Thinning hair and hair loss stems from a wide range of different factors, and at The Med Spot, you can find a wide range of hair restoration solutions to help you grow thicker, healthier hair.
Bioidentical hormone therapy corrects imbalances in the hormonal system and the effects, topical treatments such as hair peptides and Formula 82F restore hair through direct application to the scalp, and treatment with PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, uses the power of your body’s blood platelets to produce impressive regrowth results.
The Med Spot understands that there is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to hair restoration needs. That’s why we take the time to understand the physical causes of your hair loss, and carefully consult with you to determine what restoration products and treatments will work best for your lifestyle while providing the results you want.
Dr. Michelle Reyes and the skilled staff at The Med Spot offer a thorough, in-depth consultation for every new patient or new patient concern. Your needs and goals will be discussed in this consultation, and your physical condition will be examined to identify any medical causes for hair loss. As a five-star medical practice, The Med Spot understands that health and beauty are holistic issues involving many factors unique to you and your experience. A customized approach is the best way to optimize treatment results.
Hormone changes are one of the most common causes of hair loss. When men age, their hormones fluctuate due to andropause, the male equivalent to menopause. Loss of hair on the scalp is a very common symptom of andropause, along with changes in energy, mood, and body functions. In perimenopause and menopause, many women experience thinning hair and hair loss, as well as other hormonal symptoms you may be more familiar with.
Studies show that most men and women who receive hormone replacement treatment experience thicker hair and increased hair growth. Furthermore, they enjoy many other benefits from this treatment, such as better moods, improved sleep, and increased energy. As stress and sleep deprivation can themselves cause hair loss, correcting these issues also works towards restoring hair growth—not to mention improving your overall appearance and wellbeing.
At The Med Spot, we offer bioidentical hormones, which are derived from natural plant sources and seamlessly replace the hormones your body needs. These can be administered by pill, pellet, injection, or cream, depending upon your diagnostic requirements.
Peptides are chains of amino acids that give structure to protein. They also transport nutrients and send signals between your body’s cells. Collagen and elastin are two of the most crucial peptides when it comes to hair health. Collagen is a necessary ingredient for creating keratin, the protein that makes up your hair. Both collagen and elastin protect your hair from free radical damage which leads to thinning hair.
When used for hair restoration, peptides strengthen the scalp and reduce irritation and inflammation. A healthy scalp improves the health of the hair follicle, and both encourage new growth and a prolonged growth cycle.
Peptides are available in different formulations for hair, each with different advantages. They are available in gummies and supplements which usually feature other health-boosting ingredients. Topical serums also have additional ingredients that work in conjunction with peptides to increase efficacy and improve the look and health of your hair. These blends encourage keratin production and cell regeneration, leading to thicker, stronger, better-looking hair.
Formula 82F, also called “Finoxidil,” is a compounded topical drop containing 5% Minoxidil, along with Finasteride, Retinoic, Vitamin E & Fluocinolone. These quick-drying drops are less greasy and sticky than over-the-counter growth treatments—not to mention far more effective. Minoxidil is the active, FDA-approved ingredient in over-the-counter Rogaine, and Finasteride is the active ingredient in Propecia, the FDA-approved, prescription hair growth drug.
Studies show up to 85% of men and 60% of women regrow hair with minoxidil, and finasteride is 90% effective when taken orally. Topical finasteride provides much of the hair restoration benefits without the systemic side effects caused by oral medication.
By applying these drops twice daily on a dry scalp, weak hair follicles are stimulated to produce thicker and more pigmented hair, and resting hair follicles are stimulated to resume growing. Meanwhile, the known hair loss trigger dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is suppressed, so that overall hair growth and health are enhanced. Although the overall results are not as dramatic as with an oral finasteride regimen, Formula 82F is safer, and patients can see cosmetic results in as few as six months.
Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a medical cosmetic treatment derived from the patient’s blood. Blood platelets contain a range of growth factors and cytokines that encourage free radical damage control and cell repair, which in turn produces hair growth. PRP is created by spinning a sample of your blood in a centrifuge, creating a plasma with a high platelet concentration, ie, PRP. This PRP serum can direct stem cell activity to improve healing and naturally rejuvenate your hair follicles and skin health.
For hair restoration, The Med Spot delivers PRP serum into the scalp, stimulating follicles and increasing the number of hairs per follicle, resulting in thicker, healthier hair. As with all treatments at The Med Spot, every effort is made to ensure that the experience is completely painless. We prioritize your comfort because we want you to feel good about committing to the treatment.
The process takes less than an hour, and there is no downtime at all, with mild soreness and scalp redness resolving by the end of the day. Unlike some treatments, such as certain drugs, there is no risk of side effects like loss of libido or allergic reactions. Results with PRP treatment, as in improved hair growth, can be seen in just a few weeks, although a series of treatment sessions are required for noticeable, lasting hair restoration.
Although none of the hair regrowth results achieved with these methods are permanent, they can last with consistent use of the products or prescriptions, or repeated treatment sessions. Patients using topical treatments should continue to apply the serum to their scalps daily as directed. Patients undergoing PRP treatments should return in 12 to 24 months for refresh sessions.
Some patients enjoy superior and longer-lasting results by combining hair restoration methods. Dr. Michelle Reyes and The Med Spot staff will work with you to determine the best approach for your goals and situation. Adjustments will be made according to how well you respond to specific treatments.
There is no better place to seek Hair Restoration Treatment than The Med Spot. Dr. Michelle Reyes provides a wide range of evidence-based, top-of-the-line treatments for thinning hair and hair loss, and she and her staff will take the time and care to tailor a specific treatment plan to your unique needs. This five-star medical practice serves a loyal panel of patients who keep coming back for treatments that not only help them look their best but also feel their best.
Whether you need hormone therapy, PRP treatment, a topical peptide serum, or a combination approach, the solution to your hair loss issues is close at hand. If you can commit to treatment, you will benefit from healthier, thicker, more attractive hair that will help you face the world with confidence.
The Med Spot treats celebrities, critics, stay-at-home moms, and anyone else who wants to be their best self. Clients come from Woodland Hills, Hidden Hills, Tarzana, Calabasas, and the greater San Fernando Valley to have Dr. Michelle Reyes enhance their natural beauty and optimize their health and wellness from the inside out. Dr. Michelle Reyes combines years of training and experience with cutting-edge technology and the latest research to ensure her patients experience the best possible results.
To learn more about Hair Restoration Treatments at The Med Spot, contact our staff to schedule a personal one-on-one consultation with Dr. Michelle Reyes. Let the trained and caring Med Spot Staff introduce you to ideal personalized, luxury care, and start you on your path to meeting your goals.