By now almost everyone knows how diverse PRP therapy is and the big success it has made in not one but several medical fields. Although recent, it is already knocking off traditional treatments and products from the market one after the other dominating the scene. In cosmetology and medicine alike, PRP gained popularity and value, particularly with hair loss. With all its promising results and the scientific studies to prove for it, it is natural to be intrigued and want to know more.
Is it effective? Most importantly, is it for you? All these answers we will cover today as we discuss PRP therapy for hair loss.
What is the secret in PRP therapy
PRP is an abbreviation for platelet-rich plasma. This treatment procedure first starts by drawing blood from you the standard way. Following this, a technician will place it in a centrifuge. Centrifuging in simple terms is shaking the life out of something at ungodly speeds to separate its contents. The process takes place in a piece of equipment known as the centrifuge. Post centrifuging, the blood sample is divided into three layers, one of which is PRP.
PRP is the gold of the medical field; it contains treasures of growth factors which is where the secret of the treatment is. Growth factors are proteins that stimulate the growth of a diversity of cellular functions. From reversing aging, boosting hair growth, and increasing healing rates of tendons and muscles, its applications are only beginning to expand.
When to consider PRP therapy for hair loss
PRP therapy does not have certain candidacy requiremnets to follow. However, there are a few things that you should have tried before finally settling on PRP.
Hereditary hair loss
If you suffer hereditary hair loss such as male pattern hair loss and female pattern loss that is recent or does not make you a fit candidate for hair transplants, then PRP is your only solution. You may have heard of other treatments, but PRP is the only treatment that does not have to be taken daily and has no side effects.
Following a healthy nutritious diet
This is important because your body depends on you to supply it with sufficient vitamins and minerals for healthy hair. If your diets lack adequate minerals and vitamins, your body will not exactly stop growing hair, but the new hair will be brittle to the point it prematurely fall out. For that reason, you should include foods that are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, and iron.
Not heat exposure to your hair
Unfortunately, our hair is not adapted to handle blistering heat. So although you might not fancy your natural hair, styling with heat is not the way to go. High temperatures impose irreversible damage on the hair by denaturing the cuticle.
The cuticle is a protective layer on the exterior of the hair that keeps the moisture in and the harm out. No matter how protective the cuticle wants to be, it is, in the end, a protein that by nature cannot stand up to heat. Consequently, without protection, the hair thins out and inevitably falls out.
Moreover, the heat from styling tends to dry the scalp. In case you aren’t aware, the scalp needs to be moisturized in order to maintain the natural glow of the hair. With the application of heat, you are speeding hair loss and giving your hair a frizzy appearance.
If you are not a candidate for hair transplants
Hair transplants can be a silver lining to men and women suffering from hair loss. It is permanent and yields natural-looking results. Unfortunately, however, not everyone is a candidate for hair transplants. That in no way translates to a life f self-esteem issues; instead PRP is your silver lining.
It would be best if you considered PRP therapy when hair growth with traditional methods such as vitamin supplements and hair care is still unattainable. PRP yields very successful results but to maintain the results, you should couple it with a healthy diet and a hair care routine. If you would like to know more, contact us, and we’ll gladly assist you with what you need.