offering a wide range OF NON SURGICAL AND SURGICAL TREATMENT OPTIONS TO MEET YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS AND HELP YOU REGAIN YOUR CONFIDENCE.
Prime Hair uses a holistic approach to medical hair restoration. We specialize strictly in hair restoration, from hair loss prevention to surgical procedures. We focus on our patients’ needs and build relationships to ensure they can prevent their hair loss progression and maintain steady hair growth.
Our practice has a solution for every type of hair loss. We conduct initial assessments and diagnoses in order to provide personalized treatment plans based on your unique situation.
We offer hair loss treatments for both men and women. Women haven’t had many options with hair loss as most treatments were geared towards men. Hair Transplants were also difficult to offer to women as they can tend to thin throughout, causing the donor area to also thin out. We offer a range of non invasive treatments to meet your unique needs.
Dr. Joseph MacDonald – Medical Doctor
Dr. MacDonald was born and raised in Southern Alberta, obtaining his medical degree from the University of Alberta and completing his medical residency training in Calgary. Dr. MacDonald is the medical director of the world renowned Prime Hair Clinic, a leader in hair transplantation for over 40 years, where he has a focused expertise in Hair Restoration and dedicates the majority of his time.
He is unique in that he also has a well rounded medical scope that ranges from working shifts as an urgent care physician, running a dermatological procedure (lumps and bumps) clinic, seeing patients in primary care, and as a medical aesthetics director.
Dr. MacDonald was personally trained for two years by one of the most respected pioneers in the hair transplant industry, Dr. Gillespie. This rare mentorship allowed Dr. MacDonald to gain accelerated knowledge and experience, setting him well ahead of his peers. He has also trained with other world-leading surgeons and is a member of the ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery). Dr. MacDonald is a staple at continuing educational events and he and his staff have been committed to providing training to other surgeons interested in hair restoration at various international venues.
Dr. MacDonald’s energy and passion to educate patients on all of their hair loss options, and his commitment to delivering exceptional work, have garnered him extensive praise from his patients and colleagues alike. He is eager to bring the newest techniques and treatments to our clients and excited to offer our patients even more than before.
FUT- FOLLICULAR UNIT TRANSPLANTATION
FUT is a hair restoration technique where the patient’s hair is transplanted in naturally occurring groups of follicular units which consist of 1-4 hairs. Follicular units contain sebaceous (oil) glands, nerves, a small muscle, and occasional fine vellus hairs. In order to maximize the cosmetic impact of the procedure the surgeon will perfom Follicular Unit Transplantation, these small units allow the surgeon to safely transplant thousands of grafts in a single session.
FUT is considered advanced over older hair transplantation procedures that used larger grafts and often produced an unnatural look. In a properly-performed follicular unit transplant, the results will mimic the way hair grows in naturally and will be undetectable as a hair transplant.
Women in the past have not liked the idea of shaving their hair to have transplants but this is no longer required for hair transplant in women with the FUT technology.
FUE- FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION
FUE, also known as follicular transfer (FT), involves extracting individual follicular units directly from the patient’s shaved donor area (usually 2mm), Following the of Local anesthesia, the grafts are individually harvested from the shaved donor area using a motorized punch. Once the needed number of grafts is obtained, the donor sites are left to heal and no suturing is necessary. The remainder of the surgical procedure continues as with FUT.
FUE technology has grown into Advanced FUE. The difference is that Advanced FUE allows the creation of larger donor pools by harvesting follicles from areas outside the head such as: legs, chest, arms, back, abdomen, face, and beard.
Also Advanced FUE addresses the fact that hair often grows in curved trajectories and with standard FUE surgery there is the assumption that hair growth occurs as a straight line which causes a risk of damaging the follicles during the excision and retrieval of the grafts. By performing FUE, the risk is eliminated.
ROGAINE (MINOXIDIL) – TOPICAL MEDICATION
Rogaine is a medication that is topically used to promote hair growth and slow down hair loss. It is applied to the scalp where hair loss or thinning has occurred. Rogain is available for both men and woman and comes it either a foam or lotion.
PROPECIA (FINASTERIDE) – ORAL MEDICATION
Propecia is an oral pill and requires a prescription. The medications work by blocking the effects of DHT (dihydrotestosterone). DHT works by slowing the growth of genetically susceptible hair and causes them to disappear entirely over time. Finasteride should be considered for all male patients regardless of their stage of hair loss.
PLATELET RICH PLASMA- PRP THERAPY
PRP therapy is commonly used in hair restoration for natural looking results. Using a thin needle, your own Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is injected into the scalp. The growth factors in your blood cells do their job by naturally stimulating hair growth. PRP Hair Restoration is suitable for both woman and men. It is a state of the art, non-surgical and totally natural, alternative medical procedure used for patients who are experiencing hair loss or hair thinning. PRP is an injectable treatment that uses the patient’s own blood. Our blood plasma (PRP) contains active growth factors which can help promote hair growth. The end result is a fuller, healthier looking head of hair.
MATURE HAIR TRANSPLANT
There are several options available if you have had a previous hair transplant that left you with an undesirable scar or large grafts that are very noticeable.
We can recreate your eyebrows and is done in the same way we would do a hair transplant. By extracting a small amount of donor area to achieve a permanent natural brow.
MUSTACHE & BEARD TRANSPLANT
Whether you need to camouflage an area or scar or fill in a space, we can assist you in achieving your desired results using hair transplantation.