Growth Factors for Hair Loss Platelet Rich Plasma [PRP]
Thick, jet black and health hair can signify youth and attractiveness and it is not surprising that hair loss or baldness is a leading factor for low self-esteem and inferiority complex. Androgenetic alopecia [AA] which is characterized by progressive hair fall affecting both the sexes and hair loss affects 30% of men between the ages of 30 to 50 predominantly. Hair loss is generally reversible and the regrown hair after a period of 3 to 6 months shows difference in texture, color and thickness. The regrown hair may also be curlier or straight when compared to the previous hair. But all these changes are temporary.
Hair disorders remains the most common complaint in humans without satisfactory results until PRP has been introduced. PRP [platelet rich plasma] is a treatment which is delivered to fight the present scenario of hair fall, especially mild to moderate hair loss.
So what is PRP? PRP is blood plasma which has high concentration of the platelets, otherwise known as the growth factor. As the name suggests growth factors helps in hair growth, enhances hair thickness, addresses hair fall and hair thinning in both males and females. In short, few milliliters of your own blood is drawn, Centrifuged to extract the platelet content and the same is injected to your scalp. Platelets come from patient’s own blood. So there is no significant
possibility of hypersensitivity or allergic reactions.
Being non-surgical this technique is gaining attention nowadays. An added advantage being day care procedure. This is an in clinic procedure under medical supervision. Patients can come, get the treatment done and leave home the same day soon after the procedure. Not all PRP for hair loss is the same. When it comes to arrest hair fall, a 5 times concentrated platelet is recommended. But remember PRP alone cannot give the desired results. Topical solution, revitalizing shampoo, a multivitamin therapy is all recommended along with PRP therapy to make it a successful treatment.