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Prior to your hair loss consultation, it is necessary to provide basic information and medical history. At that time, our staff will provide you paper forms.
Patients often ask if they need to bring anything to their appointment (e.g. photos of you with a full head of hair, photographs of your mother’s father, or hair samples). It is not necessary to bring anything with you to your appointment.
Your evaluation will be with one of our certified doctors. The doctor will listen to your concerns regarding your hair loss, take a careful history, and ask you about your expectations for hair restoration. You will have plenty of opportunity in the consult to ask any questions that you may have about your hair loss and its treatment.
The doctor may examine your scalp using a Trichoscan. This device magnifies your scalp and allows the doctor to see naturally-occurring groups of hairs called follicular units. The Trichoscan is connected to a computer display, which enables you to visualize your scalp as the doctor explains your hair loss in detail.
Through this device, we can determine your hair density and the degree of miniaturization of those hairs. In miniaturization, healthy full-thickness hairs, which are susceptible to the hormone DHT, shorten and thin over time and eventually disappear. The degree of miniaturization can be an indicator of future hair loss.
Diagnosis & Discussion
After you are examined, the doctor will diagnose your hair loss and offer specific treatment recommendations, which may include medical, surgical, and/or topical treatments. It is important to note that our doctor will only recommend treatments based on what they think are your best options.
If medical treatment is appropriate, Propecia (finasteride), Rogaine (minoxidil), laser therapy, and other options will be discussed in detail. If you are a candidate for hair restoration surgery, the doctor will explain the differences between the DFI, Advanced DFI & BIO FUE hair restoration procedures, and suggest which one would be best for you.
The hair loss consultation should take about half an hour. Upon leaving your consult you will have a much better understanding of the causes of your hair loss, and specific courses of treatment. Printed information will be provided when appropriate.
What are the most recommended treatments for Hair Restoration?
There are several recommended treatments used for hair restoration. These treatments include non-surgical and medical techniques that help patients achieve their own personal goals for hair restoration.
The most recommended treatments for hair restoration include the following:
Hair Transplantation The most common techniques used are follicular unit extraction, direct follicular implantation (DFI), advanced direct follicular implantation (ADFI), Bio FUE.
Laser Hair Therapy Laser hair therapy is a treatment in which infrared light therapy is applied to a patient’s scalp to stimulate hair growth.
Prescription Drug Therapy Prescription drug therapy is often used as a way to reverse hair loss. Rogaine is a topical solution applied directly to the scalp while Propecia is the only FDA-approved oral drug taken to do the same.
How do i know what treatment is the best option?
Our doctors will meet with you to evaluate your hair loss and discuss your goal with hair restoration so that he can provide you with a recommended course of action.
Is hair restoration natural looking?
With today’s technological advancements, hair restoration is more natural looking than it ever has been. Techniques used make hair restoration virtually undetectable with the naked eye.
Does Hair Restoration hurt?
While there may be some discomfort following some of the techniques, there is minimal discomfort during the procedures. For surgical and non-surgical procedures, a local anaesthetic is applied.
What is the cost of Hair Restoration?
The cost of hair restoration varies for each person. Our trichologist will analyse your scalp and hair to determine your current condition and, as required, suggest the appropriate hair loss solution or hair loss procedure for your unique conditions of hair loss. The cost depends on the extent of surgery necessary to achieve your individual appearance goal.