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Hair Loss Specialist


OBGYNs & Aesthetics Med Spa located in San Antonio, TX

Hair loss is common among both women and men and can make it hard to feel confident about your appearance. Jerome Washington, MD, and Valerie Calzada, MSN, RN, FNP-C, of LUNA MED SPA & WASHINGTON OB-GYN, P.A. offer treatments that can improve hair loss for individuals in and around San Antonio, Texas. Schedule an appointment by calling the office or booking one online today.

Hair Loss Q&A

What causes hair loss?

Hair loss can affect anyone and range from simply losing some of your hair thickness to complete loss of head or body hair. While hair loss is not a serious health condition, it can have a negative impact on your confidence, which can carry over into many aspects of life. 

Don’t accept significant hair loss as an inevitable part of growing older. Your practitioner can determine the cause of your hair loss and offer treatments that can help. 

Hereditary hair loss is the most common cause of a significant reduction in hair or complete baldness. Additional causal factors include:

  • Hormonal changes
  • Certain medical conditions
  • Certain medications or supplements
  • High levels of stress
  • Excessive hairstyling or tight hairstyles 
  • Nutritional deficiencies

Some people experience hair loss in certain areas of their head, while others notice an overall reduction in hair growth that does not create noticeable thin patches or areas. 

What are some treatments for hair loss?

Your provider begins by assessing your hair and scalp to try and determine the cause of your hair loss. Diagnostic options include blood testing, a scalp biopsy, or a process called light microscopy that checks for hair shaft disorders. 

Medications can slow hair loss in some cases. There are topical medications that come in the form of foams, liquids, and shampoos. Oral medications help treat hair loss from within. Laser therapy can also improve hair density.  

If your hair care or styling routines are to blame for hair loss, your provider advises you on ways to create less stress on your hair and scalp. These changes can go a long way toward helping your hair grow back thicker and healthier.  

How can PRP help treat hair loss?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a form of regenerative medicine that uses a solution made from your blood to prompt your body to create new cells. Long used in orthopedic treatments, PRP is now becoming a popular option for treating hair loss at LUNA MED SPA & WASHINGTON OB-GYN, P.A. 

The process begins with a simple blood draw and processing of the blood to isolate the platelets. Platelets enable your blood’s clotting function and also contain numerous growth factors. 

Your provider injects the prepared solution into the areas of your scalp where you desire additional hair growth. The injections are not painful, and the entire process takes little time to complete. PRP works to promote new collagen as well as enhanced circulation, which, in turn, reduces the inflammation linked to hair loss. 

If you’d like more information about your hair loss treatment options, schedule a visit with LUNA MED SPA & WASHINGTON OB-GYN, P.A. by phone or book one online today.