Millions of men and women are affected by androgenetic alopecia, the medical term for pattern hair loss. Newport Beach plastic surgeon Semira Bayati, MD understands the effects on one’s self-esteem that hair loss can cause, and is now offering innovative, advanced treatments that can help you regrow lost hair with significant results. One such treatment, Formula 82M, is a combination of FDA-approved Minoxidil and other topical formulas that can stimulate fast, abundant hair growth. Dr. Bayati also offers advanced Platelet Rich Plasma therapy for hair restoration and the innovative LaserCap®.
Learn more about our options below, and please contact Dr. Bayati for with any questions you may have about treatments for pattern baldness.
- Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for Hair Restoration
- Formula 82M for Hair Regrowth
- ALMI™ – Autologous Lipocyte Micronized Injection
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for Hair Restoration
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy, an innovative technique that is already being used for non-surgical cosmetic treatment and facial rejuvenation, is now also available for the treatment of pattern hair loss. Using the SkinPen® microneedling device to stimulate the body’s healing capabilities, PRP therapy can harness the power of stem cells to reactivate inactive hair follicles. The process of PRP therapy begins by isolating the stem cells found within your own blood, making this particular technique of hair restoration a natural alternative to more invasive surgical procedures. In addition, PRP therapy can be combined with other non-surgical methods of hair restoration – including Formula 82M – to increase the likelihood of achieving significant and dramatic hair regrowth.
Formula 82M for Hair Regrowth
Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Minoxidil to treat androgenetic alopecia, this effective treatment has been one of the most popular therapy options to treat pattern baldness. Recently, scientists have discovered that Minoxidil combined with other substances, such as tretinoin (a dermatological cream commonly used to treat acne), a topical steroid, oleanolic acid, and other ingredients, can provide even more effective and long-lasting results than Minoxidil alone. Formula 82M is one of the most recent formulations of other solutions in addition to Minoxidil that can stimulate the growth of new hair with significant and long-lasting results.
A higher concentration of Minoxidil combined with other topical agents, such as that in Formula 82M, has shown to be very effective, even after only three months of treatment and in patients with advanced cases of androgenetic alopecia. Formula 82M can serve as an alternative to ROGAINE® and Propecia®, and may even be effective enough for some patients to avoid hair transplantation surgery.
Formula 82M is available at our practice and is easily applied with a spray applicator. Patients typically use Formula 82M twice each day over a three-month period.
It sounds futuristic – and in a way, it truly is. The LaserCap® is an at-home, prescription-based, helmet-like device that can fit right into most hats and baseball caps. This FDA-cleared treatment for hair loss utilizes low-level light therapy to help prevent further hair loss and stimulate dormant hair follicles to allow for regrowth in many areas of the scalp. When used as consistently as directed, the LaserCap® is known to produce noticeable results within one year. This treatment, which is only available by prescription, can be a good option for both women and men affected by androgenetic alopecia and other conditions that cause hair loss. Dr. Bayati can talk with you about this treatment during your initial consultation and help you determine whether the LaserCap® is ideal for your needs and goals.
The LaserCap® device is designed to be both flexible and portable, making it a discreet option that can fit under your favorite hat so that you can wear it virtually anywhere. Patients can utilize the device while taking a walk, working around the house, driving, or even just watching TV.
Depending on your individual treatment plan, it is typically recommended that the LaserCap® be worn three times a week for 30 minutes each time. Dr. Bayati will provide you with detailed instructions so you will know exactly how much and how long you should use the LaserCap® for optimal results.
Nutrafol® is a natural hair growth supplement with two precise formulations: one for women and one for men. This innovative product utilizes botanical ingredients rather than drugs to help revitalize damaged hair follicles, prevent hair loss due to the natural aging process, and improve the health of the hair for fuller, thicker results. Nutrafol®’s nutraceutical ingredients are designed to target a number of possible causes of thinning hair, including levels of DHT, stress, and diet and environmental factors. Ultimately, the goal of Nutrafol® is to help restore the cycle of healthy hair growth by targeting multiple triggers of hair loss that prevent optimal growth of hair.
ALMI™ – Autologous Lipocyte Micronized Injection
The ALMI™ procedure utilizes a combination of advanced treatments that allows Dr. Bayati to help regenerate hair follicles during growth cycles using your own cells. This option can be used to help restore receding hairlines, bald spots, hair follicles, and thickness. Almi™ involves the harvesting of fat from one area of the body via liposuction, then injecting the fat cells along with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) taken from a blood draw into the areas of the scalp targeted for treatment. This combination is designed to re-activate and stimulate hair follicles that have gone dormant. Results may be seen as soon as the next hair growth cycle, and should improve with each cycle that follows. With its use of both liposuction and PRP, the ALMI™ procedure can ultimately provide patients with a dual benefit: reduction of excess fat in one area of the body and treatment for hair loss.
Contact Dr. Bayati for more information on these exciting treatments for hair loss, or to schedule a consultation.