Every person typically loses 50 to 100 hairs a day. This is usually unnoticeable because new hair is grown immediately but if the new hair does not grow that is when hair loss occurs. Hair loss is extremely common in today’s world which ultimately results in hair thinning. There are hundreds of different treatments for hair loss some are effective while some are not. Every treatment has its own levels of reliability and success. Whereas some treatments make complete sense scientifically. One of those treatments is platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) Platelet-rich plasma is a therapy of hair for people who suffer from hair loss which is very common. In this treatment a person’s blood is drawn from his body then that blood is processed and
lastly, that processed blood is injected into the scalp of that person. When Platelet-rich plasma is extracted from your blood using a centrifuge-like mechanism which has the capacity to separate the substance from your blood and boost the concentration of a specific protein that promotes the healing process.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is used by doctors for healing various areas of the body. Using this treatment for the purpose of hair loss is a brand new technique.
Platelets are basically components of blood along with red and white blood cells. When a person heals from a cut or wound. The platelets play a major role to promote the healing process of that cut or wound.
According to researchers if they could extract concentrated platelets and inject them into the area which is damaged then they could promote the healing process.
Platelet-rich plasma is consists of growth factors and proteins that can speed up tissue repair. As some types of hair loss are due to damaged follicles. Researchers hypothesized that the treatment of PRP could help in the process of regrowing hair.
Hair loss (alopecia) can affect your scalp or your entire body. It can be temporary but in some cases, it can be permanent as well. Following are some causes of hair loss
The most common cause of hair loss is a hereditary condition that takes place with aging. This condition is called androgenic alopecia in medical terms. This happens moderately and in predictable terms. A diminishing hairline and bald spots in men and thinning of hair along with the crown of scalp in women.
2- Hormonal changes and medical condition
Hormonal changes during childbirth, menopause, pregnancy, and thyroid problems. And medical conditions like alopecia areata can cause hair loss.
3- Extreme stress
Many people go through general hair thinning for months after a physical or emotional shock. This type of hair loss is temporary.
4- Medications and supplements
Certain medicines which are consumed for the treatment of conditions like cancer, depression, heart problems, high blood pressure, arthritis, etc can result in hair loss.
The initial round of treatment takes few visits to see some noticeable results and after the noticeable results start to appear you just need to get touch-ups at least once a year to promote new hair growth.