PRP Treatment and Other Natural Ways to Keep Hair Healthy
Are you the all-natural type? PRP treatment (platelet-rich plasma therapy) for hair is a leading choice in Canada because of people who want their best-looking hair, but also treat their bodies like temples. There’s a consistent trend toward drug-free, non-toxic cosmetic care. PRP treatment is 100% natural, so our clients love how well it fits with a clean lifestyle. It’s not easy to eat healthily and keep your body pure, but it’s even harder to find hair growth and body enhancement solutions that you can feel good about. PRP for hair in Toronto works well combined with hair transplantation or food and supplements designed to maintain full locks.
Along with FUE hair transplants, there are no drugs or synthetic chemicals used for PRP treatment, just 100% your body utilizing its own assets and renewal abilities. At the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic, we often combine this powerful hair restoration duo. But if you’re not ready for a surgical procedure, there are ways you can get and keep healthy, fuller hair with diet and natural treatments alone. We’re going to outline our top hair surgeon tips to keep your follicles healthy, including the science of PRP treatment.
PRP Treatment: When The Diet Isn’t Enough
We believe you can make a significant impact on your hair and skin through lifestyle and diet choices. Platelet-rich plasma steps in when people need a little extra support and fuel for their hair follicles. Because up to 2/3 of all men and ½ of women report hair thinning or baldness in their lifetimes, it’s clear that taking great care of your circulation, nutrition, and scalp health is a great place to start, whether you’ve just begun to see more scalp or you’re looking ahead to the inevitable given your genetics. Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a time-tested and well-established way to accelerate human cell growth and healing. Topical products can improve the look of hair, but PRP stimulates real growth down at the formation of the follicle, deeper than any product can go.
Anyone experiencing hair loss could be a good candidate for PRP treatment, but even people who just want a healthier scalp, less dryness, and thicker, stronger hair will benefit. Think of it as the best deep conditioning and fueling treatment that you can apply under the scalp’s surface where hair starts growing. PRP hair injections are most often used by people who have androgenic alopecia, the progressive, pattern hair loss inherited in your DNA.
PRP treatment begins with a standard blood draw from the arm. That blood is spun in a centrifuge to separate the red and white cells from platelets. Plasma containing 5 times the typical number of platelets is created. These healing elements in your blood include growth factors, which trigger cell growth and new blood vessel formation, reduce inflammation, stimulate collagen, and more.
With meticulous injection evenly across the scalp, the PRP treatment is applied directly to hair follicles. Patients can expect to see the robust growth and thickening of hair strands within just a few months.
Patients notice that hair sheds less, then less scalp is visible, and hair grows in fuller over time. It’s ideal to have a series of 3 or 4 sessions spaced a month apart to build up the desired result and to target the follicles throughout natural cycles.
We think PRP treatment is fabulous for people who want a drug-free, surgery-free solution to grow hair. It checks all the boxes and delivers impressive, measurable results. The PRP treatment success rate is 40% on average after one session, and studies are ongoing to perfect and measure its effects. It should be part of a multi-faceted hair health plan, however. Below, we’ll outline crucial nutrition and lifestyle support for thicker, lush hair that you can take charge of and start today.
There are real health implications for unhealthy eating. Unfortunately, many of these are less evident than weight gain at first. The fast turnover of certain cells means they show disease quickly when you’re ill or taking certain medications. People often lose hair after crash dieting or taking immune-suppressant drugs. PRP treatment can restore abundant blood circulation and nutrients to your roots. So what starves them?
Deprivation Diets Are Harmful To Hair
You may not see the effects right away, but if you create stress and deprive your body in order to shed fat fast, within a few months you might experience “shock loss”, also called telogen effluvium. When your body perceives that it’s starving, it will push more of your follicles into the resting stage to preserve energy. Significant hair can fall out in a short time, and although it’s technically temporary, it may be several months before you can grow it back again.
The lack of essential nutrients also leads to hair loss. An inadequate intake of iron is one of the leading reasons that women experience hair fallout. Luckily, this issue can be tested for, and quality supplements plus diet adjustments will get you back on track. PRP treatment combined with vitamin and mineral therapy packs a powerful punch.
Low-carb diets are all the rage. Especially when it comes to refined carbs, we know they lead to weight gain and a host of issues, so today’s most popular diets will tend to exclude them. But here’s why you need to be cautious and thoughtful about how you restrict carbs. Carbohydrates are calorically rich, and complex carbohydrates still very much play a role in supplying healthy fuel plus vitamins and minerals. Cutting out junk food and refined, packaged snacks or desserts is a great idea. However, whole grains, beans, lentils, legumes, and starchy veggies are loaded with hair follicle-loving elements. Enlist the help of a dietician or nutritionist if you want to cut back on calories but hang on to vibrant skin and hair.
Are You Losing Hair Due To Stress?
You may lose between 100 and 150 hairs each day due to typical growth phases and ongoing shedding. Each strand lasts about 7 years in your head, and then it falls out to be replaced. As hairs start to miniaturize and follicles shrink, visible thinning and sparse hair results. There are a few things that will kick start the resting and fallout phases faster than you’d like. Starvation diets and malnutrition, as mentioned above, will stress your roots. So will “stress” in general. Unfortunately, after physical illness, trauma, or injury, hairs can let go en masse. Psychological and emotional stress also counts. Strong hormonal responses to ongoing anxiety, fear, or grief can actually trigger hair loss. Sometimes it thins all over, and other times bald patches appear.
Hormonal factors related to pregnancy, menopause, or stress can all negatively affect your hair too. Normal aging sees hairs growing in thinner and fewer over time.
PRP Treatment, Diet, and Health for Hair
You have options to take control of the inevitable. While it’s true that a few factors such as aging are out of your hands, we know that specific positive steps like regular exercise and diet improvements do boost and maintain hair growth. Exercise is known to reduce stress and its negative effects. Check with your doctor before beginning a new exercise program. To rebalance your hormones, try to get enough activity and enough sleep. Sleeping and resting at the right times keep your system healthy and allow for the normalizing and repair of any processes that are in overdrive.
Drink plenty of water. Most people don’t stay sufficiently hydrated, and it’s essential for flushing out cellular waste and keeping your entire system healthy.
Try prayer, counselling, getting outdoors more, and any other positive influences you can add to keep your life stress-free.
Boost your diet to be hair-friendly. Here are a few foods you should regularly consume:
Lean protein like fish, soy, beans, and low-fat poultry are good protein sources. Your hair is made from keratin, which is a fibrous protein, and it needs more protein to grow. Veggies are a great source of B vitamins that you need to build and maintain hairs. Plenty of green leafy vegetables along with starchy veggies will supply your vitamin B6, biotin, and folate to encourage growth.
Keep drinking coffee – The jury always seems to be in, then out again about whether coffee is beneficial for your health. When it comes to hair growth, a small amount of caffeine has been shown to decrease the follicle-damaging hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is the primary culprit for male pattern baldness.
The Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic is pleased to offer platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) for hair, and our clients give it glowing reviews. If you’ve begun to see thinning, don’t wait. You can kickstart healthy new growth and work on a plan to take care of your hair in every area of your life. The procedure is fast, comfortable, and there’s no downtime whatsoever. Because there are no synthetic, pharmaceutical, or animal-derived ingredients, there’s virtually no chance of allergy or other common concerns. The potent growth stimulating the power of your own platelets can be harnessed to make your hair full and lush again.
Are you doing everything you can to keep your hair healthy? Visit the THTC for a consultation and let us formulate a plan that suits you. This is a great time to take the next step and do something healthy that your hair will love you for.