At Farjo, we believe in giving the correct advice to patients, even if it’s not a solution they are expecting, including perhaps not undertaking any treatment for the time being.
It is not uncommon for patients to first enter the Institute seeking a hair transplant. However, after a full appraisal of their condition, we may recommend non-surgical treatment if we believe it is a better approach, or in addition to surgery.
Finasteride (Propecia®) in tablet form is the most effective medicine for strengthening hair and arresting further loss. Another popular treatment is Minoxidil, widely known as Regaine which is applied as a foam or lotion.
Low level laser therapy
If you bathe the scalp in light at a certain frequency (650 nm) it penetrates the skin, stimulating cells beneath to produce more protein. A key constituent of hair is keratin derived from protein. So boosting protein production in the scalp strengthens the keratin and the hair itself. The light is beamed through small individual light sources within a helmet or cap or via a handheld device, such as a lasercomb. The technology works best on areas where hair is still present, but thinning.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP)
Can be used to encourage hair growth and improve its quality. We take a sample of a patient’s blood and spin it in a centrifuge. This separates the platelets from the rest of the plasma to settle in concentrated form in the sample. The platelet rich plasma is then injected into the patient’s scalp to benefit hair growth.
Non-surgical treatments can be used separately, in tandem or even as a complement to surgery to protect and strengthen the remaining hair, or to enhance the surgical result.