Hair Growth Stimulation

Hair-Loss

Hair loss can be treated in a number of ways :

1. Medications some as topical minomycin can be used or oral medication such as finesteride are effective for mild hair regrowth and prevention of follicular loss.

2. Follicular transplantation occurs by removing hair follicles from one area of the scalp and implanting them into another area. For more details please contact us

3. Platelet rich plasma can be used to stimulate hair growth and prevent follicular loss.

How if works :

Blood is taken in the same way as a blood test. This is centrifuged and the platelet rich plasma is removed and activating solutions are added. PDGF – platelet dermal growth factor, EGF-1 epidermal growth factor, FGF – fibroblast growth factor and TGF-B1 transforming growth factor B1 are all activated in the process.

The plasma and platelets are then injected into the skin resulting in a stimulation of the hair bulb and follicle leading to increased hair growth, increased hair thickness and preservation of the hair follicle.

Effects :

This procedure increases the hair growth rate for hair already present. Stimulation of hair follicles that are dormant but still present results in new hair growth. The stimulation of these dormant hair follicles prevents their loss. Generally only one treatment is required with the new Angel PRP system

Side effects :

Slight swelling post injection is common and some bruising may occur. There is no risk of allergy. There is some discomfort with the injections which can be reduced in a number of different ways.

Cost :

Hair loss treatment costs will depend on the size of the area treated. If the Angel PRP system is used the cost will be from 1200 for partial scalp treatment and up to 2500 for a whole scalp treatment.

Surgical WarningSurgical Warning

Surgical Warning

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Cosmetic PhilosophyCosmetic Philosophy

Cosmetic Philosophy

Our cosmetic philosophy is to create a natural looking younger version of yourself. We aim to enhance existing features, replace areas of loss and rewind the changes of time. If any cosmetic enhancement is immediately discernible or obviously unnatural then we regard the job as being poorly performed. The onlooker should always be wondering whether the look is natural or enhanced. Our aim is to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of all the cosmetic procedures and techniques available. This includes procedures I do not use but may be appropriate to your circumstances. These will be presented to you showing the expected benefit and a cost comparison with other procedures and treatments

Future plansFuture plans

Future plans

We aim to bring the latest developments in Cosmetic and Rejuvenation Medicine for the benefit of my patients. Adipose/mesenchymal stem cell treatment is now available a first for Melbourne, as is the intra oral laser treatment for snoring and sleep apnoea .NOW available Thermi Smooth RF - the first in Australia with the worlds leading non invasive RF treatment for skin tightening, with Thermi Tight to follow.

TrainingTraining

Training

Our practice currently trains students for the University of Melbourne and the University of Notre Dame. In addition we train cosmetic doctors and nurses in cosmetic surgery and medicine, and plastic surgeons in laser treatments. We are accredited site for registrar trainer for the VMA.