Watch out for “Hair on the floor” ..PRP is solution
Hairfall is an integral part of the life but if exceeds, it can be traumatic and emotionally painful. It can badly affect an individual’s self-confidence and self-esteem, so it is very important to go under the complete expert treatment.
What is hairloss?
It is normal to lose between 50-100 hairs a day, this is part of the hair renewal process. However most people suffer from excessive hair loss at one time in their life.
Why it is common in Delhi?
Delhi is a state which is termed as one of the most polluted cities in India due to vehicle, industrial units, etc. The risk of pollution is increasing hair loss among people living in Delhi.
What are the reasons?
Among many, hair fall is the major issue that comes out of the reasons of heavy pollution, unhealthy diet, weather changes and poor water supply. Apart from these, consumption of unhealthy hair products, physical stress, emotional stress and aging also causes continual hair fall. These are some of the more common reason for hair loss.
- Both physical and emotional stress can cause hair loss problems.
- Hormonal changes due to pregnancy and childbirth are one of the main reasons of hair fall.
- Serious medical issues like diabetes and thyroid has a side effect on hair and cause hair loss.
- Medicines like contraceptive pills, arthritis, depression and heart pills may cause hair loss.
- Improper diet can also cause heavy hair fall in both men and women due to improper nutrition.
What are available treatment options?
|1||Drugs||Minoxidil||5% preferred over 2%, requires lifelong commitment, Burning sensation|
|Finasteride||Loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, decreased sexual arousal requires lifelong commitment|
|2.||Hair transplants||Follicular unit transplantation (FUT)||Removing of some skin from the back of your scalp, where there is an abundance of hair, and reinserting the hair follicles into the part of the scalp where you are experiencing hair loss|
|Follicular unit extraction (FUE):||Hair follicles are removed directly from the scalp and transplanted to the bald parts of the scalp.
|USFDA approved Low-level laser therapy||LLLT is a non-invasive, painless and completely safe way to stimulate hair follicles to grow thicker, fuller and even more pigmented.|
|A balanced diet||iron-rich foods, including lean beef, beans, green leafy vegetables, iron-fortified grains, and eggs
foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such salmon, mackerel, tuna, flax seeds, egg yolks, hemp seeds, and walnuts
high-protein foods, like eggs, lean meats, and seafood
|5||Ayurvedic||Scalp massage||4 Minutes a day improves blood circulation and hair growth|
|Oils||Protects from the external environment and promoted growth|
|Bhringraj||Studies in mice have shown that extracts of the herb do show better hair regrowth than minoxidil (Rogaine). However, more research is needed to confirm these effects in humans.|
|Polyphenolic compounds present in green tea show promise as a natural remedy for hair loss, but human studies have not been done to confirm these effects.|
|Hibiscus||positive effects on hair follicles, but no studies have been done in humans.
|6||Platelet rich plasma||Platelet rich plasma||Provides direct nutrition to the hair follicles and significantly improves hair density and stimulates growth|
Why to go for Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?
The main issue with the hair fall is the nutrient supplementation and all above mentioned 5 methods act by one or other way to increase the blood flow to the hair follicles thereby it provides nutrition supply to the hair follicles.
All these methods are good and proved but takes long time, hence the recommended method is Platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRP ensures nutrition supply to the affected area and ensures better results.
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is preparation of platelets in concentrated plasma. Although the optimal PRP platelet concentration is unclear, the current methods by which PRP is prepared involve reported 300% to 700% enrichment, with platelet concentrations consequently increasing to more than 1,000,000 platelets/lL.
PRP has various growth factors and cytokines. It activates platelet alpha granules and release numerous proteins, including platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), transforming growth factor (TGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), insulin-like growth factor (IGF), epidermal growth factor (EGF), and interleukin (IL)-1.
These are responsible for significant improvement in hair density and stimulation of hair growth. it is hypothesized that growth factors released from platelets may act on stem cells in the bulge area of the follicles, stimulating the development of new follicles and promoting neovascularization.
What is PRP therapy process?
PRP therapy is a three-step process. Most PRP therapy requires three treatments 4–6 weeks apart. Maintenance treatments are required every 4–6 months.
Your blood is drawn — typically from your arm — and put into a centrifuge — a machine that spins rapidly to separate fluids of different densities.
After about 10 minutes in the centrifuge, your blood will have separated into in three layers:
red blood cells
The platelet-rich plasma is drawn up into a syringe and then injected into areas of the scalp that need increased hair growth.
you can consult out PRP specialist to know more details about treatment and its risks ,benefits.