February 09, 2021
A leader in the hair restoration field, Dr. Epstein is now the first in the US to offer the newest most advanced development in the medical treatment of hair loss: TrichoTest™.
TrichoTest™ is a genetic test performed on a patient’s own DNA that analyzes 13 genes and 48 genetic variations related to alopecia, whether due to male/female pattern androgenic hair loss, alopecia areata, telogen effluvium, or certain forms of scarring alopecia.
The result: a full report that can be used to provide recommended personalized formulations and medications. These treatments, which can include compounded topical solutions, oral supplements, medications, and hair care products, can then be used with greater confidence that they will be effective.
The test is a painless swab from the inside of the cheek that can be performed in the office or at home with virtual guidance. Through special arrangements by our office, results from the TrichoTest lab in Europe are in 4 weeks, permitting then the prescribing of customized therapies. To learn more, please email TrichoTest@fhrps.com, or call 305.666.1774.
TrichoTest™ creates results for each patient; providing guidance personalized formulations for alopecia treatment. This removes the typical guess-work of determining the best therapy, eliminates the need for prescribing several try-out therapies reducing the possibility of side-effects, cuts the time needed to find the most suitable treatment for each patient, and most importantly assures the best outcomes..
Genetic factors explanation
TrichoTest™ provides a full report with explanation of your genetic characteristics and their relationship to your alopecia treatment.
How are the samples obtained?
The quantity of DNA required for the analysis is obtained with an oral swab. The procedure to obtain the sample is painless, takes around 15 minutes, and can be carried out at home or in our Miami office. The sample is then stored properly and shipped overseas where it will be analyzed. A full report will be sent to us in 4 weeks.
How do I then get treated?
Working with our preferred pharmacy, we prescribe compounded topical formulations that potentially have the same efficacy as oral medications with a lower incidence of side effects, as well as any other therapies recommended by the test results.
What if I have more questions?
Please email Trichotest@fhrps.com, or Andrea our Nurse Practitioner at AndreaNP@fhrps.com, or call 305.666.1774
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