Hair Loss Treatments Can Strengthen Follicles

Hair loss results in loss of confidence, negative body image and reduced self-esteem. There are various reasons for hair loss to occur; some include bad hair care, stress, hereditary reasons or medical conditions.

“Hair therapy to combat hair loss has become quite popular as it not only promotes hair growth but also strengthens hair follicles. It is a safe procedure without any side-effects,” says Dr Trelles, plastic and laser surgeon at state-of-the-art dentistry, plastic and aesthetic laser surgery clinic Vilafortuny.

What to expect

here are various treatments available for hair loss, such as minoxidil, DHT blockers, low-level laser light therapy (LLLT), platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is the most popular therapy for reversing hair loss. Your surgeon will apply a numbing cream to the affected sites to minimise any discomfort prior to the procedure. The surgeon will then draw your blood and centrifuge it so that the plasma with platelets collects in a tube.

These platelets promote the regeneration of tissues and healing in the body. The plasma will be then injected or rubbed on the scalp after a derma roller treatment is performed on the areas of the scalp which suffer from hair loss. For PRP therapy to work, a total of eight sessions are required.

PRP therapy can also be combined with stem cell therapy in order to achieve the best possible results.

Results

The results of hair loss treatment are quite noticeable as hair begins to grow just after the fourth session. The hair will continue to grow after the treatment is completed so patients can expect to look young and full of vigour with improved self-confidence and body image.

“Though PRP treatment yields great results for people suffering from hair loss, it is not recommended for everyone.  People who have lost all their hair cannot undergo this treatment, as it does not help grow new hair on a bald patch. It can only make the existing thinning hair thicker by strengthening the hair follicles,” says Dr Trelles.

So are you a candidate?

You may be a good candidate for hair loss treatment if you suffer from:

  • Thinning hair.
  • Androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness – hair loss at the top of the scalp and a receding hairline, particularly along the temples).

Mans head with hair loss

The initial consultation

“During your initial consultation, you and your physician will discuss expectations, desires and potential outcomes. Your physician will evaluate your hair, and ask you questions about your health and your lifestyle,” says Dr Trelles.

He further notes that during this consultation, patients should be prepared to discuss: reasons for treatment, expectations and existing medical conditions including allergies, current medication and choosing the ideal treatment programme for you.

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