Finasteride also branded as Propecia or Proscar, is currently the most effective FDA licensed drug for treating hair loss today, and has been since 1997. It has proven to slow, stop or even reverse hairloss in upto 81% of men. The medication works by blocking the formation of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) from testosterone, which has been identified as the main culprit for male pattern baldness. The medication’s benefits we’re stumbled upon by happy accident in the early 1990’s, when the medication was originally approved in 1992 to treat enlarged prostate in men, in-which some began to shows signs of hair regrowth. To fully asses how patients respond to Finasteride, it ideally needs to be used for at least 12-18 months before any benefits can be seen. In most cases the medication typically halts further recession, or seriously slows it down. The longer it is used, the better and in each year after the first twelve months, there continues to be a 2-3% improvement until a plateau may be reached after five years.
Minoxidil also know as Regaine solution for hair-loss was also discovered by happy accident in the 1980’s, as the medication was initially used to treat high blood pressure. Many patients see results for hair growth when the solution is localised to the scalp. Minoxidil works by dilating the blood vessels, which promotes more blood flow to the scalp and follicles, thus creating healthier stronger hair over time. When used in conjunction with Propecia for men, the two medications can be very effective as they work in very different but complementary ways to each other.
Platelet Rich Plasma & Platelet Rich Fibrin.
Platelet Rich Plasma and Platelet Rich Fibrin therapy, commonly know as PRP & PRF treatment is a technique to help promote hair growth and skin healing. PRP works by separating a highly concentrated plasma containing platelets and growth factors, all derived from your own blood. This treatment dates back many years and has been proven to promote quicker tissue regeneration. The plasma solution containing PRF is then reinserted into area’s of need, allowing faster repair and rejuvenation of hair follicles. All of our PRP therapies contain PRF creating longer acting version of regular PRP treatment.
StemVita is a pioneering injectable hair-loss treatment which offers Nanofat combined with PRP and PRF. Essentially Nanofat is liquidised abdominal fat which contains a very high concentration of stem cells. Once the Nanofat is mixed with PRP and PRF, this forms a highly stimulating active product which can increase hair volume. StemVita vastly improves the results of PRP injections by ”supercharging” the result through a richer concentration of stem cells to give a more powerful and longer lasting effect.
Find out more here