Platelet Rich Plasma: A simple treatment to prevent and treat hair loss.
What is PRP?
Platelets are small cells that circulate in your bloodstream. Their sole job is to react to injuries to blood vessels. When they come upon such damage, they break apart releasing a host of growth factors. These growth factors do not only help to stop the bleeding, but they attract other cells to begin to repair the damage.
We can take advantage of these growth factors release by platelets for rejuvenation and renewal purposes. After a standard in-office blood draw, the blood is spun down to isolate the platelets in the watery part of blood, the plasma. We draw off this platelet rich plasma (PRP) into a syringe and can then inject it all over the body.
So how does PRP help hair loss?
Hair loss is due to the loss of hair follicles in the scalp. The remaining hair follicles are still present and able to grow new hair. PRP is rich with your natural growth factors and other proteins that can stimulate hair growth and repair of cell damage.
How is the PRP placed in the scalp?
A topical anesthetic cream is placed on the scalp to provide numbness. There are two main ways to introduce the PRP into the scalp. Micropen microneedling uses very small needles to make small perforations in the skin. This allows tiny pores to be made that allow the PRP to be placed on the surface and travel down towards the hair follicles. The other method is to use small needles to perform a series of small injections in the scalp. These two methods can be combined for best results.
How long before I see any results from PRP Hair Loss treatments?
Since we are using your own growth factors, it could take 1-2 months before you see any results. The procedure should be repeated at the 2 month mark and then every 3-4 months as needed.
Is PRP safe?
Yes. PRP is from your own blood and carries no risk of any contagious disease. There is also no risk of allergic reaction as PRP is safe and natural.
Can PRP be combined with other hair loss treatments.
Yes! PRP is ideal to use along with Neograft Hair Transplant. The PRP can be mixed with the harvested grafts and injected into the transplant areas for better results.
Beleza Medspa in Killeen Texas utilizes CoolSculpting to help Army soldiers to meet body fat standards. This is a novel use of this technology which is intended for cosmetic concerns.
KILLEEN, TEXAS (PRWEB) MAY 27, 2016
Beleza Medspa has initiated a new program to assist active duty soldiers with satisfying Army body fat composition regulations. This is the first time that Coolsculpting is being used for for more than just cosmetic purposes. Soldiers are normally screened at least every six months to ensure they meet the prescribed body-fat standard, measured by the circumference-based tape method. The tape-test is used when soldiers exceed weight standards. The tape-test measures the neck and waist in males to determine a body fat percentage.
“The tape test is of great concern for many soldiers as it can affect their careers including promotions and retention” states Dr. Lawrence Broder MD, owner of Beleza Medspa, Austin TX. “Army weight standards have been out of date for many years and otherwise healthy, fit soldiers are being hurt by these standards” he adds. “Coolsculpting offers a way to reduce the size of fatty areas in a few months that can lead to positive outcomes on the tape test”, “as a former active duty soldier I know the anxiety that these tape tests can cause” Dr. Broder states.
Coolsculpting is a non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. The procedure requires no anesthesia, needles or downtime. During the painless one-hour procedure, patients can watch TV, listen to music or check email. At the conclusion of the procedure, the patient is free to resume normal activities.
“Coolsculpting is the perfect, safe and effective FDA approved procedure to help these soldiers with their careers, not just for cosmetic reasons”, Dr. Broder adds. “It can treat abdomens and love handles to take inches off waists without affecting their readiness” he states, “The goal is to assist healthy soldiers with meeting outdated and inaccurate standards”.
Beleza Medspa Killeen also offers DualSculpting, which allows twice the amount of Coolsculpting to be performed in half the time. Beleza will also help to reduce the coolsculpting cost by offering discounts to active duty soldiers. Beleza Medspa offers a full suite of weight control programs like HCG Diet and Ideal Protein as well as body sculpting with Smartlipo Laser Liposuction.
Beleza Medspa was founded in 2007 and has offices in Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park and Killeen Texas. Beleza Medspa is one of the largest providers of Botox, Juvederm and Smartlipo Laser liposuction in Texas and the U.S. Beleza Medspa’s office in Killeen Texas is located minutes from Fort Hood front gate, the…
Looking for Botox Austin Specials?
There are many practices advertising Botox specials in Austin. How do you choose? How do you know if they are real?
There is only one manufacturer of Botox in the U.S., Allergan. Allergan sells Botox to doctors for a fixed price. Everyone pays the same price. The practices then mark up the Botox price to include the salary of the injector, the facilities, the insurance, the marketing and maybe a little profit. Remember the Botox price includes the fee to inject it. This leads to a Botox price of anywhere from $11-18 a unit.
There are many too good to be true Botox deals out there including Groupon. If the Botox price is less than half the usual Botox cost, then its most likely the Botox is from the black market. Illegally obtained Botox cannot be guaranteed for safety or results. The other thing to look out for with these Botox deals is who is injecting the Botox? Who is the doctor in charge? What happens if something goes wrong? Do they have the expertise to give me good results and recommend complementary procedures and products?
Allergan sponsors a program to reward regular users of Botox, Juvederm and Skinmedica products. It is definitely advantageous to join Brilliant Distinctions as you can earn rewards every time you spend!
Botox Austin Specials @Beleza Medspa
Beleza Medspa has been providing Botox Austin Specials since 2007. Some of our most popular ways to save:
New patients get a free Skinmedica Retinol with their Botox Tuesdays. The $60 retinol will make your Botox results even better!
Dr Broder’s Essential Packages
Botox injections are just a small part of the facial rejuvenation puzzle. Dr Broder has assembled essential packages designed to give you maximum results for your money. They include Juvederm injections, IPL photofacials, laser resurfacing and Skinmedica Skin Care products.
Beleza Babe VIP Program
So you just want discounted Botox prices all year-long? Join our VIP program for a small fee (you get back in free products) and we will reward your loyalty with discounted Botox prices for a year!…
Looking for Botox Injections in Austin TX?
There are many things to consider when you are looking for Botox injections in Austin. There are many choices including med spas, dermatologists and plastic surgeons. Some things to keep in mind include Botox cost, Botox side effects and safety and Botox alternatives.
Botox cosmetic is a purified protein that has been injected for more than 10 years to relax the muscles of facial expression that cause wrinkles. The Botox is carefully injected using very small needles during a 15 minute office visit. There is now downtime and you can return to normal activities immediately. Genuine Botox Cosmetic only comes from Allergan in the U.S. It’s important that the Botox practice is certified by Allergan and not using black market and illegal Botox.
Botox Side Effects & Safety
Botox has a remarkable safety record. If injected by well-trained and experienced injectors, Botox side effects are extremely rare. Common side effects are due to the needle itself to include occasional bruising and swelling.
Botox Injections Cost.
When looking for Botox injections, shop around for the Botox cost by price per unit. This allows you to make direct comparisons and ensures you are getting the amount of Botox you paid for. Do not buy Botox by the area or the volume. How much does Botox cost?
There are several other neurotoxins on the market that work similar to Botox. Dysport is the most popular one. However, none of the Botox alternatives rival Botox Cosmetic for safety, price or effectiveness. Botox vs Dysport
Botox Injections at Beleza Medspa
Dr Lawrence Broder MD has been injection Botox Cosmetic for more than 9 years. He personally selects, trains and supervises his staff of expert injectors. Beleza Medspa has multiple locations to make getting your Botox injections more convenient. Beleza offers many Botox specials to include Dr Broder’s Essential packages and the Beleza Babe VIP club. Beleza also participates in Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions program to save you even more. Beleza is a very high volume practice achieving Black Diamond status. Beleza offers many other procedures to enhance your Botox injections to include Juvederm injections, microneedling, hydrafacials, laser resurfacing, IPL photofacials and Skinmedica skin care products.
How much Botox do I need?
How long does Botox last?
Best Botox in Austin?…
What are the side effects of Botox?
Botox has been injected for cosmetic and medical reasons for more than 10 years. Tens of millions of people have been safely and successfully treated with Botox. It has a remarkable safety record. But like any prescription drug there are complications and side effects.
Common Botox Side Effects.
The most common Botox side effects actually arise from the injection technique. Whenever a needle is inserted into the skin, there is a chance of bleeding and bruising. This should occur rarely but there is always a chance. The good thing is that bruises clear on their own. Sometimes there is also a few days of injection site pain.
Rare Botox Side Effects.
The most dreaded Botox side effect is the droopy eyelid. This occurs when Botox is injected too close to the upper eyelid. This relaxes the upper eyelid and causes it to droop. Though unsightly and annoying, this effect is harmless and resolves on its own in a few months. Sometimes we can speed up the process using eye drops. This Botox side effect should be very rare if your injector is well trained and experienced.
Other rare Botox side effects include headaches and double vision that resolve on their own. There is always a chance of allergic reaction and Botox should be avoided during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Are there long-term effects of Botox Injections?
There have been no reported long-term side effects of Botox. Botox injections are designed to just work where they are injected. There are no signs of Botox traveling throughout your body (unless injected into a blood vessel).
How do I avoid Botox side effects?
The best way to avoid Botox side effects is choose a practice that does a high volume of authentic Botox and that has well-trained and experienced injectors. Beleza Medspa is such a practice and has injected Botox for thousands of Austin patients for more than 9 years.
How much Botox do I need?
How long does Botox last?
How much does Botox cost?
Botox Cosmetic has been successfully used for more than 10 years to relax the muscles of facial expression that cause wrinkles. In 2010, the FDA approved Botox as a preventative treatment for patients with chronic migraine headaches. Chronic migraine patients are those who experience headaches more than 15 days a month and lasting for more than 4 hours. Botox does not cure migraine headaches but decreases their frequency.
How does Botox work?
Botox is a purified protein that is used to relax muscles. The Botox blocks nerve impulses to muscles so they cannot contract. It is a temporary effect that lasts 3-4 months and eventually wears off. This is the same Botox used for cosmetic reasons.
How does Botox help migraines?
It is really not known how Botox helps to prevent migraine headaches. It is possible that relaxing certain muscles prevents the triggering of migraines. It is also possible that Botox blocks the transmission of nerve impulses that directly cause the migraine headaches.
How is Botox used to prevent migraines?
Botox is injected using very small needle during an office visit. The skin is prepped with alcohol before each injection. There are a total of 31 Botox injections in 7 sites scattered around the head and neck. These include the forehead, temples, and the back of neck and head as well as the shoulders. A total of 155 units of Botox is injected. A typical session should take 15-20 minutes.
When will I see effects from the Botox?
It is possible to see effects as early as 2 weeks after being injected. However most patients will require 2-3 treatment sessions spaced 12 weeks apart to determine if the Botox is effective.
What are the side effects of Botox injections for migraines?
Botox has a remarkable safety record. The most common side effects are neck pain and headache which usually resolve on their own.
How do I get Botox for Migraines?
Call or email us for a free consultation.…
So How Much Should Botox Cost?
There is only one maker of genuine Botox in the world: Allergan. The price that doctors pay for Botox is the same. Some high volume practice like Beleza Medspa receive discounts that allow them to offer many Botox specials. The Botox Price is determined by the cost of Botox by Allergan and then the overhead to inject it. This includes the salaries of the staff, facility costs, supplies, insurance and marketing. So as you can see the profit margin for Botox Injections is not great.
However, there is a black market for Botox Cosmetic and many practices can obtain it from Canada, China, etc. This is illegal and the authenticity and safety of illegally obtained Botox is not guaranteed. An easy way to spot such practices is to look for Botox deals that are too good to be true. If the Botox price is more than 50% less than usual Botox Austin prices, it is likely that the Botox they are offering is from an illegal source.
You should shop for your Botox by the price per unit. The effectiveness and longevity of Botox Injections depends on how many units of Botox were injected. If you buy Botox by the area, you have no idea how many units you received. Remember a full half of the Botox Price is set by Allergan. The other half of the price is determined by who is injecting it and the facility where it is injected. So shopping for Botox prices should take into account the experience and training of the injectors and what else the practice has to offer you.
Botox Cost at Beleza Medspa
Dr Lawrence Broder MD has injected Botox and Juvederm for 10 years and has advanced knowledge of facial aesthetics and cosmetic dermatology. He is skilled in microcannula injections, facial fat transfers, CO2 Laser Resurfacing and advanced injection techniques. Dr Broder personally trains, certifies and supervises all of his injectors. All Beleza injectors receive monthly advanced injection training. Dr Broder and his nurse practitioner are always available to handle any Botox side effects.
The Botox Cost at Beleza Medspa doesn’t only include a well-trained and experienced injector, but access to many other procedures to enhance your Botox injections. This includes dermal fillers like Juvederm Voluma to restore facial volume, microneedling, Hydrafacials, IPL photofacials, Time Machine and skin care products to improve your overall skin health. You also have access to the Fresh Skin Club, Dr Broder’s Essential Packages and Beleza Babe VIP membership. So your Botox Cost at Beleza Medspa has much added value!
How Much Botox Do I Need?…
Botox Cosmetic is a purified protein that we inject to relax the muscles of facial expression. It blocks the nerve impulses that stimulate these muscles. By doing this, we can smooth and erase the lines that the muscles can produce.
How Long Does Botox Take to Work?
The effects from Botox injections can be seen in as little as 1-2 days but full effect can take 1-2 weeks. It is better to wait a full 2 weeks before judging the effectiveness of your Botox Injections. Rubbing the injected areas or using your facial muscles does not make it work faster.
How Long Does Botox Last?
The good and bad thing about Botox is that it’s effects are not permanent. That’s good because if you don’t like it, the effects will be gone in 3-4 months. For most patients however, that’s bad as they like the effects and want it to last forever! The effects of Botox can be stretched out if you pay attention to when it begins to wear off. If you come in for new Botox Injections when the muscle movement is just beginning to come back, you will find that the Botox will last longer. This is because the muscle is already in a weakened state and if you keep it like that, it will take longer for it to get back to normal. Some patients can go as long as 6 months if they stay on top of their Botox injections! If you allow your Botox to wear off completely, your Botox will again last only 3-4 months.
How Much Does Botox Cost?
Always shop for your Botox by the unit. This way you know exactly how much Botox you are getting. Some practices will sell Botox by the area and you have no idea how much Botox you are getting! How long does your Botox last depends on the number of units injected, not the volume of injections. If you do not receive enough units of Botox, your Botox will not last as long as it should. The number of units injected per area also effects how long the Botox lasts. There are generally agreed amounts of Botox for common areas. However, this is frequently modified for many patients. Beleza Medspa Botox Injections start at $12.00/unit but can be as low as $10.50/unit with Beleza Babe VIP membership. Remember to compare the number of units and not areas as well as the experience and reviews of your injectors.
How Much Botox Do I Need?…
The age of selfies is here and may of us are seeing a second chin! Double chins can occur for many reasons including being overweight, loose skin with aging and genetics. Whatever the cause, double chins are unsightly and can make you look older and tired. The good thing is that there are now many possible treatments to lose double chins.
Double Chin Exercises
There are some easy to do exercises to tighten the chin and neck muscles. They are designed to tone the muscles of the face, jaw, chin and neck. They include the chin lift, neck roll, jaw release and platysma exercise. They may help or they may not but they are free!
Introduced in 2015, Kybella consists of s series of small injections into the chin and neck area. This FDA approved, non-surgical treatment is easily administered in the office. Kybella consists of deoxycholic acid, which naturally occurs in the body and aids in the digestion of fats. When injected into the fat cells of a double chin, the Kybella causes the fat cells to dissolve. It usually takes 12-20 painless injections per visit. Results can be seen in 4-6 weeks and 2-6 treatment sessions spaced one month apart may be required to see optimal results. Swelling and redness is a common side effect of Kybella.
Another new entrant in the double chin treatment market is CoolMini. CoolMini is a specialized applicator of the non-invasive fat reduction procedure, Coolsculpting. The CoolMini applicator grabs the fat under the chin and freezes it for one hour in a controlled fashion. Over the next several months, up to 25% of the fat cells will die. 83% of patients were satisfied with their results after 1-2 treatments.
Kybella Vs CoolMini
These 2 non-surgical FDA approved procedures both offer satisfaction rates in the 80% range. They both offer simple, in-office treatments with little pain, risk or downtime. Kybella does appear to produce redness, swelling and soreness in some patients after the injections. CoolMini has a lower incidence of post procedure side effects. So when it comes down to deciding about Kybella vs Coolmini, you have to look at several factors. Do you just not like needles? What happens if you have prolonged swelling? How many times do you have to repeat the procedure and how much does each cost? The great thing is that both work and you will see results no matter which you choose.
Kybella and CoolMini can do a great job reducing fat under the chin. However, they require several treatment sessions and cannot tighten loose skin. Smartlipo of the chin offers a safe and effective procedure that is easily performed under local anesthesia while…
How much does Juvederm cost?
When you buy Juvederm, you are basically paying for the cost of the syringe. The cost of injecting it is built into that price. Juvederm comes in 1.0 cc syringes. So each syringe you purchase will give you the equivalent of 1.0 cc of volume.
Why does Juvederm cost so much?
When you consider that you are purchasing a highly refined medical product and the skills and artistry of an injector, the Juvederm price is not really that bad. Considering there is not really any other option besides surgery involving implants or fat transfer to restore facial volume, the Juvederm cost is a bargain. Plus, if you take into account that Juvederm injections can be performed safely in office with little downtime, the cost of Juvederm is even more reasonable.
I have a tight budget, is Juvederm for me?
Yes and no. Dermal fillers like Juvederm are all about adding volume. If you do not put enough volume in, you will see little to no results. So if you need 2 or more syringes of Juvederm and can only afford one, you are better off waiting. Juvederm injections can be life-changing and are a worthy investment. Plus, properly placed Juvederm, especially Voluma, can last for years.
How can I save on Juvederm Cost?
Many practices will discount the Juvederm syringes if you buy more than one. It just makes sense to make it easier for you to purchase the right amount of Juvederm to get the best results. There are many other discounts offered at Beleza Medspa including Beleza Babe Vip Program, Brilliant Distinctions and Dr Broder’s Essential packages where you can lower the Juvederm cost even more.
The other way to save on Juvederm, is to improve the overall condition of your skin. If you work to increase collagen production and skin elasticity, the effects of Juvederm injections will be increased. This can be accomplished with use of products like retinols and growth factors and procedures like microneedling and fractional laser resurfacing.