Although baldness is considered a physical trait, it can have a devastating psychological effect on self-image, self-confidence, and self-esteem. In fact, many individuals report that hair loss occurring early in life, can have adverse psychological effects throughout their adulthood and into their later years.
PRP Treatment for hair loss is a revolutionary treatment that uses platelet rich plasma extracted from the patient’s own blood to help to restore and regrow hair. The procedure, performed at the YourDerm.ca Laser and Esthetics Clinic, is safe, quick, and produces https://www.remington-laser.com/exceptional results for the right candidates.
What Causes Hair Loss?
Hair loss occurs in both men and women, but it is more predominant within the male population. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, approximately 70% of men and 40% of women will experience permanent hair loss during their lifetime.
Hair undergoes a natural growth cycle, and as a result, most people will shed anywhere between 50 and 100 strands of hair per day. Individuals with healthy hair roots and follicles will generate new hair growth to replace these hairs.
Baldness occurs when the rate of shedding exceeds the rate of hair growth. Some cases of hair loss develop over a long period of time while others have a sudden onset. There are a number of factors that contribute to hair loss including:
- Genetics and heredity
- Aging process
- Hormonal changes
- Medical conditions
- Reactions to medications
- Tight hairstyles
- Chemical hair treatments
Platelet Rich Plasma The Solution To Restore And Rejuvenate Hair Loss
For many years, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, or PRP, has proven to be a successful method for treating medical conditions including tendon issues such as tennis elbow and Achilles tendonitis, acute injuries such as pulled muscles, and sprains, post-surgical healing, and certain forms of osteoarthritis.
Most recently, it has entered the mainstream as a highly effective method of treating hair loss. The PRP treatment takes advantage of the body’s natural ability to heal and regenerate itself. A few vials of blood are drawn from the back of the patient’s hand or elbow and spun in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells from the platelet rich plasma.
With a concentration substantiality greater than that of platelets in their normal state, the platelet rich plasma is massaged into the surface scalp and injected directly into the hair follicle. The injected protein rich plasma increases blood flow to the area and stimulates growth factors, a naturally occurring substance in the body which regenerates tissue and stimulates follicle growth.
The natural aging process will cause the hair follicles to become dormant, and ultimately stop functioning. If the follicles can be stimulated prior to this point, they can be brought back to life and again produce thick, luscious, and healthy hair.
This non-surgical procedure takes approximately one hour and has the patient functioning normally immediately after they leave the clinic.
What Results Can I Expect From PRP Treatment For Hair Loss?
Because patients respond differently to the PRP Treatments, the number of sessions required to achieve results varies from patient to patient. In addition, the size of the area to be treated as well as the extent of hair loss has an effect on the number of treatment sessions.
Based on hundreds of patients treated, most patients typically require 3 – 4 sessions at one-month intervals in order to see their desired results. We recommend follow-up treatments every 3 – 6 months in order to sustain long-term hair growth.
Within 2-3 months of the initial round of PRP treatments, patients can expect to see positive results. Initially, there will be a noticeable reduction in the shedding hair, an increase in hair count, signs of regrowth, and visibly longer hair.
Shortly thereafter, the new hair will begin to grow much faster and maintain its length. The end result is a substantial increase in the volume of hair which will be thicker, fuller, and healthier.
Are There Any Side Effects?
The PRP Treatment for hair loss is extremely safe and has little or no associated side effects. Even though this painless procedure is non-surgical, the patient may be given a local anesthetic prior to the treatment, in order to alleviate any potential discomfort.
After the procedure, there may be some slight irritation on the sites where the injection was administered.
Because patients are treated with platelet rich plasma from their own bodies, the risk of allergic reaction is eliminated, and the risk of infection is dramatically reduced.
Is There An Ideal Candidate For Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments?
Although there are a number of factors that contribute to a higher success rate of PRP Treatments for hair loss, we certainly do not rule out individuals with traits such as advanced hair loss or inactive hair follicles. In these cases, the number of treatments may have to be increased, or the results may take more time.
Therefore it is essential to book a complimentary consultation with one of our PRP Treatment specialists to determine whether the PRP procedure is right for you.
Generally, we look for the following:
- Have thinning hair or at least some hair
- A healthy male or female adult
- Are in the early stages of hair loss
- Male pattern baldness – hair loss on the top of the head
- Female pattern baldness – hair loss beginning the part line
- Sudden hair loss due to stress, hormonal changes, or traumatic event
- Have realistic goals and expectations for treatment
Why YourDerm.ca Laser And Esthetics?
A big factor in the success of PRP treatments for hair loss is the proper preparation of the platelet solution in a professional laboratory setting.
Our associated clinic Derm.ca, overseen by Dr. Ken Alanen, a Dermatologist, Dermatopathologist, and Laboratory Medicine specialist, is one of the few Medical practices in Alberta which has two certified Non-Hospital Surgical Facilities (NHSF), an in-house tissue laboratory, and a certified laboratory technician.
Dr. Alanen’s background and experience, ensure that the platelet solution meets the highest medical standards, delivering the best results for his patients.
Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation Today
Are you ready to start growing back the hair you once had and stop feeling self-conscious about being around people?
Contact YourDerm.ca Laser And Esthetics today to Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation Today with one of our medical trained PRP Treatment specialists or Dr. Alanen himself.
Our team will help you explore the benefits of PRP Treatment for hair loss and determine whether it is the right procedure for you. Take the first step to a more comfortable life!
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