Hair Loss Treatment by a DoctorKitchener Waterloo Cosmetic Clinic and Medical Spa
Dr. Rayhaan Dawood MD CCFP is a trained physician in Botox, Dermal Fillers, Hair Loss Restoration, Facial Cosmetic Medicine, Chemical Peels, Medical Facials, Microneedling, and more.
All Injectable and Medical Treatments Done by Dr. Dawood
At Kitchener Waterloo Cosmetic Clinic you are in expert hands. All injectable treatments and advanced medical procedures are done directly by Dr. Dawood. When it comes to your health, you don’t want second best. Dr. Dawood has direct input and oversight into all procedures done at the clinic.
We are the Premier Cosmetic Clinic and Medical Spa of the Kitchener Waterloo Region.
Nonsurgical Hair Loss Therapy and Hair Restoration.
Suffering from hair loss? Looking to restore that head of hair? Brittle hairs and patches of loss? General scalp thinning? No matter what your hair concern is, we may be able to help. Dr. Rayhaan Dawood has pursued extensive training in the field of nonsurgical hair loss therapy, and hair restoration and is a knowledgeable practicing physician in treatments ranging from topical compounded serums to injection-based therapies.
If you’ve already tried over the counter creams and lotions, or are failing treatment through your primary care physician, and have had medical conditions ruled out, then nonsurgical hair loss restoration treatments and procedures may the logical next step. Even individuals thinking of ultimately pursuing a hair transplant then Hair Loss Therapy Injections and serum-based treatments may be a good alternative for you. No knives, no scalpels.
Hair Loss Is Not Fun
Hair loss is a sensitive, embarrassing, and depressing issue for both men and women. There are many factors that affect hair loss, but you don’t have to just “live with it”. There may be options we can provide.
Many patients do not want to undergo the enormous task of hair loss surgery, but there are safe, affordable, and effective treatments that are Non-Surgical. And here at Kitchener Waterloo Cosmetic Clinic, we are experts in Non-Surgical treatments. Under the guidance of Dr. Rayhaan Dawood, you will have an individualized treatment plan formulated, and be one step closer to embracing the new you. We have been treating clients from all across the Kitchener Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge, and entire Southern Ontario Region.
Nonsurgical Hair Loss Treatment. What is it?
There are several forms of conventional hair loss treatment available to us. And there is no “best” treatment overall, as the best treatment for one patient may not be the best for another.
While hair loss is an expected part of aging, there can be real medical diseases and conditions causing it. And to tell the difference you need a skilled physician to both diagnose and treat. All patients deserve a one on one consultation with a skilled expert Medical Doctor to firstly diagnose the exact type and form of hair loss they have and to start the correct form of treatment. This is the fundamental difference between Physician run clinics, and run of the mill medical spas run by Non-MDs; medical training, background expertise, and the ability to rule in/rule out co-existing medical disease.
Conventional Hair Loss treatments are grouped into nonsurgical treatments and surgical hair transplantation. At Kitchener Waterloo Cosmetic Clinic we focus on nonsurgical treatments. No Knives. No Scalpels.
Hair Loss Consultation Process:
At your initial Hair Loss Consultation, Dr. Rayhaan Dawood will take a full medical history and hair examination. We make our consultations as educational as possible. So even if treatments are not right for you, you will still leave with a greater appreciation and stronger knowledge base around hair loss.
After consultation with Dr. Rayhaan Dawood and verification that you do not have an underlying medical condition causing your hair loss, you will be presented with several treatment options. Options can include continuing with lifestyle modifications, and nutritional approaches, utilizing compounded hair serums from one of our trusted medical partners or beginning Injectable Hair Loss Treatments.
Hair Loss Restoration Therapy
Hair Loss Restoration Therapy Cost depends on individual patients factors, goals, needs, and more. At your consultation Dr. Dawood will review your medical history and determine the best treatment plan and steps to take.
If you are a candidate for Hair Loss injection treatments we will book you for a treatment appointment. Hair Loss Restoration may require multiple treatment sessions to achieve results. Most patients require an initial treatment, followed by a second session at 6 months. We will assess you every 3 months in clinic.
Not all patients are good candidates, this is dependent on the type of hair loss, and other factors.
Consult Fee: $100 (Can be Applied to Treatment Fees)
Treatment Fee: Dependent on Severity, cost range Approx $1500 – $2000 per session.
We, unfortunately, we cannot provide specifics or quotes without seeing you for a consultation in person, where your specific facial structure and goals can be assessed and determined by Dr. Dawood.
Hair Loss Restoration is not a permanent treatment. Hair Loss is a factor of life or medical conditions. Hair Loss treatments are temporary and may only slow hair loss, in some cases hair may regrow and be restored. Individual patient response varies. We can make no guarantee of treatment outcome. Multiple sessions and recurrent treatment may be required.
Injectable Treatments for Hair Loss:
Injection Hair Loss Therapy is a form of nonsurgical hair loss treatment, which can kick start the growth cycle of hair and restore your confidence and youthfulness. Please note, our hair loss services are NOT OHIP covered. Consults, serums, and treatments are private pay only.
Hair Loss treatments utilize natural healing factors in your own blood to stimulate healing, and follicular growth in the targeted tissue/area. A small amount of blood is taken from your body, healing factors are isolated, and then re-injected back into the body. These injections can harness the naturally occurring healing factors in the blood. Injections can stimulate hair follicles to reactivate hair not in a growing phase, and to improve the general quality of existing hair. Hair treatment helps hair that is already thinning to help it become both thicker, and stronger.
Hair Loss Injection Treatments have been shown to increase overall hair counts and thickness, and increase the number of hairs in their active growth phase. Treatments, in general, are more effective for women, but even men can hope for results. Some patients report a stop in hair loss 2 months post-treatment. With repeat treatments, the hair can become healthier, fuller, and more youthful. If injections work for your hair should show improvement and regrowth within 9-12 months and after several treatments. Results may remain effective for 2-5 years and beyond with repeat treatments on a yearly basis and with combination with other treatments and approaches.
How many Treatments and Sessions are Needed?:
At Kitchener Waterloo Cosmetic Clinic we use only medical grade “dual-spin” harvesting systems. You will often find these systems in high-end labs, hospitals and orthopedic/sports medicine centers. This concentrates the blood to a higher degree and reduces the total number of treatments required. Higher quality, medical-grade devices deliver a greater concentration, but also require less treatments, higher patient satisfaction, and less discomfort. While we can not guarantee treatment outcomes, we can ensure that we are using the best technology and treatments available for our patients.
The total number of treatments varies per patient, however, we typically recommend 1 treatment followed by visits to the clinic every 3 months to monitor results. A 2nd treatment may be recommended 6-12 months after the first.
Serums for Hair Loss:
There are many hair loss creams, lotions, and serums available. And navigating which to use can be confusing for patients. During your consultation, Dr. Rayhaan Dawood will review the most commonly used hair creams and serums and which may benefit you in addition to injectable treatments. Often we find patients get the best results when on a regimen of specially compounded serums rather than over the counter products. This is typically due to unhealthy preservatives and stabilizers added to conventional over the counter products.
Who is a Good Candidate for Hair Loss Therapy?:
Good candidates for injectable hair loss restoration are those with a family history of hair loss, have easily breakable hair, rely on hair extensions, have traction alopecia from tying the hair too tight, and do not have an established severe medical cause for their hair loss.
However, because everyone’s hair is different we recommend booking a hair loss consultation with Dr. Rayhaan Dawood. Hair loss consults include a comprehensive hair check with blood work. If you are a candidate for therapy a follow-up treatment appointment will be arranged. We do not perform treatments for pregnant or breastfeeding patients. And patient’s who are completely bald are likely not candidates for treatment, as some hair follicle is required for any injectable and/or serums to work.
What Causes Hair Loss?:
Hair grows in cycles. Anagen (growth), Catagen (transitional), Resting (telogen), and Shedding (Exogen). Not all your hair is active all the time! In fact, up to 25% of your hair is in a transitioning or resting state. The bulk of your hair should be in an active state (Anagen). Different medical diseases, life stressors, lifestyle factors, and aging can push more hair out of its active (Anagen) phase. Healthy hair will be in the growth phase for up to 3-6 years., before shifting into a short phase of rest. If your hair is unhealthy, more of it will move into an inactive state. As more hair is in an inactive state, more shedding and hair loss occurs. In disease states, stressful times, or even as we age more hair shifts to an inactive state, and eventually into a permanent state of hair loss.
However, most hair loss is considered to be normal and expected due to age. Individual hair loss pattern will vary. A normal amount of hair loss occurs daily. We lose 50-150 hairs each day as our hairs slowly shift from a growth phase to an inactive phase, and back to growth.
Patterned Hair Loss:
Patterned based hair loss can also be normal, and an expected part of aging. It can occur in the form of classic Male Pattern Baldness or Female Pattern Baldness. Androgenic alopecia is the cause of almost 95% of pattern hair loss and is a common cause in both men, and women.
Patterned hair loss occurs in predictable stages, and is progressive. The earlier in life that it starts, the more advanced the loss will become.
Men have a specific sensitivity to DHT (dihydrotestosterone). The hairs, particularly on the top of the scalp, are sensitive to this hormone, whereas those on the sides and back are less sensitive.
Delayed Hair Loss due to Stress:
Telogen Effluvium is a form of slowed hair growth due to sudden stress. This is followed by a mass shedding of hair at one time or over a few days to weeks. The stress event will push a large proportion of the hair follicles into a resting stage, which will eventually recover given time and several months. With continued stress, however, the problem will not resolve. This condition is very common after pregnancy, or after a stressful life event. If telogen effluvium is suspected the typical treatment course is hair serum, nutrition, treating underlying stress, and watchful waiting for 6-12 months.
Hair Loss due to Alopecia Areata:
Alopecia areata is an immune system disorder that causes the hair follicles to stop producing hair. Sudden hair loss in small patches is the most common feature. Advanced forms include alopecia totalis (where all hair is lost) and alopecia universalis (which is entire body abscence of hair). If Alopecia Areata is a suspected cause of your hair loss we can offer treatments with Kenalog (cortisone) injections which may help to restore the loss hair.
Hair Loss due to Traction Alopecia (Hair Pulling):
Traction alopecia is a form of hair loss due to constant pulling and traction on the hair fibre. This is common in patients that typically wear tightly braided hairstyles and hair weaves. Treatment includes eliminating the hair traction cause and treating the hair with nutrition, lifestyle change, injection therapy, and serums.
Why Hair Loss at Kitchener Waterloo Cosmetic Clinic:
Regardless of the type of hair loss you have, we can help. A consultation with Dr. Dawood includes a full medical review to establish the cause of your hair loss. If need be you will be referred back to your regular doctor for treatment of any underlying medical conditions, and if you are a candidate for nonsurgical hair treatments, we will book you for a treatment appointment. We take your care seriously and treat based on the latest medical guidelines.
Please note our hair loss services are NOT OHIP covered.
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