PRP For HairlossOctober 9, 2019
Platelet-rich plasma can help relieve chronic ligament and tendon sprains that other treatments have failed to treat. But PRP is also useful in helping with cosmetic treatments to help you boost your self-confidence, allowing you to enjoy life!
The most common cause of hair loss is Androgenic Alopecia or male pattern baldness. This accounts for 96% hair loss in men and is usually genetic. Androgenic Alopecia is also the most common cause in women where it produces diffuse thinning. Hormone disorders, such as thyroid disorders, pregnancy, autoimmune disease, nutritional deficits, such as iron deficiency and traction alopecia which are too tight ponytails or braids, along with certain medications can all add to hair loss.
Hair loss risk factors include too little iron and protein, weight loss or weight gain, smoking, certain medications, physical or emotional stress, and over-styling.
Current strategies for hair restoration include medications such as minoxidil and finasteride which can have unintended and unpleasant side effects. Other strategies include hair transplantation and regenerative medicine.
There are many growth factors that aid in hair restoration: PDGF, EGF, VEGF, IGF, FGF, NGF. These growth factors are all in Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). There are many studies showing that PRP for hair restoration works. These studies show that the results are better if the PRP is delivered inside the scalp with small needles and a microchannel device, and if the treatment includes laser treatment and topical minoxidil for home use.