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.
As a leader in hair restoration, Dr. Edmond Griffin and his hair transplant team are committed to educating patients and others about the most advanced hair restoration techniques and treatment options. As a contributor to the advancement of hair restoration, Dr. Griffin is highly interested in hair loss research to provide his patients with the most knowledgeable advice available.
The scientific journal, FASEB reported this fall that the FDA- approved glaucoma drug, bimatoprost, can cause hair to re-grow. Bimatoprost, also known as Latisse®, is already FDA-approved to enhance eyelashes and has shown great results for individuals with inadequate or short lashes. Now the data in the FASEB Journal article shows that this medication may be able to grow hair from the scalp as well. One of the researchers from the University of Bradford, U.K. acknowledges that further research is necessary to determine new therapeutic approaches for treating hair loss.
The researchers conducted three sets of experiments, two involving human cells and the other with mice. The human cell tests reviewed hair follicles growing in organ cultures as well as follicles taken from the scalp. The researchers found that bimatoprost led to hair growth on human organ cultures. During the mice experiment, bimatoprost was directly applied to a bald spot on the mouse and results also showed hair re-growth.
It’s important to note that this was one study’s results and additional research will be necessary to determine the effectiveness of bimatoprost for hair loss on the scalp. Traditionally, bimatoprost treatment has been reserved for the eyelashes because of the need for continual, daily application and the expense of the current drug; however, the study’s scientists are optimistic about their findings and the implications for further drug development.
If you are interested in learning more about your hair loss options, please call our office to schedule a consultation. Connect with The Griffin Center on Facebook and Twitter for the latest hair restoration news and information.
Hair loss can affect a person’s self-image and confidence, but with the advanced hair loss treatments available today, both self-esteem and hair can be restored. Frequently mentioned in Griffin Center blogs, non-surgical hair loss options such as prescription medications including Finasteride and Minoxidil can be very effective treatments.
With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Edmond Griffin has seen throughout the years these medicines consistently provide effective results for patients. Dedicated to providing his patients with the best care and treatment plan for their unique needs, he stresses the importance of follow-ups to discuss progress and concerns.
Often time patients view Rogaine® and Propecia® as a quick fix, but re-growth is a slow process and consistent and proper medication usage is necessary to maximize results. That’s why Dr. Griffin reviews your hair loss prevention progress, reexamines your prescription needs, and addresses any other concerns you may have during follow-up appointments. With this follow-up consultation, patients have the opportunity to discuss their hair loss treatments with Dr. Griffin. During this appointment, Dr. Griffin can also reevaluate and revise your treatment plan as needed.
If you are interested in learning more about your hair loss options, please call the Griffin Center today to schedule an appointment. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest hair restoration news and information.