Non Surgical Hair Replacement Treatments
Originally developed for the treatment of high blood pressure, Minoxidil is a drug which produces modest hair growth in patients with thinning hair.
Unfortunately, to maintain this hair growth, Minoxidil treatment must be continued daily for life or the results will be quickly lost.
Minoxidil is a very common non surgical hair replacement treatment as it is available over the counter at pharmacies.
Developed to counteract prostate enlargement, this drug retards hair loss in males and in about 50% of patients some regrowth can be seen after 6-12 months.
Please note that the doses are much smaller than for its original intended use.
This is also a very common non surgical hair replacement treatment and is available on prescription.
The Innovative Hair Loss Management Device
How does Low level laser therapy work? LLLT works by invigorating the follicles to prolong the growth cycle, which is similar to what Minoxidil does but it is done in a different way.
LaserCapTM is our LLLT product of choice because its point of difference on the market. You simply wear the device under a cap or hat and its completely portable. Other types of in home laser devices require you to comb the device back and forth for at least 15minutes which means the application is haphazard and not as concentrated on any one area, as well as being tiresome. The concentration of laser to the scalp is the key to its success.
LaserCapTM is the most powerful of its kind available on the market and has no side effects and is simple to use. LaserCapTM works best on early thinning hair and requires three, thirty minute sessions a week to be effective.
For more information on LaserCapTM or to see it in action, contact the clinic today.
Wigs, Toupees, Hair Fusion, Hair Extensions, Hair Weaves and Hair Pieces
No matter what they are called, all of these devices are artificial prostheses, which are attached to the scalp by varying methods. The most common is by the aid of double sided adhesive tape and miniature clips. Other methods have involved the use of wire loops sewn into the scalp. If you are looking for non surgical hair replacement treatments, then these are perfect for you.
In the process of hair weaving, the hairpiece is firmly attached to the remaining natural hair but needs to be adjusted every 5-6 weeks as the unit becomes looser due to growth of the underlying hair. Problems may occur at these points of attachment as the continuous pulling may lead to permanent hair loss in these regions.
A further problem is that scalp sweating may cause odours and deterioration of the hairpiece. You can shower or swim in a wig but these activities may hasten the deterioration of the unit so that frequent refurbishment is necessary. Generally speaking, hair pieces need to be replaced every 1-2 years and re-tinting can be necessary every 6 months or so.