Plano, TX hair restoration surgeon, Dr. Joseph Yaker, is a specialist in the diagnosis, treatment and restoration of hair loss. While many patients come to Dr. Yaker already knowing they need and/or want hair transplant surgery, many are not quite aware of all of the nonsurgical methods available to help combat and control the rate of hair loss. Dr. Yaker’s very own HairScan Plan is a tracking program created for men and women who are placed on nonsurgical treatment methods. This program allows Dr. Yaker to evaluate your scalp and hair to get a baseline quantitative assessment prior to initiating individualized treatments and monitor your hair growth development every 90 days.
HairScan Plan Reviews
"Dr. Yaker started me on a program of high quality protein to stimulate hair growth, prescription strength Formula 82M Minoxidil ,and special Aminoplex supplements - the results have been amazing - so much new hair growth in 5 months - can't wait to see results in a year!"- J.H. / Other / May 18, 2015
"I started losing hair fast, no reason, no thyroid problem. Dr yaker suggested me to use laser cap, his hair care product line and hair formula to apply on scalp. In few months, I saw a big difference , lot of new hair growth, hair texture improved also. Thank you so much , doctor."- R.L. / Yelp / Jun 13, 2016
HairScan Plan Consultation
During the initial consultation, Dr. Yaker uses a powerful hand-held digital microscope and specialized hair and scalp (trichology) scanning technology to assess the distribution of hair loss, hair architecture and scalp surface. More specifically, Dr. Yaker is able to generate a detailed measurement of hair thickness, hair lengths, and how much hair is present in a particular area of the scalp. He can even determine actual and average rates of hair growth and hair shedding. In addition, multiple digital photographs will be taken from all angles that will be used as a basis for future follow-up appointments. With these results and a comprehensive medical evaluation, Dr. Yaker is able to identify causal factors for hair loss and customize a treatment plan that can help regulate, stop and even reverse hair loss. By getting a baseline assessment, Dr. Yaker is able to track and evaluate improvements made to your hair every 90 days. With regular follow-up visits, Dr. Yaker can continue to modify treatments based on the patient’s hair response. This program can also detect early stages of hair thinning so that prompt treatment can be started before hair loss becomes noticeable and postpone or stop future balding. It is important to understand that evaluating the progress of the nonsurgical treatments Dr. Yaker has in place is essential to understand if the treatments are working. Not evaluating your nonsurgical hair growth treatment’s effectiveness is similar to trying to lose weight, yet never stepping on a scale. Measurements are important so that ongoing treatments can be adjusted for the best results.
HairScan Program Options
After Dr. Yaker performs a thorough medical history, hair and scalp analysis and baseline photographs, he will discuss the nonsurgical treatments that may apply. These nonsurgical solutions, when combined synergistically, can help stop, control and restore hair loss in many patients. The HairScan Plan is an on-going tracking program that requires follow-up every 90-days to confirm how the treatments are working. The programs that are available within the HairScan Plan are listed below.
Daily hair and scalp therapy: Dr. Yaker's TCHR Volumizing Glycolic Acid Shampoo and Conditioner are to be used daily to restore vitality to the hair by deep cleaning the scalp and reestablishing the moisture content and physiological pH of the scalp and hair.
Nutritional modification and dietary supplements: In addition to nutritional and dietary changes that could significantly alter the degree of hair loss, Dr. Yaker has also formulated his own blend of Aminoplex hair repair supplements. This completely natural oral supplement is made up of the amino acids (building blocks of protein) that produce keratin, which makes up close to 97% of our hair. It offers optimal nourishment and repair for visibly healthier hair.
Hair Growth Medications: Dr. Yaker offers specially compounded medications approved by the FDA for the treatment of hair loss. With concerns over quality control methods with generic drugs made in other countries, these medications are made in a PCAB accredited compounding pharmacy in an ISO 7 environment, and are sent right to the patient’s doorstep within 5-7 business days. Finasteride Plus, for men only, is a made-to-order oral medication that is 25% stronger and is less expensive than Propecia® (generic name: Finasteride). It also contains organic herbs and nutrients to help nourish the hair. Based on clinical trials, it has shown to be 90% effective in men who suffer from male pattern hair loss. Formula 82M is a custom made topical medication for men and women that acts as a hair follicle stimulator. Known as Rogaine® (generic name: Minoxidil), this medication is clinically proven to help restore hair. In addition to having the active ingredient 5% Minoxidil, it also contains retinoic acid for enhanced penetration and a blend of anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and anti-androgen ingredients without propylene glycol (a common irritant that can cause redness, dryness, flaking, inflammation and discomfort).
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) with Placenta-Derived Extracellular Matrix Therapy: PRP with placenta-derived extracellular matrix therapy provides a powerful blend of growth factors and bioactive proteins that awaken dormant hair follicles and help strengthen the function of your hair, leading to improved hair growth. This is used on both men and women and is performed by injecting the PRP with placenta-derived extracellular matrix just beneath the scalp, where the base of the hair follicles sits.
Low Lever Laser Therapy (LLLT): LLLT is a drug-free, chemical-free treatment option for hair loss, hair thinning and hair shedding for both men and women. This type of laser is referred to as a "cold" laser because it does not release energy in the form of heat. The light released from the cold laser improves hair structure and function by promoting cellular activity, and increases blood circulation and oxygen supply to the hair follicles. Dr. Yaker offers a portable home device sold only by a physician, which provides LLLT exposure to the entire scalp. It can be placed underneath any hat and is worn for 30 minutes per day, three days per week.
Incredibly, these nonsurgical treatment options work together, resulting in significant hair improvements as compared to if one method were used alone. Every patient that consults with Dr. Yaker and becomes a part of this program will have a customized treatment plan that is monitored on a regular basis.
Maximizing Successful Outcomes
For all forms of nonsurgical hair loss management, success depends on multiple factors. First, patients must understand the basics of hair growth and hair loss so that they understand that considerable patience is essential for an effective aesthetic recovery. Dr. Yaker feels that communication is always the most important component of patient care. Understanding that hair loss goes beyond just looks, Dr. Yaker uses the HairScan Plan program not only to monitor and evaluate hair treatment effectiveness, but also to connect with the patient and ensure high compliance through confidence and motivation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $250
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 90 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location