Hair loss is such an emotive subject. I often see people come into the clinic with thinning hair and, as we get chatting, it soon becomes clear what a huge impact it is having on their self-esteem. And it’s completely understandable. After all, your hair is supposed to be your ‘crowning glory’.
But what if the answer to the problem of thinning hair lies within you? What if I told you that YOU have the power to reverse your hair loss (with a little help from DRVICTORIA™ Clinic, of course!)
Read on to discover how thicker hair and greater hair density is perfectly possible thanks to an innovative hair therapy treatment available at DRVICTORIA™ Clinic now.
The losing game
It is normal to lose around 50-100 hairs per day. This sounds a lot, but considering you have more than 100,000 hairs on your head, this is actually just a tiny fraction.
You may find you lose more depending on what’s going on in your life – stress, illness, weight loss and iron deficiency, for example, can all cause you to shed more hair than usual. This loss is usually only temporary. But what about those of you losing hair that isn’t returning?
Males verses females
Sadly, it’s a fact of life that a large proportion of you will experience hair loss to some degree as you age. According to the International Journal of Women’s Dermatology, “Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is a common hair loss disorder caused by genetic and hormonal factors that are characterized by androgen-related progressive thinning of scalp hair in a defined pattern. By the age of 60 years, 45% of men and 35% of women develop AGA”. (Ref 1)
Male pattern hair loss (MPHL) and female pattern hair loss (FPHL) present quite differently. Whereas MPHL usually begins with a receding frontal hairline and progresses to a bald patch on the crown of the head, FPHL can usually be seen as thinning hair on the scalp due to increased hair shedding or a reduction in hair volume, or both.
Despite these differences, both sexes can experience a psychological impact as the result of their hair loss. “Many studies have shown that hair loss is not merely a cosmetic issue, but it also causes significant psychological distress… Hair loss can be associated with low self-esteem, depression, introversion, and feelings of unattractiveness” (Ref 2).
“I was in the shower one day and then just handfuls of hair, just in my hands, and I was like: ‘Oh my god, am I going bald?’ It was one of those times in my life when I was literally shaking with fear.” Jada Pinkett Smith on her hair loss
The answer lies within
Thanks to the wonders of modern science, there is now an answer to hair loss for both men and women – Platelet-Rich Plasma hair therapy (PRP).
PRP is a non-surgical procedure for hair rejuvenation which can delay and even stop the progression of hair loss. PRP treatments can help to reverse both male and female pattern baldness and alopecia as it encourages the growth of existing hair follicles, making your hair appear fuller and healthier.
The best part is that PRP is a completely natural way to stimulate hair growth because it comes from YOU! PRP is made from your own blood which contains natural growth factors. Crucially, “These factors stabilize damaged tissue during the initial stages of tissue repair and direct local mesenchymal and epithelial cells to migrate, divide and increase collagen and matrix synthesis, ultimately leading to fibrous connective tissue and wound healing” (Ref 3).
In other words, you already have the growth factors that are needed to initiate and accelerate your own hair repair and regeneration, you just need a little help from DRVICTORIA™ Clinic to make it happen!
Let’s go for a spin
To create your own personal PRP, a small amount of your blood is taken and then spun in a centrifuge to separate the different types of blood cells.
After a local anaesthetic has been administered, the platelet rich part of your blood is then extracted and introduced to your scalp to strengthen and stimulate your hair follicles to promote thicker hair growth.
The need-to-know part
Immediately after treatment, you will experience redness and mild tenderness with slight bleeding on your scalp. However, this should all resolve in just 48 hours. You must not wash your hair until the following day and you cannot use hair styling products during these first 48 hours.
How soon will you see results?
PRP hair therapy works with the natural growth cycle of your hair follicles, so we recommend that new patients repeat treatments every 4-6 weeks. Generally speaking, most patients need 3 treatments to reduce hair loss and 6 treatments to encourage hair growth, with optimum results seen 6 months after the last treatment.
Discover more about PRP at DRVICTORIA™ Clinic
Find out more about unlocking the power of your plasma and take a look at the impressive before and after photos. Then book a consultation with me at the clinic and I’ll be happy to discuss how PRP could boost your hairline and your confidence.
I made this short video to demonstrate what happens in the treatment.
Elspeth has worked in nursing and patient care for over six years. This experience has given her a sound understanding of how big an impact hair loss can have on an individual, and what a positive difference an effective treatment can make to people’s lives.
- Ref 1: International Journal of Women's Dermatology, Platelet-Rich Plasma for Androgenetic Alopecia: A Review of the Literature and Proposed Treatment Protocol, J. Stevens and S. Khetarpal, 2018
- Ref 2: DermNetNZ, Female Pattern Hair Loss, Dr Leona Yip, 2007
- Ref 3: Look et Medecine, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Adjuvant Treatment of Alopecia, Pr Barbara Hersant