Treatment Options for Hair Loss
Dr Jaya Sharma
Hrbr layout, Bengaluru Feb 18, 2017
PRP- platelet rich plasma treatment is a new and extensively adopted option today. One of the uses of this treatment is to fight hair loss and other hair concerns.
Balding is a common phenomenon amongst a large majority of both males and females. There are many factors that contribute towards hair loss:
- Hormonal imbalance
- Genes and heredity
- Protein or vitamin imbalance
- PCOS in women
- Other diseases and products
Why PRP? What are the results?
PRP treatment is used in hair restoration treatments to eliminate hair loss, balding and thinning. During this treatment, a small amount of blood is taken from the individual and using a centrifuge, the platelets are separated from the RBCs.
This separated content of concentrated platelets are injected into the scalp. Platelets contain active growth factors which stimulate hair growth and give results over a short timeframe. Compared to many other treatment methods available in clinics, this is a non-surgical treatment which provides long-term, natural looking results.
Although there is no clinical proof of its abilities, the results are very promising. The results however, depend on the body’s response to the treatment and to see desired results, a person might require a couple of sittings. This procedure is being adopted by many and they have seen significant improvement.