Hair Loss: What is Platelet Rich Plasma aka PRP and how effective is it for hair regrowth treatment?

If you are suffering from hair loss and want to know about treatments then read on as today we are talking about one of the popular hair regrowth treatments called Platelet-rich plasma aka PRP technique.
Hair Loss: What is Platelet Rich Plasma aka PRP and how effective is it for hair regrowth treatment?Hair Loss: What is Platelet Rich Plasma aka PRP and how effective is it for hair regrowth treatment?
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Millions of people across the world suffer from hair loss. It is normal to lose around 50-100 strands a day, however, excessive hair loss should be avoided as the same can be permanent. So, if you see clumps of hair in your brush or a large amount of hair in the drain and thinning patches of hair or bald patches, then you should consider hair loss treatment and discuss the problem with your doctor to determine the underlying cause of the hair loss and can follow ideal treatment.

Speaking of the causes of hair, one of the most common causes of it is hereditary male or female pattern baldness. So, if your family has a history of baldness then you may suffer from it too. Other causes are hormonal imbalances, major illnesses, stress, hair styling products, surgeries, PCOS, pregnancy, childbirth, thyroid disease, nutritional deficiencies, alopecia areata and scalp infection among others.

If you are suffering from hair loss and want to know about treatments then read on as today we are talking about one of the popular hair regrowth treatments called Platelet-rich plasma aka PRP technique. 

Read on to know to more about Platelet-rich plasma aka PRP technique. 

About PRP

In an exclusive interview with Pinkvilla, Dr. Amit Karkhanis, Laser and Cosmetic Physician and Founder of Dr. Tvacha, gave us all the details of this hair loss treatment. He said, "Platelets are a component of blood, along with red and white blood cells. When a person sustains a cut or a wound, platelets are the body's "first responders" that help to stop the bleeding and encourage healing. To produce PRP (Platelet-rich plasma), we first take a blood sample and put it into a machine called a centrifuge. This machine spins at a rapid rate, which separates the components of the blood."

He added, "We then extract the platelets for injections. The theory is that to extract concentrated platelets and inject them into damaged areas of the body which could further accelerate the healing process. PRP contains a range of growth factors and proteins that speed up tissue repair. As, some types of hair loss result from damage to hair follicles, researchers have hypothesized that PRP could help regrow that hair by reversing the process that occurs in androgenetic alopecia. There are a few clinical and research papers to claim that the PRP is very effective in various conditions including hair growth. The PRP concentrate can be made with different methods and machines, however, the results might vary according to each case study. Also, one of the most important factors is the way PRP is infused into one’s scalp which further plays a critical role in the final results."

Home remedies

Aside from these techniques and medications, there are several natural home remedies that one can try to treat hair loss.  Egg mask, Aloe Vera juice, onion juice, oiling and massaging among others are some simple and effective home remedies. Amla, beetroot juice, dark chocolate, spinach, carrots, nuts, eggs, lentils, chicken, yogurt and sweet potatoes are some of the superfoods for hair.

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