Hair, like other elements in a personality has a lot of effect where eyes are normally attracted. The loss of hair affects in many ways but the main thing it does is to destroy a person’s confidence. Without confidence everyone faces difficulty in moving about in their everyday lives. In the absence of a single natural attribute a person will consider his life as extracted of all the colors. Hair loss can also affect relationships, job prospects, friendship groups and more importantly how we view the rest of the world. A person with hair loss is a diffident person seeking numerous ways to restore hair and look normal in the eyes of others.
Widespread Hair Loss
Hair loss is widespread in both men and women. There have been millions affected by this problem with the greatest emotional impact on women. Male pattern baldness that occurs in males is called androgenetic alopecia. Same term is used in female baldness. The cause of hair loss is usually genetically. That is, it is inherited from the genes of one of the parent or even both. It gets worse as a person ages. In both sexes testosterone converts into dehydrotestosterone (DHT) and causes the hair follicles to shrink.
Contributing Factors of Hair Loss
The factors that give rise to hair loss include stress, shrinking hair follicles, mental anxiety, medical conditions, and side effects of medications like chemotherapy, dietary changes and hormonal changes caused by pregnancy, menopause or puberty periods. Hair stress is also caused by hair shampoos, coloring, hard brushing and bleaching.
Non surgical solution
PRP therapy also known as Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is a revolutionized treatment for hair loss. Being a versatile treatment it can be used with hair transplant surgery or independently for thinning hair. The treatment of hair loss promotes hair growth and strengthens hair follicles.
The therapy is performed in three stages:
A specific amount of blood is taken from a patient and centrifuged. The fraction that contains most platelets and growth factors is removed and kept. The part which is platelet rich is divided from which one part is lysed to release more growth factors and then combined with the whole-platelet factor.
In this stage, the scalp is stimulated for the wound healing process. In order to use the growth factors and platelets that PRP therapy gives the process of scalp stimulation needs to be activated. About 100 punctures are used to open the skin for the activation step.
This includes re-injection of the platelet and growth factor rich fragment into the scalp. It provides high levels of healing factors and healthy hair growth. These factors are utilized by the stimulated cells, including hair follicles.
Its normal for everyone to shed some hair everyday but excessive hair loss is a big concern for both men and women. It can start with a few hair falls daily while bathing, combing or tying your hair respectively. But when the amount of hair fall increases day by day it may lead to baldness. So, falling of hair, either in small proportion or large should not be ignored, rather considered alarming and help should be approached immediately. A surgical or non surgical solution would highly depend on the condition of your hair.