Hello, I’ve already had an in person consultation with Dr. Epstein back in December. I was wondering if he will be using growth factors in the near future? If not will Dr. Charles be using it? Thank you, Dan
Dan- I have, along with Dr. Charles, been using growth factors as a routine part of my transplant procedures for the past 2 months. While results are still too early to determine the efficacy, the use of growth factors has several likely advantages: as a graft storage solution it likely enhances the percentage of take of the grafts; injected into, as well as applied a post-procedure healing gel onto the areas of transplants it likely also further enhances the rate of hair growth as well as accelerates healing; applied to the donor site it likely improves healing and leaves a finer line scar; and lastly, as a stand alone treatment it seems to reverse the hair loss process, making finer vellus hairs thicker and lighter hairs that have lost their pigment darker.
Our fee is quite reasonable for the growth factors, essentially covering the cost of the procedure.
It would be a pleasure to discuss this further with you.
Posted by Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS