Services & Fees

Perth Hair Clinic Services & Fees

We offer a comprehensive specialist service for hair and scalp conditions. This is a medical service, delivered by doctors with specific expertise in hair and scalp disorders.

Typical fees are $350 for a first consultation, and $250 for a review. Treatments are charged separately. See below for our full list of treatments and fees, and new offerings coming soon. Note, bulk billing and concession rates are not available.

Stereotactic Hair Photography

Using a specialised high resolution medical camera array, standardised and highly reproducible images are taken. Allows long term monitoring and comparison of treatment response.

Corticosteroid Injections

Corticosteroid injections are a common treatment option for various medical hair and scalp disorders, including alopecia areata, scarring alopecia, and psoriasis. These injections deliver a high concentration of corticosteroids directly to the affected area, reducing inflammation and promoting hair regrowth. They can be an effective treatment option for patients who have not responded to other therapies, although they do carry the risk of side effects such as thinning of the skin or changes in skin pigmentation.

Dutasteride scalp injection therapy

Dutasteride scalp injection therapy is a treatment option for medical hair and scalp disorders that involves injecting the drug dutasteride directly into the scalp. Dutasteride works by blocking the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is a hormone that can contribute to hair loss. By reducing the amount of DHT in the scalp, dutasteride can help to slow or reverse hair loss and improve hair growth. This therapy is typically used in cases of androgenetic alopecia, also known as male or female pattern hair loss, and may be considered when other treatments have been ineffective.

Microneedling/Dermarolling

Microneedling or dermarolling involves puncturing the skin with small needles to create controlled micro-injuries. In the treatment of medical hair and scalp disorders, this technique can be used to stimulate hair growth by promoting the release of growth factors and increasing blood flow to the scalp. Microneedling can also improve the absorption and efficacy of topical medications used for hair and scalp conditions such as alopecia, seborrheic dermatitis, and psoriasis. Additionally, it may help reduce inflammation and improve the overall health of the scalp.

Blood Testing

Blood testing plays an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of medical hair and scalp disorders. It can help identify underlying medical conditions, such as hormonal imbalances, autoimmune disorders, nutritional deficiencies, or infections that may be causing or contributing to hair and scalp problems. Blood tests can also monitor the effectiveness of treatments and identify any potential side effects. Based on the results of blood testing, healthcare professionals can develop personalized treatment plans for their patients.

Patch Testing

Patch testing is a diagnostic tool used to identify allergens that may be causing or exacerbating a medical hair or scalp disorder, such as contact dermatitis. It involves applying small amounts of potential allergens to the skin on the back and monitoring the area for a reaction. Patch testing can help determine the specific allergen(s) triggering the condition, allowing for targeted treatment and avoidance strategies.

UVB Phototherapy

UVB phototherapy is a treatment that uses ultraviolet B light to manage various medical hair and scalp disorders, such as psoriasis and eczema. The UVB light penetrates the skin, slowing down the growth of affected cells and reducing inflammation. This therapy can improve the symptoms of these disorders, such as itching, redness, and scaling. UVB phototherapy is typically used as a second-line treatment when topical therapies are not effective or feasible, and under the supervision of a healthcare professional.

Medical Hair Assessment

Your treating doctor will take a comprehensive history and perform a physical exam. Your diagnosis and management options will be discussed with you and any further investigations, treatments and follow ups will be arranged. If your condition is rare or complex, you may be reviewed by more than one doctor on the day (with no extra cost to you). We are a teaching clinic and there may be a training health care professional or clinical observer present during your consult (with your consent).

Oral medications

Oral medications for hair growth and/or disease control include minoxidil, antiandrogens (e.g. spironolactone, bicalutamide, finasteride, dutasteride) and JAK inhibitors (e.g. tofacitinib, baricitinib, ruxolitinib, upadacitinib)

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections involve using a patient’s own blood plasma, which contains a high concentration of platelets, to stimulate hair growth and treat hair and scalp disorders such as androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata. The growth factors and other proteins present in the platelets help to promote cell growth and tissue repair in the hair follicles, leading to healthier and thicker hair growth. PRP injections are a minimally invasive and safe treatment option for hair loss and can be used in conjunction with other treatments for best results.

Topical Hair Growth Treatments

Topical hair growth treatments can be helpful in promoting hair growth and managing hair loss associated with certain medical hair and scalp disorders. These treatments are typically applied directly to the scalp and may contain ingredients such as minoxidil or corticosteroids, which can stimulate hair growth and reduce inflammation. However, the specific treatment approach will depend on the underlying cause of the disorder and should be determined by a medical professional.

Skin/Scalp Biopsy

Scalp biopsy or skin biopsy is a diagnostic procedure that involves taking a small sample of skin tissue from the scalp or affected area of the skin. It can help diagnose a range of medical hair and scalp disorders, such as alopecia, scalp psoriasis, and scalp infections. The sample is examined under a microscope to identify the underlying cause of the condition and guide treatment. In some cases, a scalp biopsy can also help rule out other conditions that may have similar symptoms.

Hair Pluckings / Scalp & Skin Scrapings

Hair pluckings, scalp scrapings, and skin scrapings are diagnostic procedures used in the evaluation of medical hair and scalp disorders. These procedures help to identify the underlying cause of symptoms such as itching, flaking, hair loss, and inflammation. Hair pluckings are used to examine the hair shaft and follicle, while scalp scrapings and skin scrapings are used to identify fungal or bacterial infections or other skin conditions. The results of these procedures can help healthcare professionals determine the appropriate treatment plan for the patient.

Coming Soon
  • Digital hair counting technology
  • Video Trichoscopy
  • Autologous cellular micrografting (‘stem cell therapy’
  • Vitamin/peptide scalp injections
  • Bicalutamide scalp injections
  • Laser therapy for hair growth
  • Laser assisted drug delivery
  • Functional medicine/lifestyle medicine review
  • Nutrition assessment for hair