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Are going through hair loss problems? If the answer is yes then you’ve tried a lot therapies, home remedies and medicines to regrowth your hair back. Some of you had opt for Hair regrowth surgeries which are nonetheless totally inviting the pain to yourself. In this article, I will tell you about a new way to gain your hair back without any pain and hard work. The treatment name is PRP Therapy-Hair Loss Treatment 2017.
Please consult your Practitioner for a treatment suitable for you.
What Is Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)?
Blood is mainly a liquid which is called plasma. It contains small solid components i.e red cells, white cells and platelets. The platelets are best known for their healing process like healing of injuries and in blood clotting. They contain hundreds of proteins that are called growth factors.
PRP is plasma with many more platelets than what is typically found in blood. The concentration of platelets — and, thereby, the concentration of growth factors — can be 5 to 10 times greater (or richer) than usual.
To develop a PRP preparation, blood must first be drawn from a patient. The platelets are separated from other blood cells and their concentration is increased during a process called centrifugation. Then the increased concentration of platelets is combined with the remaining blood Its effects on promoting hair growth make it useful for the medical treatment of hair loss.
Athletes and active individuals who endure chronic pain from tendon injuries or osteoarthritis may finally get relief from a safe, non-surgical procedure. It’s called Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy, and it utilizes platelets from the athletes’ own blood to rebuild a damaged tendon or cartilage
What is PRP Therapy-Hair
Loss treatment 2017?
PRP therapy is used in hair restoration for natural looking results.PRP Hair Restoration is suitable for both men and women. It is a state of the art, non-surgical, totally natural, alternative medical procedure used for the treatment of hair loss or hair thinning. It is an injectable treatment which uses the patient’s own blood. PRP is plasma with many more platelets than what is typically found in blood. The concentration of platelets — and, thereby, the concentration of growth factors — can be 5 to 10 times greater (or richer) than usual.
Our blood plasma (PRP) contains active growth factors which can promote hair growth. Helping to restore one’s confidence, the end result is a fuller, healthier looking head of hair.It is possible to use PRP Hair Loss Therapy alone to promote hair growth or it can also be used in combination with hair transplant or restoration surgery.
PRP for Hair Loss is a powerful and natural hair loss treatment that does not require daily pills or chemical lotions or foams.
By creating a controlled injury on the scalp (skin) during a PRP for Hair Loss Treatment, this will signal the body to send PLATELETS and PLASMA to the area, to repair the injured cells. Adding additional PRP increases the amount of repairing cells (platelets) and nutrients (plasma) in the hair loss region. This exposes the skin cells and the hair follicles to large amounts of healing platelets and nutrient rich plasma.
Advantages Of PRP Therapy:-
Advantages of PRP Therapy against hair loss are:
-Simple, non-surgical procedure
-Multiple Injections: procedure lasting approximately 60 to 90 minutes
-Safe and reliable results
-Very quick recovery period.
-Beautiful and above all extremely natural looking end results
PRP Therapy- How does it work?
The doctor takes a little blood which is then treated in a centrifuge so that only the enriched cells or platelets (PRP) remain. The PRP or highly concentrated Platelet Rich Plasma, including essential growth proteins, is injected into the scalp or areas to be treated using a special microneedle.
It is possible to use PRP Hair Loss Therapy alone to promote hair growth or it can also be used in combination with hair transplant or restoration surgery.It is an injectable treatment which uses the patient’s own blood.Our blood plasma (PRP) contains active growth factors which can promote hair growth. Helping to restore one’s confidence, the end result is a fuller, healthier looking head of hair.
The cost of PRP hair treatment can be considerable, as more sessions may be needed to obtain the desired result. PRP is also being used in conjunction with some hair transplant procedures.At this time there is not yet clinical proof that it works, but the results are very promising.
How PRP is made?
PRP Platelet Rich Plasma is sourced from your blood supply. Within your blood you have:
• RED BLOOD CELLS (carry oxygen)
• WHITE BLOOD CELLS (fights diseases and infection)
• PLATELETS (repairs damage and injuries)
• PLASMA (contains water and nutrients)
A small amount of blood is extracted from the patient, the blood is then placed into a centrifuge. This results in the red and white cells separating from the platelets and the plasma of the blood. Therefore creating a liquid that is known as PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma. PRP is a concentration of your body’s own platelets (to repair damage) and plasma (nutrients).
Mechanism of Action:-
For the medical treatment of hair loss, practitioners use PRP to stimulate the growth of follicles, thereby reversing the hair miniaturization seen in androgenetic alopecia (common baldness).
It is conjectured that the introduction of platelets and white blood cells through platelet rich plasma (PRP) can amplify the body’s naturally-occurring wound healing mechanism. It is also proposed that PRP can actually stimulate the stem cells (dermal papilla) of the newly transplanted hair follicles. Other doctors feel that during a hair transplant procedure, the body’s normal production of bioactive growth factors are optimal for healing and subsequent growth and that PRP for hair loss gives no additional benefit.
Is PRP Is suitable in Androgenic Alopecia?
For the medical treatment of hair loss, practitioners use PRP to stimulate the growth of follicles, thereby reversing the hair miniaturization seen in androgenetic alopecia (common baldness). In the medical treatment of male and female pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia), PRP can be injected into the balding scalp to potentially stimulate thin (miniaturized) hair to grow into thicker (terminal) hairs. Patients with thinning, but not totally bald, areas would be the best candidates.PRP for hair loss is a relatively new treatment with a limited number of scientific studies to show its efficacy. The long-term benefits of PRP treatments for hair loss are not yet known. All patients receiving PRP treatments are followed closely to determine effectiveness.