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Hair Loss (Alopecia)

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Hair Loss (Alopecia)

Hair fall is the most common problem these days. Based on whether permanent damage has occurred to the hair follicles, alopecia is divided into scarring and non scarring. Commonest type of non-scarring alopecia is androgenetic alopecia (AGA). AGA refers to hair loss seen with increasing age in genetically predisposed individuals.

Alopecia may be diffuse or patchy. Most common cause of diffuse alopecia is telogen effluvium which is the loss of telogen hair that occurs 2-4 months after an acute stressful episode, Eg: 3-4 months post surgery or accidents. The other causes of diffuse alopecia are postpartum alopecia which occurs 1-3 months after delivery in most women, drug induced alopecia, alopecia associated with systemic diseases and hair shaft defects.

Patchy alopecia occurs in alopecia areata, fungal, bacterial and viral infections of scalp, trichotillomania and traction alopecia. We offer a stepwise approach to restore lost hair:

Correction of deficiency, life-style modification, treatment of infection
Platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP)

Platelets are tiny cells in your blood that repair damaged blood vessels and stop bleeding after injuries. They are virtual powerhouses, rich in growth factors that stimulate the hair follicle stem cells to divide and thicken the miniature hairs. Platelet-rich plasma is a concentrated form of your own platelets, obtained from your blood. It is delivered to the stem cells of the hair by the process of miniaturization at the hair root. In combination with medical treatment in the form of lotions or foams and oral medications including dietary supplements, PRP treatments boost re-growth and restore more hair than was thought possible before its usage.

PRP works effectively for genetic or patterned hair loss as an adjuvant treatment. It is absolutely safe procedure suitable for both males and females.

Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy, a technique involving injections of natural plant extracts, vitamins, or medicines directly into the head to rejuvenate and tighten skin, as well as remove excess fat.  It helps to gradually restore hormonal balance and neutralizes the effects of DHT hormone leading to accelerated growth of new hair strands.

Microneedling

Microneedling is the procedure used to prevent the hair loss. In this fine needles are rolled over the skin to puncture the stratum corneum can also help induce stem cells in the scalp that lead to hair growth.

Platelets are very small cells in our body which are very rich in growth factors. They repair the damaged blood vessels, stop the blood flow after an injury, and also stimulate the hair follicle stem cells thus improving hair thickness and volume.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a concentrated form of your own platelets. PRP treatment involves infusion of the targeted hair loss areas of the scalp with platelet-rich plasma thus resulting in stimulation of natural growth of hair. PRP treatment is good adjuvant treatment for genetic and patterned hair loss in men and women. PRP is also used for premature aging, wrinkles when infused on face. This results in overall facial rejuvenation.
The platelets which are rich in growth factors are extracted from your own blood (usually drawn from your arm). These are then separated from the rest of the blood with the help of a centrifuge machine. Later, the PRP is activated and then injected into the scalp in thinning areas through tiny syringes. This results in hair growth, improved density and reduction in hair fall.
Number of sessions depends on the stage of hair loss. But a minimum of 6-8 sessions is required which are done at monthly intervals.
The duration of the session is about 30-40 minutes.
PRP is an injection-based procedure and thus you may feel like a pinching sensation on the scalp. The discomfort is bearable to maximum number of patients.
Usually there are no side effects as PRP is prepared from person’s own blood. Sometimes there could be initial pain, minor redness, or possible heavy headedness for an hour or two which can be relieved with a pain killer. All of these are reversible.
There is no downtime. Maximum of 30 minutes of rest is what is required. Individuals resume their normal daily routine immediately.
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