Hair loss, also known as alopecia, refers to the partial or complete loss of hair from areas of the body where it typically grows, particularly the scalp.
Alopecia can manifest in various forms and can affect both men and women. It is a common condition that can range from mild thinning of the hair to complete baldness.
Hair loss and alopecia can occur due to various factors such as genetics, hormonal changes, autoimmune disorders, medical conditions, treatments, physical or emotional stress, and hairstyling practices. These factors can contribute to the shrinking of hair follicles, disruption of the hair growth cycle, immune system attacks on hair follicles, nutritional deficiencies, or hair breakage
Hair loss, or alopecia can present various symptoms, including:
- Gradual thinning on the top of the head: This is the most common form of hair loss, particularly in men.
- Bald patches or circular patterns: Some individuals may experience patchy hair loss, leaving visible areas of smooth skin on the scalp.
- Sudden loosening of hair: Hair may loosen and come out in handfuls, often associated with a physical or emotional shock.
- Full-body hair loss: In rare cases, certain medical conditions or treatments may cause hair loss across the entire body.
At Dr Bejma Medical Clinic we understand hair loss can have a significant impact on an individual’s self-esteem and quality of life. While some types of alopecia may be temporary and reversible, others may be chronic or progress. Treatment options for hair loss can include medications, topical treatments and laser therapy.
One of our most effective treatment is PRP.
PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma, and it is a treatment option used for hair loss. PRP therapy involves using the patient’s own blood, which is processed to extract a concentrated solution of platelets and growth factors. This platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the scalp in areas experiencing hair thinning or loss.
The platelets in PRP contain growth factors that are believed to stimulate hair follicles, promote hair regrowth, and improve the overall health of the scalp. These growth factors can potentially enhance the activity of hair follicles, increase blood circulation to the scalp, and encourage the growth of thicker, healthier hair.
PRP for hair loss is considered a minimally invasive procedure and is typically performed in a healthcare professional’s office. The treatment involves a series of injections into the scalp, and local anesthesia may be applied to minimize any discomfort during the process.Book a Consultation