRP therapy will depend on the severity of your hair loss, how many treatments you get, and other factors. You should also remember to be patient with your results, as it takes time for new hair growth to become visible after the PRP stimulates the process. During your consultation, Dr. Carreon will discuss if you are a good candidate and what results you can realistically expect. You may need to continue to get PRP therapy to maintain your results and limit future hair loss.
Are the PRP injections painful?
It is very common to experience soreness and tenderness at the scalp after PRP injections. The PRP is meant to cause inflammation which can also contribute to the pain post-injections.
Stimulate New Growth
PRP therapy is a medically and scientifically backed option for those struggling to find hair loss solutions. At LCS Medical Spa, we strive to provide solutions to efficiently treat thinning hair. We serve patients in Seguin, near San Antonio, San Marcos, New Braunfels, Austin, Houston, and other surrounding communities. To learn more about PRP therapy, we invite you to call our Seguin, TX office today.