On average, we lose 50 to 100 strands of hair each day. New hair replaces the one. Your hair completes the natural cycle of growth, rest, shedding, and replacement. When this process comes to a halt, you experience hair loss.
According to Canadian Dermatologist Association, here are some hair loss types and their prevalence rate amongst Canadians:
- Male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia is known as the receding hairline or loss of hair in the middle of the scalp. Around 50 percent of males are affected by this.
- Female pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia is known as the thinning of hair in the mid-section of the scalp. Around 40 percent of women will start showing some symptoms as they start reaching their 50th
- Alopecia areata are random bald patches that are found in 2 percent of the population.
- Alopecia totalis is marked by total hair loss on the scalp.
- Alopecia universalis prevails in 1 percent of the population and is known as the complete loss of hair on body and scalp.
Genetics and lifestyle plays a huge role in hair loss. There are multiple treatments available in the market to manage hair loss in an effective manner. PRP therapy has gained popularity due to its efficacy and non-invasive methods. Let’s learn a little more about it.
What is PRP Therapy?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is a simple and non-invasive method to treat hair loss. The therapy can be completed within an hour and the recovery time is also very short.
What Happens In PRP?
A doctor takes a blood sample and uses a thin needle to inject platelet rich plasma into your scalp.
The improved blood flow in your scalp stimulates natural growth of hair. The increased blood flow activates new hair follicles in your scalp, which promotes hair growth.
What Is The Process?
The blood sample collected is meticulously processed before being injected in your scalp. The blood from your arm is transferred to a tube, which is then placed in a machine called ‘Centrifuge’.
It spins around the blood sample to split blood cell content from the plasma content found in your blood. This plasma – rich in platelet content- is then injected in your scalp.
A professional will inject the scalp, staying very close to the hair follicles, approximately ½ inch above. This treatment needs to be performed once a month in the initial stages of the treatment plan. After some hair is restored, treatments can be limited to every 3 to 6 months, depending on the individual case. Following the guideline provided by the hair experts, you will be able to experience a decrease in hair shedding and thinning within 2 to 3 months.
There are little risks involved in this procedure, but some patients might experience bruising from needles. You can use an ice pack to mitigate the pain caused by bruising. All in all, this treatment is extremely user-friendly.
Who Is It Suitable For?
Both men and women can benefit from this treatment. But patients with androgenic alopecia are likely to see better results.
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