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Should I Get a Hair Transplant? 

Hair loss can be a devastating reality for men and women. All of those shampoo commercials
that we see throughout our lives lead us to believe that luxurious hair is beautiful and something
to be desired. When you lose your hair, your confidence may suffer.

Psychological Impacts of Hair Loss

 For both men and women, hair represents attractiveness and sexuality. When women lose their hair, they may worry that they’ve lost their beauty. Men may think that hair loss makes them less virile or masculine.

But the psychological impacts of hair loss go further than this. Studies show that people with alopecia, a condition that can make you lose your hair, are more likely to develop anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts than people who don’t have the disease.

 

 

People with alopecia have stress levels that are similar to those experienced by people with serious, life-threatening illnesses. But alopecia isn’t the only cause of hair loss. People may lose their hair for the following reasons:
• Thyroid disease
• Anemia
• Nutritional deficiencies
• Genetics
• Chemotherapy
• Medication side effects
• Emotional trauma
• Hormonal fluctuations

Many people notice that their hair begins to thin in their 30s or 40s. Age and predetermined hereditary factors play a large roll in hair loss.

How to Treat Thinning Hair in Regina, Saskatchewan

There are many ways to treat hair loss and thinning hair. Some of them are over-the-counter products, while others require medical supervision.

Hair regrowth shampoos that contain Minoxidil, such as Rogaine, are available at drugstores. This product may be more effective for preventing hair loss than for re-growing your strands, however. It’s designed for people with androgenetic alopecia, which is hereditary hair loss that occurs in both women and men.

Minoxidil won’t work on people with other disorders that cause hair to shed or thin. Also, Rogaine is more likely to work on the crown of the head than the front of the scalp.

Propecia is medication that’s taken by mouth to fight hair loss. Because it influences testosterone, Propecia only works for men. Many people use topical hair regrowth shampoos along with Propecia to achieve the best results.

Low-level lasers (otherwise known as Cold Lasers) may also be effective for stimulating hair growth. It is a technology that uses photon energy to stimulate hair follicles to grow. The red light from the lasers penetrates the scalp to trigger the hair follicles’ growth stage. Cold laser, or Low-Level Laser, can be combined with shampoos and medications to stimulate hair growth.

 

 

Pros of PRP:

  • The entire procedure typically takes less than 30 minutes.
  • Discomfort is minimal.
  • Because your own blood is used, there are few risks associated with the procedure.
  • The results look natural.

Hair Transplant

There is some controversy regarding the effectiveness of the hair loss treatments that we have described above. A hair transplant generally works better than topical or prescription products.

During this procedure, a surgeon will extract follicles from the areas of your scalp where the hair is thicker. The follicles are then grafted into the parts of your scalp where the hair is thinning or completely gone.

Between 10 and 80 percent of the transplanted follicles will grow new hair. If some of the transplanted follicles were dormant, the procedure won’t be as effective. However, plasma therapy can improve hair growth from dormant follicles. Therefore, hair transplantation could be considered a more guaranteed method of hair restoration. The downside, however, is that the exact choice of placement of transplanted hair will determine how “natural” the result will look. Also, as the non-transplanted “native” hair continues to fall off, the transplanted hair that once resulted in a rather natural look may now appear as unnatural looking out of place islands.   

    Platelet Rich Plasma

    Platelet rich plasma therapy can be performed alone or in conjunction with other treatments to promote natural hair growth. During this procedure, blood is drawn from your arm. Then, it is placed in a centrifuge, with technology that separates the platelet rich plasma from the other blood components. That platelet rich plasma is injected into the parts of the scalp where the hair is thinning.

    Because the plasma is rich in growth factors, it can help your hair follicles function optimally again.

     

    Is PRP Better than Hair Transplant?

    Although different hair restoration methods have varying results depending on your condition, many more people are increasingly turning to PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy over hair transplants. With PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), there is a lower risk of scarring and side effects. Because you’re stimulating the follicles that are already in place, the hair only grows were you normally once had it thus resulting in more natural looking results.

    Moreover, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) costs much less than a hair transplant. It’s less invasive and encourages your body to heal itself from the inside out. Most studies on PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and hair loss have found that the treatment not only reduces the amount of hair that is shed but also increases the density and thickness of your strands. It is also an effective therapy that can augment the results of other hair restoration methods.

    Maximize the Effectiveness of Your Hair Loss Treatment

    There is no magical, immediate method of restoring hair. However, treatments that promote hair growth, stimulate the follicles and improve circulation can help you achieve full, strong locks again. Combining treatments is often the most successful way to regrow your hair.

    At Body Sculpting Regina, we offer multiple methods of treatment beyond platelet rich plasma (PRP) for hair regrowth. For example, we use cold laser therapy, which increases blood flow to the hair follicles and lymph nodes. This may be combined with electromyopulse therapy, which activates dormant follicles and promotes new hair growth.

    Treatments for hair growth depend on the type of hair loss that you’re suffering from. Not all treatments work for everyone. Therefore, it’s important to work with a professional who can advise you on the most effective measures for your needs. At Body Sculpting Regina, we offer a well-rounded approach to hair loss and can help you restore your appearance as well as your confidence.

    Is PRP Better than Hair Transplant?

    Although different hair restoration methods have varying results depending on your condition, many more people are increasingly turning to PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy over hair transplants. With PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), there is a lower risk of scarring and side effects. Because you’re stimulating the follicles that are already in place, the hair only grows were you normally once had it thus resulting in more natural looking results.

    Moreover, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) costs much less than a hair transplant. It’s less invasive and encourages your body to heal itself from the inside out. Most studies on PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and hair loss have found that the treatment not only reduces the amount of hair that is shed but also increases the density and thickness of your strands. It is also an effective therapy that can augment the results of other hair restoration methods.

    Maximize the Effectiveness of Your Hair Loss Treatment

    There is no magical, immediate method of restoring hair. However, treatments that promote hair growth, stimulate the follicles and improve circulation can help you achieve full, strong locks again. Combining treatments is often the most successful way to regrow your hair.

    At Body Sculpting Regina, we offer multiple methods of treatment beyond platelet rich plasma (PRP) for hair regrowth. For example, we use cold laser therapy, which increases blood flow to the hair follicles and lymph nodes. This may be combined with electromyopulse therapy, which activates dormant follicles and promotes new hair growth.

    Treatments for hair growth depend on the type of hair loss that you’re suffering from. Not all treatments work for everyone. Therefore, it’s important to work with a professional who can advise you on the most effective measures for your needs. At Body Sculpting Regina, we offer a well-rounded approach to hair loss and can help you restore your appearance as well as your confidence.

    ABOUT US

    Body Sculpting Regina is a state of the art Medical Aesthetics facility with cutting edge non invasive technology such as Coolsculpting, Hotsculpting, Microneedling, Hair loss treatment, Acne treatments and the other laser technologies and products guided by superior experience and care.

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    https://www.intechopen.com/books/hair-and-scalp-disorders/psychosocial-aspects-of-hair-loss
    https://www.medicinenet.com/hair_loss/article.htm
    https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/treating-female-pattern-hair-loss
    https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/020788s018lbl.pdf
    https://www.healthline.com/health/laser-treatment-for-hair-loss
    https://www.healthline.com/health/does-hair-transplant-work
    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00266-019-01391-9