Hair loss can be traumatic for anyone who is going through it. If you are a little reluctant about undergoing hair transplant or want to maintain the results, then there is an all-natural option which is available to you. PRP Hair Restoration Toronto is a groundbreaking innovation in the world of medical treatment which works by supplying the body with natural proteins, cytokines, stem cells and other bioactive growth factors. It is a regenerative medication which has revolutionized the hair loss industry.
What is PRP?
PRP stands for Platelet rich-plasma. Red blood cells and plasma are the two main components of blood. The plasma contains white blood cells and platelets which stimulate growth and help to stimulate hair follicles and prolong the growing phase of the hair cycle, as it stimulates the inactive and newly planted hair follicles
The first step of the treatment is drawing of blood from the arm, just like it is done either when you are donating blood or undergoing a routine blood test. This blood is then put into a centrifuge machine in which it is spun rapidly to separate the plasma from the red blood cells. This plasma is then injected into the scalp at the follicular level by the doctor to stimulate the inactive follicles and generate hair growth.
Who can undergo PRP hair restoration?
There are no underlying criteria as such for a good candidate, almost anyone who is going through a hair loss is a good candidate for PRP treatments. Those who have only recently started to undergo hair loss respond the best to the treatment as it is more challenging to re-activate the follicles which have been dormant for a while. Androgenic alopecia is a genetically determined hair thinning and hair loss which occurs at the top of the head. PRP works well for both men and women who are undergoing male and female pattern balding, also known as androgenic alopecia.
However, those who are suffering from diseases like lupus or a thyroid condition should avoid undergoing this treatment as with these conditions the hair loss will continue as the time goes on. If you are on any blood thinners, the platelets will be less effective which would in turn adversely affect the results from the PRP treatment.
What to expect from the procedure?
During the procedure, some of the patients have reported a mild feeling of pressure on the injection site. In case you experience any discomfort, then you can take over-the-counter medication to manage it. Bruising is one of the side effects but it usually settles within the first two weeks or so. There is no downtime after treatment and you can return to work the same day if you choose. It’s the all-natural approach and no downtime has made it an increasingly popular choice when it comes to hair restoration methods.