Hair Loss Solutions

Posted on 10 Oct, 2017

Hair Loss Solutions Melbourne

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."

Hair loss treatment is a combination of medication and surgery, he says.
Read more in his article about how a precise medical procedure performed by a hair transplant surgeon can treat hair loss.

Is It Possible To Regrow Your Hair?

Posted on 09 Aug, 2017

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.

Curious About The Cost of Hair Transplant Surgery?

Posted on 09 Aug, 2017

Hair Transplant Costs Melbourne

Are you hoping to have a hair transplant but don't know what the cost will be?

How do you find out the cost of hair transplant surgery at the Knudsen Clinic Melbourne?

The cost of your hair transplant is discussed at your initial consultation with your doctor. You let the hair doctor know what you want the end result to look like and they will then let you know how many grafts you will need to achieve that look.

To give you a guide of what the prices are, you can visit our website to see the cost of hair transplant.  You can see how much the grafts cost depending on the type of procedure you wish to have; ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant (FUE), Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT or Strip) or Non-robotic Follicular Unit Excision (FUE).

It's important to note that the cost for hair transplant in Melbourne at The Knudsen Hair Transplant Clinic hasn't changed in over 17 years.

Hair loss is a treatable condition in most cases and at our Melbourne hair transplant clinic you only ever consult with a Doctor to get the best possible medical treatment available.

If you're worried about your hair loss and want to find out more information about treatment for hair loss in Melbourne contact us today.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Posted on 03 May, 2017

PRP Hair Loss Treatments for Men

A very hot topic recently is the use of Platelet Rich Plasma (“PRP”) in people with hair loss. It is argued to be a “stimulation” therapy for hair loss of any non-scarring cause. The multiple skin growth factors living inside platelets (the blood cells responsible for clotting) are utilised to stimulate hair follicles by “cracking open” the patient’s own platelets after the blood has been spun down in a centrifuge. These growth factors are then re-injected into the scalp in areas of thinning hair as hair loss treatments for men and female hair loss.

The idea has been around for a while and has been used successfully in facial skin (the “vampire facelift”) where collage and elastin fibres are stimulated to re-invigorate skin cells. The evidence for hair stimulation unfortunately has not been strong. We do know that PRP is helpful with wound healing but it is less clear which thinning hair patients might benefit. It is worth remembering that also inside the platelets are “hair inhibiting” factors as well as the hair stimulating factors. One problem with PRP is that the technique has no stringent set of rules and different techniques seem to produce different results. Recent research has looked at whether higher concentrations of growth factors produce a stronger stimulating effect on weakened hairs. Other research is also directed at whether intra-operative PRP assists in earlier regrowth of the grafted hairs.

Recently, evidence has suggested that combining PRP with an extracellular matrix product (ACell) that acts as a scaffold to assist the effect of the growth factors has provided better, more consistent results. Further research is continuing in this area.

Current evidence is inconclusive that PRP alone is as effective as other stimulatory products such as minoxidil or bitamaprost, or techniques such as low level laser therapy.