The Client Experience
Our Commitment To You
At RC by Ryan Christopher, MD, our aim is for every client experience to be characterized by our continual commitment to compassion, diligence and professionalism. Compassion in our practice is primary; clients are entitled to and will receive our uncompromising empathy and consideration. Diligence at every stage of the consultation and treatment process assures adherence to our unparalleled quality. Upholding the highest standards of Professionalism at all times is the foundation of our service to you.
Our consultation process is client-driven and goal-based, and truly unmatched by other physicians. Our job is to help you develop and implement a set of realistic and attainable hair treatment plans, and then monitor your progress to keep the focus on the long term outcome of growing the luxurious hair you once had.
Assess your current condition
We start any client hair loss engagement by obtaining the necessary information about your medical and family history as well as conducting an extremely thorough scalp and hair examination. Dr. Ryan utilizes, among other techniques, computerized polarized-light videotrichoscopy and epiluminescent digital dermatoscopy to comprehensively analyze your hair loss in three dimensions. A complete blood panel will also be reviewed to screen for underlying medical conditions that could be related to your hair loss.
Define the diagnosis
Since there are close to a hundred different types of hair loss, pinpointing the exact diagnosis is paramount. Once we understand where you are today, we work collaboratively to specify where you want your hair to be in one, five, and ten-plus years. No two clients are the same, and therefore we wish to ensure our recommendations target your goals and priorities within the context of your health and body.
Identify a treatment plan and evaluate alternatives
All treatments related to hair loss in women are about tradeoffs in the face of uncertainty. Issues to consider are results, cost, and side effects to medication. To this end, there is rarely only a single solution that is appropriate for a given client’s circumstance. We help our clients compare competing options with a balanced consideration given to results within the context of your specific hair condition and overall clinical presentation.
Create and implement action plan
Documenting the course of action and monitoring your hair and body’s response to treatment ensures that our mutual expectations are met and that you are on the path to stop the hair loss process and start growing hair.
Review progress and revise
Open and ongoing communication serves as the basis for our ultimate accountability to you. Regular monthly updates provide Dr. Ryan the opportunity to reassess and modify the hair rejuvenation plan and accommodate changes to the specific stage of hair growth. Unlike other doctors who treat hair loss, Dr. Ryan is a female hair loss specialist and uses objective data along with clinical parameters to determine if we are on the right track to hair growth.