Primer to PRP Hair Treatment
PRP Hair Treatment is incorrectly construed as stem cell therapy by some people. On the other hand, PRP (“Platelet Rich Plasma”) Hair Treatment is a stimulation therapy and is safe, 100% natural, and non-surgical procedure promoting hair growth for men and women by using their own plasma and growth factors to targeted areas of the scalp with hair loss. Studies have found that PRP reduces hair loss, increases diameter and density of hairs, and accelerates healing after a hair transplant procedure. Moreover, it’s not just for hair— PRP can be used in tendons, ligaments, and muscles as well. To know more about PRP, check out our blog “How PRP works to regrow hair”.
What causes Female Pattern Hair Loss?
Female pattern hair loss occurs due to a variety of factors. It ranges from Traction Alopecia (caused by hair arranged in tight buns, braids or ponytails), Androgenetic Alopecia, Alopecia Areata as well as temporary hair shedding caused by Telogen Effluvium resulting from vitamin deficiency, diet (rapid weight loss), stress, chemicals/ dyes, hormonal changes and smoking. To know more about these causes, read our blog “Women Hair Loss Explained”.
In a nutshell, given that there are a host of factors such as a Testosterone receptor, an Estrogen receptor, Traction Alopecia and what not leading to female pattern baldness, it is very difficult to pinpoint to the actual reason of hair loss in females. In many cases, it can be a combination of factors and how much one aspect affects hair loss is different for each individual.
It may be interesting for some of you to note that Female Pattern Hair Loss requires a much larger area of the scalp to treat versus Male Pattern Baldness. What PRP Hair Treatment does is that it provides stimulation to the scalp and makes the hair look thicker, denser and healthy.
How effective is PRP Hair Treatment for Female Pattern Hair Loss?
So, the next question you may have is how effective PRP Hair Treatment is to treat hair loss? The answer is that if you can catch the problem early and treat it, it can be very effective. The general rule is to measure the existing levels of miniaturisation of the follicles present in the scalp. If this level is less than 50%, chances are PRP will not be able to regrow your hair. If the level is above 50%, you are lucky and PRP for Female hair loss can be very successful. From a dosing perspective, PRP for Female hair loss needs to be done regularly once every 6 months. Post that, the frequency can be one session every 6 months. Generally, PRP Hair Treatment can be a useful additional therapy along with other medical (such as Finasteride and Hair Mesotherapy) and non-surgical hair loss treatments (such as Hair Mesotherapy and Laser Hair Therapy).