Nowadays, hair loss has become a very common issue in both men and women. Although there are several reasons for hair loss, one of them is a lifestyle change. In urban cities, people are indulged in high work pressure and thus leading to wrong food habits, stress, hormonal changes. Stress is one of the prime reasons for hair loss.

Bad food habits include deficiency in nutrition level. Lack of protein and other essential vitamins can also lead to hair loss. It can even be due to genetic factors that may cause early signs of hair loss, like Alopecia.

When Is The Right Time To Seek A Doctor?

When you notice an alarming shedding of hair. Especially hair loss from the crown area, temples, and scalp partition in the form of a circular patch and balding.

It is crucial to seek an expert’s advice to prevent balding hair loss and promote hair growth at such a stage.

Nevertheless, certain advanced treatments are available for painless hair loss and do not require any surgery. One such treatment is PRP therapy for hair loss.

What is PRP Hair Treatment?

PRP hair treatment is a three-step medical therapy in which blood is drawn from the patient’s arm, then processed and injected into the patient’s scalp. It is believed that the injected blood activates natural hair regrowth by maintaining blood supply in the hair follicle, thus increasing the hair’s thickness and growth.

PRP Therapy Method

PRP hair treatment is a 3 step procedure that takes almost  4-6 weeks to be completed. However, maintenance therapies are required to be done every 4-6 months apart.

Step 1

The person’s blood is drawn, usually from your arm, and is put into a machine called a centrifuge in which the blood sample is spun rapidly to separate different fluids according to their densities.

Step 2

After a few minutes in the centrifuge, the blood gets separated into three layers.

  • Platelet with poor plasma
  • Platelet with good quality plasma
  • RBC (red blood cells)

Step 3

The platelet with high nutrients is obtained into a syringe and is injected back into the patients’ scalp areas that need increased hair regrowth.

Who Can Benefit from PRP Injections?

PRP treatment benefits a vast range of people. The PRP treatment that includes injecting rich plasma in the scalp has shown effectiveness in a wide range of both men and women.

Balding and hair thinning effectiveness is considered a problem related to men only, but that’s not true. Certain factors can lead to balding in women as well. One such problem is Alopecia. The basic reason for this problem is related to genetic factors, and the rest is still unknown.

  • People suffering from early signs of hair fall caused by a high level of stress and other acute problems can very easily be treated by PRP therapy or medications
  • If your hair loss problem is diagnosed at the initial stage, there are high chances of fixing your hair fall. Dandruff is also a very common cause of hair loss
  • People with hair thinning and balding can go for PRP treatment since it promotes thick and strong hair. It also initiates new hair growth from the follicles since it includes a supply of rich plasma in the scalp

Side Effect related to PRP Treatment

Any treatment that includes injection has a high risk of side effects like

  • Injury to the nerves
  • Infectious diseases
  • Scar tissues
  • Calcification or swelling at the injection point
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Inflammation

Risks Included For PRP Hair Treatment

Make sure that you inform about all your medical history, including all the supplements, beforehand whether you have had any hair treatment earlier or not.

When you go for PRP hair treatment, your doctor might refrain from smoking and ask you about your alcohol consumption history or drug misuse, if any.

Who Is Not Allowed To Do PRP Treatment

People who are diagnosed with the following problems are not allowed to do PRP hair loss treatment:

  • Acute or chronic infections
  • Liver disease
  • Any sort of skin disease
  • Platelet Dysfunction Syndromes
  • Systemic disorder
  • Metabolic disorder
  • Low platelet count
  • Thyroid problem
  • Cancer

Effectiveness of PRP Treatment

Some studies have proved satisfactory results with PRP treatment in some patients, but recent studies suggest that it is not quite beneficial to all.

Like people with an imbalance in hormones, especially the thyroid, or patients with chronic diseases are not allowed to do the treatment because they get no result from this therapy. Because ultimately, it is a cosmetic treatment; thus, it does not fix the underlying problems. The hair fall will continue if you don’t take the maintenance treatment on time. In such cases, there are certainly other effective treatments, such as oral medication in case of hormonal imbalance.

By Adam

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