Hair loss is difficult to go through, though it is a part of ageing. Some of us go through it sooner rather than later. With the advancement in both science and technology, various options are now becoming available which not only help to tackle hair loss but also help in the regeneration of hair. Regenerative medicine was a distant dreamlike about two decades, but all of this changed with the coming of PRP Therapy Toronto. It has been making a lot of buzzes, if you have been thinking about undergoing this new treatment, then here are some things which can help you make a more informed decision.
What is PRP?
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. Blood contains red blood cells and plasma. The plasma contains platelets which have rejuvenating and healing qualities. Blood is drawn in a normal manner like it is being drawn for a routine check-up. Then this vile of bled is put in a centrifuge where it is spun at high speed to separate the platelets and other needed blood components. This is then injected into the scalp at 1-centimetre intervals with the help of ultra-fine needles.
What are the advantages of the treatment?
For those who want to address hair loss, PRP is extremely advantageous. It is an all-natural, painless and non-surgical treatment for hair loss. There is absolutely no downtime for recovery. The procedure is short and usually lasts about half an hour. Also, it is an outpatient procedure so you can get it done during your lunchtime and get back to work. As it is your blood which is injected back into your system, it is safe and reliable. PRP is also known for having produced great results.
Who is a good candidate for PRP?
If you have been suffering from hair thinning, decreased hair volume, loss of scalp coverage or increased shedding, then you are a good candidate for PRP therapy. However, the decision to go through this or any other procedure is a highly personal one and should be made only after careful consideration. You should research all the various options which are available to you and weigh the pros and cons. If you are planning to opt for PRP along with hair transplant procedure, then your surgeon will discuss your medical history, along with expectations regarding hair growth and appearance during your consultation.
Who is not a good candidate for PRP?
People who have either existing or uncured cancer or melanoma should not opt for PRP. It is also not recommended for those who are undergoing chemotherapy, steroid therapy or anticoagulation therapy or even those who take aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs regularly. Patients with blood disorders and platelet abnormalities are also not suited for it. Those with a history of heavy tobacco, drug and alcohol use are not good candidates either. If you are either pregnant or nursing then you should not opt for PRP therapy. You will be asked to stop taking vitamin E or fish oil for two weeks before the treatment.