Loss of hair in women or men can have a devastating psychological effect on self-image, self-confidence, and self-esteem. Hair loss can be caused by genetics, the aging process, hormonal changes, and a variety of other reasons.

Currently, there are many treatment options available, including laser technology, topical creams, cortisone injections, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and vitamin injections. At Derm.ca Laser and Esthetics we provide all of these hair loss treatment options based on the underlying cause of hair loss.

We have had great success helping patients with a medical condition called alopecia areata restore hair follicles and achieve exceptional results using cortisone injections and PRP treatments.

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Benefits of Revoderm Hair Regrowth Technology include:

  • Adds fullness and body to thinning hair
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  • Helps to reduce hair loss
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Conditions Treated By Cortisone Injections

Dr. Alanen sees thousands of patient’s with this medical condition, and we have had great success in using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and cortisone injections for hair loss. Specifically, cortisone is most effective on conditions that stem from inflammation under the scalp, such as alopecia areata. When injected into the root of the hair over several months, cortisone reduces the inhibiting inflammation and allows the dormant hair to grow back.

What Is Alopecia Areata?

Alopecia areata is a medical condition that affects women and men, where hair loss develops in patches — generally on the head. On occasion, total baldness may occur. In most cases the hair will grow back after several months, but in some cases, the hair loss can be permanent.

It is not known exactly why alopecia areata occurs, but it is believed that the immune system attacks the cells which produce hair, causing inflammation at the root level.

What Is Involved In The Cortisone Injection Procedure?

The procedure entails cortisone injections into the scalp approximately 1 cm apart. The number of injections depends on the size of the area being treated and can range from 2 -3 injections in smaller areas to 40 – 50 injections in larger areas.

To reduce the level of pain and discomfort, we generally apply a numbing cream prior to the treatment. After the procedure, patients can resume most activities immediately.

Who Are The Best Candidates?

  • Women and men with alopecia areata
  • Patients with small patches of hair loss
  • Hair loss affecting less than 50% of the scalp

During the initial complimentary consultation, Dr. Alanen or one of our hair loss specialists will perform a thorough assessment. If cortisone injection is not the appropriate treatment for your specific type of hair loss, we may recommend another treatment, such as PRP injections or mesotherapy.

When Will I See Results? How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Because cortisone takes time to reduce inflammation at the root level of the hair, new hair growth is typically seen in approximately 4-6 weeks. Injections are repeated at 4-6 week intervals until the hair has grown back. Unfortunately, cortisone injection treatments do not prevent new hair loss from developing.

Benefits of Cortisone Injections for Hair Loss

  • Minimally invasive and non-surgical procedure
  • Highly effective on alopecia areata
  • Minimal discomfort and minor pain
  • Great alternative to surgical transplants

Schedule A Consultation

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Medical Dermatology appointments require a referral from your Family Doctor or General Practitioner, while Cosmetic procedures do not.

A fee of $100 will be charged should you choose not to obtain a referral for any Medical appointments. Please contact us at 403-457-1900 or email us at info@derm.ca if you are unclear as to whether your issue is Medical or Cosmetic.

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Here’s What Our Patients Are Saying…

“I have seen Ildiko at Derm.ca for PRP treatments for my thinning hair. I bought a package of three PRP with two hair vitamin injections. I also bought the Revoderm hair kit (which I love) and after the 2nd treatment my hair stopped falling out. I noticed this right away in the shower! Ildiko is very knowledgable and explained how important it is to be on top of Vitamin B12 and put me on iron pills. This combination has done wonders for me. Thank you Ildiko for giving me my hair back!.
-Isabella H.