Hair Loss Clinic
Experiencing Hair Loss?
Hair loss is a problem that affects a number of people and can be embarrassing. Androgenic Alopecia (or pattern hair loss) is the commonest cause of hair loss, and until recently, there has been not much available in terms of care.
At Pristine Health Clinic, we take a scientific approach to hair loss care. This involves our A-B-C approach.
A - Assessment of hair loss, to determine if this is a pattern hair loss or disease process. This is important to determine the course of care.
B - Biopsy of scalp tissue and hair for patterns not compatible with pattern hair loss.
C - Clinical care. We use medical grade treatment approach to hair care. Please note that we do not sell supplements for hair loss.
Treatment Options for Pattern Hair Loss
Our approach to hair loss treatment is done through three means:
2. Medical Grade Laser Treatment
3. Platelet-rich-plasma treatment (PRP)
Generally, results are variable and dependent on the stage of hair loss. Chances of better outcomes (i.e. preventing further loss and hair restoration) are increased by combining different treatment modalities above. However, there is no guarantee on the treatment outcomes.
Restorative laser hair treatment works by increasing blood flow to the scalp and hair follicles, stimulates microcirculation, improves cellular metabolism and protein synthesis, reduces the effects of protein blocking enzymes and promotes thickness and density. It requires 20 minutes per session. You generally see results in 6 - 12 months. There is no discomfort associated with the treatment. It requires continued use to maintain results.
Platelet-rich-plasma makes use of your own natural stem cells and growth factor readily available in your blood. A sample of your blood is taken and processed to extract the growth factors and stem cells. These are then injected into the scalp area with the hair loss. Since the Platelet-Rich Plasma is produced from a patient’s own blood, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection.
Generally, pattern hair loss treatments are considered cosmetic and are not covered by Alberta Health and most private insurance. However, we could give you a receipt that may be used for reimbursement from a health spending account, if you have one.