Hair loss is a struggle we all have to face at some point of time or the other, whether we like it or not. Though it is normal to lose about 100-150 strands on an average per day, whenever we see the loose strands either on the hairbrush or the floor, it makes our heart skip a beat and not in a nice way. We try everything in our power to keep our hair healthy and prevent them from falling. However, that is not always helpful. With the advancement in technology, various treatments have become available. They vary from hair transplantation to hair restoration procedures which are all-natural. One such procedure is PRP Therapy Toronto.
What is PRP Therapy?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, popularly known as PRP therapy is an all-natural and no-surgical procedure for hair restoration. This procedure makes use of your blood to regenerate hair growth, making it completely natural with no side effects, as no alien substance, toxin or chemical is being injected into the body to generate hair growth. It is a simple procedure with absolutely no downtime. The procedure itself doesn’t last long and you can get it done during your lunch break and get back to work right after it. The only downside the procedure is mild sensitivity in the scalp.
In the procedure, the blood is drawn from the body as it is usually drawn. This drawn blood is then put into a centrifuge where it is spun at high speed to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the red and white blood cells. This serum which is left behind is then injected into the scalp in the form of microdroplets. As the platelets have regeneration and healing properties, it goes into the scalp and starts to repair the tissues which in turn helps with hair regrowth. This procedure also compliments hair transplant and can help to boost its results.
Are the results which are produced hyped or real?
PRP injections in scalp have typically shown an increase in hair growth, density and strength. The results are usually reported within a few months as the natural hair growth cycle progresses. The reason why this therapy is believed to work is that the angiogenesis stimulated by the platelets increase the blood flow to the follicles. It is a growth factor which signals the hair cells to proliferate the results in increased hair shaft thickness and speed up the growth. This procedure also compliments hair transplants and helps to reduce the inflammation faster and speeds up the healing process.
These platelets have clotting and healing abilities. Whenever any tissue is damaged, a signal is sent out instantly to attract these platelets to begin the process of healing or clotting. They are the first responders as they are responsible for clot formation. They stop the bleeding and stimulate the growth of fibrin, collagen and elastic to establish a scaffolding for the development of new tissues.