Our services are reserved for women only and our therapeutic services are provided on a subscription basis that covers all costs associated with our treatment including office visits, microphotography of your scalp and Minca scalp spray. This quarterly fee is not covered by insurance.

Insurance often covers the costs of prescription medications we prescribe for you that you pick up at the drug store or lab tests we order for you. It is common for insurance plans to pay for your initial hair loss evaluation here but not its treatment. Insurance companies do not cover the treatment methods we use.

Our therapeutic efforts are focused on the two most common causes of chronic hair loss in women. For these two conditions the comprehensive treatment program we offer provide satisfactory results. The two disorders we treat are androgenic alopecia and chronic telogen effluvium.

Normal Healthy Scalp

 

The accompanying image is of the scalp of a woman with normal healthy hair.

Normal scalp

Androgenic Alopecia

Androgenic alopecia is a genetically determined disorder that is expressed in about 50% of women to greater or lesser degrees. It begins in early middle age and worsens progressively especially in the late 40s and early 50s. There is no cure but it is treatable and the treatment results are hair regrowth, fullness, and thickness leading to coverage of the scalp and longer natural looking hair. Our treatment will not return your hair to the way it was when you were 21 but if you are struggling with androgenic alopecia we can help. Early treatment produces the best most rapid results. Recent advances in understanding how testosterone damages hair growth in women have opened up new treatment avenues. These treatment opportunities include pharmaceuticals, hormones, anti-hormones, growth stimulators, platelet rich plasma, and stem cell manipulation. We have incorporated all these in our approach to women we successfully treat with androgenic alopecia.

Androgenic Alopecia

  This woman has grade 2 androgenic alopecia characterized by generalized thinning of the hair seen most clearly on the crown when the hair is parted in the midline. This condition affects the entire scalp but does not cause complete baldness as in men. It is slowly progressive beginning in the late 30s in most women. Unlike men, the frontal hairline usually remains intact, as does the hair on the vertex. Minca Scalp Spray therapy will result in growth of new hair and thickening of existing hair shafts leading to increased scalp coverage.

Grade 2

Androgenic Alopecia

  This woman has grade 3 androgenic alopecia characterized by significant scalp exposure and generalized thinning of the hair on the crown, spreading to the vertex, and the entire scalp. This condition is most clearly seen when the hair is parted in the midline. This degree of loss does result of exposure of the scalp of the crown. The entire scalp is affected in this condition and this is why hair transplant is a poor option for women. In cases like these we use sequential treatments with platelet rich plasma and continuous therapy with Minca Scalp Spray to restore follicular health leading to resumption of hair growth. Therapeutic goals are growth of new hair, thickening and conservation of new and existing hair shafts, and coverage of exposed scalp. While results are seen with microphotography in as little as 3 months it takes 9-months to see a difference in the mirror.

Grade 3

 

Quarterly Subscription Fees by Hair Grade in Women with Androgenic Alopecia

Grade 2

$545.00

Grade 3

$1840.00

Chronic Telogen Effluvium

  This is the second most common cause of hair loss after androgenic alopecia affecting millions of middle-aged women. There are many causes of this condition and most begin with an episode of severe acute hair loss due to some event. These include a physical event like surgery, trauma or taking a medication or if could be a psychological event associated with

Chronic Telogen Effluvium is a generalized hair loss disorder that does not cause exposure of the scalp but is commonly accompanied by loss of hair at the temples as seen in the image above. Another invariable feature is the inability of woman with CTE to grow their hair very long even when they had thick long hair in their youth.

a severe emotional trauma. The typical story we hear goes something like this:

When my hair first started falling out after doing a few tests the doctors told me ‘not to worry’ everything will be all right. They said take biotin. Some hair has grown back but it continues to fall out in droves! Every time I take a shower the drain is covered. My hair will not grow out enough to make a ponytail, feels thin, and has no fullness”.

That is a composite story taken from a dozen women with chronic telogen effluvium and if this sounds like your story this is the other chronic woman’s hair loss condition we treat. Our therapy relies on Minca Scalp Spray and the pharmaceuticals, hormones, anti-hormones, and stem cell regulators it contains. The contents of Minca are designed to reset the internal clock of the hair stem cells that have gone haywire causing CTE. Use of Minca over time supports each individual hair follicle to resume a normal cycle meaning spending a longer and longer time in its growth phase called anagen before entering its falling out phase called telogen. After use of Minca for a sufficient period of time and that varies from one person to another but is between 6 to 9 months is less hair falling out than before. If you are a hair counter you will be able to see the difference when the counts begin to moderate. The change is gradual but steady until the hair loss rate is almost normal. Accompanying this is thicker fuller hair that you can grow longer.

This all takes time. Our process is an organic one as it depends on the body’s natural growth pattern. All we do is provide the proper conditions for the follicle to reset the cycle. Since it is in the nature of the follicle to do so 7 out of 10 times it does. Minca Scalp Spray is an effective method of managing chronic telogen effluvium in most but not all women. This is not something we can predict ahead of time but it is something that should become apparent within 9 months of beginning therapy given the use of microphotography of your scalp that will permit you and us to see the growth of numerous new hair follicles. Of course your hair loss rate will be your most reliable home test. You will also have the more subjective sensation of how your hair looks and feels. The final way you will be able to judge the effectiveness of Minca is by how long you are able to grow your hair. If you discover that after using Minca Scalp Spray as directed for 6 to 9 months that your hair is definitely getting longer than it has been in a while, that is a strong indicator that it is working. So, if Minca is for you, this is how you will know.

 

Quarterly Subscription Hair Grade in Women with Chronic Telogen Effluvium

$545.00

Terms

The subscription fee is a payment due at the 1st of each calendar quarter that covers all your medical expenses with us for the following 3 months. This includes our professional services, office visits, microphotography, and Minca Scalp Spray for which we do not charge. We will not bill your insurance company for any of our subscriber’s hair related services. If you become a patient in the middle of the quarter, we will prorate your first subscription fee for the remainder of the quarter. We do not guarantee your medical outcomes. We do not reimburse subscription fees paid to us. The fee is based upon the cause and extent of your hair loss because this determines the resources we use to treat you and our cost of care. Those with more extensive involvement will make more office visits that require more intensive therapy for treatment than those with lesser degrees of hair loss.

Neither Medicare nor commercial insurance provide benefits for hair restoration and conservation products or therapy that we use. This means that you will be responsible for the cost of this treatment but not until after you have had a diagnostic evaluation here to establish the cause and nature of your hair disorder. We use your insurance benefits to evaluate you for this. This evaluation is necessary to determine whether or not we can help you. It is usual and customary for your insurance company and Medicare to cover the costs of any diagnostic laboratory test we order on you that is medically necessary. It is also common for them to cover reasonable costs for drugs purchased by prescription from a drug store prescribed by us to you to treat a medical condition.