Experiencing hair loss? We’ve compiled a range of helpful information about male pattern baldness, female pattern baldness and the hair loss treatments that are available here in Melbourne.
What is hair loss?
Hair loss is a natural part of life. The follicles on our heads are in a constant state of growth, shedding, and regrowth, though so subtle that we often don’t notice. For those suffering from hair loss, however, this cycle is broken with no new hairs to replace the ones that fall out.
Excessive hair loss, known as alopecia, affects both men and women and is commonly referred to as male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness. It can occur over a long time or happen suddenly. Although we typically associate hair loss with age, alopecia can affect people at all stages of their lives – even in their late teens or twenties.
It is always best to seek out advice as early as possible, as treatment plays a significant role in reducing or outright halting hair loss before it becomes too drastic.
For more information about male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness, make sure to visit our guide on hair loss types.
What can cause hair loss?
As there are a number of factors that can cause hair loss in our clients, we always do a comprehensive assessment. Some of the most common contributors include:
- Excessive stress and trauma
- Excessive hairstyling
- Certain medications
- Diet and deficiencies
- Certain diseases
Though genetics are usually the culprit, any of these can affect your hair and should be taken into consideration.
What hair loss treatments are available?
While it is important to recognise that there is no such thing as a ‘hair loss cure’, this is an issue that is highly treatable. At Medical Hair Restoration Australia, we’re committed to connecting you with hair loss solutions that are suitable for your unique situation.
As hair loss can be complex, we believe in taking a multi-therapy approach. This includes things like nutrition advice and scalp micropigmentation – often referred to as a hair tattoo – to provide coverage for areas that have already been affected, such as the hairline or thin patches.
We offer scalp micropigmentation through our world-renowned Foli Sim clinics in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.
What is scalp micropigmentation?
Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is quickly becoming one of the foremost forms of hair loss treatment for male and female pattern baldness.
By carefully tattooing a specialised pigment into the scalp, a skilled artist can replicate the look of hair follicles and create the appearance of hair where there is none. This can be useful for clients with thinning hair, receding hairlines, or who have lost their hair entirely.
Those who choose SMP do so because of a few main reasons:
- No ongoing costs – Unlike most forms of hair loss treatment, SMP is a one and done deal, with only the occasional touch-up required every few years.
- Affordable – SMP is one of the most affordable options available. We also offer 6-month payment plans.
- Adaptable – If you lose more hair in the future, an SMP artist can seamlessly incorporate more coverage into your existing SMP work.
- It’s an immediate result – SMP can create the appearance of close-cropped hair on a completely bald head.
Our SMP clinic, Foli Sim, is known here in Melbourne and across the world for its expert artists and unparalleled results. Recognised by the international community for our commitment to SMP and our ability to craft exquisite natural hairlines, you can trust that you are in the best hands.
Our SMP process
- Free consultation
We start with a free consultation at our Melbourne clinic (or via phone or video), where one of our expert SMP artists will go through the process with you and discuss what you want for your hair.
SMP is a gradual process, with the first couple of sessions spent on building up ‘hair’ density and the remainder focused more on definition. This ensures you get the most realistic looking results. Overall, you’ll be asked to sit for 2–4 sessions in total, with 1–2 weeks in between to allow for healing.
- Hairline restoration complete!
With your new hair complete, you’re ready to take on the world! And don’t worry – we offer a 12-month guarantee on all our work. If you do require a touch up during this time it will be free of charge.
Ready to get started? Book your free, no-obligation consultation today!
Our SMP results
Below you can see some of our best SMP work for Melbourne men and women.
Frequently asked questions
We understand you may have a lot of questions about hair loss and what it means for you. Below are some of the most common questions we get from clients coming into our Melbourne clinic for treatment.
What is the most effective hair loss treatment?
This will vary from person to person and will depend on what stage of hair loss you’re at. For example, a person whose hair has receded or thinned but still maintains a relatively healthy amount of hair may benefit from oral or topical treatments to prevent additional hair loss and SMP to restore their hairline or add thickness.
Once we’ve conducted our assessment, we’ll be happy to recommend the best treatment for your hair.
How can I thicken my hair?
Scalp micropigmentation can be a great way to add more density, filling in any gaps and giving the appearance of a fuller head of hair. Both men and women find this to be an effective solution.
Will hair loss go away on its own?
There are certain conditions that cause resolvable hair loss: thyroid conditions, hormonal fluctuations, dermatological conditions, iron deficiencies, and more. Additionally, certain medications can also cause hair loss and, once stopped, hair loss should be reversed.
Alopecia and similar conditions, however, will not go away on their own. It is important to seek out treatment as soon as possible to mitigate the damage that can be caused and to get the best results for your hair.
Do I need surgery?
Some of our patients may benefit from hair transplant surgery, while others will see better results from non-surgical options such as scalp micropigmentation or one of our other treatments. What’s best for you will depend on your hair, the extent of hair loss, and a few other factors.
How do I find the right SMP provider for me?
Scalp micropigmentation may be non-surgical and non-invasive, however it is still a cosmetic procedure, meaning you should choose your SMP provider carefully. Some important factors to consider when researching different SMP providers include: the credentials and training of their staff, the practitioners’ experience and portfolio of work, and the standard and cleanliness of the clinic itself. Scalp micropigmentation is a life-changing procedure, meaning it is certainly worth investing extra money into a provider that is highly respected and reputable within its industry.
Can’t find the answer to your query? Feel free to reach out to our team today!
Want to find out more about our options for hair loss treatment in Melbourne? Get in touch with our experts today by calling 1800 668 480 or sending an enquiry via our Contact Form here.
For more information about our SMP services, make sure to visit Foli Sim.