The changing season, high stress levels and improper dietary intake plays havoc to the health of the hair, resulting in a drastic hair loss, patterned baldness, receding hair line, bald patches and thin, dry hair. Apart from these environmental factors, there are various other causes that are responsible for recurrent hair loss. These include-
- Physical stress & trauma like a surgery, accident
- Post pregnancy hair fall
- Excessive intake of vitamin A
- Lack of essential proteins
- Hereditary factors
- Female hormones
- Emotional stress
In order to find the right solution, it is important to understand the main causes of the problem. Today, medical technology has answers to every single problem including hair loss. Advanced treatments and procedures like hair transplant, PRP Treatment, stem cell therapy, mesotherapy etc. are making headlines because of their positive results. Let’s review various procedures to have an in depth knowledge of these advanced hair loss treatments.
PRP Treatment: It is one of the highly popular hair loss treatments wherein Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is injected to the problem area in order to stimulate the growth of the hair by using the proteins that repair the tissues. The treatment can be combined with other procedures like micro needling or hair transplant surgery.
The positive points include –Safe, painless & effective procedure, no side effects, fast recovery, cost effective, no surgical incisions and no recovery time.
Things to consider- The method is not effective in case of complete baldness and a minimum of 4-6 sessions are required to see effective results. The patient may experience minor swelling and tenderness.
Stem Cell Therapy: The procedure involves the conversion of AAA unspecialized cells into specialized one which are then injected into the scalp using a microscopic needle. The stem cells revitalize the strength of the hair resulting in strengthening weak hair follicles and coverage of bald patches.
The positive points include-Apart from being effective in a number of medical conditions like spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease, Alzhimer’s etc., it has less procedure time, natural and safe treatment, and offers quick results as compared to other hair loss treatments. Results can be seen within 2-4 weeks.
Things to Consider– While the stem cells lead to the destruction of blastocyst, the long term side effects are still unknown.
Mesotherapy: It is a highly effective method to treat male patterned baldness. By offering the micro nutrients, vitamins and minerals, the treatment makes sure to balance the growth around the follicles. The solution is injected into the hair follicles to boost the growth of the hair.
The positive points include- Quick procedure time, no side effects, highly effective non-invasive procedure for women, stimulates better circulation of blood to aid hair growth.
Things to Consider– Burning Sensation, redness, allergic reaction causing excessive irritation. However, these symptoms may or may not appear.
All these hair loss treatments are highly popular these days because of their quick results. Therefore, before going for a treatment, make sure to consult your dermatologists and have a clear understanding of the pros and cons.