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HAIR RESTORATION

As we age, our hair begins to thin and female-pattern or male-pattern baldness can occur. This can cause feelings of insecurity which affect your mental well-being. At Givens MD | Faces Medspa in Dubuque, IA, we believe everyone deserves to be happy, healthy, and confident no matter what age. That’s why we offer PRP hair restoration. PRP hair restoration is a non-surgical therapy method to proactively prevent hair loss. The PRP serum is injected into the areas of the scalp where you would like to stimulate more hair growth. Our SkinPen Microneedling device is often used to promote recovery and improve results.

WHAT IT TREATS

  • Stimulates hair growth

  • Prevents future hair loss

PROCEDURE LENGTH

  • 30 minutes per treatment

RECOVERY TIME

  • No downtime

  • Some patients may experience sensitivity at the injection sites

  • Results are visible within 3-6 months

MAINTAINENANCE

  • We typically recommend 2-3 maintenance treatments per year

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS

  • We typically recommend 3 to 4 treatments every 4-6 weeks

COST

  • The average cost of a PRP Hair Restoration treatment is between $500-$750

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PRP HAIR RESTORATION: HOW IT WORKS

UNDERSTANDING PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as PRP is a concentration of platelets and growth factors drawn from your own blood. Platelets are a rich source of proteins that can stimulate stem cells to help restore fibroblast activity and hair follicles.

By utilizing your own blood, we isolate the plasma which then becomes a condensed suspension of your own growth factors. PRP condenses and stimulates peripheral growth factors and stem cells at the delivery site to regenerate hair follicles and stimulate hair growth. Essentially using your body's natural capacity to heal and renew itself.

UNDERSTANDING PRP FOR HAIR RESTORATION

PRP for hair restoration is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment for alopecia areata and androgenetic alopecia (hereditary male or female hair loss). This treatment can stop hair loss and stimulate new growth, all without surgery. This treatment is ideal for those who are in the early stages of hair loss but can benefit others as long as some hair follicles are present.

There is significant evidence that PRP offers improvement in hair growth in many patients. PRP is rich in specialized proteins called growth factors and cytokines that promote hair growth and healing.

After your initial consultation at Faces Medspa, your treatment will start with your scalp being cleansed and a topical numbing agent applied to the treatment area. Then with a simple blood draw your blood is collected into special tubes which are then spun down to remove red blood cells, leaving the platelet-rich plasma. We offer the most comprehensive PRP treatment for optimal results. The hair restoration treatment at Faces Medspa in Dubuque utilizes both micro-needling and injections in your areas of concern on the head. This ensures concentrated PRP to follicles with injections and increased blood flow and diffuse application of the PRP to the rest of the treatment area with microneedling. 

  • What do neuromodulators do?
    Neuromodulators (including Botox and Dysport) relax the muscles and reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the face and neck. These treatments combat forehead lines, glabella lines ("11's" between the brows), crows feet (around the eyes), smile lines, neck lines, and other wrinkles associated with aging. They can also be used to help sculpt and lift facial features including for a nonsurgical brow lift and a nonsurgical neck lift.
  • What is the difference between BOTOX and Dysport?
    While BOTOX and Dysport both use the same substance (botulinum toxin A) and are based on the same mechanism of action, the size of the molecules in the injections are significantly different. Dysport contains smaller molecules of botulinum toxin type A than BOTOX. - Dysport can spread through your cells more easily - Dysport may begin working slightly faster than BOTOX - Results from Dysport and Botox last for a similar amount of time
  • How many units of Botox will I need? How many units of Dysport will I need?
    The amount of units needed can differ from person to person depending upon your desired outcome, the area of concern to be treated, the strength of the muscles in the area, and whether the treatment is for prevention or to treat existing fine lines and wrinkles and their severity.
  • When will I see results from Botox and Dysport?
    Most patients can expect to notice early results of Dysport between two to five days following treatment, while results from Botox may take seven to fourteen days. The degree of muscle relation can continue to evolve for about two weeks and the results last for three to four months. The longer the BOTOX treatments have been routinely performed, the more relaxed the facial wrinkles will appear over time. Results of Dysport are similar, but often with a slightly quicker onset of action.
  • How long does Botox last? How long does Dysport last?
    Results may vary based upon the dose given, as well as on muscle strength of the area and metabolism, as our bodies metabolize (or break down) the Neuromodulators over time. Treatment to maintain your results are recommend every three to four months. Using medical grade skin care products at home as part of a daily skin care regime can help to maintain your results and improve the appearance and quality of your skin.
  • Does Botox and Dysport hurt?
    Many of us are not big fans of shots, especially needles in general. However, Neuromodulators are generally quickly injected with a minimal amount of discomfort, using the smallest needle available. Many of our patients barely notice the injections.
  • Who are good candidates for BOTOX and Dysport?
    BOTOX and Dysport have been proven safe and effective for treatment of a wide variety of patient and wrinkle types, however, the earlier the treatment is started, the more favorable the results can be. Some patients are not candidates for this type of treatment and include those diagnosed with neurological conditions or disorders affecting muscle movement, history of allergy to the botulinum toxin product, or those with unrealistic expectations from the treatment. Patients who are pregnant or nursing are discouraged from undergoing treatment.

THE SOLUTION TO PAIN AND ANXIETY DURING TREATMENTS:
PRO-NOX

One of the biggest concerns our Dubuque patients have when considering some of the more advanced treatments like Moxi and dermal filler is pain management. This fear is understandable; the human brain is hardwired to experience anxiety at the prospect of pain. At Faces Medspa, we make every effort to keep our patients completely comfortable before, during, and after their procedures. Fortunately, we have a powerful tool at our disposal: an innovative sedation system called Pro-Nox that’s designed to minimize both anxiety and pain.

If you're interested in learning more about how Pro-Nox can be incorporated into your comfortable treatment, call Faces Medspa today.  

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BBL HERO™

The BBL HERO™ helps turn back the visible signs of aging, anywhere on the body. The light energy delivered by Forever Young BBL HERO™ selectively targets problem areas such as pigment, redness and vessels.

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PDO THREADLIFT

Threadlifts pull the skin back slightly therefore lifting and tightening the face. A PDO thread lift is customized to your unique skin type, skin texture and aesthetic goals.

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