As men approach their late 30s and 40s, many find themselves grappling with a growing concern: hair loss. While a certain degree of hair thinning is a natural part of aging, any deviation from the typical male-patterned balding should raise a red flag and urge individuals to seek professional advice.
In this blog, we’ll explore clinical solutions for hair loss, emphasizing the importance of consulting a professional at Nirunda Aesthetic Clinic to explore the restorative hair treatments available. We offer Platelet Rich Plasma with Biotin (PRP) therapy and PRP’s second-generation therapy, plus Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) therapy. We also offer Amniotic Fluid Stem Cells therapy (AFS), and hair transplants. PRP and PRF therapy for hair loss offer a better chance of preserving your hair longer than over-the-counter treatments such as Rogaine, Propecia, or any home remedies.
Our ultimate approach, though, is a hair transplant, which is surgical and invasive but offers a permanent solution to hair loss. Hair transplants have advanced considerably since they were first conceived and practiced. We’ll explore the modern FUE method of hair transplantation and explain why it’s such an advancement over the older FUT type of transplant in being less invasive and allowing more options in hairstyles after the transplant has healed.
This is the second generation of our popular and effective PRP therapy hair restoration treatment. It mirrors PRP as being a non-invasive procedure that consists of drawing a small amount of the patient’s blood, and processing it by using a centrifuge to separate the various components of the blood. The cell growth factors and the platelets are concentrated into a fibrin matrix, which is then injected into the balding areas of the scalp. The dosage of PRF is spun at a lower speed inside the centrifuge than in the PRP procedure. This allows some of the layers of blood to retain the healing white blood cells and stem cells. Thus, PRF is seen as superior to PRP therapy.
The magic lies in the growth factors released by the platelets, which stimulate and rejuvenate hair follicles. PRF therapy both nourishes the scalp to prevent hair from falling out and stimulates the scalp to grow new hair.
The science behind PRF therapy is fascinating. Platelets contain platelet-derived growth factors (PDGF), transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta), and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). These play crucial roles in tissue repair and regeneration. When the platelets are injected into the scalp, these growth factors activate dormant hair follicles, promote new blood vessel formation, and enhance collagen production. In essence, they provide new life to non-functioning hair follicles and rejuvenate them to grow hair again by revitalizing the skin and blood vessels surrounding them.
Notably, PRF therapy outperforms over-the-counter (OTC) restorative hair treatments like Rogaine, offering a more effective solution without the negative side effects that are commonly associated with Rogaine and topical applications. While PRF therapy is classified as a temporary solution, it presents a powerful intervention to counteract the genetic tendency toward hair loss and can be effective for years. After only two PRF treatments you can experience an over 30% increase in new hair growth.
The physical process involves drawing blood from your arm, creating the plasma growth factors in the clinic, and then injecting them into the balding areas of your scalp. The procedure is quick, relatively painless, and can be repeated as often as every six months. We recommend starting with three monthly sessions or more, and then following up with one to two maintenance sessions per year.
AFS therapy uses the restorative and regenerative characteristics of stem cells to stimulate natural hair growth. These stem cells are finding new success in treating wounds, scars, and hair loss in certain cases.
Stem cells are one of the few types of cells in the body that can change cell types and serve different functions within areas of the body. Skin rejuvenation is one of the areas where stem cells are increasingly being used. Facial stem cell rejuvenation and hair growth stimulation are two of the most popular emerging dermatological uses for stem cells.
For those seeking a more permanent solution to hair loss, the next step in the journey is often a hair transplant. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and the older Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) are two popular techniques that have revolutionized the field of hair restoration.
FUE, the newer and more advanced of the two, involves extracting individual hair follicles from the donor area (usually the back of the scalp where hair growth is thickest) and implanting them into the recipient areas where balding is most noticeable. This technique leaves minimal scarring and offers a quicker recovery compared to its predecessor.
The older technique of FUT involves removing a strip of scalp from the donor area and cutting it into individual follicular units for transplantation. While effective, FUT tends to leave a linear scar, making it less favorable for those who prefer short hairstyles.
Both FUE and FUT transplants provide natural-looking results, but the choice between them often comes down to individual preferences and considerations. FUE is generally preferred for its less invasive nature and minimal scarring.
In the quest for a fuller head of hair, it’s crucial to explore clinical solutions that align with your unique situation. While PRF therapy can effectively stimulate hair follicles and counteract genetic tendencies, for those navigating the complexities of hair loss, consulting a specialist is paramount.
Nirunda Aesthetic Clinic is home to a team of experienced professionals dedicated to understanding your concerns and guiding you through the most suitable treatment options. Take the next step in your journey to restore confidence and vitality by scheduling a consultation with Nirunda Aesthetic Clinic’s hair loss specialists.