Good point Shera, I have also pointed out in the past that if someone continuously keeps researching without ever pulling the trigger,I would put them into a group who actually aren't actually a candidate in the first place.
If you're in Houston, call Dr. Arocha for a consultation. I responded to your private message as well, but just to reiterate I would strongly recommend at least consulting with him since I can actually vouch for his PRP technique and his main office is right in your backyard.
In general it is 800-1100 per treatment and you need 3 in one year. If you book/pay for all three together it's 2400-3000.
Mcgrath (houston/austin) offers ACELL+ PRP for 5000/5500 that's only once per year.
Another doc (recommended on this forum) charges 3200 for one year without ACELL but they use "more" blood per treatment.
Anyway, seems expensive for a relatively simple procedure. The cost of PRP machine is less than 1000 LOL and it's applied by a non-doc/non-nurse.
How often are these places recommending that you have a treatment? 5K over three years isn't all that crazy, but 5K over a few months is a more significant expense.
The procedure is simple compared to a transplant, but technique definitely matters. The same mindset of "don't cheap out unless you want cheap results" is still applicable.