Do you experience losing strands of your hair every time you wash and comb it? Losing about 50-100 strands a day is quite normal. Well, it’s a very natural process, especially when you are getting older. However, losing lots of hair can affect your overall appearance, and you may lose your self-confidence. Balding can affect everyone.
In fact, according to the reports of the American Hair Loss Association (AHLA), above 50 percent of women may experience balding. In comparison, about 85 percent of men may suffer from balding when they reach 50. However, the survey also shows that 25 percent of a man with a family history of hair loss may affect as early as 21 years.
Well, do you experience this kind of concern? Fortunately, it can be controlled, regulated, and even more, help to regrow your lost hair. Platelet-Rich Plasma hair rejuvenation therapy is an evolving and popular treatment for hair loss!
If you want to learn more, stand by for more information about PRP therapy!
ABOUT PLATELET-RICH PLASMA THERAPY
Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy is already famous even before in treating and healing damaged joints after an operation. Then become popular in the cosmetic world because of Kim Kardashian West as she showed remarkable and outstanding results on her face. This therapy uses the components of blood (specifical platelets) that help in blood clots as well as stimulate cell growth functions. The term “platelet-rich plasma” implies concentrated platelets, which are about five times powerful than in regular blood, making it more useful for wound healing and tissue regrowth.
PLATELET-RICH THERAPY FOR HAIR LOSS
PRP comprises several growth factors and proteins that speed tissue repair, and hair loss results from damage to hair follicles. Injecting platelet-rich plasma to the scalp helps promote hair growth by prolonging the growing phase of the hair cycle.
In fact, there are various clinical studies about the effects of PRP on hair loss.
One study of PRP therapy (2014) has shown that 11 patients with androgenic alopecia who receive 2 to 3 cubic centimeters of Platelet-Rich Plasma into the scalp every two weeks for three months have increased the average number of follicles. Although the study has small respondents, it shows that PRP may be able to help intensify the number of hair follicles that can vigorously support healthy hair.
Another study conducted in 2015 reported that ten people who take PRP shots every 2 to 3 weeks for 90 days showed significant improvements in the hair’s number, thickness, and strength. However, the sample is too small for it to be more convincing and specific.
But in the year 2019, a team of researchers conducted a systematic review on PRP as a treatment for hair loss. The findings of the studies have found out that doses of PRP injection regulate hair loss and improve the length of hairs and the thickness of hair growth.
Another supporting review in 2019 investigates PRP as a treatment for hair loss. These have reported that PRP treatments directed to hair regrowth in those with androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata.
PLATELET RICH THERAPY: Is it safe?
The good thing about PRP treatment is that it is considered safe and well-tolerated because the therapy uses the patient’s blood, having less possibility of side effects and complications. Moreover, you aren’t at risk of getting a transmittable disease. However, this treatment should be performed by a skilled and qualified medical provider. Minor side effects include pain, redness, headaches, and temporary hair shedding may be experienced. Thus, PRP may not be suitable for those with a history of bleeding disorders or autoimmune diseases.
Furthermore, you should not receive PRP injections if you fall into either of these categories:
- If you are suffering from thyroid disease or lupus, these situations will continue to cause hair loss over time.
- If you have thinner blood, your platelets won’t work as efficient and effective for this kind of treatment,
What is the procedure of Platelet-Rich Plasma hair rejuvenation?
PRP treatment has a three-step process. Most PRP therapy requires about three treatments 4–6 weeks apart to maintain its result. Moreover, your doctor will require you to come back every 4–6 months. The injection schedule will depend on your heredities, pattern and amount of hair loss, age, and hormones.
Step One. Your blood is drawn (usually from your arm) and placed into an extractor (a centrifuge machine). The centrifuge machine works by spinning rapidly to be able to separate fluids of different concentrations.
Step Two. For about 10 minutes, the blood separation is done where your blood now is divided into three layers:
- platelet-poor plasma
- platelet-rich plasma
- red blood cells
Step three. Your Platelet-rich plasma is now ready to be injected into your scalp to begin hair renewal. These concentrated platelets are rich in bioactive proteins that activate and speed up tissue restoration – including hair regrowth and repair.
Since PRP is a non-invasive procedure, there is little or no downtime. Many are even able to return to their daily routines instantly after the treatment. However, there are things to remember after the treatment:
- For the first seven days after your treatment, it is essential to take lots of liquid to stay hydrated and promote faster healing.
- Avoid weighty exercise for the first 24 hours following treatment
- Abstain from using hair care merchandises for 24 hours
- Limit sun exposure
- Do not apply harsh chemicals such as hair coloring or perming
- Do not drink liquor or smoke for 72 hours
- If possible, don’t take any medications for five days after your procedure.
The bottom line:
Hair loss is a common concern that can have an enormous influence on your confidence. Having PRP hair treatment helps you overcome hair loss due to aging, changes in hormones, or other factors.
Are you experiencing hair loss? Please don’t wait to make it worse! Suvita Medical Aesthetics offers PRP hair rejuvenation treatment to restore hair loss and encourage new hair growth. Contact us today!