PRP Injection Treatment Clinic for Hair Loss Near Me in Toronto and Ontario, Canada
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentrate of platelets, a component of the blood that are activated in the event that the body is injured. Platelets are a part of a greater self-healing mechanism present in our bodies.
Platelet-rich-plasma has shown to be effective in treating varying degrees of hair loss.
PRP therapy works by activating stem cells and turning on a cascade of regenerative pathways leading to stronger, thicker and more abundant hair follicles. PRP enriches the scalp in platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), insulin-like growth factor (IGF), cytokines and transforming growth factor (TGF).
Growth factors play an important role in the cell cycle. They regulate cell division and tissue proliferation, which means that an increase in growth factors in an area such as the scalp can cause greater hair growth. PRP therapy is an injection of platelets into the scalp, leading to more abundant and stronger hair follicles.
There are a variety of factors to consider when choosing PRP therapy for hair loss. For instance, the number of platelets in the blood decreases with age, health and stress. The number of platelets derived from your blood plays a key factor in the efficacy of PRP treatment, for this reason, it is important to follow pre and post PRP injection therapy recommendations. Secondly, the reason why you are losing hair matters. Stem cells can differentiate into any cell– this is something to consider when dealing with reasons for hair loss that are due to the nonexistence of hair producing cells.
When considering PRP therapy for hair loss, we strongly urge our patients to book a consultation appointment with our physician to identify the root cause of the hair loss prior to therapy.
PRP Injection Treatment for Female & Male Pattern Baldness in Toronto and Across Ontario, Canada
Hair loss can cause psychological distress in both men and women that experience Pattern Baldness. The causes of pattern baldness between the genders differ and the manifestation of the condition differs in a few ways. Due to the similarities between the condition in both genders, PRP has been shown to be effective in treating hair loss due to Pattern Baldness.
Female pattern baldness generally manifests earlier than male-pattern baldness, but the severity of the hair loss does not necessarily equal total hair loss. Men generally experience entire areas of hair loss where baldness becomes apparent, while females experience years of ‘shedding’ to produce thin hair and larger than average hair lines.
PRP injection therapy has been found to significantly increase hair density, hair growth and new hair follicles after two treatment sessions of PRP into the scalp for both genders experiencing pattern baldness. The therapy works by stimulating the cells in the tissue to become novel hair follicles, strengthen existing hair follicles and rejuvenate existing tissue with increased blood circulation. Although this treatment does identify the root cause of the condition, it can provide an effective, long-lasting solution and complement root-cause therapy such as the examination of gene expression, androgen levels and mineral/vitamin deficiencies.