So you lose your hair and want to save as much as possible without a transplant. You have heard of the pills (finasteride), and you have heard of the drink (minoxidil). Talk to your doctor about both, as they can be used together to stop hormone-disrupting hormones and improve the delivery of nutrients to the scalp. But also ask your dermatologist about the third solution for hair growth, which completes this complete trifecta. It is a relatively new option and is currently flowing through your veins: it is the plasma in your blood. I have tried PRP Hair Treatment in Lahore injections (platelet-rich plasma) and can vouch for them.
It started with a recession in my twenties, and then seemed to stop at 28. I thought “this is fine” and went on without any action. The general thinning from there prevailed and beat hard around 31. (This timing and rollout is different for all men.) By many standards I still had a lot of hair. But according to my standards, I had about half the hair on my crown, which I used to be, maybe less. I had to accept that this happened and I had to do something about it if I wanted to keep my hair. (Because a hair follicle once stops hair growth, you only have a year or less to repair it before it has completely dried up and is irreversible.) I knew I could not revive the hair that was withdrawn because it disappeared forever, but I could resuscitate much of the hair that had been thinned in previous years.
What does PRP mean?
PRP is fairly simple, although a bit strange. The doctor draws blood and then spins it in a centrifuge to extract all red blood cells, leaving your plasma behind. It is thick and off-white and sticky. Then they did this in syringes and shot the plasma in your scalp, massaging it as a botox. This hurts a little, but quickly changes into a numb contact that will decrease in the coming days. You simply avoid alcohol and pain killers – everything that thins the blood – for a few days.
How Does PRP Actually Revive It?
I will have the medical professional explain this: “PRP stimulates the hair by injecting specific growth factors derived from your own blood to regenerate and grow the hair,” says Green. “PRP contains special cells called platelets, which in theory can cause hair follicle growth by stimulating stem cells and other cells around the hair follicle. This platelet-rich plasma promotes healing, accelerates the rate and extent of healing and regeneration of the tissue and promotes the growth of new cells. It stimulates the hair follicles to grow and causes both the growth of new hair and the thickening of existing hair. “In short, it does the work of both finasteride and minoxidil, or enhances their efforts.
If you want details about the growth factors that PRP cells have, these are: platelet-derived growth factor, transforming growth factor beta, vascular epithelial growth factor, epidermal growth factor and fibroblast growth factor. “Human blood contains mesenchymal stem cells and autologous blood products contain these countless growth factors that help with tissue regeneration and healing,” says Green.
Who is A Good Candidate for PRP?
Green says you are an excellent PRP candidate if you have hair loss at an early stage and want to prevent hair loss in the future. If you are already bald or hope to treat an area without hair follicles, then PRP is not going to help. It can only repair and strengthen active follicles.
Can PRP be performed instead of Finasteride and Minoxidil?
Yes, it is a good holistic approach for someone who does not want to take medication for hair loss, and there are no side effects to bring your own plasma back into your body. However, you should continue to receive PRP treatments annually (or more often) because you do not supplement the efforts with pills and drops.
How many PRP treatments are needed and how often? What is a good PRP plan in the long term?
“The plan usually consists of four PRP treatments for my patients, one month apart, and then an assessment three months later to see the success of my treatment plan. “We take pictures before and after to assess the effects of hair growth. We then assess the maintenance of PRP injections, which can vary between three or more months.” Some patients will “recover” once a year while others will each coming in quarterly. It is up to personal preference, and sometimes budget.
How expensive is PRP?
The costs vary enormously, depending on the experience that your doctor has and the equipment they use. However, you should expect that each treatment will be in the range. Hopefully this price will fall as the treatment becomes more prominent and accessible.
Given everything you know about my hair loss timeline and my PRP timeline, here are some before, during, and after photos that chart my own success with plasma.
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