A degree of hair loss is normal for many people to experience each day, but an excessive amount of hair loss is a major concern for both men and women. Excessive hair loss, left untreated can lead to baldness.
A normal amount of hair loss is between 50 and 100 hairs per day, and given that we have around a million strands on the scalp this level of loss does not cause a noticeable thinning of the hair. A small degree of hair loss is to be expected as we age, but if the rate of shredding is more than the rate of re-growth, or if new hair is thinner than the old shredded hair, thinning will become noticeable.
For some people, who are less conscious about their appearance, let their baldness run its course without any treatment. However, for others, the psychological impact of thinning hair can have a significant impact on their self esteem and confidence.
The hair loss industry can be a misleading one at times, with companies claiming to have miracle creams and treatments which appear to help with the regeneration of hair. But these claims can often be unsubstantiated, and little more than a ploy by companies wanting to make a quick profit out of a person’s misfortune. When researching hair loss treatments it is important to do your research so you can achieve results, rather than just giving money to these companies
Permanent Hair Loss
For men, pattern baldness can begin early in life. It affects one third of men and women. For men, the hair line will begin to recede and can proceed to partial or completely baldness. In women with pattern baldness, the hair loss is limited to thinning at the front, sides, or crown, but they rarely experience complete baldness.
Permanent hair loss can also be seen in cases where the scalp is inflamed and thus damage can occur to the hair follicles, but this rarely occurs. Since inflammation is present, the patchy hair loss is associated with itching or pain.
Hair Loss Treatment
If baldness has occurred, whether permanent or temporary, it cannot be cured. If there is thinning of your hair, it can be treated to help promote hair growth or hide hair loss.
PRP for Hair Loss
Platelet rich plasma, or often termed as PRP , is concentrated blood plasma. Apart from red blood cells and white blood cells, our blood also contains cells known as platelets. The function of platelets is to promote healing and aid in the clotting of blood at the site of a wound. Platelets contain growth factors that promote regeneration of the cells in the body. PRP has been used in medicine for the last two decades.
The benefits of platelets and the regeneration of tissue is widely known and accepted within the medical industry. The use of PRP to treat hair loss has the potential to change the way hair loss is treated around the world as it’s a revolutionary, new treatment for hair loss.
Platelets aid in clotting of blood which is the key to the body’s ability to heal wounds. The idea behind PRP therapy is that by increasing the platelet count in a wounded area, the body’s healing capacity in that area would be accelerated.
The injection of platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a technique using the body’s own blood to heal itself. Doctors incorporate its use for the growth of thinning hair, transplanted hair, and wound healing. Many patients have benefited from this form of treatment.