Finasteride is a drug that is available in the form of a tablet that helps to lower DHT. To purchase finasteride, you will need a prescription from your GP/Doctor. It requires daily consumption for 6-9 months before starting to have much of an effect and then it still needs to be taken every day to continue to experience its benefits. Finasteride can not grow more new hair, however it may assist in regrowing thicker hair. Prodominantly, finasteride helps to slow down and stabilise genetic hair loss. The sooner a patient starts this medication, the better the results they will experience. Unfortunately this medication can cause sexual side effects and it can cause lethargy along with other side effects. Please consult your doctor before deciding if this treatment is suitable for you.
PRP is not a drug, it is made from a person’s own blood supply. It does not lower DHT levels, however it helps to repair the damage to the hair follicle that is caused by DHT. Unlike finasteride, PRP does not cause any sexual side effects nor does it impact a person’s energy levels. PRP requires 4 x Treatments spaced 1-4 weeks apart then maintenance treatments every 2-6 months apart. Initial improvements can often be experienced within 1-2 months of commencing the treatment. Because PRP is made from a person’s own blood supply, their diet, stress, alcohol and other medications/drugs that are consumed, may alter how “strong” a person’s PRP treatment is. Patients who follow our pre-treatment recommendations (click here) have consistently shown to achieve better and faster results than those patients who did not follow our recommendations.
Low Level Laser Therapy is abbreviated as LLLT. LLLT Hair Loss Treatments are available as an in-chair treatment at clinics or as a treatment that you do yourself at home. LLLT uses flashing lights which trigger blood supply to be improved in the area’s it is used on. LLLT helps to increase blood supply to your hair follicles. It has no impact on a patients DHT levels, however the increased blood supply helps to repair the damage DHT causes. It is not possible to state the treatment timings/intervals as this depends on the strength and quality of device being used. Most LLLT devices report that continued usage for up to 6 months is required before having much effect and then continuous usage is required to maintain the results. The sooner a patient starts this treatment, the better the results they will experience. Please consult your doctor before deciding if this treatment is suitable for you.
LLLT promotes normal blood supply levels in the body, however PRP increases normal blood supply levels AND directly delivers concentrated & enriched blood support. Therefore, PRP is not required as often as LLLT. PRP only requires 4 x treatments 1-4 weeks apart then maintenance treatments every 2-6 months depending on the patient.