Hair loss and hair thinning are one of the most common reasons male and female clients to seek help from a dermatologist.
The Hair Loss Clinic
Hair loss is distressing and there can be many reasons for this. Paul would take a history and perform an examination including dermatoscopic scalp analysis.
Then he can decide whether you require blood tests which we can provide privately or you can arrange through your GP. You may require a scalp biopsy which we can provide from £350.
Once Paul has a working diagnosis he can provide a treatment plan which may include medication, steriod injection, PRP
An initial consultation with Paul is £150
Frontal fibrosing alopecia
There are many causes of hair loss but one that is increasing in prevalence is FFA. This affects mainly post menopausal women and can often go undiagnosed for several years. The first sign may be the loss of eyebrows and then frontal hair loss.
Frontal fibrosing alopecia is a form of scarring hair loss affecting the hair margin on the front of the scalp. This happens due to inflammation and destruction of the hair follicles. There may also be hair loss from the scalp near the ears and from the eyebrows. Sometimes hair loss can also occur from other parts of the body, but this is less common. FFA occurs mostly in white postmenopausal women but can occur in premenopausal women, men, and people of other ethnicities. Frontal fibrosing alopecia is thought to be a variant of another condition called lichen planopilaris.
Frontal fibrosing alopecia causes the frontal hairline to progressively recede over time. The rate of hair loss tends to vary from person to person. There can be some redness and flaky skin around individual hairs. Once a hair has fallen out, it will not re-grow in this area. The skin left behind may appear slightly paler and smoother than the rest of the skin on the forehead. In addition some patients may have loss of hairs from eyebrows and other parts of the body.
There are several treatment options for frontal fibrosing alopecia, including PRP, if you would like a consultation with Dr Charlson please ring T :01482 662480
By far the most effective method of PRP treatment is to inject the PRP back into the treatment site. To super concentrate your plasma your physician will double spin the blood sample to obtain super concentrated platelets.
Once injected into the treatment sire, platelets release proteins known as growth factors that stimulate stem cells to rejuvenate and repapir damaged or aging tissue.
PRP is suitable for hair loss and hair thinning treatment in both males and females
PRP for hair loss is most effective when used with topical medication to achieve MAXIMUM stimulation of your hair follicles to encourage hair re growth. At least THREE treatments would be necessary with further maintenance. Prices are worked out as a package of THREE treatments a few weeks apart and topical medication.
THREE PRP treatments to the scalp for hair loss treatment are £350/275/250
Alopecia areata is a distressing condition caused by an autoimmune disorder of the hair follicles. Your body attacks your hair follicles causing hair loss in sharply defined areas of the scalp.
Alopecia areata starts suddenly. Hair loss then continues for days and weeks until all the hair from the affected area has been lost. The size of the affected patches may vary and be small to involvement of the entire scalp.
Alopecia areata can affect any age but most commonly is seen between ages 15 years to 30 years.
Alopecia areata is associated with auto immune diseases including vitiligo and thyroid disease. Current evidence suggests that alopecia areata is caused by an abnormality in the immune system that damages hair follicles. This particular abnormality leads to autoimmunity, a misguided immune system that tends to attack its own body. As a result, the immune system attacks particular tissues of the body. In alopecia areata, for unknown reasons, the body’s own immune system attacks the hair follicles and disrupts normal hair formation.
Biopsies of affected skin show immune lymphocytes penetrating into the hair bulb of the hair follicles. Alopecia areata is occasionally associated with other autoimmune conditions such as thyroid disease, vitiligo, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcerative colitis.
The diagnosis or treatment of these diseases is unlikely to affect the course of alopecia areata. Sometimes, alopecia areata occurs within family members, suggesting a role of genes.
Alopecia Areata treatment : Successful treatment may be seen with local steroid injection which is administered at 4 to 6 weekly intervals. However, treatment is usually ongoing to maintain improvement and there is no cure. regrowth hair may be fine and non pigmented.
Price for consultation and first treatment with Dr Charlson is £150