Dr. Jason Emer’s experience as one of the most innovative cosmetic surgeons in Beverly Hills has fueled his passion for building an ingredient-conscious, effective and versatile portfolio of skincare products, regimens and procedures.
Hair restoration treatments are intended to address hair loss and thinning hair. Dr. Emer employs regenerative therapies to slow, prevent, and reverse the progression of hair loss.
In order to grow hair, the body requires an adequate supply of necessary proteins, proper blood circulation to supply follicles with nutrients, healthy oil production to lubricate hair to prevent breakage due to brittleness, and growth factors to initiate hair production. Dr. Emer’s hair restoration treatments are designed to address all of these facets of hair growth.
If you have noticed unwanted changes in hair thickness, density, and/or coverage, schedule a consultation with Dr. Emer right away, so he can assess your candidacy for hair restoration. Early intervention is an incredible advantage when it comes to slowing and stopping hair loss to resolve concerns like:
Widening partReceding hairlineBalding on the top of the headGeneral and even thinning across the scalpPatchy hair loss characterized by circular bald spots
PRP is created by drawing blood from a patient and then processing the blood in a centrifuge to isolate platelets and plasma from red blood cells and other components of the blood. For hair restoration, Dr. Emer injects PRP into the patient’s scalp.
The platelets in our blood are fundamental to our body’s ability to repair itself after injury, ward off inflammation, and generate new cells. Because the growth factors in PRP are so integral to our cellular renewal and regeneration processes, applications for PRP are many and varied.
In addition to using PRP for hair restoration, Dr. Emer capitalizes on this “liquid gold” to enhance in-office skin rejuvenation treatments like laser skin resurfacing and microneedling by supporting collagen formation and reducing recovery times. He also adds PRP to the fat injections he creates for fat transfer procedures.
When PRP is injected into the scalp, resulting improvements in blood circulation and hair follicle function can restore healthy hair growth, filling in areas that had thinned and preventing bald spots. PRP acts as a fertilizer, supplying the essentials of hair growth in abundance, so follicles can produce thicker, stronger hair.
Dr. Emer often enriches PRP with additional ingredients to maximize results. For instance, he frequently combines PRP with stem cells from bone marrow and/or pig bladder (ACell), and exosomes. For women, Dr. Emer may combine PRP with progesterone, a female hormone that can prevent hair loss related to other internal hormones. For patients with alopecia areata, PRP can be combined with stem cells and steroids.
Exosomes are miniscule sacs that resemble bubbles, which are released into the bloodstream by our cells. They carry and deliver proteins and genetic information (DNA and RNA) to cells throughout the body.
Exosomes derived from stem cells have shown to pack a particularly powerful regenerative punch. When exosomes are mixed with PRP, a significantly larger amount of growth factors are delivered, promoting faster repair and helping to reduce inflammation.
Hormone optimization is an internal approach to hair restoration that is often necessary to reverse hair loss in men and women related to aging and the associated hormone fluctuations. This treatment begins with comprehensive bloodwork to assess hormone levels.
For men with androgenetic alopecia, high levels of the male hormone, or androgen, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), cause hair follicles to shrink. As hair follicles shrink, hair becomes finer and thinner and falls out faster. Eventually, the follicles become dormant, and bald spots develop. Hormone therapy to block DHT can be a good treatment option in these cases.
Hormone optimization therapy can also treat hair loss in middle-aged men affected by low testosterone, or Low-T, which is a natural part of the aging process. However, testosterone levels can be raised with hormone optimization therapy to address hair loss and other symptoms of Low-T.
Thinning hair and balding commonly affect menopausal women, who experience a considerable decrease in hormones associated with healthy hair growth, progesterone and estrogen, at this stage of life. Hormone replacement therapy involves increasing estrogen and/or progesterone levels to compensate for the decline in natural hormone production.
Peptides are chains of amino acids that play a key role in inter-cellular signaling, transporting nutrients, and triggering biological processes. Low levels of specific peptides involved in hair growth processes can contribute to thinning hair and hair loss.
Hormone peptide therapy is used to increase peptide levels, so the body’s systems can function more efficiently and effectively. Hormone peptide therapy is highly individualized, so the type or types of peptides utilized to restore healthy hair growth can vary from one patient to the next.
Hormone peptide therapy can support hair growth by:
LED light therapy is well-known for its anti-aging and healing benefits. When it comes to treating thinning hair and stimulating hair growth, red light therapy is the most effective option.
Red light therapy treatments are a non-invasive, gentle, and effective way to promote improvements in hair density. During a treatment session, the patient rests comfortably while a specialized lamp is used to deliver red light energy to the scalp and hair follicles.
Targeted, patient-tailored intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy can encourage optimal hair production and growth. Whether stress, inflammation, nutrient deficiencies, toxin build-up, and/or other issues are negatively impacting hair production, IV therapy is the most efficient method of providing the body with the nutrients and fluids it needs to recover and boost the performance of its many internal systems.
Dr. Emer’s Emerage Cosmetics Hair Growth Bundle is often ideal for hair restoration patients, as it includes advanced topicals and supplements to prevent hair breakage and promote hair growth. This one-of-a-kind, at-home hair restoration kit contains:
Dr. Emer typically recommends a multi-faceted treatment protocol that includes in-office and at-home treatments for maximum improvements. He creates a unique treatment plan for each patient based on his or her needs and cosmetic goals.
Dr. Emer’s approach to hair rejuvenation involves strategically blending regenerative therapies to restore ideal conditions for healthy hair growth. The foundation of the majority of Dr. Emer’s natural hair restoration treatments is PRP, stem cells, and exosomes delivered directly into the scalp.
Therapies like hormone optimization, peptide therapy, and IV vitamin hydration therapy can then be recommended to complement and enhance the effects of PRP by working from within to resolve deficiencies and dysfunction that impede hair production and growth.
Supplemental LED light therapy, along with at-home hair and scalp care regimens, often round out a patient’s hair restoration protocol to maximize improvements. Dr. Emer empowers patients to enhance and build on the results of in-office hair restoration treatments by providing personalized recommendations for high quality, nourishing hair products, dietary supplements, and at-home treatments.