What to Expect
During your consultation with one of our experienced clinicians, your medical history, medications and lifestyle will need to be evaluated before treatment options can be discussed. Depending on the cause of you hair loss, we may suggest some additional investigations to treat the underlaying cause before a hair loss treatment plan can be pursued.
There are several different hair loss treatment options available, and we will often use a combination of treatments to achieve the desired result.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) involves using the patient’s own blood to encourage healthy cellular activity across the scalp. A small sample of blood will be withdrawn before it is placed in a centrifuge to be processed. The centrifuge will separate the growth factor-rich plasma from the rest of the blood, which is what will be injected into the relevant areas of the scalp. The average treatment takes about an hour and only requires 12 hours of recovery.
Using a specialised mesotherapy gun, essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids are strategically injected into the scalp in order to support healthy hair follicles. An anaesthetic cream can be applied to minimise any discomfort. The treatment aims to improve blood circulation, reduce inflammation, increase follicle size and decrease DHT levels, which is the hormone responsible for male pattern baldness. The average treatment takes about 30 minutes and multiple sessions will be required. No downtime is required.
Laser therapy is another option for treating hair loss. Using advanced LED technology, red light is projected onto the scalp, which is then absorbed by the hair follicles and stimulates growth. Once the light is absorbed, it stimulates the body’s natural defence, which activates complex nutrient systems that feed the follicles. Since this is a non-invasive treatment, it is not painful and no downtime is required. The average treatment takes up to 20 minutes.
Dr Lowe may prescribe some oral meditations as part of your hair loss treatment plan.