PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS COMPLETELY BEFORE STARTING YOUR TREATMENT
Your Results depend on 5 critical factors:
- 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.
- The amount of Formula you use is important. Unless otherwise directed, you will use 8-10 sprays all over the scalp, with only 2-3 sprays per area. More than 2-3 sprays per area can cause irritation and slow down your results
- 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 is considered maintenance. DO NOT add additional sprays to make up for less applications.
- Hold the spray bottle At Least 12 inches (31cm) to 16 inches (41cm) or More from your scalp/hair.
- You must avoid scalp irritation. If you are experiencing any, even mild, suspend treatment and immediately contact us.
IMPORTANT: Your Success with this treatment depends on consistent, frequent and exclusive application of this formula.
DO NOT USE ANY OTHER HAIR-GROWING TREATMENT OR SHAMPOOS WHILE USING DR. LEWENBERG’S FORMULA. THAT WILL ONLY SLOW YOUR HAIR GROWTH RATE.
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 need a set of pictures to be able to do so properly. This set must include at least one picture of the front, top, back, right and left side. Make sure each picture is at least 1MB. You can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to us. This is a very important step and we cannot stress this enough. You should repeat this set every 3 months during the treatment. This also allows for an objective evaluation to see how you are progressing.
If you do not want to take a set of pictures, please contact us anyway so we can still help you with the treatment.
Shake bottle prior to application.
Apply only onto dry hair and use a shampoo and a separate conditioner for your hair type.
Wash your hair with a gentle non-medicated, non-stimulating shampoo and separate conditioner (no 2-in-1s). Contact us if you have questions about the frequency of washing your hair, 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. Do not forget to dry your hair completely before applying the Formula.
Use a shampoo and separate conditioner that complement this treatment
While there are many good shampoos and conditioners available, not all are appropriate with this treatment. Some can prevent absorption or interact with the Formula, slowing down results. Certain medicated shampoos and product lines, including Nioxin® and Nizoral®, can contribute to irritation or slow down regrowth. Dandruff shampoos like Head and Shoulders® and Selsun Blue® can stop the Formula from working. Products containing Salicylic Acid will cause irritation. Contact us to see if your shampoo and conditioner are appropriate. We can send you a list of shampoos and conditioners that we recommend, if your current ones are not appropriate. You must use a separate conditioner every time you wash your hair, as the Formula can make your hair and scalp drier. Apply it all over the hair and scalp, not just your ends. Using an appropriate conditioner can help maintain moisture in the scalp and prevent or lessen any irritation.
Unless otherwise directed, use 8-10 sprays all over your scalp per each application
We have found that for most patients, results are improved dramatically by using this amount.10 sprays are meant to cover your entire head and you may need less, if your hair loss is less extensive. Contact us to receive the proper amount you need for your needs. Do not use more than 2 or 3 sprays in any single area. If you experience any irritation, suspend treatment and contact us. 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.
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.
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 to an hour 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 to an hour before going to bed. NOTE: Using fewer applications than directed will lead to slower results. You should not try to compensate for the reduced number of applications by using more than 12 sprays per application.
Hold the spray bottle At Least 12 inches (31cms) – 16 inches (cms) or MORE from your scalp.
Dr. Lewenberg’s Formula is designed as a safe and convenient hair spray. It is designed to be applied in this manner and changing application will only slow down results. SPRAY THE FORMULA. DO NOT 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 12 inches (31 cms)- 16 inches (41cms), or more from your scalp allows more alcohol to evaporate and a more concentrated form of the medication to land on your hair and scalp.
Applying Dr. Lewenberg’s Formula to your Eyebrows, Beard or Mustache
When you apply Dr. Lewenberg’s Formula to your facial hair, please spray a cotton swab (Q-tips ®) or cotton ball with the Formula and wait a minute. Run the Formula-dampened cotton swab/ cotton ball across the eyebrows or bald spots on facial hair. Be very careful not to get the Formula into your eyes. If you do, wash your eyes out immediately with water or saline. Do not apply the Formula on to your eyelashes. Do not spray the Formula directly onto your face, as you will grow facial hair where you spray. It is essential that you contact us so that we can tailor this application method to your needs.
- If you experience discomfort, itching or burning (even mild) suspend treatment and contact us immediately.
- Remember that you are growing fresh skin on your scalp, which, temporarily, may be very sensitive. It can become irritated if you massage, rub 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/shampoos on your scalp. Contact us immediately and suspend your treatment until the irritation has disappeared. Small changes make a large difference in this treatment. We can help you achieve the results you want without irritation.
Some hair styling products can slow down results by blocking absorption
Please indicate all products used on your hair/scalp, when you contact Dr. Lewenberg or his staff. You can use mousse or hair spray. Do not use gels, volumizers, leave-in conditioner, paste or wax as these interfere with absorption of the formula.
Protect your scalp and hair from the sun.
Tretinoin 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 or if you are outside for longer periods of time.
Coloring Your Hair while using Dr. Lewenberg's Formula
You can use Dr. Lewenberg's Formula if you 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 before, the day you bleach and the day afterwards, for at least a total of 3 days, to allow your scalp to heal. Resume application after the next time you wash your hair after coloring.
Perms and straightening 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 or chemically straighten your hair while you are using Dr. Lewenberg's Formula, but do not apply the Formula for the day before, the day of, and the day after the perm or straightening treatment, for a total of at least 3 days. Resume application of the Formula only after the next time you wash your hair after the perm or straightening treatment. Please go as long as possible between perms or straightening treatment.
You may benefit from weekly Oil treatment (s)
You may benefit from using a weekly oil treatment. Many of our patient’s have found that using one of the oils we recommend 1-3 times a week helps them see results faster and prevent and/or alleviate irritation. You can choose between Emu Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Macadamia Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Jojoba Oil, or Almond Oil. Do not use any other oil that is not listed above, as there are oils that can irritation and slow down results. Make sure the oil is 100% pure, not mixed with other oils and in oil form (i.e. not cream or another form).
Apply 1-3 tablespoons of oil on your scalp and hair, root to tip, enough to cover your hair and scalp, but not enough to drip down. Apply on dry hair (i.e. not wet) and leave it on for an hour. Wash it out with your shampoo and conditioner. This application will allow you to enjoy the benefits of the oil without the oil preventing absorption of Dr. Lewenberg’s Formula. Please note: Emu Oil is the only oil that will not prevent the absorption of Dr. Lewenberg’s Formula, so you do not have to wash this oil out. Just wait an hour between apply emu oil and applying the Formula.
You can also use more than one oil per week. For example, use Emu Oil once a week and Grape Seed Oil once a week.
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. Contact us when you have questions and to allow us to tailor the treatment to your individual needs.
We will take photographs for comparisons of your progress. If you cannot see us, have photos taken for comparison of results when you start and every 3 months thereafter. The photos should show the front, top, back, right side and left side of your head, and need to be at least 1 MB each, so that you can objectively evaluate the progress. Report the results to Dr. Lewenberg’s office.
Please note: Your privacy is covered by doctor-patient privilege. All pictures and communications will be kept confidential. It is your responsibility to arrange for a free consultation every three months. If you cannot visit our office, please contact us at least every three months to discuss your progress and with any questions or concerns you may have.
In evaluating your progress
After about 8 weeks of proper use, you should see a reduction in hair loss. Then you will see that the hair that you already have will be thicker, fuller and grow faster. Then, around 3-4 months of proper use, you should begin to see new hair growth. Look for new “baby hairs” that resist being pulled out as these hairs will grow to full length. 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 the Formula.
Tips To Get The Best Possible Treatment
Apply the Dr. Lewenberg’s 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 further away (at least 12 inches (31 cm) or more, allows the alcohol to evaporate and a more concentrated form of the medication to land on your hair and head.
Try using a piece of paper since the long side is 11 inches, and go EVEN further away, as a guide to how far you should be holding the bottle from your head. It is very common to hold your hand closer, but this can cause irritation and slower results. Contact us and we can give you suggestions on how to hold the bottle to properly apply the Formula.
Use a separate conditioner and apply it on your hair and scalp (not just your ends)
You need 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 conditioners on the market that will not weigh down your hair. We can send you a list of shampoos and conditioners we recommend.
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. Contact us and we can go over proper application for your needs
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. Do not wake up and apply the Formula in the middle of the night
If the Formula lands on a place where you do not want to grow hair, simply wash off with a damp paper towel.
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 at email@example.com
If you are experiencing any itching or burning (even mild) this is normally a sign of irritation and will slow your results. Little changes in application can alleviate these. Simply email or call us and we can make sure you can use the Formula without irritation.
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.