Formula 82m, Formula 82s, Formula 82FThese Formulas are specifically created formula compounded in a pharmacy to make a combination of hair treatments which can treat hair loss. These prescriptions are only available in a physicians office and include Dr. Anil Shah and Dr. Sameea Chughtai of Aesthetic Scalp. We offer these treatments to patients who can not tolerate Rogaine (minoxidil) due to redness or irritation, Propecia (Finasteride) due to side effects including libido and male dysfunction as useful alternatives. Many patients have experienced improved treatment with these products. Formula 82FFormula 82F is a topical version of Finasteride. A study by Sintov in Journal of Pharmaceutics described limited effects of topical finasteride. Recent formulations with retinoic acid allow for improved penetration of the finasteride. For men who can not tolerate oral Propecia, this offers men an alternative. Hair maintenance is critical in the hair loss design to either prevent further treatments or lessen the number of transplanted hairs. Formula 82mFormula 82M is a combination of 3 potent ingredients shown to be an alternative to oral Propecia. Formula 82M combines 5%Minoxidil (same compound as Rogaine) with Retinoic acid and a topical version of 5-alpha reductase inhibitor (a topical version of Propecia) with a steroid to improve irritation. The main benefit is that this product has excellent hair growth and stability.The mechanism of action is due to promotion of vasodilation, increased proliferation of dermal papilla cells and enhanced cell proliferation. Since the product is propylene glycol-free the product avoids the greasy hair look that Minoxidil can create. Propylene glycol can actually irritate your scalp. Formula 82sFormula 82s is a shampoo-conditioner product used to help prevent hair loss. Formula 82s works in part due to the active ingredient Saw Palmetto which is a natural 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. In addition it contains cleansing agents made of glutamic amino acid and coconut fatty acids, as well as biotin, phytokeratine and vitamin E to nourish the hair. It is designed to compliment the efficacy of Formula 82m. FAQDoes Formula 82M and 82F work? Recent data suggests that the combination of a retinoic acid + a topical finasteride can be helpful and facilitate hair growth in patients. This is exciting as the only alternative was oral medications.Will this create a waxy or greasy appearance to my hair? The greasy appearance of Minoxidil can be avoided with this product as this is often due to an additive in Rogaine.Are there any side effects with this therapy?All therapies have potential side effects and the risks must be weighed with the rewards. The side effect profile tends to be less with topical medications than oral medications.Can this formula cause male libido issues similar to propecia?Anything is possible but it appears much less likely for this to occur.Can I find this product online?It is only found in doctor’s offices. Dr. Shah and Chughtai can dispense this product to patients who are appropriate candidates.When will I results? Most patients see results in 2-3 monthsHow do I use the product?Patients should use 20-30 drops in the scalp area twice a day. Once in the morning and once in the evening.How long does a treatment bottle last? A single 120 ml bottle lasts patients approximately 2 months.Do I have to fly to Chicago to purchase these products?We can assist out of town patients with these products.