Hair has been called our “Crowning Glory”. Hair for humans are much like feathers for birds, and just like birds whose feathers have fallen look unpleasant, people with premature hair loss to fail to look their age. However, losing 50-100 hair per day is no cause for alarm.
Hair problems such as hair fall, split end, baldness, thinning hair, dandruff, dry and rough hair etc are so common in today’s high-end life. Unfortunately, with modern age stress, pollution, diet, inadequate hair care practice and many other factors, people are starting to face hair problems in younger age and it’s a really unpleasant situation. It’s one of the biggest causes of concern among both men and women.
Causes of Hair fall, Dry hair, Split ends, Rough and Damaged hair:
- Diet deficiency of iron, vitamins, minerals, proteins.
- Hormonal imbalance
- Ironing, perming, spa, blow dry.
- Use of Para Phenylene Diamine (PPD) and ammonia-containing hair colour and henna.
- Hereditary other medical conditions.
In today’s age of technology, medical research, and pharmaceutical advancement, hair loss has been made manageable after evaluating individual's scalp, hair, and general health condition.
Various treatments are available depending on individual’s condition like lotion, serum or foams to be applied every day or clinic-based procedures- Microneedling, Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
Microneedling works by stimulation of stem cells and inducing activation of growth factors.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has become a newer method for the treatment of various types of hair loss. It is an exciting non-surgical therapeutic option for patients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions and in skin rejuvenation as anti-aging during the facelift.
PRP is a treatment which uses the body’s own blood to restore healthy tissue function. Specifically, it uses a regenerative power which lies in our very own blood and more specifically in our platelets. It releases a large number of growth factors and stimulate hair follicles growth on the scalp and increase hair density by activating stem cells and other cells in a microenvironment of a hair follicle. It is evident that many treatment options are available for hair restoration. The key to successful treatment is to target the primary cause, proper selection of treatment is important to determine the best therapeutic outcome. These modalities are going to increase over the years to come.