From Balding to Beautiful – PRP for Hair Loss Restoration
We would all love to get back our baby skin. But no one wishes for the bald head one had the day one was born. In fact, discovering that you are losing hair can be quite a distressing event. In this blog post we talk about what causes hair loss and how PRP, a non-surgical procedure can help boost hair growth.
Here’s why you may be experiencing hair loss
We list below some common reasons why hair loss occurs. However, we recommend seeking expert consultation from a dermatologist to assess why you are experiencing hair loss.
• Genetics – Male pattern baldness is one of the primary causes of hair loss in men. This is a hereditary condition in which hair recedes at the temple, leaving an M-shaped hairline. Women also experience a similar condition where their hair begins to thin and their hair parting line widens.
• Stress – A hectic, stressful lifestyle can lead to loss of hair. Even a physically traumatic event like illness or surgery can cause hair loss.
• Poor diet – Lack of protein in your diet can cause the growth of hair to be stunted. A drop in protein intake may be accompanied with the shedding of hair especially if you have gone on a harsh weight loss regime.
• Medical condition – Underlying medical conditions including anemia, hypothyroidism or an autoimmune hair loss condition can cause your hair to fall in greater amounts more than what is considered to be normal.
There are several ways in which you can reverse the process of hair loss. One of the most popular treatments that people across the world are opting for is PRP.
Here’s how PRP reverses hair loss
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) uses your own blood in order to regrow your hair. It is effective on both men and women. The patient’s blood is drawn out and then spun in a centrifuge so that plasma collects in the tube. It is this plasma that is injected on the patient’s scalp (after the scalp has been numbed), in those areas where hair loss is being experienced. This plasma is rich in platelets and contains growth factors that help in regeneration of tissues and aids the growth of hair follicles.
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy treatment requires about 8 sessions for effective results, at an interval of two weeks each.
Why PRP is such a popular procedure
The main reason for PRP’s popularity is that it is a simple, non-surgical procedure. It is completely safe as the patient’s own blood is used for hair restoration. You don’t have to invest in any expensive hair transplant surgery. Since a PRP treatment stimulates hair growth naturally, it helps patients achieve natural, beautiful looking hair.
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