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Hair Restoration Specialist

Leo Altenberg, MD -  - Primary Care

El Paso Men's Clinic

Leo Altenberg, MD

Primary Care & Men's Health located in El Paso, TX

For millions of men and women, aging leads not only to lines and wrinkles but also hair loss. Your thinning hair may be due to genetics, lifestyle, or even an accident. No matter the cause, hair restoration may improve the thickness of the hair on your head and boost your confidence. At El Paso Men’s Clinic in El Paso, Texas, Leo Altenberg, MD, offers effective hair restoration treatments. Call the office or book online today to schedule your hair restoration consultation.

Hair Restoration Q & A

What is hair restoration?

Hair restoration is one of the many services offered at El Paso Men's Clinic. Dr. Altenberg takes a holistic and natural approach to care and uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for hair restoration.

PRP is a form of regenerative medicine. Created from a sample of your own blood, PRP contains a high concentration of platelets, growth factors, and specialized cells. 

When applied to your scalp, PRP reactivates dormant hair follicles and extends to the hair growth cycle to improve hair health and thickness. 

What types of hair loss can benefit from hair restoration?

Dr. Altenberg uses his hair restoration treatments for many types of hair loss. You should contact El Paso Men's Clinic if you suffer from hair loss related to:

  • Alopecia areata
  • Male-or female-pattern baldness
  • Traction alopecia
  • Telogen effluvium
  • Anagen effluvium

Hair restoration at El Paso Men's Clinic works best during the early stages of hair loss. It’s harder to “wake up” hair follicles that have been dormant for many years. 

How do I prepare for hair restoration?

Dr. Altenberg provides specific instructions to prepare for your hair restoration, so you get the best results. These may include:

  • Stopping your blood-thinning medications (if possible)
  • Avoiding anti-inflammatory medications before treatments
  • Limiting exposure to sun or heat before your session
  • Staying well-hydrated
  • Avoiding alcohol and smoking

Dr. Altenberg also requests you thoroughly wash your hair the morning of your hair restoration treatment and avoid using any hair products. 

What can I expect during hair restoration?

When you arrive for your hair restoration at El Paso Men's Clinic, Dr. Altenberg first prepares your scalp and your PRP. He uses a microneedling tool to open the pores on your scalp, then applies the PRP serum. 

Hair restoration is well-tolerated by most patients and causes little to no pain.

The entire procedure takes less than an hour, and there’s no downtime afterward. 

What happens after hair restoration?

Dr. Altenberg provides specific guidelines for post-hair restoration care to ensure you get the best results. These include keeping your hair dry for at least three hours following your treatment and not using any hair products for at least six hours. 

He recommends you use hot water when washing your hair, which helps stimulate the PRP. You also want to avoid strenuous exercise, sun exposure, and anti-inflammatory medications following your treatments.

To learn more about hair restoration at El Paso Men's Clinic, call the office or book an appointment online today.