Female Treatments

Overview of Treatment Approach

As a qualified treatment practitioner for hair + scalp problems, my responsibilities to you is to identify + establish the cause/s of your condition, AND suggest the most appropriate treatment option/s for you*.

Whilst there is a standard treatment regime for genetic balding in males – the cause/s of female scalp hair loss may be the result of multi-faceted nutritional-metabolic-hormonal or autoimmune disturbance.

This FIRST requires a thorough history evaluation of the Client, with specific ‘evidence-gathering’ pathology testing to establish underlying cause/s to the presenting problem.

Appropriate treatment/s may then be suggested to aid in correcting the underlying disturbance and provide optimal outcomes for the Client.

Following initial consultation and pathology assessment, this is the usual treatment approach I would tend to suggest for my FEMALE clients:

Initial topical treatment accelerators:

  • Activance (Professional Densify 1-3 or Rhodanide Practitioner Formula) Activance Practitioner Formula topical hair treatment is only available from select authorised Practitioners such as AP Trichology
  • OR (for long-standing or more severe scalp hair thinning) advanced-formulation topical Minoxidil with added nutrients + amino acids.

C-Pharmacy Minoxidil formulations are ‘cutting edge’ anti-irritant with a unique sustained follicle stimulator absorption vehicle. Formulations of 2-10% strengths are available in liquid solution, liquid-gel or gel.

The regular use of these topical treatments will accelerate scalp hair density recovery whilst underlying cause/s is being corrected.

  • Equol Plus **NEW + exclusive to AP Trichology** a soy-derived natural supplement (compounded with essential co-factors Zinc + Selenium). Equol Plus binds up-converted DHT and inactivates its unwanted hair follicle miniaturisation effects WITHOUT prescription drug potential side effect risks.

Equol is also known to assist with unwanted symptoms of menopause (hot flushes, night sweats and anxiety)

  • Low Level Laser Light Therapy (LLLT): is a safe, versatile + effective treatment modality where increasing skin blood flow (vaso-dilation) + decreasing inflammatory response is indicated (almost every skin condition).

Whilst any underlying disturbances are being corrected (or further investigated) LLLT will help accelerate scalp or hair fall recovery.  LLLT is also known to potentiate the effects of Activance or (non-cortisone) Minoxidil.

LLLT and topical treatments should be regarded as scalp-specific treatment accelerators and as an adjunct to treating underlying cause/s. As ‘stand alone’ treatments they are only temporary ‘band-aids’ to the Client’s condition.

Nutrient therapy for optimal hair growth & body function:

  • Appropriate nutrient therapy supplementation (as determined by pathology results): ‘all inclusive’ natural + effective nutritional treatment tailored to the individual client’s nutritional needs in a 6-12 month treatment program (with review at 4-6 months). This may also include Iodine, Vitamin D, Zinc Complex or Gut treatment products as required.

Advanced Vitamin D formulation exclusive: The use Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) as a base to replace current fish oil or flax seed oil bases is a most important advance in both safety & efficacy for those Clients who are Vitamin D deficient, but who also have a history of seafood or nut allergies.

The combined use of ALL the above treatments have been shown to provide the best outcome in the quickest time for our Clients but may be modified to personal requirement, financial & locality considerations

  • *For the specific issues of concern for you
  • **WITH or without added Iron or Tyrosine; does NOT contain Iodine or Chromium
  • ***Anthony Pearce has lectured in Europe (Sweden) & the USA to Doctors, Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists + Cosmetologists on Trichology and the clinical application of LLLT for hair, scalp + skin problems.

He is generally regarded as a leading authority in female + autoimmune hair/scalp problems from nutritional-metabolic or hormonal causes.

Hi Tony, Thank you so much for your report; your information is so good I could almost cry at your knowledge. You have answered more and given me more insight in the last week than every GP or doctor has in the last 12-18 months. Kind regards - Mrs. N.Z. (Tasmania)


Hi Tony I would just like to thank you and inform you that my hair has started growing back - better and stronger! You were so right! I have been eating properly (but still have to manage my stress). I think it will still take a little longer to get my full head of hair back, but I'm positive, and hope you think so too? Getting a scalp biopsy was the worst decision as the diagnosis they gave me freaked me out and made me stress so much my hair started rapidly falling out. I can't thank you enough for how patient, understanding and knowledgeable you are. Thank you again!! Ms. Kate P. (Sydney)

- Ms. Kate P.

Hi Tony Thought I would send you this photo taken at my hairdresser's recently so that you can see the results of your craft ! I know that you have seen tons of people since you saw me so long ago on 30 April 2011 (I only remember this because it was the day after Kate and Wills wedding) and that it is unlikely you will remember our appointment (when I was so distressed and my thin and broken dyed blond hair was falling out in your hands). Since our appointment in 2011 I have followed your advice and have done everything you recommended – although there were a few hiccups along the way, which you helped me sort out - such as hormone replacement as a contributor to my problem. I am still using Activance, which I believe made a difference in the first week of use! I also discontinued the dyeing of my hair about 3 years ago, because it burned my scalp and you thought it may have been part of the problem. So, many years later, I have had no further hair loss and even though my hair is now quite grey.... it's thick and healthy and natural-looking for my stage of life! .... not at all like that that fried, fine, broken and falling hair you helped me to manage back in 2011.! So I just wanted to say THANK YOU !! I have no doubt at all if I had not found you and had continued with GP's/mainstream medicine - my story would be very different!

- Mrs. H.P - Canberra ACT
Be cautious of the following

If the person you are consulting has NO formal qualifications other than to parade themselves as ‘Hair Loss Consultants, “Experts” or “Specialists”.

If the price they are asking is $$hundreds for Minoxidil or other product. There is a Minoxidil pricing schedule for the various formulations, & the cost of a sophisticated compounded Minoxidil formulation should presently not exceed $150 per 100ml bottle – and you may claim a private health rebate with some funds.

If you are asked to pay for the entire treatment program ‘up-front’ or they insist on you purchasing a 12-month supply. Should you have an adverse reaction to treatment or see no results after some months, you have no bargaining power if the company already has all your money.

If the people you are consulting tell you they add ‘secret ingredients’ to their Minoxidil or other product to enhance its effectiveness. It is illegal for anyone other than a Registered Pharmacist or Doctor to alter a pharmaceutical medication.

Whilst topical Minoxidil is generally regarded as a safe medication, it may pose serious potential risk to a highly allergic or chemically-sensitive person. Whether or not these medications are appropriate for your hair loss problem should be assessed by a qualified health professional, & early use carefully monitored.