Young or old, male or female, baldness chooses no preference. It mostly occurs as you age, especially to men, but other factors like medical issues or genetics can cause hair loss at a young age. It is not easy to grow your hair as the natural growth takes a minimum of one month to develop a centimeter size. It takes time and much of a challenge to those who have baldness conditions. Flawless Laser and MedSpa uses Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP hair restoration treatment that has proven to grow your hair by stimulating the newly implanted hair follicles.
Some people embrace hair loss and confidently show it off, while others suffer psychological distress. Although it is only a cultural norm as having hair constitutes beauty. The hair changes a person’s overall appearance. Imagine someone without an eyebrow or eyelashes? A person without hair? They would typically be the center of attention as it sets them apart from the “regular” people who have a complete set of hair. It makes them feel insecure and feel like an outcast to society. It is regarded as a failure to conform to the norms of society. That is how social norms affect people with these kinds of disorders. That even though it does not medically post health risks in their overall health, it becomes the target for their mental distress instead. The common related psychiatric disorders are paranoid disorders, social phobia, anxiety disorders, and a major depressive episode. Battling with your emotions is far dangerous and challenging compared to having a bald hair.
What Are The Symptoms And Causes Of Baldness?
Hair fall is a natural occurrence we all go through. Each day, an estimation of fifty to a hundred hair strands fall. The hair grows in three stages, which follows a chronological order of anagen, catagen, and telogen. Anagen is the phase where hair growth lasts for about two to eight years. Catagen is the transition phase where the hair stops to grown. Lastly, the telogen is the resting phase where the hair finally falls out, which generally lasts for about two to three months. The majority of the hair we have is in the anagen phase, while only a few percent are in the last stages. Although we shed hair every day, new hair replaces it, but it causes baldness when hair loss is not naturally replaced. It is unnoticeable at first, but it gradually becomes more visible. Age, hormonal imbalance, genetics, poor circulation on the scalp, medication or supplements, stress, hair chemical treatments, and poor nutrition are the common culprits.
The symptoms of hair loss may vary from person to person and its cause. Although its common denominator is losing hair, it can come in different forms. The usual symptoms are the gradual thinning of hair on top of the head. Some have circular or patchy spots on their head. It may start to itch on the affected area and become painful over time. It can happen in your beard, scalp, or your eyebrows. If you notice a few patches of scaling that spreads over your scalp, it is ringworm. Ringworms over the scalp are usually accompanied by hair loss, redness, and swelling.
Stress is one of the common and mostly taken for granted cause of hair fall. Stress is a normal part of our day to day living. Your lifestyle, work, family, and relationships affect your psychological state. Too much stress does not only affect your mental state but causes hair loss, which you may experience a handful of hair fall during your shower or even a simple, gentle brushing. If you think that it falls out more than your typical average hair fall, you might want to have it checked, else avoid your stressors, and keep calm. Often, if your hair fall is due to stress, it is only temporary and will eventually grow back once you are emotionally settled and with the aid of medical intervention.
Another symptom of baldness is full-body hair loss. It usually happens if you have a medical condition like cancer or a disorder. It is common for cancer-patients to experience this because of chemotherapy treatment. Alopecia areata is one of the most common causes of baldness too. It is a condition that causes your immune system to attack your healthy hair follicles, resulting in continuous hair loss.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma PRP Hair Restoration?
Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as PRP Hair restoration therapy, is a three-step process that stimulates your hair growth. Your blood is drawn and processed in a particular machine. The machines work by separating the three layers of your blood. It is the platelet-poor plasma, platelet-rich plasma, and red blood cells. Once the blood is separated, only the platelet-rich plasma will be drawn and injected into the affected area. The platelets in your blood cause blood clot, so when the platelets are injected into parts of your body that needs treatment, it triggers your body’s healing process. Apart from it helps restore hair loss, the Platelet Rich Plasma therapy also helps in the healing process of body trauma. Most athletes use this therapy to help speed up the healing process when injured. Some people who undergo surgery also use this method, while others use it to target aging symptoms.
Can PRP Cure baldness?
Regrowing loss hair may take a while, but yes, it is possible to regrow your hair. Many patients who use PRP hair restoration notice better hair density growth and hair thickness. It is usually noticeable after six months of treatment. The results of the PRP hair restoration depends on the gravity of your hair loss. The therapy is also not only limited to those who are entirely bald. Even those who experience thinning can already go through the process. It is best for mild to moderate hair thinning, and the results are faster. Those with androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness can also be treated with the help of the Platelet Rich Plasma therapy. Continous treatment is advisable to ensure that you get optimal results. The hair growth from the treatment is not 100% to some patients, like how regular people without disorders have.
The PRP hair restoration is safe to use because it naturally uses your blood instead of other chemicals. It serves as “fertilizer” in your scalp to promote hair growth. It also has no downtime recovery. Although the procedure uses a needle from drawing your blood and injecting it back to the affected area, you will only feel a minimal tingling effect. If you are not comfortable, you may talk to your doctor about a possible numbing cream solution. After the process, you can proceed with your typical day to day activity.
If you feel that it’s already affecting your lifestyle, seeking medical treatment and psychological help can help you get back up again. If you have a history of baldness or already notice a few symptoms, consulting an expert at an early stage can prevent balding. Hair restoration is now made easy with the state-of-the-art advanced technology like Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP hair restoration treatment, which is readily available at Flawless Laser and MedSpa at Huebner Rd, San Antonio. Set an appointment today!