What are the main causes of hair loss?
The etiology of hair loss is multifactorial. Hair loss can be seen in both men and women, young and older age group patients.
The studies have shown that there is a significant role of testosterone, the role of chronic inflammation, perifollicular fibrosis, lack of immunity plays a role in androgenic alopecia. Also genetics, stress, lack of nutrition and other underlying medical conditions such as lupus, infection, and malignancy can lead to hair loss.
Hair loss can be attributed to many factors, including spot baldness or alopecia, hypotrichosis of the eyebrows or hair loss due to various metabolic conditions. Premature baldness becomes a big issue for both males and females who are suffering from it because it is difficult to hide, and it affects your self-esteem.
How does PRP work for Hair loss?
Platelet Rich Plasma for hair restoration is based on regenerative medicine theory. The PRP treatments are used in various applications in the fields of dentistry, ophthalmology and a number of surgical specializations. Patients blood is drawn and the plasma is separated by using a centrifuge system, this plasma is highly concentrated with platelets.
These platelets are activated with calcium chloride to release many potent growth factors, such as VGEF, TGF, FDGF, PRP upregulates the cytokines and enhances the tricho-stimulatory effect on hair stem cells, increases the anagen phase of the hair cycle, improves the blood circulation by inducing angiogenesis to the hair bulb, remodeling and neovascularization.
What is Clinical Platelet Rich Plasma (C-PRP)
Clinical platelet-rich plasma (C-PRP) is concentrated platelets, with a 5mL treatment sample of C-PRP should contain at least 5 billion deliverable platelets, for clinical efficacy, by using PURE PRP system
Why Choose ShanthalaMD for Hair loss therapy?
At ShanthalaMD we use The Gold Standard System Pure PRP to obtain potent Supra physiologic Clinical PRP Platelets cell membrane contains alpha granules that are full of growth factors. There are several growth factors which are key to the proliferative repair of damaged tissue. All these Growth factors stimulate cellular growth, differentiation, proliferation and healing. Highest quality and the quantity of Growth factors are the most important components of C-PRP when used as a regenerative biologic. These growth factors derived by EmCyte system are much more potent and concentrated than any other systems.
How do you inject the PRP for hair loss?
To apply PRP as a hair regrowth strategy, the patient’s blood is processed as required. Anesthesia is given and the injections administered into the areas of reduced hair in the scalp. The procedure takes about 15 to 20 minutes and performed by a physician, and the most common side effect is soreness of the scalp, which will fade in 24 to 48 hours.
How many sessions of PRP for hair loss is needed?
We recommend aggressive initial PRP treatment sessions of 3 to 4 each month and then maintenance therapy of 3 treatments every3 months is needed with PRP injections. Follow up visits with Dr.Shantala are important to determine if more PRP treatments are needed to sustain hair growth.
What is the Cost of PRP for Hair loss?
At ShanthalaMD we use PurePRP® SP which is continuously outperforming all other PRP concentrating systems in clinical outcomes. Our PurePRP® SP is the GOLD STANDARD for point of care platelet-rich plasma. At Shanthala MD the injection is performed by a Board Certified Physician. The hair loss severity and the area of hair loss is different. We believe in initial aggressive management and then strategic maintenance PRP plan to maintain the hair growth and prevent further hair loss. The savings are usually based on the package or series purchased.
Is it safe to get PRP for your hair loss?
PRP is naturally occurring in your body, no side effects, no downtime like after having a hair transplant, no scar, no bleeding and it is anti-inflammatory and causes a tremendous amount of dermal remodeling.
What other treatments are offered at ShanthalaMD to enhance the hair growth other than PRP?
We highly recommend our patients to start with daily antioxidants and hair vitamins such as VIVISCAL and NUTRAFOL. We also combine PRP with Low-Level Laser Therapy which is known to enhance the trichostimulation.
When should I start my PRP for hair loss?
Dr. Shanthala highly recommends that one should consider starting the PRP treatment process at an early stage of hair loss along with Viviscal and LLLT.