Applying Dr. Lewenberg’s Formulas
PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS COMPLETELY BEFORE STARTING
THERE ARE TIPS AND TRICKS AT THE END FOR EVEN BETTER RESULTS
1. These instructions are for the average user and may not be applicable to you. Please contact us, so we can tailor the treatment to your specific needs. Using Dr. Lewenberg’s Formula improperly will reduce the Formula’s effectiveness and diminish your results.
2. The amount of Formula you use is important. You will use 8-10 sprays all over the scalp, with only 2-3 sprays per area, unless otherwise directed. You will be spraying the Formula 10-12 inches (25-30cm) from your scalp. More than 2-3 sprays per area, or applying the Formula too close, can cause irritation and slow down your results.
3. How many times you apply the Formula is important. Regular application of the Formula 4 times per day, approximately every 4-5 hours, is essential for regrowth, unless otherwise directed. Anything less will slow down results and is considered maintenance. DO NOT add additional sprays to make up for fewer applications.
4. You must avoid scalp irritation. If you are experiencing any (even mild), suspend treatment and contact us. Irritation will slow down your results and we can make some changes, so that you can experience the results you want without the irritation.
5. IMPORTANT: Your Success with this treatment depends on consistent, frequent and exclusive application of this formula.
DO NOT USE ANY OTHER REPUTED HAIR-GROWING TREATMENT OR HAIR-GROWING SHAMPOO WHILE USING DR. LEWENBERG’S FORMULA. DOING SO WILL ONLY SLOW YOUR HAIR GROWTH RATE.
DIRECTIONS FOR USING DR. LEWENBERG’S FORMULAS®
Take a set of before pictures and repeat every 3 months and send a copy to us.
We can tailor the treatment to your specific needs, but require a set of pictures to be able to do so. This set must include at least one from the front, top, crown, back and each side. You can email them to email@example.com or mail them to us. You should repeat this set every 3 months during the treatment. This allows for an objective evaluation to see how you are progressing. While the pictures are not mandatory, this is a very important step and we cannot stress this enough.
Shake bottle prior to application.
Apply only onto dry clean hair and use a non-medicated shampoo and conditioner
You should wash your hair daily or every other day, unless otherwise directed, with a gentle non-medicated shampoo and conditioner. DO NOT use a shampoo that is designed for regrowth or stimulating hair follicles. They will interact with this treatment and will slow down your results. While there are many good non-medicated shampoos and conditioners available, not all are appropriate with the Treatment. Some can prevent absorption or interact with the Formula and slow down results. Contact us to see if your shampoo and conditioner are appropriate. You must use a conditioner, as the Formula can make your hair and scalp drier.
If you normally wash your hair less frequently than daily or every other day, contact us so we can discuss your best options to allow for absorption of the Formula without drying out your hair. Do not wash your hair or swim for one hour after application. Whenever you wash your hair, morning or night, don’t forget to dry your hair completely before applying the Formula.
Use 10 sprays all over your scalp per each application, unless otherwise directed.
We have found that for most patients, results are improved dramatically by using this dosage. 10 sprays are meant to cover your entire head. You may need less, if your hair loss is less extensive. Do not use more than 2 or 3 sprays in any single area. If you experience irritation, contact Dr. Lewenberg’s office. The fine mist created by each spray will gradually work its way down to your scalp in a “time release” fashion at the optimal rate of absorption.
Apply the Formula at regular intervals, 4 times a day.
The Formula increases blood circulation to your scalp for about six hours. To provide maximum benefit throughout the day, apply the Formula every 4 to 5 hours. Your last application should be 30 minutes before you go to sleep. For example, apply the formula once in the morning, again at lunch, a third time when you get home from work, and finally a half-hour or hour before going to bed.
NOTE: Applying the formula less than the directed will lead to less dramatic and slower results. You should not try to compensate for the reduced number of applications by using more sprays per application than the recommended amount.
Hold the spray bottle At Least 10-12 inches (25-30cm) from your scalp.
The Formula is designed as a safe and convenient hair spray. For the best results SPRAY THE FORMULA. DO NOT PART YOUR HAIR, OR RUB OR MASSAGE THE FORMULA INTO YOUR SCALP. With regular application, you will be growing fresh, young skin on your scalp, which may be more sensitive. Holding the spray bottle too close to your scalp will decrease the effectiveness of the Formula and increase the possibility of discomfort/irritation. Positioning the spray bottle at least 10 to 12 inches, or more, from your scalp allows some alcohol to evaporate and a more concentrated form of the medication to land on your hair and scalp. Dr. Lewenberg’s Formula was designed to be applied in this manner and applying too closely will only slow down results.
If you experience discomfort, itching, or burning, (even mild) suspend treatment and contact us
Remember that you are growing fresh skin on your scalp, which, temporarily, may be very sensitive. It can become irritated if you massage or scratch your scalp, if you hold the bottle too close to your scalp when you apply the Formula, or if you use any other products on your scalp. Contact us and stop your treatment until the irritation has disappeared. Small changes make a huge difference in this treatment and we can help you achieve the results you want comfortably and effectively. For instance, you might switch to Dr. Lewenberg’s Sensitive Formula, if you were not already using it. The Sensitive Formula was designed for patients with sensitive skin, dry and/or curly hair.
Make sure that you are using an appropriate shampoo and conditioner for Dr. Lewenberg’s Formula.
While there are many good shampoos and conditioners available, not all are appropriate with the Treatment. Some can prevent absorption or interact with the Formula and slow down results. Certain medicated shampoos and product lines, including Nioxin® and Nizoral®, can contribute to irritation. Dandruff shampoos like Head and Shoulders® and Selsun Blue® can stop the Formula from working. Products containing Salicylic Acid or Moroccan oil will cause irritation and cannot be used with the Formula. Contact us to see if your shampoo and conditioner are appropriate. You must use a conditioner, as the Formula can make your hair and scalp drier.
Some hair styling products can slow down results. Contact us if you have a question about a product you are currently using to see if you can use it with Treatment.
Please indicate all products used on your hair, when your contact Dr. Lewenberg or his staff for help in preventing irritation or discomfort. Do not use gels, volumizers, leave-ins, wax, paste, or Moroccan oil or olive oil based products as these interfere with absorption of the formula slowing down your results. You can use mousse or hair spray.
Protect your scalp and hair from the sun.
The Formula makes your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Patients who have large areas of scalp exposed should apply sun block or wear a hat in the summer sun. Using a moisturizing conditioner can help maintain moisture in the scalp and prevent or lessen any irritation. Do not use a conditioner with Alpha or Beta Hydroxy Acids.
Always keep an adequate supply of Formula on hand.
Each bottle contains 360 sprays. At 10 sprays 4 times per day, you’ll need 10 bottles every 3 months. To prevent a lapse in treatment, please reorder with enough time to allow for shipping.
Coloring Your Hair while using Dr. Lewenberg’s Formula
You can use Dr. Lewenberg’s Formula if you dye or color your hair. However, do not apply Dr. Lewenberg’s Formula on the day that you color your hair to avoid irritation and to allow the dye to set. If you bleach your hair, suspend treatment for the day of the bleaching and the day afterwards to allow your scalp to heal.
Perms, straightening and keratin treatments can cause damage to the hair shaft and follicles. This can slow your results because you will be repeatedly damaging your hair. You can still perm, straighten or use a keratin treatment while you are using Dr. Lewenberg’s Formula, but you need to suspend treatment for the day before the perm, straightening or keratin treatment, the day of the perm, straightening or keratin treatment and the day after the perm, straightening or keratin treatment, for a total of 3 days. Please go as long as possible between perm, straightening or keratin treatment as possible to allow for the Formula to repair the damage to your hair follicles before you re-damage it.
Periodic office check-ups, email and phone consultations are extremely important.
Your program includes FREE regular, examinations and consultations so we can identify early growth of new hair and adjust your treatment for maximum results. You have a team behind you to help you achieve the results you want. Please contact us when you have a question and to allow us to tailor the treatment to your individual needs.
We will take photographs for comparisons of your progress and to tailor the treatment to your needs. If you can’t see us, please have photos taken for comparison of results when you begin and every 3 months thereafter. The photos should show the front, top, crown, back and sides of your head so that you can evaluate the progress and report the results OBJECTIVELY to Dr. Lewenberg’s office. In evaluating your progress, look for new “baby hairs” that resist being pulled out. This will indicate that you are well on your way to regrowing a strong healthy head of hair.
Your privacy is guaranteed and covered by doctor-patient privilege. All communications and pictures will be kept confidential.
In evaluating your progress
You will see a reduction in hair loss. Then you will see that the hair that you already have will grow thicker and faster. Then, you will see new hair growth. Look for new “baby hairs” that resist being pulled out. This will indicate that you are well on your way to regrowing a strong healthy head of hair. Your hair will continue to grow at an accelerated rate as long as you continue to use Dr. Lewenberg’s Formula.
Please note: It is your responsibility to arrange for a free consultation every three months. Call us in advance to schedule a convenient appointment. If you cannot visit our office, please call Dr. Lewenberg every three months to discuss your progress with any questions or concerns you may have.
Tips To Get The Best Possible Treatment
1. Apply the Formula from the correct distance. Use it like any other hair spray
Dr. Lewenberg’s Formula is rejuvenating the skin on your head along with regrowing your hair. There is some alcohol in the Formula and applying it from at least 10-12 inches (25-30 cm or more) allows the alcohol to evaporate and a more concentrated form of the medication to land on your hair and head. The further away you hold the bottle, the better your results.
Try using a piece of paper since the long side is 11 inches as a measure of the minimum distance of how far you should be holding the bottle from your head. It is very common to hold your hand closer (especially in the back), but this can cause irritation and slower results, so always apply further away. Apply the Formula when you are looking in the mirror
2. Use a conditioner and apply it on your scalp and hair, root to tip)
You want to use a conditioner so that your hair does not get too dry while using the Formula. Dry hair can lead to damaged hair and slower results and we want you to grow back strong, healthy hair. There are several light weight, volumizing conditioners on the market that will not weigh down your hair, but still provide you with the moisturize you need.
3. There is no need to spread your hair
Spreading your hair can lead to tiny cuts in the skin on your head and when you apply the Formula to open skin there is a greater chance of irritation. There is no need to spread your hair because the Formula will be absorbed through your hair shaft to the hair follicles. You want the Formula to land on your hair and scalp.
If you are combing over a particular area (using longer hair to cover a thinner or bald area) you should expose the bald area before spraying. Since these sparse or bald areas lack hair, you need to apply the formula from an even greater distance than with longer/thicker hair.
4. Your last application should be about 30 minutes before you go to bed.
We want the Formula to be completely absorbed into your hair. If you apply the Formula closer to bedtime, there is a chance of the Formula being absorbed by your pillow and then get on your face. The Formula will work where it is applied.
5. The Formula will work where it is applied
If the Formula lands on a place where you do not want to grow hair, simply wash off with a damp paper towel.
6. Contact us
You have a whole team behind you who want to tailor the treatment to your needs so you get the best treatment. Simply call us 212-249-8800 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
7. This treatment should not cause any discomfort
If you are experiencing itching or burning (even mild) this is normally a sign of irritation. Little changes in application normally alleviate these. Simply email or call us and we can make sure you can use the Formula without irritation.
8. Keep it simple
This treatment is simply spray and go. Application should not take more than a minute. If it is, contact us and we can change your routine.
Please remember, that Dr. Lewenberg or his staff will work with your to tailor the treatment to your needs and condition.