9 Reasons Why You Should Consider PRP for Hair Loss

05/Jan/2021

Most people will find themselves regularly shedding hair each day. They might be found on the floor, tangled in a hairbrush, or sticking to your clothes. Although regular hair loss is a part of the normal hair renewal cycle, sometimes these loose strands start looking more like clumps. Reasons for excessive hair loss can include illness, stress, age, medicinal side effects, hormonal imbalance or excessive physical manipulation (e.g. purposeful pulling of hair, extensions that are too tight or damaging).

One effective treatment for hair loss is the injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Platelets can help trigger growth factors which in turn help with cell renewal and repair. PRP can stimulate hair follicles to produce healthy, thicker and more abundant hair. These injections involve drawing out your own blood, refining it to concentrate the platelets, and then injecting those platelets into the areas of hair loss. Below are 9 benefits of PRP treatment for hair rejuvenation.

1. Easy Maintenance

You should notice a significant difference in your hair volume and quantity from just a few injections to your scalp. No complicated hair care after treatment is necessary, and no need for frequent visits to your doctor once you have completed your first rounds of treatment. For best results, all you need to do is have a touch-up treatment once every 6-12 months.

2. Results Lasts for Three Years

The results of a PRP treatment can last up to three years. However, for best results, you should have touch-up treatments every 6-12 months.

3. High Success Rate

PRP treatment has been found to be successful in the majority of patients who undergo this treatment. They have noticed denser hair growth, and hairs that are stronger and more resistant to being pulled out.

4. Combination Therapy Yields Even Better Results

The best way to conquer a problem is to attack it from all sides. For even better results, PRP can be used in conjunction with medicinal treatments for hair loss. Minoxidil and Finasteride can be prescribed by your doctor to increase blood flow to the scalp, widen the hair follicles, and improve your hormone levels to prevent hair loss. Using these drugs in addition to PRP boosts your chances of success and greatly enhances your results.

5. No Down Time

PRP treatment is very minimally invasive. It is like getting routine blood work done, followed by tiny injections to your scalp. Because of this, there is no down time and you can resume regular daily activities right away. However, heavy lifting and extreme exercises may need to wait a few days.

6. Procedure is Customized for your Needs

Whether you need a small area of rejuvenation, or a little helping hand with hair in areas other than your scalp, Dr. Colin Hong can use PRP to treat the areas that are of concern to you. Dr. Hong will work with you to address your concerns and customize a treatment plan to suit your needs.

7. 30-Minute Procedure

Once your initial consultation with Dr. Colin Hong has determined that PRP is the best solution for your hair loss problem, a quick 30 minute procedure is all it takes! A few vials of blood will be drawn from a vein in your arm, and then that blood will be processed in order to obtain the platelets that are needed. This is then re-injected into the areas of hair loss. The whole procedure takes only 30-45 minutes, and is ideal for those with busy schedules.

8. No Foreign Substances

Because PRP treatments use your own blood plasma to boost hair growth, you don’t have to worry about any drugs or foreign substances entering your body. There is much less risk of allergy or complications from the treatment since you are not introducing something that your body doesn’t already recognize.

9. Hair Growth You Can See

After the first few rounds of PRP treatment are initiated, you only need a touch up once every six months or so. By the third month, the majority of PRP patients should have noticeable hair growth, though its outcomes and schedules differ from person to person.

Conclusion

Everyone across all genders share the same sentiment when it comes to hair loss or hair thinning. Many hair loss treatments are available on the market with different levels of invasiveness and success. If you are currently bothered with your hair loss, there are plenty of treatment options available to you such as hair transplant and PRP therapy. For more information about your hair loss and for the consultation of your treatment plan, reach out to Dr. Colin Hong who is an expert in this field at (416) 222-6986.


05/Jan/2021

Hair transplant is a popular surgical procedure performed by medical professionals as a hair loss solution. It involves the removal of hair follicles from denser areas of the scalp, and then transplantation into the areas of hair loss concern. One of the popular methods of hair transplant include Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), and listed below are some of its benefits.

Results are Natural-Looking

Professionally-trained hair transplant specialists will place your hair follicles strategically in hair loss areas so that the results look natural. When performed by our knowledgeable team, there will be no visible pattern to the new hair growth. In addition, the use of your own hair for the transplant means that there will be no difference in appearance between the transplanted and original hair.

Permanent Restoration Outcome

Once the hair follicles have been transplanted and hair is growing, the results are permanent. The hairs will continue their natural growth cycles in their new location. However, if the root cause of the hair loss is not addressed, these hairs can also be lost over time.

Professional Results

For the best hair transplant results, make sure you trust your care to a qualified and experienced team of medical professionals who are specially trained to perform hair transplants. Dr. Colin Hong and his team of hair transplant specialists will ensure that their combined knowledge and training will give you the results you desire.

Painless

Although FUE is technically a surgery, it is minimally invasive. The use of local anaesthesia and, if needed, a sedative means that you shouldn’t feel any discomfort during the procedure.

Easy Recovery

The minimally invasive nature of FUE leads to a quick recovery time – about 6-8 days. There are no stitches to remove, and pain will be minimal. There may be slight swelling at the scalp which will resolve itself after a few days. Analgesics will be prescribed by Dr. Hong to ensure that your recovery is as comfortable as can be.

No Visible Scarring

Because the hair follicles are extracted individually by a punch-needle, no large incisions are made and there is no need for stitches. The small punches heal quickly, and if you have no problems with wound healing then you shouldn’t have any visible scars after the procedure, especially if you wear your hair long.

Suitable for Men and Women

Hair loss can affect people across all genders, and FUE is a suitable treatment for everyone. Even though FUE hair transplant is frequently undergone by men, women suffering from hair loss can also benefit from this procedure.

One-Day Procedure

An FUE procedure takes about a full day to complete. Depending on the density and size of the treatment area, it can last anywhere from 5-12 hours. You might need another session if you want thicker hair or if your hair continuously falls.

Conclusion

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) can be a great solution for hair loss. You can restore the density of your hair, allowing you to regain your confidence and style it however you desire. If you are interested in undergoing FUE hair transplant, schedule an appointment with Dr. Colin Hong. He has comprehensive experience in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Microvascular Surgery, and Hair Transplant Surgery. Be connected with us online or simply call our office at (416) 222-6986 to book a consultation appointment.