Non-Surgical Treatment

Medication for Hair Loss

  • Treatment for the underlying condition that is triggering your hair loss will be necessary. Your doctor might suggest avoiding taking a particular medicine for a number of months if it’s the reason you’re losing hair.
  • Good Medications are available to manage hereditary baldness. Common options include:
  • Minoxidil (Rogaine). These are available on prescription from Dr Parker and the Dermatology and Hair Institute. These have traditionally been dosed topically however new information has come to light encouraging alternate ways of dosing.
  • Many people use active ingredients minoxidil to either restore hair, decrease the pace of hair loss, or do both. To stop additional hair loss and to begin hair regrowth, treatment would last at least six months.
  • Finasteride (Propecia). For men, this medication is suggested. It is a daily medicine that you take. The hair loss of many men using finasteride slows down, and some even experience fresh hair growth. There have been studies showing benefit in women also.
  • Other medications. Other medications Dr Parker may prescribe for hair loss include spironolactone and oral dutasteride Laser therapy for hair loss
  • A low-level laser device has received FDA approval as a treatment for men and women who suffer from hereditary hair loss. It may increase hair density, as demonstrated by a few small trials. Further research is required to demonstrate long-term effects.
  • Due to its cost to the patient and low level of evidence we currently do not offer Laser therapy for hair loss at the dermatology and hair institute. As evidence accumulates, this may be a treatment we will offer in the future

PRP treatment for hair loss: Ultra-Platelet Rich Plasma

At the dermatology and hair institute, we have many treatment options and solutions to combat the issue of hair loss. This includes the option of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma).

  • PRP is excellent at reviving the scalp and preparing hair folicles to grow stronger. The living zone of the scalp receives proper blood flow and the growth of new blood vessels is restored. The hair follicles are situated here, causing “hair restoration,” as a result.
  • PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a blood extract that is made via the process of centrifugation. It is a golden liquid with high platelet concentrations and at least seven growth factors. These growth factors are in charge of the hair follicles’ regeneration and restoration, which allows the growth of new, healthy hair to occur on the scalp. Dr Parker has specialized machines and due to years of specialist research has a unique preparation method to yield very high concentrations of PRP ( ultra PRP). Through the use of ultra concentrated PRP and growth factors, the goal is to restore adequate blood flow to the hair follicles. By doing this, it will promote the establishment of new, healthy blood vessels that will nourish the hair follicles and support long-term hair growth and regeneration.
  • Please feel free to discuss PRP as a treatment at the dermatology and hair loss institute