With 30 years in the ﬁeld, Dr Knudsen has seen hair loss treatments come and go, but his approach remains the same.
"My goal is to diminish future hairloss, and I have a doctor's responsibility to treat the problem as effectively as possible."
Dr Russell Knudsen, Melbourne Hair Transplant Surgeon, talks on the Channel 10 show The Project about the dangers of unregulated cosmetic surgery. Watch the video to hear how critical is it for a safe and qualified medical setting for any cosmetic surgery. Even local anesthesia should be done in a suitably qualified medical setting.
The answer is yes and no!
There is a lot of advertising in Melbourne claiming that they can help you regrow your own hair, but what does that mean? Can you grow your hair in a petrie dish? Can you regrow the hair that has fallen out on your head? Can you grow it on a donor head and transplant it to your head? Can you clone hair?
Some of these options may be available in the future but right now the only option to give you back the hair you have lost is to take it from one place on the back of the scalp and put it in the area that you're thinning in. A male or female hair transplant is essentially gardening, from one garden at the back of your head to one at the front of your head.
You cannot use hair from another person, your body would reject it. You cannot grow your own hair in a petrie dish and harvest it, they are hoping this will happen in the future but it hasn’t happened yet. Hair cloning is a hope for the future also but again a long way off.
Regrowing hair that you have lost is possible to a point, there are medications that will help you regain some of the hair that you have lost or thicken hair that is thinning but it usually just prevents you from losing more hair and works best on areas like the crown but hasn’t proven as effective on the forehead.
Hair transplantation is still the most cutting edge, safe and effective way to regain your hair.
Call us today to find out more about hair transplants in Melbourne and treat your hair loss today. Wondering about the cost of a hair transplant in Melbourne? The cost for a hair transplant at our Melbourne hair loss clinic is right here on our website.
To our patients and the general public:
In following the advice of the Australian Government and my Medical Insurers we are announcing a temporary cessation of procedures in all our clinics.
The cessation is currently indefinite, but a time frame will likely become clearer in the coming weeks.
Dr Knudsen and Dr Jayaprakash will continue to consult with patients either in person, or most likely, via telemedicine (FaceTime, Skype, Zoom or WhatsApp depending on your preference).
Patients or the general public may ring the clinic during normal business hours Mon-Fri 0900-1700 to arrange consults or for script repeats as normal.
In the interest of public safety I suggest we try for telemedicine arrangements where possible.
These are challenging times and your safety and health are our utmost concern. We will support you as normal until normal arrangements resume.
Feel free to contact us for any further information.
Dr Russell Knudsen