Hair Transplant Specialists
 
  Cedar Cliff Office Plaza . 2121 Cliff Drive . Suite 210. Eagan . Minnesota . 55122
   Conveniently located in Eagan just off  Hwy. 77 & Cliff Road across the street from McDonald's off Cliff Road & Nicols Rd.
                                      
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                       651-393-5366 

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HTS Non-surgical FDA Approved Solutions


Medical Treatment Overview

Here at Hair Transplant Specialists we want to permanently restore the hair that you have lost and help you maintain that hair that you still have. This can be accomplished in several ways.  These are the FDA approved methods.  The goal in hair preservation is to maintain your existing hair before the hair follicles
die off.

ROGAINE


Rogaine® is a topically applied twice a day to your scalp.

Pros: Over-the-counter – nonprescription

Cons: It is recommended to apply to your scalp twice daily. It is an oily substance and can have some minor side effects: https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/minoxidil-topical-route/side-effects/drg-20068750

Rogaine

Rogaine is available for both men and women.

While minoxidil has been clinically proven to slow the progression of hair loss and regrow some hair, most experts see it as a relatively marginally effective drug in the fight against hair loss. Since minoxidil has no effect on the hormonal process of hair loss, its positive effects are at best temporary and usually yield somewhat disappointing results.

ROGAINE® penetrates your scalp to restore inactive hair follicles and increase protein production to lengthen your hair’s active growth phase. If you stop using ROGAINE®, your normal hair loss process will start again, and you’ll probably lose your newly regrown hair within 3-4 months.

 

PROPECIA


Propecia® or Finasteride is a by prescription oral medication for males only which is taken once a day.

Pros: Pill form taken once a day.

Cons: Possible sexual side effects: https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/finasteride-oral-route/side-effects/drg-20063819?p=1

 Propecia

During the trials on men with prostate problems, researchers noted an intriguing side effect: hair growth. Since finasteride had already been approved by the FDA to treat enlarged prostates in men, Merck decided to pursue the possibility of developing finasteride as the first pill to treat male pattern baldness. Minoxidil, a topical liquid solution, was already on the market.

In December 1997, the FDA approved a 1mg dose of finasteride for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) in men. Propecia is the first drug in history to effectively treat male pattern baldness in the majority of men who use it.

If you stop using Propecia®, your normal hair loss process will start again, and you’ll probably lose your newly regrown hair within 3-4 months.

LASER HAIR THERAPY


Laser Hair Therapy – There are many Laser Hair Therapy devices on the market. At HTS, we have researched and tested just about all of them. Some in-clinic devices require you to spend up to $4,000 for a treatment program requiring you to come into the clinic twice a week for 20-minute treatments for a long period of time. For some, this is expensive and geographically undesirable.

Theradome® - Here at HTS, we are an authorized agent/distributor for Theradome®.

Theradome

Theradome® is the most effective, convenient and affordable hair laser on the market. 4 out of 5 Hair Loss professionals recommend theTheradome® LH80 Pro. It is simplistic, fully automated, rechargeable, and even talks to you. The Theradome® can be purchased and used in the privacy of your own home for only $895.00.  We are the largest distributor of Theradome® in Minnesota. We stock and ship the Theradome® directly from our Eagan office.

Call today for more information: 651-393-5366

Pros: More than one person can use it. It's proven effective, and you own it.

Cons: None

Theradome® can also be coupled with PRP.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) For Hair Loss

PRP for hair lossPRP Injection

PRP Therapy is a healthy, preventative, and proactive therapy that utilizes your own platelet rich plasma. PRP is used for many medical and aesthetic treatments, 
and is an ideal way to combat hair loss. More than 50% of men and women experience thinning hair or a form of baldness by age 50, with signs beginning as
early as our 20’s.

PRP Therapy is a natural therapy used to stimulate and regenerate healthy new hair growth as well as prevent further hair loss. PRP stimulates undersized or 
underactive hair follicles and encourages the production of thicker, stronger, and longer strands of hair.

What to expect with PRP Treatment for Hair Loss

This in-office treatment involves a quick blood draw from your arm, and the process of separating the plasma from the red blood cells in a machine called a 
centrifuge. Once separated, the plasma (PRP) is injected strategically into the scalp where needed (or desired). 

PRP Dr. Champagne

                                                                (Dr. Jason Champagne - above injecting PRP into the patient's crown area)

What you can expect after PRP Therapy

  • New hair growth
  • Thickness of existing hair
  • Stronger hair follicles

Hair loss conditions that can be treated with PRP Therapy

  • Alopecia (male and female pattern baldness): Alopecia is a hereditary and androgen-dependent progressive thinning of the scalp hair in a defined pattern. 
    It is a common disorder, affecting women as well as men.
  • Alopecia areata: Spotty areas of baldness or thinning hair, typically the size of a coin.
  • Hypotrichosis: Hypotrichosis is fine or reduced hairs of the eyebrows or beard as we age.
  • Trichotillomania: Compulsive hair pulling, resulting in thinning or loss of hair on scalp or eyebrows. PRP may strengthen and stimulate the growth of new
    hair, but will not cure compulsive pulling.

  Aftercare Instructions

  • After the treatment, your scalp will be slightly pink with a sunburn appearance. Your scalp may be slightly tender and there may be bruising to the scalp
    for several days.
  • Do not wash hair for 24 hours after a PRP for Hair Loss treatment
  • No swimming for 48 hours post PRP treatment
  • Do not exercise for 48 hours post treatment
  • No dry shampoo, gel, sprays or any products to hair for 24 hours post treatment
  • To learn more, schedule a consultation.
  • Our providers will help answer questions and determine the best treatment plan for you, including the number of
    treatments recommended. 

Before Your PRP Treatment 

  • If you develop a fever, cold, flu, or develop a cold sore, blemish, or rash, etc. in the area to be treated prior to your appointment, you must reschedule
    your appointment.
  • It is recommended that if you have a special event or vacation coming up, you should schedule your treatment at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • If you are being treated in the lip area and have a history of Herpes (cold sores) with outbreaks more than 2 times a year, you will need to be pre-treatedwith antiviral medication. We recommend Valtrex 2gm the day before or the morning of the treatment followed by another 2gm 12 hours after the
    first dose. Please let us know if you need a prescription if you do not have the medication on hand.
  • Discontinue the use of anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs) such as Advil, Aleve, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Naprosyn, etc., at least 1 week before your treatment. One of the purposes of PRP is to induce inflammation and these medications limit or prevent inflammation. You may take Tylenol or other Acetaminophen-containing products as directed.
  • Discontinue the use of any blood thinning agents such as Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver, Essential Fatty Acids (EPA, DHA),etc., for at least 1 week before treatment to minimize bruising and bleeding.
  • You will not be able to undergo a treatment if you are or have been on systemic corticosteroids (Prednisone, Methylprednisolone, etc.) within 2 weeks of treatment. Consult your provider for approval to discontinue use of corticosteroids for this procedure.
  • It is recommended that you avoid alcohol, caffeine, niacin, spicy foods, and cigarettes 3 days before your treatment as these products may increase therisk of bleeding.
  • Maintain a healthy diet and drink at least 64 oz. of water the day before and the day of the treatment. It is important to be well hydrated, as you will be
    giving blood.

After Your PRP Treatment

  • Maintain a healthy diet and drink at least 64 oz. of water the day before and the day of the treatment. It is important to be well hydrated, as you will be
    giving blood.
  • After the treatment, your skin will be slightly pink and feel slightly sunburned. For most people, your skin will completely recover in 24-72 hours.
  • Your body’s collagen production usually takes about 4-8 weeks, so you will continue to see improvements over this time.
  • No makeup to area of treatment for at least 24 hours post microneedling with PRP.
  • Apply CeraVe moisturizer to area of treatment daily following treatment. You may purchase this at local pharmacy store (Walgreens, CVS, Target)