Treatments of Aplopecia
Although there are currently no treatments that work for everyone with Alopecia areata, some treatments are effective for some people. Depending on which type of alopecia areata you have, your age and the extent of hair loss, there are a variety of treatment options available. The main goals of treatment are to block the immune system attack and/or stimulate the regrowth of hair. This can be effective, especially for people with milder forms of the disease (less than 50% hair loss).
For those who have more than 50% hair loss on their scalp or other areas of the body, there are also oral (taken as a pill) and topical (applied to the skin) medications available as well as phototherapy or light treatments.
Treatments by medical pills
Hair transplant of FUE Method
Follicular unit extraction (FUE), also known as follicular transfer (FT), is one of two primary methods of obtaining follicular units, naturally occurring groups of one to four hairs, for hair transplantation. The other method is called strip harvesting.In FUE harvesting, individual follicular units are extracted directly from the hair restoration patient’s donor area, ideally one at a time. This differs from strip-harvesting because, in strip harvesting, a strip of skin is removed from the patient and then dissected into many individual follicular units. The follicular units obtained by either method are the basic building blocks of follicular unit
PRP Therapy: Hair loss treatment
Beat hair loss with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy: info, prices and before & after pictures for PRP therapy.
Advantages of PRP Therapy
- Simple, non surgical procedure
- Multiple Injections: procedure lasting approximately 60 minutes Safe and reliable results Very quick recovery period Beautiful and above all extremely natural looking end results
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
PRP therapy is used in hair restoration for natural looking results
With a thin needle, your own Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is injected into the scalp. Then the growth factors in your blood cells do their job and hair growth is naturally stimulated.
PRP Hair Restoration is suitable for both men and women. It is a state of the art, non surgical, totally natural, alternative medical procedure used for the treatment of hair loss or hair thinning. It is an injectable treatment which uses the patient’s own blood.
Our blood plasma (PRP) contains active growth factors which can promote hair growth. Helping to restore one’s confidence, the end result is a fuller, healthier looking head of hair.
In this therapy, patient’s own blood is taken and sent to lab to prepares a layer of plasma. Rich in platelets and different growth factors it is then injected into the scalp with hair thinning / loss. The procedure is done under local anesthesia to make it nearly pain free. Scalp roller with 1mm fine needles is subsequently used over the treated area to stimulate the stem cells as well as to increase the blood supply leading the better hair growth. Topical antibiotics are then applied on the scalp before sending a patient home. Patient can shampoo next day morning as usual.
WHERE IS THIS MODALITY EFFECTIVE?
PRP seems to work better in patients with diffuse hair thinning caused by any cause including alopecia androgentical (common baldness). It also found to be effective in alopecia aerate. It not that much effective finasteride & hair replacement surgery (hair transplant).
HOW DOSE IT WORK?
It is a biological therapy. Prepared plasma contains platelets which are numerous than in normal blood. It has different growth factors especially PDGF and VEGF. Both tease factors have significant positive effects on hair growth. PEP may actually wake up dormant stem cells in the follicles giving new hair growth. So this therapy gives strength to the existing hair. Reduce hair fall and likely to increase the actual number of hair by stimulating the stem cells.
WHEN TO SEE THE PROGRESS?
Generally hair shaft become thicker and looks more lustrous with reduction in hair fall within 4-6 weeks while new growth is likely in about 4 months.
As patients own plasma is used, it is unlikely to risk in anyway. No untoward side effects have been reported so far except some patients might feel burning/ soreness sensation which last for a day or so.
WHAT IS THE FREQUENCY OF PRP?
One is likely to need to repeat this therapy one in a year to keep the progress going.
- Te is 10 times of donor size.
- Patient is sent home on the same day with the dressings on which needs to be changed after 5 days.
- Pigmentation starts appearing within 4-6 weeks.