Summerlin Dermatology's board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Reuel Aspacio, is proud to announce that his practice now offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections for hair loss using your own blood. 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. A sample of your blood will be drawn and processed to isolate the healthy platelet-rich plasma cells, which will be injected back into your face, hairline, or eyebrows to encourage and stimulate regenerative growth.
If you have male or female pattern baldness (open areas on the back of the head, frontal, and mid-scalp), this may be the treatment for you. Combined with medications like Propecia or Minoxidil, PRP could be your solution for hair regrowth. If you’re in the Las Vegas, NV area and are looking for a dermatologist to boost hair growth, we suggest that you call us today. Schedule an appointment to see if you are a candidate for this revolutionary process! By combining a powerful solution of growth factors and bioactive proteins, Dr. Aspacio can help to strengthen the function of your hair, leading to longer, thicker, and healthier locks.
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"Can't say enough great things about Trish and Dr. Aspacio! They are a really great team and Trish is seriously hilarious. They see you timely and can get you in quick for aesthetic/cosmetic. Love Trish's honesty about any skin care regimen questions. Her face is immaculate so I would absolutely take her advice and then some! ;). Really great practice, great customer service and a wonderful experience all around!"- S.C. / Yelp / Oct 02, 2018
"Before beginning this review, I took time to read several of the reviews posted. A very mixed bag of issues and emotions. Well, here is why I gave this group of working professionals a "5 STAR" rating. I was referred to Summerlin Dermatology by my so called medical PCP. I had concern about a mole like growth on my back which appeared to be getting larger. I was concerned it could be cancerous. I received a call from Summerlin Dermatology on 9/26/2018 regarding this referral. It seemed they had a cancellation for that day and asked if this was convenient for me. Yep. Sure was. However, I told the young lady on the phone, Daisy, I didn't want to sit there filling out new patient paperwork. She explained their website with the on-line forms was down at the time and offered to email me the forms to complete before I arrived. She was so upbeat and professional. When I arrived for my appointment (with my completed paperwork) I was greeted by, not one, but two front office staffers, Jose and Desiree. They were professional with a smile. Again, upbeat. I signed in and waited about 10-15 minutes before I was taken into the examining room. During my wait time I had the opportunity to chat with each of these individuals. Very professional, yet not "starchy" if you know what I mean. Real people with a job to do the best they can. I met with Dr. Aspacio and his assistant. I felt at ease with both. I told the doctor why I was there. Doctor Aspacio examined the mole growth. Then asked me for my cell phone. He took a picture of this mole on my back. It was not easy for me to see since it was on my back. He showed me the picture and explained that it was typical of getting older. Such moles are common at "our age". I laughed. He even showed me a couple of areas where he has developed similar moles. He made me feel at ease. I was sooo relieved. I have lived in Las Vegas for 43 years. I am 67 years old with Medicare insurance. If you want to experience REALLY BAD medical treatment just wait until you become a senior and on Medicare! I thank heaven that Summerlin Dermatology was an outside referral and NOT part of my primary care network!! I haven't seen my PCP in 2 years! All I see are PAC's or a Nurse Practitioner! Summerlin Dermatology, in my experience/opinion, is only 1 of 3 local medical facilities with whom I would consider professional, to the point and personable. I would recommend them highly!!!"- L.H. / Yelp / Sep 27, 2018
"Very knowledgeable professional and detailed. The staff is very attentive and the doctor was incredibly informative taking the time to make sure I understood the procedure. When the results came in he recommended a plastic surgeon to do the surgery. I really felt very confident in the diagnosis and appreciated everyone's help."- S.S. / Yelp / Sep 20, 2018
Any patient experiencing hair loss is essentially a good candidate for PRP treatments, but those with early hair loss tend to respond best. PRP treatments are best used for patients with androgenic alopecia, which is a genetically determined type of hair thinning that mostly occurs at 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, PRP therapy is a short 60-minute in-office visit. The process begins with acquiring a small amount of your blood and placing it in a special machine, which spins the blood at high speed to separate the platelets from the rest of the blood components. Next, a local anesthetic is applied to your scalp and the concentrated platelet-rich plasma is reintroduced 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, no limitations, nor restrictions following this procedure. 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. As PRP is not a permanent solution for hair loss, repeat treatments are recommended. It is essential to note that PRP does not grow new hair follicles in areas that are bald. It is used to help reverse the miniaturization of hair follicles so they will produce healthier, thicker, longer hair fibers.
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PRP therapy is a medically and scientifically backed option for those struggling to find hair loss solutions. At Summerlin Dermatology, we strive to provide proven solutions to efficiently treat thinning hair. To learn more about PRP therapy, we invite you to call our Las Vegas, NV office today.