Premature Hair loss
Both men and women may experience hair thinning, recession and loss of hair follicles over time. For many people, hair loss (alopecia) causes associated psychological distress, loss of self esteem and poor body image
If these issues concern you, it is important to see a doctor for assessment as in many cases there are safe and effective medications available.
Men The most common reason for male hair thinning and loss is androgenic alopecia, also called Male Pattern Baldness. Some men experience symptoms starting in their late teens and early twenties. There is a strong genetic determinant to androgenic alopecia, making suffers very sensitive to dihydrotestosterone, a male hormone in the scalp. The good news is that current treatments are effective in 9/10 men long use can prevent further hair loss, increase hair thickness and even help new hair to grow.
Women Women also suffer from hair thinning and recession. Sometimes alopecia is transient, a condition called telogen effluvium. Common triggers for telogen effluvium include pregnancy, labour, surgery and hormonal contraception. Other conditions that cause hair thinning in women are related to hormonal imbalances such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or autoimmune conditions. Sometimes medications and other treatments can help. Unusual presentations of alopecia may require referral to a dermatologist, which can be arranged after your assessment.
At Thrive Skin Clinic we take a standard dermatological approach to managing androgenic alopecia including topical solutions, oral DHT (hormone) blocking medications, shampoos and on occasion Platelet Rich Plasma treatments.
PRP for hair rejuventaion
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a cosmetic procedure that is used as an adjunct , or alternative, to hair thinning medications.
Please see our section on PRP treatments for more information.
Initial appointment is 15 minutes which will involve assessment and photos. Dr Grant will formulate a suitable treatment plan and you can choose to have your medications sent out to you from a chemist or source a local compounding pharmacy.
If you choose to have PRP treatments as part of your management plan this will be done at a separate consultation.
Medical Therapy: clients are reviewed every 6 months
PRP Protocol: f you decide to have PRP, we perform a PRP Treatment you and monthly for 3 months, then every 2 months for 3 months. We review your progress every 2 months. About 70-80% of people respond to treatment. If you are a responder we will continue your treatments every 6-12 months.
Treatments take 6- 12 months to be effective and must be continued long term.
We offer a competitive price delivered by reputable medical professionals and high quality TGA approved products.
Consultations are as per standard AMA rates and do attract a medicare rebate.
10-15 minutes: minutes $81
>20 minutes:: $148
PRP sessions: our standard PRP protocol is 6 sessions over 9 months, which costs $2500. You can also pay per session at a cost of $500.