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Treating Hair Loss

Is your hair thinning?

As we age, we often find our hair no longer looks or feels as full and healthy as it used to.

It’s not uncommon for the part to widen; your scalp to be more visible; and to find more broken hair in your hairbrush, on the bathroom floor and in your shower drain.

It can be devastating to notice that your once luscious locks are becoming a little lacklustre.

But the good news is that, most of the time, it is possible to encourage the return of thicker, stronger hair. The trick is beginning treatment as early as possible to get the best result.


When you’re ready to start taking action against your hair loss and book an appointment with me, we will begin by completing a scalp examination and a few blood tests. The results of these will help me to make the best recommendations for your specific needs.

Often, my treatment plans will use a combination of products and technology, which may include:

Specially-formulated hair loss supplements
Hair loss can be caused by poor nutrition or a lack of necessary vitamins and minerals. Supplements formulated specifically with healthy hair in mind, can aid in hair loss treatments.

Follicle stimulating shampoos and serums
We recommend a number of products that can be applied topically, in the form of shampoos or serums, to encourage growth, strengthen hair, and reduce breakage and shedding.

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) which regenerate tissue and hair follicles
We have been using platelet rich plasma (PRP) for skin rejuvenation for some time and are now also using it for hair loss.

The treatment involves taking a small sample of blood that is then spun down to separate the platelets from the rest of the blood to create a serum.

Platelets have been scientifically shown to regenerate whatever tissue they come into contact with and rollering in a serum rich in your own platelets can help to regenerate healthy hair follicles that will produce thicker stronger hairs.

Three or more treatments 2 months apart are usually recommended for optimal outcome.

A red-light laser cap proven to increase hair growth.
Red light treatment has also been scientifically proven to increase hair growth if used regularly. It works be increasing blood flow to your scalp, which in turn accelerates hair growth.

Regular, long-term use of red light caps at home can have a significant positive impact on hair loss.


While it can be hard to admit that hair loss is happening to you, the best way to stop (or at the very least, slow) it in its tracks is to do something about it as early as possible.

If you would like to explore your hair loss treatment options, contact us today to book an appointment


Causes for hair Loss in Women

Causes of Hair Loss in Women

Hair loss isn’t just for the men

No. Unfortunately for we women, Mother Nature decided menopause wasn’t bad enough and threw hair loss into the bargain as well.  In fact, women are almost as likely to experience thinning hair or hair loss as men.

While men typically notice hair loss in the form of bald spots or a receding hair line, women will notice the overall volume of our hair declining. Perhaps you no longer have that big, thick ponytail you used to, or your hair is becoming increasingly flat and lifeless.


Most women experiencing hair loss will find it’s age-related, generally beginning as they reach their 50s or 60s. However, there are many causes of hair loss including:

Child birth
Excessive hair loss after child birth is not unusual. It’s typically caused by your estrogen levels dropping and often happens about three months after the arrival of your new bub. Typically, birth-related hair loss is temporary and your body’s rate of shedding hair will return to normal when your hormones balance out in about 9 to 12 months.

Stress or anxiety
Stress and anxiety can place enormous strain on the body and often this will present itself in the form of hair loss. If you’ve experienced a stressful event, it may be followed by temporary hair loss a few months later. However, if you experience anxiety, hair loss can be a long-term issue that you may require a treatment plan for.

Major operations
General anaesthesia and major operations can put your body under considerable stress, which sometimes alters the life cycle of your hair. This disruption to the regular turnover of your lovely locks may be visible as hair loss or thinning hair a few months after your procedure, but will generally return to normal.

Illness and health conditions
Many illnesses including thyroid disease, diabetes and anaemia can cause hair loss and thinning. The underlying cause for hair loss will vary from condition to condition, but if it’s a long-term illness or health condition, it’s likely your hair loss will be long-term as well. The good news is that we can develop a treatment plan to address this, after running some tests.

Certain medications
Blood thinners, vitamin A supplements, some arthritis drugs, antidepressants, gout medication, medication for certain heart problems, blood pressure medication, and birth control pills, and other prescription medications can all cause hair loss. Your regular doctor may be able to describe an alternative, but if not, hair loss treatment could be beneficial for you.

Unfortunately, hereditary hair loss typically requires a long-term treatment plan, but there are ways that we can help you to significantly slow the hair loss or thinning process.

What we eat – or don’t eat – plays a huge role in determining what our body looks like on the outside. If your body is lacking important proteins, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients; you may start to notice hair loss in as little as two or three months. The good news is that this can be easily rectified with some adjustments to your diet.

Harsh hair products and the way you brush or dry your hair
Sometimes the cause of hair loss is this simple! Nasty chemical products, heated appliances and aggressive brushing can all lead to hair loss, although this is generally breakage due to brittle hair rather than shedding.


The causes of hair loss are many and varied. However, if you’re eager to stop or slow your hair loss, it is vital that we understand the underlying cause. Only then, can we work to develop a treatment program that will achieve results in maintaining or restoring your thick, healthy head of hair.

If you would like to explore your hair loss treatment options, contact us today to book an appointment


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