HAIR LOSS & HAIR THINNING
Alopecia or hair loss is a complaint seen in both men and women. Alopecia can be diffused or patchy. The most common patchy Alopecia seen encountered in dermatology practice is “alopecia orcata”.
Diffused Alopecia falls in the category of Telogen Effluvium or “patterned baldness”.
The various causes of hair loss and hair thinning are stress, nutritional deficiency, acute systemic stressful episode, chronic illness, certain medications, hormonal changes, genetic (hereditary), certain scalp infections, chemical treatments for hair styling and certain underlying disease.
Treatment options for diffuse hair loss / hair thinning :
It is a specialized treatment where a solution of vitamins, aminoacids, saw palmetto and growth factors are administered through microinjections in the scalp to stimulate the blood circulation and also works as antioxidants. It reverses the hair thinning effect of hormones and stimulates hair growth.
No. of sessions : 8 – 10 sittings
Gap between 2 sessions : 7 – 10 days
Time per session : 30 minutes
Stem cells are capable of regenerating hair follicles and activating hair growth. It also helps in repair of damaged hair cells. For this procedure, heterologous stem cells are injected superficially in the scalp via micro injections helping in improving the quality and quantity of hair.
This is the most recent and by far the most effective treatment to restore damaged and thinning hair. The patients own blood is used to prepare the PRP. The goodness of the proteins present in the plasma and the growth factors derived from the platelets are used to repair all types of all types of alopecia. A small volume (8 – 10 ml) of blood is taken from the patient and placed in a special kit and centrifuged to yield consistent and pure PRP which is then injected in the scalp to the depth of the hair follicles. The procedure is done under topical anesthetic cream and is painless. PRP is capable of regenerating new blood vessels and hair follicles, stimulating dormant hair follicles and thickening the existing hair. New hair growth is seen in 2 months and continue to grow upto 6 months.
No. of sessions : 3 – 6 sittings
Gap between 2 sessions: 2 months
Time per sessions : 60 minutes
Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disorder which is usually genetic and more often than not triggered by stress. It manifests as patchy hair loss.
Intralesional injection is the fastest way of regaining the hair lost in patches in this condition.