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shutterstock_198040250Currently under clinical study, Gentle Touch Aesthetics and Wellness’ Time Portal Procedure is believed to be a truly revolutionary way to reverse hair loss for both men and women.  The Time Portal Procedure is not a hair transplantation procedure. Instead, it is a non-surgical, minimally-invasive hair regeneration procedure that will allow you to naturally re-grow your own hair by stimulating dormant or injured follicles.  The Time Portal Procedure doesn’t move hair follicles around on the head; instead, it seeks to regenerate follicles in place.

In many cases, follicles appear dead because they are no longer producing hair.  In fact, these follicles may simply be non-productive, injured or otherwise dormant, compromised, sick, or dying; recent studies indicate that within five, and even up to eight years after a follicle has become non-productive, it may still remain alive.  The current clinical study indicates that Time Portal Procedure can bring many, and in some cases most, follicles back to full or near-full productivity.  The Time Portal Procedure works by utilizing leading-edge wound healing technologies that restore the ability of weak or non-productive follicles to produce vibrant new hair, reversing thinning or receding hair and returning existing and once lost hair to its youthful, rejuvenated, full thickness.Contact Us Today!

The search for the treatment by Dr. Arbella Sarkis at Gentle Touch Aesthetics and Wellness was spurred on by some incredible statistics clearly demonstrating the emotional, social, and economic toll hair loss plays on our self-worth and well-being.  These statistics underscore the importance of this procedure currently under clinical study.  According to a July 26, 2012 study performed by Relevant Research, Inc., sponsored by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery:

  • 35 Million men in the US are experiencing hair loss,
  • 21 Million women in the US are experiencing hair loss,
  • 47% of hair loss sufferers would spend their life savings to regain a full head of hair,
  • 60% of hair loss sufferers would rather have more hair than money or friends,
  • 30% of hair loss sufferers would give up sex if it meant they would get their hair back.

The Time Portal Procedure is a proprietary blend of advanced medical technologies in which some of the components are employed in new, creative, off-label ways by Dr. Arbella Sarkis at Gentle Touch Aesthetics and Wellness in Los Gatos, CA.  Seeing the lives of patients who regain even some of their hair after just one treatment brings us our greatest reward, as we see desperation and hopelessness overtaken by hope, exuberance, higher self-esteem, and greater self-confidence.  When the Time Portal Procedure exceeds expectations as it does in most cases, the energy, joy, and additional rewards our patients experience is boundless.


The Time Portal Procedure works by providing long-term follicular immunity from many conditions such as dihydrotestosterone (DHT) that causes most male pattern hair loss in the first place.  It allows patients to both regain their hair in the treatment area, but also gain long-term retention of remaining hair within the treatment area.  Thus far in the study, most patients allowed into the study seem to be seeing, after just a single three-hour procedure, the regeneration of 20% to 40% of their hair, which we consider to be a very successful treatment.  Moreover, we believe that some patients with hair loss due to factors such as chemotherapy may see up to a 80% restoration of hair which had not grown back naturally.  Individuals accepted into the clinical trial who have recently begun losing hair have experienced greater enhancement results because the treated follicles are in the early stages of compromise or dying.

The secret behind the Time Portal Procedure is the fusion of the body’s own healing process combined with state-of-the-art medications, technique, and medical experience.  The basic elements of the Time Portal Procedure include, but are not limited to:

  • Utilizing the natural wound healing components of platelet rich plasma (PRP) derived from your own blood;
  • Activating your own PRP to begin wound healing;
  • Combining the activated PRP with a specific proprietary cocktail of state-of-the-art medications to form a highly robust, wound healing medicinal cocktail;
  • Carefully injecting the custom-blended cocktail into the target area using a proprietary medical methodology;
  • Medically stimulating the scalp to “jump-start” the wound healing process and rejuvenate the scalp, thereby developing a favorable environment for follicular cell regeneration and thus enabling your hair to begin to grow once more.

The carefully-formulated wound healing cocktail is intended to heal both the scalp and each compromised or possibly dying follicle in the treatment area.  The treatment does not work in areas where follicles are already dead or completely absent.  However, if a follicle is just barely hanging on to life, it is possible the Time Portal Procedure can reverse the damage and, within 2-4 months, create a fully viable hair-producing follicle that is once again able to produce one or more strands of hair as it did prior to becoming compromised.

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