hair loss treatments
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.
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.
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.
The Griffin Center for Hair Restoration and Research is excited to announce we will soon be sending electronic newsletters to keep our patients up-to-date on the latest hair restoration news and information. If you are already signed up for the monthly Dermatology Associates of Atlanta newsletter, be sure to also sign up for The Griffin Center’s newsletter as we will be sending out information pertaining specifically to hair loss and restoration. Patients will be able to read about the newest hair loss treatments and technologies available at the Griffin Center.
To sign up, please visit our homepage at griffincenter.com to register. Also if you have recently been to the Griffin Center, don’t forget to complete a short post-experience survey to help us continue to improve our ability to serve you in the future. Stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for the latest dermatological news and information
Hair loss is universal, although men are much more likely to suffer from hair loss, it can also occur in women and children. People from many cultures experience hair loss due to age and genetics. Dr. Edmond Griffin is committed to using the most advanced surgical techniques to provide optimal results for patients. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Griffin is highly skilled in performing hair restoration surgery for a wide-range of patients and has perfected specific techniques for African-American with very curly hair and for women hair loss. Recently, Dr. Ashley Curtis joined Dr. Griffin and shares his high goals for hair loss patients.
Generally, the hair of African- Americans provides good coverage. African- Americans with substantial hair loss may be candidates for hair restoration surgery, because fewer donor hairs are needed to create a fuller look. While increased hair density is an advantage to African-American hair transplant surgery, the curly hair texture of most African-American patients slows the dissection process. It’s important to note that hair restoration surgery should only be trusted to experienced surgeons skilled in working with specific hair types.
Hair transplant for women is specialized due to the unique pattern in which most women bald; fairly evenly from the front toward the crown. Special care is taken to avoid injuring the remaining follicles since women rarely go completely bald like men do. The angles of the hair follicles have to be meticulously followed so the hair will appear natural.
While surgical hair replacement is an option for some patients, other medical hair loss treatments can also prove effective. Non-surgical treatments that have beensuccessful include oral and topical prescription medications and red light therapy.
If you would like to learn more about your hair loss options, please call our office today to schedule an appointment. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest hair restoration and skincare news.