The experienced professionals of Skin Medics™ Medical Spa are offering special May savings to help patients feel and look their best. From now through May 31st, 2013, save on Vitalize Peels, Latisse®, and skincare products by Lytera®.
When patients purchase 3 Vitalize Peels for $550, they will receive a FREE Lytera® Brightening System and post-procedure kit. For longer, fuller lashes, take advantage of specially priced 5mL and 3mL Latisse & TNS Essential Serum package for $419.
Patients can also receive 20% off a second Lytera® Brightening System purchase. The Lytera® system includes the SkinMedica® facial cleanser, Lytera® skin brightening complex, Tri-retinol Complex ES®, and daily defense SPF 30+.
Please note the peels must be used by December 31st, 2013 and patients must show original proof of purchase to receive the discount on a second brightening system at a later date.
To schedule an appointment, please call: 404-256-4457 ext. 232
You are probably familiar with the popular boy-band from the nineties, the Backstreet Boys. Although they have not been in the news for the past few years, band member A.J. McLean recently made headline news with his hair transplant surgery results. McLean debuted his new hair on Instagram, a popular social photo sharing site. Despite only being 35 years old, he is a great example of how hair loss can occur at any age and the earlier you begin prevention programs to treat your hair loss, the better the results you can expect. Luckily, the results achieved by McLean are not unique and everyone with balding both male and female should be pleased with their results. You do not have to be a star to qualify for a procedure nor have sold a gold record, regular folks have transplants every day of the month.
A.J. McLean posted pre-surgery photos that depict male-pattern baldness and post-procedure photos. Dr. Griffin has been specializing in hair restoration techniques for over 30 years and frequently sees patients looking for both non-surgical and surgical hair loss options. Like with A.J.’s results, hair restoration technology and techniques have evolved since the earlier years of hair transplant surgery, providing patients with more subtle, natural looking results. Dr. Griffin uses the most advanced hair restoration technology available including NeoGraft for assistance with follicular unit extraction. The strip technique is still favored but with many new modifications and additions including PRP and ECM. During an in-person consultation, Dr. Griffin will examine your hair and discuss your options to determine which technique will provide optimal results.
If you are interested in learning more about the non-surgical hair restoration options including red light therapy or hair transplant surgery, please call our office at 404-256-4369 to schedule an appointment. Also, connect with the Griffin Center on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest hair loss news and information.
As a board certified dermatologist specializing in hair restoration for over 35 years, Dr. Edmond Griffin has seen numerous patients concerned about hair loss. Men, women, and children can all suffer from hair loss but with advanced technology and hair loss research, there are many hair restoration options available to meet your needs.
For patients who are suffering from hair loss and have not seen the desired results from non-surgical procedures, hair restoration surgery may be the best option. When considering hair transplant surgery, it’s important to find a highly qualified and experienced hair restoration surgeon. During a hair transplant consultation, Dr. Griffin will consider multiple factors such as hair density and texture, degree of hair loss, hair color, and your future hair loss pattern before designing a hair transplant surgery specifically for your needs.
Hair transplant surgery involves harvesting healthy hair from the back of the scalp to be transplanted into balding areas. Areas that usually retain hair by genetics are the back and side of the scalp. These areas are called the donor sites, where your hair follicles usually in a strip are removed for hair restoration. These groups of hair follicles are commonly referred to as grafts, and are transplanted into tiny, custom sized incisions into bald areas. Dr. Griffin uses two techniques for hair restoration: microscopic follicular unit grafting and follicular unit extraction (FUE). While both produce natural-looking results, due to many factors Dr. Griffin’s preferred method of harvesting the follicular units is the strip method. For FUE’s Dr. Griffin uses NeoGraft automated hair transplant device during a follicular unit extraction. Either surgical method provides the patient with natural-looking hair growth and virtually undetectable incisions. New hair follicles begin to grow within two to four months after the initial transplant procedure.
The final result of hair transplant surgery depends on multiple factors including the degree of hair loss, original density of donor hair, hair color and curl and texture, the number of hair transplantation procedures, and the number of grafts transplanted during each procedure. During a thorough in-office consultation, Dr. Griffin will discuss a personalized hair restoration plan as well as realistic expectations for your hair transplant surgery including a preventative program after surgery. After all surgeries, patients are encouraged to continue prevention medications which slows or stops the progression of baldness which marches onward with surgery or not.
For more information about hair restoration options at The Griffin Center of Hair Restoration & Research, please call our office today. Also connect with The Griffin Center on Facebook and Twitter for the latest hair loss research and news.
We will not be able to fill prescriptions online due to changing HIPAA regulations. Griffin Center of Hair Restoration and Research is able to order and re-fill hair loss medications through phone orders and in-office. As a reminder, we are also offering personalized topical medications such as Finasteride solution through a compounding pharmacy delivered to your door by mail. Medications are available to past and present patients who have received a prescription from a Dermatology Associates of Atlanta provider; they are not available to friends and family who have not received a prescription directly.
If you would like to fill a hair loss medication prescription, please call Dermatology Associates of Atlanta to provide payment information and place your order. Please note that you must speak with a Griffin Center representative at 404-256-4369 to communicate payment information; do not leave any sensitive information like credit card numbers on voicemail. We will also gladly fax your order to a pharmacy for home delivery. The Griffin Center appreciates your continued support and remains dedicated to providing patients with the best hair loss treatments and techniques for your needs.
To find out more information about hair restoration and treatments, please call our office to schedule an appointment. Connect with us on Facebook and Google+ for the latest hair restoration news and information.
Dr. Edmond Griffin, board-certified dermatologist specializing in hair restoration, has over 30 years of experience performing hair transplant surgery. Dr. Griffin is continually staying abreast of the latest hair restoration advancements as technology and science continues to improve, to provide his patients with the best hair loss treatment options available.
During the last 20 years of research on skin and hair stem cells, researchers have made significant discoveries. Stem cells maintain and renew organs and tissues; several types of stem cells can also regenerate hair. From research on hair stem cells, L’Oréal scientists have discovered stemoxydine (also called Neogenic) a synthetic substance formulated in a hair care product, has the ability to enhance hair density by mimicking the effects of hypoxic (lack of oxygen) conditions. The active ingredient is diethylpyrideine-2, 4-dicarboxylate. This product is already being sold with minimal testing and is very expensive. Headaches have been reported as a side effect. Other problems may exist and other agents such as Ciclopirox may be safer and work better. Hair density is the total number of hairs per square centimeter in any given area of the scalp. It is also important to note that while a person may have high hair density, they may also have finely textured hair affecting the appearance of hair fullness.
In a previous article published by Nature, researchers discuss the advantages of hypoxia or the lack of oxygen to aid cell survival. Through these findings, scientists have now created an active ingredient, stemoxydine, to maintain stem cell function and decrease hair loss and increase hair density for both men and women. Ultimately, stemoxydine has the unproven potential hair loss treatment (with L’Oreal financing has only a 4% improvement) and additional research is being conducted and is needed before trying this product.
For more information on the hair loss treatments currently available, please call The Griffin Center of Hair Restoration and Research for a consultation. Stay connected with The Griffin Center on Facebook and Google+ for the latest hair restoration news and information.