Topical Retin A and Bethametasone for Hair Growth

Dr. Sandra Brown MD, a dermatologist, claims she has developed a “proprietary and patented gel that has successfully reversed many types of hair loss in hundreds of [her] patients.”

      Dr. Brown states, this combo “thickens and lengthens hair and reverses many types of alopecia (hair loss) such as genetic thinning (e.g., male pattern baldness), chemical and stress related hair loss and other types of hair loss”.

      The gel “is applied daily to the scalp” and “stimulates hair follicles causing hair to grow thicker and faster. Additionally, after the gel is discontinued the hair that you have re-grown does not catastrophically fall out (in contrast to the only commercially available product currently approved by the FDA which must be used forever to prevent hair loss).”

      This topical treatmentl is comprised of bethametasone dipropionate 0.05% and tretinoin (retinoic acid) 0.0125%.

      Dr. Brown has patented this treatment. Here are some excerpts from the patent:

      “An application of betamethasone dipropionate and all-trans-retinoic acid is made to the patient. The betamethasone dipropionate and all-trans-retinoic acid are administered together in a compound applied topically to the scalp. The compound and method have been found to effectively restore hair growth even after discontinuance of use of the compound.”

      “Betamethasone dipropionate is a steroid and has a tendency to thin the dermis. All-trans-retinoic acid is also administered in combination with betamethasone dipropionate. However, one of the well-known side effects of all-trans-retinoic acid is that it acts to thicken the skin. Thus, when used in combination with each other, the negative side effects of betamethasone dipropionate and all-trans-retinoic acid act to cancel each other out while synergistically producing a large amount of hair.”

      “Outstanding results, including hair growth within one week of applying the compound, were observed.”

      Dr. Brown stated in an interview, “85-percent of the patients that we treat can see the hair growing back thicker within 21 days.”