Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Hair Loss Treatment Birmingham
PRP for Hair Loss
Excessive hair loss is a big concern for both men and women and can occur in many different ways.
Often this excessive hair loss can progress to baldness. Hair loss can also be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. Men, women, and even children can experience hair loss. Hair shedding is normal as is gradual thinning with aging. Hair Loss Causes - hormonal imbalance - Pattern baldness: - Scarring alopecia: - Alopecia areata: - Traction alopecia:
Hair Loss Treatment If baldness has occurred, whether permanent or temporary, it cannot be cured, but it can definitely be hidden. If there is thinning of your hair, it can be treated to help promote hair growth or hide hair loss. Medications - this is a common option, although symptoms of side-effects are quite prevalent and actual hair regrowth is limited. Some over-the-counter medications are available in liquid or foam form that is designed to be rubbed onto the scalp to grow hair and to prevent further loss. Also, of creams and ointments are also available on the market but results again are variable. Surgery including hair transplants are also undertaken. Hair transplant techniques like punch grafts, minigrafts, micrografts, slit or strip grafts are practiced when more conservative measures have failed.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Hair Loss
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) Treatment is concentrated blood plasma that contains approximately five times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood. A very important content in our blood is platelets. The function of platelets is to promote healing and speed up recovery. Platelets contain growth factors that promote regeneration of the cells in the body. PRP has been used in medicine for the last two decades. The benefits of platelets and the regeneration of tissue is widely known and accepted in medical research and its usage in recent medical conditions is currently being studied further. The use of PRP to treat hair loss has the potential to change the way hair loss is treated around the world. The idea behind PRP therapy Birmingham is that by increasing the platelet count in an area, the body’s healing capacity in that area would be deeply accelerated. The injection of platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a popular technique using the body’s own blood to heal itself. Doctors incorporate its use for the growth of thinning hair, transplanted hair, and wound healing. Many patients have benefited from this form of treatment, and this will continue to grow! How does PRP help treat hair loss?
Hair follicles survive on the nutrition they get from blood supply. By introducing platelets platelet rich plasma (PRP) in the area of poor hair follicles, it amplifies the body’s naturally occurring mechanism.
Procedure of PRP for Hair Loss
1) Blood is collected from your vein. It’s very similar to having a routine blood test.
2) Then entrifuged where your blood is spun and seperated. The PRP that contains abundant growth factors and stem cells is now ready to be applied to the scalp. The goal of this process is to increase the effects of PRP therapy in hair loss. The rich concentration of platelets now has to be applied to the scalp where hair loss has begun. The process is fast, efficient and practically pain-free. There are many benefits of using PRP treatment to promote healing for hair growth. Highly concentrated growth factors in the form of platelets have been shown to generate new hair growth, thicken thinned out hair, and make hair transplants grow thicker and healthier. Patients who have an active infection in the scalp, history of a viral infection like shingles, diabetes, any clotting disorder, or patients who are on blood-thinning medications like aspirin and immunosuppressive drugs like cyclosporine are not candidates for this procedure.
Post procedure The procedure takes less than one hour. Since an inflammatory process is initiated at the site, there may be mild discomfort. Patients are not advised not to take any anti-inflammatory medication since it may interfere in the natural healing process of PRP. Patients generally need a course of treatments to promote and optimise results. However, some patients may only have to receive this therapy once a year.
The injected area may have mild swelling, but this is generally avoided. If this occurs it usually will go away in few hours after the procedure. As with any injection procedure there is a possibility of the area getting infected, but this is rare.
Safety PRP does not pose any danger of allergy, hypersensitivity, or foreign-body reaction and it is a safe choice for many patients.
Prognosis Prognosis is generally good, but it varies from person to person. Most of the clinics practicing this therapy have reported fantastic success rates!
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