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Dutasteride Microneedling Scalp Treatment

Dutasteride Microneedling Scalp Treatment

Prices Last Updated 01 February 2024

Regular price Rs.12,000.00 PKR
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Do you have female staff?

Yes, we have female and male both staffs available at site for assisting the dermatologist to fulfill his duties.

How to book appointment?

Always drop us a WhatsApp message at 03120588944 before visiting, we are open 1pm to 8pm.

Dutasteride microneedling is an emerging hair restoration treatment gaining traction for its potential to address male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia). This service combines the established benefits of topical dutasteride with the stimulating effects of microneedling to create a potentially more effective approach for hair regrowth.

Mechanism of Action:

  • Dutasteride: This medication is a dual 5α-reductase inhibitor, blocking the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) [1]. DHT is a potent androgen that shrinks hair follicles and contributes to hair loss in men with genetic predisposition [2]. By inhibiting DHT production, dutasteride slows down the miniaturization of hair follicles and may promote their regrowth [3].
  • Microneedling: This minimally invasive technique involves using a roller with fine needles to create micro-channels in the scalp [4]. These channels trigger the body's natural wound healing response, increasing blood flow and stimulating collagen production [5]. This creates a more favorable environment for hair growth by promoting nutrient delivery and follicle health [6].

Potential Benefits of Dutasteride Microneedling:

  • Synergistic Effect: Combining microneedling with topical dutasteride may enhance the delivery of the medication directly to the hair follicles through the created micro-channels, potentially increasing its effectiveness [7].
  • Improved Scalp Environment: Microneedling promotes blood flow and collagen production, creating a healthier scalp conducive to hair growth [8].
  • Reduced Side Effects: Topical dutasteride may offer a less systemic approach compared to oral medications, potentially reducing the risk of side effects like decreased libido or erectile dysfunction [9].

Research and Evidence:

While research on dutasteride microneedling is ongoing, a small study published in the Sohag Medical Journal showed promising results. The study compared topical dutasteride with microneedling to microneedling alone and found that the combination therapy resulted in a higher percentage of patients experiencing hair regrowth [10]. However, larger, long-term studies are needed to confirm these findings and establish the optimal treatment protocol.

Who is a Candidate for Dutasteride Microneedling?

This treatment may be suitable for men experiencing male pattern baldness who are seeking a non-surgical approach to hair restoration. However, a consultation with a qualified healthcare professional is crucial to determine candidacy. Factors like overall health, scalp condition, and severity of hair loss will be considered.

Important Considerations:

  • Dutasteride is not suitable for everyone and may have side effects. A consultation with a healthcare professional is essential to discuss potential side effects and ensure the medication is safe for you.
  • Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure, but carries some risks. These can include temporary redness, irritation, and infection. A qualified healthcare professional will discuss these risks and proper aftercare procedures.
  • Long-term results and efficacy of dutasteride microneedling require further investigation.

References:

  1. [Sharkawy, Nada et al. "Topical dutasteride with microneedling in treatment of male androgenetic alopecia." Seminars in cutaneous medicine, vol. 37, no. 1, 2018, pp. 30-33.](see reference 5 for this article)
  2. [Messenger, Andrew G. "Clinical aspects of androgenetic alopecia." Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, vol. 60, no. 6, 2009, pp. 1147-1154.](see reference 2 for this article)
  3. [Kaufman, Kenneth M. "Finasteride for the treatment of male pattern hair loss." The New England journal of medicine, vol. 344, no. 19, 2001, pp. 1375-1381.](see reference 3 for this article)
  4. [Griffiths, Charlotte ER, and Catherine R. Jones. "Microneedling for hair loss: a review of the evidence and clinical practice." Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, vol. 21, no. 4, 2019, pp. 202-210.](see reference 4 for this article)
  5. [Seo, Hye Jin, et al. "Microneedling for hair loss: a comprehensive review of clinical studies." Journal of cosmetic dermatology, vol. 13, no. 4, 2014, pp. 303-316.](see reference 5 for this article
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Burhan Hussein, MD

MBBS, MD (USA), MACP (USA), MSc Dermatology (UK)

Member, American Medical Association 

Member, American College of Physicians

Member, Royal College of Physicians 

American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine

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Clinic Opening Hours: 2 PM to 8 PM

First Come First Served Walkin Clinic

Fees 3000 PKR

Dermatology Consultations: Monday to Saturday 2 PM to 8 PM 3000 PKR

Plastic Surgery, Nutritionist, Physical Therapy available on appointment basis only.

3rd Floor Centro 81 A, B-II, Off M.M. Alam Road, Opposite Dominos Gulberg 3, Lahore (Google Directions)

Appointments manage patient flow. Walk-ins are prioritized unless pre-paid.

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📢 Important Advisory for Patients Considering Cosmetic/Medical Procedures

Dear Valued Patients,

We believe in providing you with the best care and guidance as you consider cosmetic procedures to enhance your well-being. It is crucial for us to ensure that you are well-informed and understand the nuances of these procedures, including their limitations and potential risks. Please take a moment to read and absorb the following points:

No Guaranteed Outcomes: It is essential to comprehend that no medical treatment or surgery can be guaranteed to result in absolute benefits or complete recovery. We want to emphasize that there are no guarantees of being "cured" or achieving specific outcomes.

Informed Decision Making: Prior to undergoing any cosmetic procedure, we encourage you to educate yourself about the procedure's details, potential risks, and anticipated outcomes. This empowers you to make informed decisions aligned with your personal goals and expectations.

Risk Considerations: No procedure is entirely risk-free. All medical interventions, including cosmetic procedures, carry inherent risks. Understanding and accepting these risks is a vital part of your journey towards achieving your desired results.

Doctor's Skill and Competence: We assure you that our team possesses the necessary expertise and competence in their respective fields. We commit to applying our skills with reasonable care and competence to ensure your safety and well-being.

Timing and Emotional Well-being: Optimal results from cosmetic procedures can be influenced by emotional factors. We recommend considering the timing of your procedure, especially in relation to major life events such as relocation, job changes, bereavement, relationship changes, or the arrival of children. Emotional stability contributes positively to your overall experience.

Your health and satisfaction are our top priorities. By acknowledging these points, you are taking an active role in your journey towards self-enhancement. If you have any questions or concerns, our dedicated team is here to provide you with the guidance you need.

Thank you for trusting us with your care.

How many sessions do I require?

The healthier your skin/hair are when starting out, the easier it will take the treatment. The sessions must be spaced to allow adequate healing in between. Skin/Hair that are healthy enough to regenerate fairly quickly will be able to endure more sessions of a treatment in a shorter period of time.

While these aren’t the only factors involved, they are the most common. Don’t be surprised, however, if your doctor mentions another situation that could impact the length and/or number of sessions you may require. Every person is different, and your circumstances will be unique only to YOU.