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How Hair Loss Can Be Treated With PRP Therapy?

Dr. Som Lakhani 92% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Vadodara
How Hair Loss Can Be Treated With PRP Therapy?

Hair loss is a prime concern for many men and women these days, whether it is genetic, due to stress, bad haircare or any medical condition. But with advances in the field and adequate research, various new techniques have cropped up in the market which can combat the condition with ease. Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP, is showing impressive results in reversing hair loss. 

PRP is a non-surgical therapeutic hair restoration option. It is suitable for both men and women. It is a state-of-the-art, totally natural, alternative medical procedure used for the treatment of hair loss or hair thinning. It is an injectable treatment which uses the patient’s own blood.  

PRP has been in use in the medical field for two decades, and offers some promising potential for stimulating hair growth. However, no definitive studies yet exist that confirms its efficacy.

Advantages of PRP Therapy

PRP can be helpful in:

  1. Slowing the rate of hair loss
  2. Regrowing thinning hair to be thicker and full
  3. Boosting the health and condition of the scalp
  4. Stimulating collagen levels
  5. Preparing the scalp for hair transplantation & post hair transplantation

PRP can also assist in the treatment of skin and scalp conditions such as:

  1. Dry, itchy and inflamed scalp
  2. Genetic hair loss
  3. Alopecia areata
  4. Telogen effluvium (commonly caused by stress)

 How PRP Works?

The scalp is cleansed and numbing cream applied. While the scalp is prepared, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient. This blood is then centrifuged to produce the Platelet Rich Plasma. The PRP component is taken from the blood and injected or infused into the scalp or areas of hair loss. Patients are able to resume normal activities after this procedure.  

PRP harnesses the growth factors carried in the blood supply and then delivers a concentrated dose back to the affected scalp and hair follicles. The growth factors in the platelets stimulate the follicles to grow hair. The hair follicles in the resting phase (telogen) may be pushed into growth, and this will appear as new hair growth.

Who is a candidate for PRP?
Men or women who have early stages male or female pattern baldness are suitable candidates for PRP.  It is also suitable for men or women who are currently using hair loss medications; or those who are experiencing or expect to experience post-partum hair loss. It is also suitable for those who have had or plan to have hair transplant surgery. 

However, you are not a candidate for PRP if you:

  1. Have medical conditions such as chronic liver disease, skin diseases or cancer, metabolic and systemic disorders
  2. Have undergone anti-coagulation therapy
  3. If you have any type of platelet dysfunction syndromes 

    If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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FUE or FUT - Which Is Best For You?

Dr. Vikas Panthri 86% (10 ratings)
MBBS, PGDA
Trichologist, Delhi
FUE or FUT - Which Is Best For You?

Hair transplant procedures are preferred when opting for hair-loss solutions as they are not only a permanent solution to hair-loss, but with the advent of modern technology, it also looks very natural. Today surgeons are capable of transplanting and extracting large number of hair follicles. Currently there are two major methods via which hair transplant procedure is performed. They are known as FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation). Read on more to find which one you should opt for.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): 
Follicular Unit Extraction is a hair transplant procedure, in which the hair transplant physicians extract each hair follicle directly from the scalp. It is done randomly and it results in lower density of hair in the donor area which is not noticeable in most cases.

  1. Pain Management: In FUE, stitches are unnecessary and there is no existence of any linear scar, so healing time is short and there is almost non-existent post procedural discomfort.
  2. Scarring: There is no linear scarring as such in FUE but there are 1mm in diameter or less puncture marks which heal by themselves within 3 to 7 days.

Follicular Unit Transplant
Follicular Unit Transplant or FUT is the procedure of transplanting your hair by removal of a small strip of tissue from the back of your head. Hair follicles are extracted from there for further use. FUT is recommended in cases of advanced hair loss. FUT also recommended as in most cases, your physician will be able to deliver results which meet your expectations.

  1. Pain Management: FUT procedure can cause some pain as swelling may occur in the region from where the tissue has been extracted. Suitable medication can be prescribed by your physician in case the pain persists.
  2. Scarring: Opting for a FUT procedure results in a very thin linear scar in the donor region. The scar is very much concealable as it is visible only if you opt for the shortest haircut styles. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor.
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I'm suffering from dandruff and hair loss and my hair scalp is oily. Suggest me shampoo should I use.

Dr. Sunil Sekhri 87% (14 ratings)
General Physician, Delhi
I'm suffering from dandruff and hair loss and my hair scalp is oily. Suggest me shampoo should I use.
Use Selsun shampoo twice a week for dandruff. Hair loos need to be assessed in clinic so that type of alopecia can be diagnosed and treated accordingly.
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How to treat alopecia losing hair on the scalp, on the eyebrows and eyelids. What are the homeopathic remedies apart from R89 from rashes anything that will be helpful apart from this in homeopathy which can be added on.

Dr. G.R. Agrawal 96% (14826 ratings)
DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
How to treat alopecia losing hair on the scalp, on the eyebrows and eyelids. What are the homeopathic remedies apart ...
Hello, The main causes of hair loss are, stress, overpressure, irregular life style, junk food & inadequate sleep, regulate  your life style to overcome hairloss & dandruff ,please.  Go for meditation to reduce stress & overpressure. To nourish hair follicles. Tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body to moisten your scalp. Your diet be simple, easily digestible on time. Tk homoeopathic medicine @ Wiesbaden 30-6 pills, thrice. @ JaborandyQ -20 drops with olivie oil be applied on scalp, dly. Avoid,  alcohol,  nicotine,  caffeine. Report, wkly. Your feedback matters for further follow up, please.  Tk, care.
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I am five months pregnant my hair falls to much why? What is the home remedy for it.

Dr. Amarjit Singh Jassi 92% (133 ratings)
Ayurveda, Delhi
I am five months pregnant my hair falls to much why? What is the home remedy for it.
Dear First check your​ vitaminD Fenugreek seeds Soak fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Massage the strained liquid into the scalp next morning. Wrap a towel around your head and leave for 4 hours. Shampoo and condition. Lemon juice Prepare a mixture of olive oil, rosemary, egg yolk and lemon juice. Apply all over head, paying special attention to hair roots. Leave for an hour and wash off. Rosemary leaves Boil some rosemary leaves in water for about 5 minutes. Cool, strain and use for your hair wash. Egg yolk Massage a raw egg yolk onto scalp and leave for 15 minutes. Wash and shampoo hair and comb gently with a wide toothed comb. Leave to dry naturally. Do this once a week to strengthen hair roots. Castor oil Mix an equal amount of warm castor oil and almond oil and massage on scalp once a week. Almond oil Massaging just almond oil on scalp 2 -3 times a day will help to stop further hair loss. Aloe vera Coconut milk and aloe vera gel are also very good for hair growth. Massage onto scalp, leave for ½ hour and rinse with warm water. You can repeat this three times a week. Apart from these home remedies for pregnancy related hair loss, make a habit of the following for improved hair health:  Do not use water which is too hot for washing your hair. Use good quality brushes and combs and don’t brush hair too vigorously or too often. Use a mild shampoo suitable for your hair type and wash every third day. Condition regularly.
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I am hvng a hair fall daily 5 nd 6 evry day so wt should I do to prevent it gv some tips.

Dr. Aanand J 94% (21930 ratings)
Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
I am hvng a hair fall daily 5 nd 6 evry day so wt should I do to prevent it gv some tips.
10-50 hair fall daily r natural not to worry use these oil and shampoo 1. Sesa hair oil apply daily at bed time 2. Sesa shampoo hair wash once in 3 day.
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Losing much hair. Will intake of vitamin e capsules or simply applying it over scalp help regain my hair like it was before?

Dr. Lalit Kumar Tripathy 91% (18187 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Losing much hair. Will intake of vitamin e capsules or simply applying it over scalp help regain my hair like it was ...
1.Take balanced diet, iron/calcium/vitamin/mineral supplement 2. Take protein and iron rich food like fish, green vegetables, fruits, milk and milk product 3. Use lukewarm Almond/olive/coconut oil for massaging your hair 4. Keep scalp clean by regularly shampooing 5. Follow healthy life style by avoiding stress, doing yoga/meditation, having adequate sleep, regular exercise, adequate water intake, avoiding alcohol/tobacco/Junk food. 6. Avoid using chemicals to hair 7. Trim hair regularly, avoid steaming shower 8.Consult Trichologist (hair specialist) for further advice.
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I am having problem of hair fall and having too much too much dandruff in the middle part of my head for two years. Please suggest me some of medicine or oil.

Dr. Shaurya Rohatgi 97% (1119 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mumbai
I am having problem of hair fall and having too much too much dandruff in the middle part of my head for two years. P...
You may be suffering from androgenic alopecia which is also called as pattern baldness. The hairs start reducing in density at the crown (top) and also the hairline starts refeeding from the front. This is usually progressive throughout life unless treated. The FDA approved treatment for this condition is a lotion and tablets. There is no other alternative. No oil or cream will magically work because the hairs are getting miniaturised and eventually disappearing due to the hormonal effects on the hair roots. Along with this, you can also consider platelet rich plasma therapy for faster results. Please consult me with photos for proper examination and treatment. Do not start treatment without consulting.
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I loosing my hairs very quickly. I hd tried lots to home made remedies bt non of them works I had even tried coconut oil amla oil and vitamin e oil mixture for hair growth bt it is not working much.

Dr. Lalit Kumar Tripathy 91% (18187 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I loosing my hairs very quickly. I hd tried lots to home made remedies bt non of them works I had even tried coconut ...
Natural method of treatment. 1.Prepare coconut milk by grinding grated coconut and squeezing its milk. Apply coconut milk to your scalp by using hair brush. Cover your head with a towel and leave it for 20 minutes and rinse your hair with cold water. Do it once a week. 2. Extract pulp content from the stalk of aloevera plant and rub to your hair which is washed before. Massage the pulp into your scalp in circular motion, leave it for 15 minutes, rinse it with cold water do it thrice a week preferably in the morning after taking head bath. 3. Boil 10-12 dry neem leaves in water, wait for the mixture to cool, rinse your hair with this mixture after shampooing (protect your eyes while rinsing to prevent burning sensation). Repeat the process once in a week. 4. Steep 2 green tea bags in hot water and wait till water cools down. Remove the tea bags and use the solution to rinse the hair and massage the solution over your scalp after shampooing it. Do it twice a week. 5. Slightly warm 1-2 tablespoonful of coconut oil. Gently apply the oil to your scalp and hair root for 30 minutes. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash it off with cold water. 6.Take 2-3 lemon, cut the lemon and prepare lemon juice. Strain the juice into a bowl using muslin cloth and mix it with warm water. Wash your hair, pour the mixture over scalp and massage hair for 5 minutes. Wash it off with cool water. You can repeat the process 1-2 times per week in the morning after taking bath. 7. Boil some curry leaves in your hair oil and apply it on scalp. Massage for 15-20 minutes twice a week. 8. Consult Trichologist (hair specialist) for further advice and treatment.
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How can I regrow my hair. My age is 21. Please help. I have been taking biotins supplements. What should I more?

Dr. G.R. Agrawal 96% (14826 ratings)
DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
How can I regrow my hair. My age is 21. Please help. I have been taking biotins supplements. What should I more?
Hello, The main causes of hair loss are, stress, overpressure, irregular life style, junk food & inadequate sleep, regulate  your life style to overcome hairloss & dandruff ,please.  Go for meditation to reduce stress & overpressure. To nourish hair follicles. Tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body to moisten your scalp. Your diet be simple, easily digestible on time. Tk homoeopathic medicine: @ Acid phos 1000-6 pills, weekly @ JaborandyQ -20 drops with olivie oil be applied on scalp, dly. Avoid,  alcohol,  nicotine,  caffeine. Report, wkly. Your feedback matters for further follow up, please.  Tk, care.
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