Chris* could not remember a time in the past five years when he did not want to treat his hair loss. The moment it had started he had known he was not ready to watch his hair disappear. After seeing an advert for Ashley and Martin on the television he realised it was time to finally act and picked up the phone to make an appointment.
During his initial appointment, Chris disclosed that the rapid decline in his hair had not been terribly surprising. Men on both his mother’s and father’s sides of the family had all suffered with varying degrees of hair loss. The pattern of loss together with the fact that Chris was physically healthy with manageable levels of stress in his life, lead the consultant to diagnose him with male pattern hair loss, Norwood IV.
The consultant suggested Chris use a combination of prescription medication, herbal supplements and laser therapy to combat the advanced hair loss he was seeing. With this degree of loss, it would take time to reverse the damage done, but there were still a great deal of viable hair follicles to work with across Chris’ scalp and improvements could be made.
Chris opted to buy a LaserCap™ to go with his RealGROWTH® medical hair regrowth program. This would enable him to treat his hair at home instead of finding the time to attend the clinic each week for laser therapy treatments. An avid traveller, Chris was pleased that the clinic would be able to provide him with a letter for customs, enabling him to take his medication with him wherever he went.
Chris found his in-home treatment easy to perform and he quickly established a routine. Sixteen short weeks later he was back at the clinic for his first Ashley and Martin Review to assess the progress he was making on his RealGROWTH® program. Together Chris and his consultant looked at his progress photos side by side. Both men could instantly see that Chris’ hair was making great strides. His overall density had improved greatly and he was relieved to see that he had gained new hair where he had lost the most, making a start on covering over his balding crown.
*name changed to protect privacy