Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment for Hair Growth
A lot of people in society associate hair with youth and vigor; and the obvious lack of it can affect how a person is viewed in society.. 70% of studies have shown that most men in their late 30's and early 40's suffering from hair loss have difficulty in coping with the early stages of hair loss. It can be a difficult transition, for example a person who might be active socially may choose to be more reclusive for fear of being discovered as someone experiencing hair loss. Sometimes the progression of hair loss can be so drastic as to lead to clinical depression because of their inability to cope emotionally with such a sudden physical change. This is mainly the reason why medical hair transplants have seen such a tremendous rise in popularity in the past decade, with more men and women considering the non-invasive hair transplantation procedure as a method of turning back the clock. For this reason, Dr poon is proud to have helped so many of his Toronto hair transplant patients regain their confidence through their newly re-found head of hair.
Platelet Rich Plasma - The Procedure
Platelet Rich Plasma works by enhancing and strengthening your own existing hair follicles. One reason for thinning hair is follicles with low hair density. On average two or three strands of hair grow from a single follicles. In people with thin hair most follicles have only a single strand of hair. Platelet Rich plasma helps stimulate follicle growth and boost the number of hair strands from each follicles.
Phase 1 is done where blood is extracted from the person, around 60mL in volume. This would be spun in a centrifuge to separate the components of the blood. The platelets are obtained and are allowed to multiply. In this multiplication process, growth factors are also generated which will serve to be the stimuli for the cells in your scalp.
Phase 2 would involve the activation of the scalp to these growth factors in the platelets. With the scalp roller, the scalp is activated simultaneously by 100 microneedles which is virtually painless.
Phase 3 would be the injection of the platelets and growth factors into the scalp. This process promotes healing of the punctures as well as the growth of new hair. The follicles and the cells now take up the platelets and growth factors which is a very effective way to grow hair.
Platelet Rich Plasma Does Wonders
The use of platelet rich plasma in hair transplants is found to be a very effective way to treat hair loss. Since platelets and growth factors are used at the same time, healing as well as fast hair growth would now be possible. The principle of hair growth is done by the fact that cell division is promoted by the injection of plasma. Besides this, the divided cells are delivered by migration to the parts where it is needed. With this method, hair is guaranteed to grow!
Hair transplants using PRP is absolutely safe since the patient's own blood and growth factors are used in this process. There are no foreign bodies that will be injected. Yes, everything is naturally yours to begin with. In surgical procedures like hair transplants, it is important that whatever is done to you will not be dangerous or harmful to the body. By extracting and re-injecting your very own blood, there is absolutely no harm or risk of infection and rejection.
PRP hair transplants has been found to be a very effective way to restore a person's hair. Almost all patients who have tried this out reported to have thicker hair. They have felt that their hair is healthier and looking better. Hair loss, whether early onset or because of ageing- is not a problem anymore. In this manner Dr Poon can enhance the results of your hair transplants with PRP.