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Case Study: Client encouraged by family to take the first step on the road to hair restoration

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

Leo* was sitting in the Ashley and Martin clinic for his four month progress review and was feeling very good about the results he had achieved so far. He had been encouraged to contact a hair loss treatment clinic by his family, who could see that the shedding on Leo’s scalp (particularly his frontal hair line) was getting worse. His pale scalp was clearly showing through his dark hair and had been slowly getting worse over a period of about eight years. Leo had been considering seeing a hair loss specialist for three of those eight years,  but it was this push from a family member that gave him the encouragement that he needed to finally book in that first appointment.

At the medical hair loss clinic, Leo spoke to the consultant about his options. He worked as a baker so kept odd hours and wanted to have a plan that could be easily managed around his daily life. His consultant examined his scalp and took photos of Leo’s head from all angles to use as a reference point for future review photos. The consultant recommended a multifaceted approach using the Ashley and Martin 12 month RealGROWTH® program and was confident that Leo would see some good results. This tailored combination of hair restoration medications included DHT inhibitors (to halt the shedding) and supplements and shampoos to encourage a healthy scalp so that Leo could start re-growing new, thicker strands of his own hair.

After just 16 weeks, this tailored, multifaceted approach was working very well. The baldness across his frontal hair line was dissipating and dark strands of dense hair were growing back were previously there had only be sparse thin strands. The DHT inhibitors had worked to prevent Leo’s hair follicles from shrinking and becoming dormant and the supplemental medications were encouraging and nurturing that new growth.

Sitting there, at his first review, Leo admitted he’d still like to see more hair re-growth in the front but he was only four months in and, based on his current rate of re-growth, he was pretty excited to see what his hair would look like at his next review.

*name changed to protect privacy.

Case study: Mates’ recommendation prompted client to contact the Ashley and Martin clinic

Friday, February 19th, 2021

Low self-esteem wasn’t a problem for Dean*, he was a fit, healthy 38 year old and enjoyed working out. Confidence wasn’t an issue either, but he still didn’t want to go bald. It was his mates who’d first pointed it out…they could see his vertex thinning and had told Dean that he was starting to lose his hair. Dean was also noticing a difference. His brother, father and paternal uncle had also suffered from hair loss and so he knew that it was on the cards.

Not really knowing what else to do, Dean turned to his local doctor and pharmacist for help. He received a prescription for hair loss medications and bought some ‘hair restoration’ shampoo from his local pharmacy – neither of which seemed to make any difference. Dean was getting frustrated at not seeing any results until he bumped into a mate who was receiving treatment at an Ashley and Martin medical clinic. Dean could instantly see that his mate was getting results doing whatever he was doing and Dean wanted the same; he booked into the clinic and never looked back.

His consultant diagnosed him with Norwood III Vertex hair loss and recommended the 12 month Real GROWTH® program with laser delivered and Dean enrolled on the spot. By the time his first progress review came up at the clinic, Dean already knew that he was getting great results and was stoked. Already, his hair strands were stronger and denser and his scalp was much less visible through his hair. Even his mates had noticed the difference.

He’d wanted results and, thanks to his mates’ recommendation to try Ashley and Martin, he was getting them….fast.

*Name changed to protect privacy.


Case Study: Ashley and Martin’s Treatment Surpasses Expectations

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Mike* was a busy company executive who had been losing his hair for many years. Until recently he had not given it much thought, but in the last 12 months he was becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the way his hair looked. As a leader in his field, Mike’s image was important to him as it helped inspire confidence and present a strong presence.

At 57 he didn’t expect to be able to regrow a full head of hair, but was hopeful that he would be able to find a way to retain the hair he had left. He had never given serious thought to undergoing treatment for his hair loss but a fortnight after making the decision to find out more, Mike had researched his options online. As Mike’s time was limited during the day he sent in an online enquiry on the Ashley and Martin website so he would not have to follow it up himself while he was focussed on work.

Mike’s father had experienced hair loss so it had come as no surprise to him when his own hair thinned. He told his consultant that his main objective in seeking treatment was to be able to retain the hair he still had and felt being able to regrow any would be a bonus. The consultant described to him the different phases of growth his hair went through and the reasons his hair was becoming more diffuse. After explaining how medication could help she offered Mike a RealGROWTH® program that had been tailored to suit him due to his age.

Commitment to caring for a sick relative meant it was 3 months before he was able to return to start treatment. Mike quickly noticed that his hair had stopped shedding and had begun to slowly start filling in through the temples. With his time at a premium Mike did not want to come in for progress check-ups as he was happy with the results that visible results he was achieving. His consultant stayed in touch over the phone.

One of the benefits Mike found of being on a program under a doctor’s care was that once Mike’s hair growth cycle had been reactivated to its fullest potential, the dosage of his medication was able to be reduced accordingly over time. Touching base with his consultant sporadically and attending the clinic annually to see the doctor, Mike and his wife are happy to have surpassed what he originally asked Ashley and Martin to assist with.






*name changed to protect privacy