Hair Fall

Every day, people experience hair fall and commonly lose 50 to 100 hairs a day. Usually, this isn’t noticeable because our new hair grows simultaneously. Hair loss transpires when new hair doesn’t substitute the hair that has fallen out.

Alopecia areata is a common disorder that usually results in unexpected hair loss.

In most cases, hair falls out in small patches around the size of a quarter.
Sometimes, it can lead to the total loss of hair on the scalp(Alopecia Totalis) or, in extreme cases, the complete body (Alopecia Universalis). The condition can impact anyone regardless of age and gender, though most cases occur before 30.

Quick facts on alopecia Areata :

One in every five people with alopecia areata also has a family member who has undergone this typical condition.
Alopecia areata often develops suddenly over just a few days.

Causes of hair fall

Hormones, such as irregular levels of androgens (male hormones typically produced by both men and women)
Genes from male and female parents may influence a person’s predisposition to male or female pattern baldness.

Stress, illness, and childbirth can cause momentary hair fall. Ringworm caused by a fungal disease can also induce hair fall. Discover what you can do to help reverse hair loss caused by stress.

Drugs, including chemotherapy drugs used in cancer cure, blood thinners, beta-adrenergic blockers used to regulate blood pressure, and birth control pills, can cause temporary hair loss.

Burns, injuries, and X-rays can cause temporary hair loss. In such cases, average hair growth usually returns once the wound heals unless a scar is produced. Then, hair will never regrow.

Cosmetic procedures, such as washing too often, perms, bleaching, and dyeing hair, can improve overall hair thinning by making hair weak and breakable. Tight braiding, rollers or hot curlers, and running hair picks through tight curls can also damage and break hair. However, these procedures don’t cause baldness. In most instances, hair generally grows back if the origin of the problem is terminated.

Medical conditions. Thyroid disease, lupus, diabetes, iron deficiency anemia, eating disorders, and anemia can cause hair loss. When the underlying condition is treated, the hair will often return unless there is scarring, as in some forms of lupus, lichen planus, or follicular disorders.

Diet. A low-protein diet or severely calorie-restricted diet can also induce temporary hair loss. Get information about foods that can help stop hair loss.

What is PRP therapy?

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical cure in which a person’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp.

Some in the medical community think that PRP injections activate natural hair growth and maintain it by raising blood supply to the hair bristle and improving the thickness of the hair shaft. Sometimes this approach is integrated with other hair loss processes or medications.

There hasn’t been enough study to prove if PRP is an effective hair loss treatment. However, PRP therapy has been in use since the 1980s and people find it extremely effective to curb hair loss including our own observation. It’s been also used for problems such as recovering damaged tendons, ligaments, and muscles.

PRP therapy process:

  • PRP therapy is a 3-step process.
  • Most PRP therapy needs six remedies 4 weeks apart. Ie 6 sittings.
  • Maintenance cures are required every 2-3 months.

Step 1

Your blood is drawn — typically from your arm — and put into a centrifuge (a device that spins rapidly to split fluids of different densities).

Step 2

After about 10 minutes in the centrifuge, your blood will have separated into three layers:

  • Platelet-poor plasma
  • Platelet-rich plasma
  • Red blood cells

Step 3

The platelet-rich plasma is drawn up into a syringe and then injected into areas of the scalp that need increased hair growth.

According to a recent study trusted Source, “Although PRP has sufficient theoretical scientific basis to support its use in hair restoration, hair restoration using PRP is still at its infancy.”

Luxor Hospital in Vadodara specializes in Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) hair transplant surgery. We assess your current condition to move ahead and give you a safe surgery. The results are visible in a couple of weeks post-surgery. We at Luxor Hospital provide paramount importance to pre and post-surgical care.

 

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January 18, 2022

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