Notes from Capri Hair Restoration Director Tim Claxton

Compounded Prescription Strength Topical Formulas 82M, 82F, 82D

What is Formula 82M?


Formula 82M is a powerful, quick-dry, “rogaine alternative” which is less greasy and leaves no
annoying residue on the scalp or hair. Results can be measured in as little as 90 days and visual
improvement is seen typically at 6mos.

What Are the Ingredients in Formula 82M?

82M contains minoxidil, tretinoin, fluocinolone, powerful antioxidants, natural hair nutrients, a hair
conditioner and a scalp conditioner. This specific formula allows for quick absorption and powerful
penetration of the FDA-approved drug minoxidil, a reduction of the micro-inflammation associated
with hair loss in a non-greasy, hair and scalp-friendly lotion. However, the most important things to
know about Formula 82M is NOT just the list of synergistic ingredients, but the fact that the
compounding and preparation process allows for a powerful, easy-to-use treatment that doesn’t
interfere with your hairstyle or lifestyle. (Note: Dr. Antonov now prescribes Formula 82F which
contains a topical finasteride and Formula 82D which contains topical dutasteride.)

Who Should Use Formula 82M Minoxidil?

Formula 82M Compounded Minoxidil is specifically designed for hair loss patients who experienced
the hassle of annoying scalp and hair side effects from over the counter minoxidil 2% or 5%
solutions, foam, generic-brand (e.g., Kirkland) or name-brand Rogaine, but are still looking for a
powerful topical hair growth treatment they can do at home. Formula 82M has been successfully
prescribed and results measured in literally thousands of patients for over 15 years. Compounded
Formula 82M has been proven to slow, stop and even reverse the gradual miniaturization of hair
follicles associated with male and female pattern hair loss and generalized hair thinning.

These topicals can be used as a stand-alone hair growth treatment or in conjunction with laser
therapy, finasteride/propecia, FUT and FUE hair transplantation (Neograft) and PRP treatments.
(Please ask for more information about Formula 82F and Formula 82D)

Which Type of Hair Transplant is Right for You?

Those facing significant hair loss crave natural-looking, long-lasting results. Of course, there is
nothing that looks more “real” than using your own hair, and nothing more permanent than a
transplant. That’s why more and more women and men alike seek hair transplant procedures to
provide the volume and the healthy, natural hairline they are after.

 

Yet, there’s more than one way to approach hair transplantation. Here at Capri Hair
Restoration, we offer a couple of different types—Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular
Unit Transplant (FUT). How do these two types of hair transplant differ—and which one is right
for you? In this post, we’ll address both of those questions.

FUE vs. FUT: What’s the Difference?

In a lot of ways, these two procedures are similar. In both cases, healthy hair is taken from
somewhere on your head and transplanted to the scalp, where it then grows and offers
permanent, natural-looking results.

The main difference is in where that hair is taken from. In an FUT procedure, we’ll taken a long,
thin sliver of tissue from the donor area—usually the back and/or sides of the head—and then
remove individual follicular units with stereo-microscopic dissection techniques. From there,
the donor area is closed up, leaving a very thin scar.

In an FUE procedure, the donor area is much larger—and in fact, it may encompass your entire
head. Rather than removing one long strip, we’ll remove hair from throughout the donor area.
Hair grows naturally in one-, two-, three-, and sometimes four-haired follicular units. With FUT
procedures these follicular units are microscopically dissected from the harvested strip. With
FUE procedures these follicular units are harvested individually leaving tiny incisions that
virtually disappear in a few days’ time. Beyond that, the processes are fairly similar, and can
offer similar results.

Why Choose One Over the Other?
Each approach comes with some advantages. In an FUT procedure, there tends to be a greater
yield of hair—so if you’re solely focused on getting maximum hair volume, the FUT approach is
generally best.

The advantage of the FUE approach is that the scarring is more minimal—virtually invisible in
most cases—and there is also a quicker healing time. If you’re looking to wear your hair fairly
short, this is probably the procedure you’ll want. Additionally, those who want to heal quickly
and get back to sports or exercise are encouraged to consider FUE.

Also note that, in some cases, that long, thin sliver of scalp tissue may not be attainable—and in
those cases, FUE is the default solution.

Learn Which Hair Transplant is Right for You
There are advantages to both processes, and there’s no one correct answer. You should always
consider the hair transplantation that best helps you achieve your hair restoration goals—and
to do that, we recommend meeting with an expert.

At Capri Hair Restoration, we love meeting one-on- one with clients and learning about their
needs and goals, then recommending the best treatment method. We encourage you to make
an appointment with us today. Come in for a consultation and allow us to recommend a hair
transplantation method that will give you the full, permanent, and natural solution you seek!

Understanding Female Pattern Hair Loss

When a man starts losing his hair, it’s likely due to male pattern baldness—far and away the
most common cause of hair loss among men. For women, things are a little bit more
complicated. There are many potential causes of female hair loss, and not one that stands out
as the likely culprit. With that said, female pattern hair loss, though not as common as its male
equivalent, does exist. In this post, we’ll explain what it is, and also how it can be treated.

Female Pattern Hair Loss at a Glance
Female pattern hair loss—also called androgenetic alopecia—impacts about 40 percent of all
women by the time they turn 50; a majority of women will experience some effects of female
pattern hair loss by the time they reach 80.

The condition is marked by the thinning of hair on the scalp—though unlike with male pattern
baldness, the thinning doesn’t necessarily follow a common trajectory. As such, female pattern
hair loss can be a little bit tougher to diagnose.

Causes of Female Pattern Hair Loss
As for the cause of female pattern hair loss, it’s largely a matter of hormones—and an excess of
male hormones, in particular. This hormonal imbalance disrupts the natural growing cycle of
the hair follicles, meaning women shed hair at a faster rate than normal, and don’t grow it back
as quickly.

In a normal, healthy hair growth cycle, each follicle alternates between a growing phase and a
resting phase. During the resting phase, old hairs are shed to make room for new growth. As
such, it’s perfectly normal for women to lose up to 100 hairs daily. A little bit of shedding is
nothing to worry about, but, when the cycle is disrupted, the shedding can go into overdrive.
Meanwhile, the follicle’s rest stage may last longer, and the growth stage may not be
productive. This is what causes thinning hair and balding.

Treatment for Female Pattern Hair Loss
While no woman wants to experience hair loss, the good news is there are treatments
available. The first step is getting an accurate diagnosis, determine the true cause of your hair
loss—whether female pattern hair loss or something else. Meeting with one of our team
members, in a relaxed and private setting, can provide you with this diagnosis.

From there, we can discuss some of the options available to you—including either non-surgical
or surgical options. Some of the specific treatments that we offer at Capri Hair Restoration
include:

– Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) surgical hair transplants
– Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) surgical hair transplants
– Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) non-surgical hair restoration treatment
– Fat Stem Cell Grafting (FSG) non-surgical hair restoration treatment

Any one of these treatments can restore you to a full head of hair and a natural-looking
hairline—offering long-term relief from the symptoms of female pattern hair loss.

Find a solution that’s right for you—and start looking and feeling like yourself again. Contact us
today to schedule a consultation with Capri Hair Restoration.

What is Alopecia? And How Does It Affect Hair Loss?

Hair loss can be caused by any number of factors—and one of the most common causes is
alopecia. Alopecia can impact both men and women, and it can affect them in different ways. In
fact, there are many different forms of alopecia to be aware of—some quite common, others
extremely rare, all of them causing you to lose some of your hair.

 

In this post, we’ll identify some of the major categories of alopecia, and also mention some
potential treatment options.

Different Types of Alopecia

Androgenetic Alopecia
The most common form of alopecia by far, androgenetic alopecia is better known as either
male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness. Caused by an overabundance of male sex
hormones, androgenetic alopecia disrupts the healthy growth cycle of your follicles, and can
lead to significant hair loss on the head. A hereditary condition, androgenetic alopecia is far and
away the most common cause of male baldness.

Alopecia Areata
Alopecia areata, meanwhile, is an autoimmune condition—one in which the body actually
attacks the follicles, usually leading to either a single bald patch or a series of bald patches.

Alopecia Totalis
True to its name, alopecia totalis leads to total hair loss—meaning, complete baldness across
the scalp. This condition can impact men and women alike, though it is fairly uncommon.

Alopecia Universalis
An even more advanced form of alopecia—and also a very rare condition—alopecia universalis
causes all hair on the body to fall out, including eyelashes and eyebrows.

Alopecia Barbae
This form of alopecia leads to hair loss only in the beard area; it can sometimes be a single bald
patch on the beard, or it can be total loss of the beard.

Traction Alopecia.  Traction alopecia is brought about by excessive pulling or tugging of the hair and is associated
with certain women’s hair styles. Even a tight braid can sometimes cause traction alopecia. As
the hair is pulled, it actually causes scarring to the follicles, which can lead to permanent hair
loss.

Treatment for Alopecia
While there is not a “cure” for alopecia per se, there are some safe and natural ways to mitigate
its effects and restore your hair to its proper health and volume. At Capri Hair Restoration, we
are proud to provide our clients—men and women alike—with a range of proven hair
replacement techniques.

Some of these are surgical techniques; indeed, our experts are skilled in various forms of hair
transplant. We offer some non-surgical interventions, as well, including the use of Plasma Rich
Platelets (PRP) therapy.

Seek Hair Loss Solutions from Capri Hair Restoration
Being diagnosed with alopecia can be disheartening, but it doesn’t mean you have to settle for
baldness your whole life. There are treatments available right here at Capri Hair
Restoration—and the first step toward hair restoration is meeting with one of our stylists for a
one-on- one consultation. Contact Capri Hair Restoration today and ask us about personalized
treatments for alopecia in any form.

 

Understanding Male Pattern Hair loss

It’s hardly uncommon for men to experience some hair loss in their life—whether it’s fairly
minor or it’s extensive. While there are many conditions that can lead to hair loss, the most
common by far is male pattern hair loss, or as it’s sometimes known, male pattern baldness.
Just how common is this condition? More than 95 percent of all male hair loss is caused by it.
What’s more, half of all men over the age of 50 will experience its effects. And while it’s never
fun to notice your hair line receding, the good news is that there are treatment options that can
effectively restore your hair to its proper volume.

Causes of Male Pattern Hair Loss
Before we get into treatment, though, let’s take a step back and consider the causes of male
pattern hair loss.

Most fundamentally, male pattern baldness is a hormonal issue. A surplus of male sex
hormones, called androgens, can disrupt the normal growth cycle of your hair. Specifically,
these androgens might cause hair follicles to shrink, and ultimately inhibit their ability to
produce new hair.

Male pattern hair loss is generally thought to have a strong genetic component, meaning it’s
something you might inherit from a family member.

Signs of Male Pattern Hair Loss
But how do you know that it’s male pattern hair loss that’s causing your follicular problems, as
opposed to some other condition? It’s right there in the name: Those with male pattern hair
loss will experience shedding in a particular pattern.

Generally, hair loss will begin at the temples or at the crown of the head. The hair line recedes
in an M-shape, and in some men it may progress even beyond that. If you notice this pattern of
hair loss, that’s a fairly clear diagnosis.

Treatment for Male Pattern Hair Loss

The good news for men who experience hair loss is that they don’t have to settle for it. There
are different treatment options available, and we’re proud to offer only the most effective
techniques right here at Capri Hair Restoration.

Some of the best ways to treat male pattern hair loss include:

– Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) surgical hair transplants
– Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) surgical hair transplants
– Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) non-surgical hair restoration treatment
– Fat Stem Cell Grafting (FSG) non-surgical hair restoration treatment

Each of these treatments can restore you to a full head of hair and a natural-looking hairline
and offer you a permanent solution to the effects of male pattern hair loss.

Find the Hair Restoration Solution You Need
The question is, which treatment option is right for you? It’s critical to meet with a hair
restoration specialist who can offer you a truly personalized solution to your hair loss needs.
And that means coming down to Capri Hair Restoration for a one-on- one consultation with one
of our experts.
Not only can we confirm your male pattern hair loss diagnosis—we can provide you with a
detailed plan to get your hair back. Start the process today. Contact us at Capri Hair
Restoration.

FUE And FUT: What Is The Difference?

In the hair restoration industry today, there are a vast assortment of treatments on the market. This can be overwhelming and confusing at times, until you realize that the biggest difference you should consider in any hair restoration process is the results. When it comes to results, there are simply no other hair replacement procedures that offer the permanence and natural look and feel as a hair transplant. Hair transplants are minor outpatient surgical procedures that allow for the harvesting of a patient’s own hair to be grafted in areas where hair loss has been experienced.

Non-surgical Treatments

I was once of the opinion that non-surgical treatments i.e. Rogaine, Propecia, Dutasteride, Laser, Mesotherapy, PRP and vitamin supplements, were statistically ineffective and would not recommend their use. I would allow a patient to decide for themselves whether the possible benefits of these outweighed the expense, side effects, and time consumption. I would promote the hair transplant procedures and stay away from discussion about the possibility of non-surgical solutions. Well, my thinking and opinion has been changed. We now have been treating patients for some time with Platelet Rich Plasma and prescribing Formula 82M regularly with surprising results. We are seeing healthier more abundant results from the transplant procedures when the patient uses either Formula 82M or begins PRP treatments post surgically. I am now a proponent of the use of propecia, dutasteride and PRPas maintenance and in some cases regrowth. I some cases we are seeing miraculous results. Our experimental work with Fat Stem cell Grafting is proving to be even more promising.

Aftercare Report

A patient recently reported that his use of the Iamin aftercare kit was a remarkable aid to his recovery and healing time. His comments were of great interest this being his third FUT procedure with Capri. After his first two procedures he used our standard aftercare kit  which include careful washing instruction, application of a saline solution to the grafted area and bacitracin across the incision followed by use of silicone gel to help resolve the scar appearance. This method does reduce the amount of time it takes for the crusting to dissipate and for the incision to heal properly with a good scar result. Now, after his third surgery, the patient reported that the use of the Iamin copper peptide infused moist dressings greatly reduced the incision discomfort along with a rapid dissipation of the crusting at the graft sites. Dr. Antonov and I were very impressed with the advanced healing stage that the incision was in when the sutures were removed and how clean the grafted area was. With our recommendation and prescription, this patient is also applying the Formula 82M solution twice daily which should improve the outcome of this procedure along with a good possibility of waking up some dormant follicles. I am looking forward to following his progress and will update this report as time passes.

Our other patients that have used the Iamin aftercare products have all reported a positive result with a similar experience and it has been especially useful for the patient who needs to present himself to a public shortly after his or her surgery. We also have a number of our Formula 82M using patients that are seeing new growth and better results. These two products have become a standard recommendation by Dr. Antonov, myself and our staff.

Our patient base is changing

We have had an increase of providing hair loss solutions to females. I believe the hair transplant has been predominately focused as an answer for men and until more recently women were not made aware that this could be a solution for them. A great percent of the women I examine have thinning of the central scalp area where parting becomes noticeably affected. Also, the hair line becomes uneven and the temple area thins. Fortunately these problems are repairable as long as there is healthy donor hair available. In some cases when I consult a patient experiencing typical female pattern baldness (diffuse thinning of the entire scalp) a non-surgical solution is the only possible answer. We are seeing a good percentage of positive growth from the PRP injection procedures and are expecting to be able to increase the that percentage with the addition of Fat Stem Cell Grafting. Still the best answer for qualified female candidates is an FUT and or FUE surgical restoration.