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Billena
06-20-2016, 06:41 AM
This patient can be seen before and a few months after only: 1) a single treatment of platelet-rich plasma (http://www.drcarloswesley.com/platelet-rich-plasma-prp/) (PRP (http://www.drcarloswesley.com/platelet-rich-plasma-prp/)) and 2) daily use of our topical hair growth blend.

This 32-year-old man did not have good luck with Propecia or Minoxidil. After experiencing profound unwanted side effects with the Propecia pill and then marked shedding after use of topical minoxidil (Rogaine) for months, he stopped taking both medications and came to our office for help.

Although he was a candidate for either follicular unit extraction (http://www.drcarloswesley.com/follicular-unit-extraction/) (FUE (http://www.drcarloswesley.com/follicular-unit-extraction/)) or follicular unit transplantation (http://www.drcarloswesley.com/follicular-unit-transplanting/) (FUT (http://www.drcarloswesley.com/follicular-unit-transplanting/)), he opted for a more conservative approach to hair restoration. In addition to a PRP (http://www.drcarloswesley.com/platelet-rich-plasma-prp/) session, he used our topical hair growth blend (with finasteride as an active ingredient) daily. He was relieved to not experience any side effects while using the topical formula and was thrilled with the progress of his hair growth.

We will continue to post more results with this conservative therapy on our Results Gallery (http://www.drcarloswesley.com/results/).



http://www.drcarloswesley.com/images/big/AA_PRPHGB/Slide1.jpg
http://www.drcarloswesley.com/images/big/AA_PRPHGB/Slide2.jpg
http://www.drcarloswesley.com/images/big/AA_PRPHGB/Slide3.jpg

JohnMPB
06-20-2016, 04:10 PM
what are the active ingredients in the topical hair regrowth blend and how do we obtain it?

MarieEvo
06-24-2016, 02:48 PM
Hi, JohnMPB.

The active ingredients are Minoxidil, Finasteride and Caffeine. Please call our office at (844)745-6362 to get more information about obtaining the Hair Growth Blend.

Thanks and have a wonderful day!

JohnMPB
06-25-2016, 08:10 AM
I always assumed caffeine should not be used with minoxidil as it is a vasoconstrictor and minox is a vasidilator.

johnnyboots
06-25-2016, 12:50 PM
I always assumed caffeine should not be used with minoxidil as it is a vasoconstrictor and minox is a vasidilator.

Are u going to inquire?

mlc2010
06-26-2016, 04:05 PM
I'm not suggesting anything untoward is going on, but the first picture.. on the second picture, the hair is grown long on the lateral humps, and swept over to the midscalp. why?

When your before picture has it swept out of the way. It almost looks like your trying to improve the images to sell a product that doesnt really do much

47420

Carlos Wesley, MD
06-27-2016, 09:12 AM
@JohnMPB: Those are both correct physiologic effects (vasoconstriction & vasodilation) that effectively balance each other out. Neither of them, however, have a direct effect on hair growth. What we have found is that patients who may have experienced headaches, nausea, or dizziness (often due to vasodilation) are better able to tolerate minoxidil when a caffeine component is included.

@mlc2010: Here is a magnified image of the exact same point on the patient's scalp before and a few months after. Now, we do not expect every patient to respond as profoundly positively as this patient did to the combination of PRP, and our topical blend. We have been pleased to observe that combination therapy appears to raise the likelihood of patients' positive hair growth response within a few months after initiating treatment.

http://www.drcarloswesley.com/images/big/AA_PRPHGB/Slide4.jpg

Ziggyz123
06-27-2016, 11:09 AM
Dr. Wesley, where on the scalp was that photo taken? As in, what part (rear, side, frontal region etc..) there is a lot of reversal of minaturization apparent in that photo.. What was the time frame between photos also?

That small image speaks louder than the image of the patients entire head mainly because of the combover. I'm interested in this procedure because I'm still losing and minaturizing on dutasteride and was on finasteride.

Thanks!

Ziggyz123
06-27-2016, 11:41 AM
Oh wait, I thought you were injecting prp mixed with minoxidil. I didn't see that the minoxidil was applied topically

AbuHanifa786
07-02-2016, 11:28 PM
wow this is really amazing...

Billena
07-07-2016, 11:47 AM
Hi Abu-yes, the result was really amazing. To say that the patient was thrilled would be an understatement!

LongWayHome
07-07-2016, 07:44 PM
The "after photo" is a classic comb-over.
The guy grew his hair on the sides where he still had and simply "moved" it to the center,
like many do without any product.

JohnMPB
07-07-2016, 11:26 PM
The magnified photo does indeed show thickening of hair, I wish the hair styles were the same however so we could judge just how much of a global change there was.

However, topical fin is proven to only work to the extent that it is absorbed internally into the blood stream. Why did you just not have the patient take oral fin since it's easier and has long term safety and efficacy studies as compared to topical?

cardib
07-15-2016, 10:05 PM
are consults free?


@JohnMPB: Those are both correct physiologic effects (vasoconstriction & vasodilation) that effectively balance each other out. Neither of them, however, have a direct effect on hair growth. What we have found is that patients who may have experienced headaches, nausea, or dizziness (often due to vasodilation) are better able to tolerate minoxidil when a caffeine component is included.

@mlc2010: Here is a magnified image of the exact same point on the patient's scalp before and a few months after. Now, we do not expect every patient to respond as profoundly positively as this patient did to the combination of PRP, and our topical blend. We have been pleased to observe that combination therapy appears to raise the likelihood of patients' positive hair growth response within a few months after initiating treatment.

http://www.drcarloswesley.com/images/big/AA_PRPHGB/Slide4.jpg

DD1
07-18-2016, 08:44 AM
I'm not suggesting anything untoward is going on, but the first picture.. on the second picture, the hair is grown long on the lateral humps, and swept over to the midscalp. why?

When your before picture has it swept out of the way. It almost looks like your trying to improve the images to sell a product that doesnt really do much

47420

That is exactly what i thought...a comb over.

marklin
03-07-2017, 09:41 PM
It looks amazing! What is the concentration of topical Finasteride and Minoxidil? 0.1% Finasteride? 5% Minoxidil?

Rizaan
03-08-2017, 01:24 AM
Clearly looks like a combover. I can almost imagine a gust of wind messing that up in seconds.
There definitely is regrowth but not as much as you're trying to show with the combover

Billena
04-13-2017, 08:27 AM
Hi Abu,
Yes, his results were pretty remarkable!

cardib
04-15-2017, 08:30 PM
Hi Abu,
Yes, his results were pretty remarkable!

are consults free

Billena
05-11-2017, 08:39 AM
Yes, the results in this case were pretty amazing!

Carlos Wesley, MD
05-11-2017, 11:03 AM
We are not a company, cardib. I am an individual practitioner. I don't think launching insults from behind a private avatar is the best way to advance an informative thread. I will, however, address other comments related to this topic.

For those who would like to learn more about PRP (how it works, how often it works, and for whom it may work best), I encourage you to watch the Grand Rounds Lecture (http://www.drcarloswesley.com/platelet-rich-plasma-prp/) I gave recently found on our PRP page (http://www.drcarloswesley.com/platelet-rich-plasma-prp/).

Not everyone has hair characteristics that are most likely to benefit from PRP treatment, those should be evaluated in person by a physician. There are plenty of places that may offer free consults. A few of them are even performed by the physician. My one-hour consultations are not free because there are a myriad of treatments that are covered. Surgery is only discussed when it is in the patient's best interest.

The topical's efficacy is not directly proportional to its blood stream absorption. In this patient's case, he took oral finasteride for months and experienced profound side effects. He now uses a topical form of finasteride and has not had side effects.

VictimOfDHT
05-11-2017, 01:29 PM
PRP has been around long enough for us to know that it doesn't work that well and it sure is no miracle fix. It might help a little but I've yet to see someone getting a full head of hair after a PRP treatment. I can say the guy in the pic will NEVER get a full head of hair again even after 100 PRPs. Can you tell me otherwise.

The other thing, and I know it's already been mentioned by others but the comb-over is so obvious on this patient. That doesn't help your case.
Also, if this guy's using Minox and Fin, then isn't it possible they're the ones behind any improvements he is experiencing?

There might be some truth to PRP but I'm not convinced it does that much.

Ahab
05-11-2017, 10:55 PM
We are not a company, cardib. I am an individual practitioner. I don't think launching insults from behind a private avatar is the best way to advance an informative thread. I will, however, address other comments related to this topic.

For those who would like to learn more about PRP (how it works, how often it works, and for whom it may work best), I encourage you to watch the Grand Rounds Lecture (http://www.drcarloswesley.com/platelet-rich-plasma-prp/) I gave recently found on our PRP page (http://www.drcarloswesley.com/platelet-rich-plasma-prp/).

Not everyone has hair characteristics that are most likely to benefit from PRP treatment, those should be evaluated in person by a physician. There are plenty of places that may offer free consults. A few of them are even performed by the physician. My one-hour consultations are not free because there are a myriad of treatments that are covered. Surgery is only discussed when it is in the patient's best interest.

The topical's efficacy is not directly proportional to its blood stream absorption. In this patient's case, he took oral finasteride for months and experienced profound side effects. He now uses a topical form of finasteride and has not had side effects.

Have you or anyone experimented with simply sticking needles into the scalp in the same way as when doing PRP, except without injecting any plasma? I'm wondering if it's the act of injury caused by the needle alone that is stimulating hair growth.

Winston
05-13-2017, 11:39 PM
Dear cardib,

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Artista
05-14-2017, 06:12 AM
Hello Dr. Wesley and hello to everybody here!!