Dr. Donovan provides comprehensive consultations for diagnostic and treatment advice at the Vancouver Clinic. Consultations are 35-45 minutes in duration and involve a detailed evaluation of the causes of hair loss and all surgical and non surgical treatments available for the particular type of hair loss. We recommend strongly that all patients complete Dr. Donovan's pre-visit questionnaire prior to the appointment.
A variety of FDA approved and off label non surgical treatment options are available for men with male pattern hair loss including finasteride, dutasteride, minoxidil, low level laser, platelet rich plasma, rosemary extracts, pumpkin seed oil and supplements. Patients are re-evaluated by Dr. Donovan every 9-15 months with the exception of patients undergoing PRP treatment who are seen every 3-4 months for treatment. Individuals deemed good candidates for surgical treatment (hair transplantation) are referred to hair transplant surgeons.
The MU25™ is a highly unique program designed specifically for men under 25 years of age who are experiencing hair loss. 10 % of all men will develop genetic hair loss in their 20s. Emotionally, this can be extremely distressing and 'quick-fixes' are sought by many men. Many young men seek out hair transplantation as an option for improving their hair density, but surgical options are rarely, if ever, a good option for a man in his early 20s. Most men in their early 20s are not good candidates for hair transplantation. MU25™ is one of the world's first programs to recognize and address the needs and concerns of the young man with male pattern balding. The MU25™ program offer advice on the appropriate timing of hair transplant surgery, appropriate advice on non-surgical options for hair loss as well as advice on health issues known to be relevant to the young man with early-onset male balding
For more information on the MU25 Program, click here.
Donovan JC, Goldstein BG, Goldstein AO. "Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia in Men" Up-to-Date. 2013
Donovan JC, Goldstein BG, Goldstein AO. "Androgenetic alopecia: pathogenesis, clinical features and diagnosis Up-to-Date. 2013
Donovan JC, Shapiro RL, Shapiro P, Zupan, Pierre-Louise M, Hordinsky MK - “A review of scalp camouflaging agents and prosthesis for indidviduals with hair loss”. Dermatology Online Journal. August 2012
Comprehensive Consultations for Men - Vancouver
In Vancouver, comprehensive consultations are conducted at the Donovan Medical office on Broadway Avenue. To set up an appointment, please contact the office.
Donovan Medical - Vancouver
750 Broadway Avenue - Suite 905
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1K1
Phone: (604) 283-9299