Toronto’s Latest Makeover Secret: Cure Dry, Flaky Scalp With PRP
Most of us know the feeling. It’s hard to think of anything more frustrating than washing and drying your hair only to see white flakes appear instantly. Do you suffer a chronically dry scalp like so many other people do? The issue of tight, dry skin is amplified for most people each winter when the air gets drier. You might be surprised to learn that PRP (platelet-rich plasma therapy), one of the most influential beauty and healing treatments in Toronto, is a scalp makeover powerhouse of healing and rejuvenation. We’re here to tell you everything you need to know about curing dry scalp blahs with PRP.
If your scalp is not healthy and well moisturized, you’ll likely see troubling signs on the skin and in your hair itself. See if you recognize some of the typical unhealthy scalp signs below:
Unhealthy Scalp Signs
- Flakes in your hair
- Thinning, breaking hair
- Frizzy, dull-looking hair
- Itching, irritated scalp
- Scalp redness
- Excess scalp oil production
If you know these signs, you’ve likely been struggling to find the ultimate product, supplement, or treatment that will cure you. While it’s true that a healthy and hydrated scalp is connected to your overall health and wellness, few supplements can have a measurable effect on your scalp soon after taking them, and when battling winter dryness or the irritation of cleansing products, you’ll be fighting uphill with vitamin solutions alone. There’s a more powerful and direct way to rejuvenate scalp health in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle, great nutrition, and non-irritating product use.
While we believe this 100% safe and natural beauty booster is a healthy choice any time of year, it’s especially beneficial in the winter months. A simple in-office procedure with no downtime whatsoever can have more impact on your scalp than any topical potion, serum, or oil you apply.
PRP is known for plumping and hydrating facial skin, along with healing injuries, helping regrow hair, and a long list of additional feats. It’s no wonder that this treatment can soothe and hydrate a dry scalp as well. Healthy hair grows from a healthy scalp, and PRP can bring revitalizing factors to both.
Treating your own dry, flaky scalp with moisturizing products or DIY home remedies is not as easy as you might expect. That’s because the underlying causes may be challenging to treat and come from a variety of sources. Each winter as the weather outside gets colder, the natural moisture levels in the air diminish.
You won’t hear about the humidex on the weather channel all season long. The air that fills our lungs and touches our skin is drier, and our natural body moisture evaporates more easily.
Also, many people have their furnace blasting toasty hot air all winter long. While this keeps us comfortable indoors, it can be very drying on the scalp.
Add to these seasonal issues the use of harsh shampoos and hair products that strip natural oils, and you get a depleted scalp. These products line the shelves of every drugstore. Though many companies are now striving to create gentler, more natural products, many are still loaded with unnecessary chemicals and simply too irritating. When combined with hot water, they draw out the precious moisture from your hair.
Each little hair follicle on your scalp has its own sebaceous glands producing just the right amount of lubrication and shine for your hair, and tiny blood vessels feed each root with nutrients and hydration. Hot water, dry air, and harsh environments wreak havoc on your delicate scalp balance.
The sebum levels and pH normally maintained by your body can run amok in cold temperatures. If this is the case for you, a targeted injection of concentrated growth and healing factors directly at the follicle roots can help reset your scalp health from the inside out.
If you’re heading into winter already scratching and wondering if you have to suffer another season with a tight, dry scalp, we have good news. Platelet-rich plasma therapy for the scalp (PRP) in Toronto is essentially a scalp makeover, and its benefits will last you for many months to come.
You don’t need to cover your head in oils or expensive topical goop. This reliable and effective medical-grade treatment eliminates the need for messy, ineffective products and restores moisture deep down where you need it.
The Science Behind Curing Scalp and Hair Issues
Right now, on your head, there are about 100,000 follicles, each fed by nutrient sources and growing a strand of keratin, or resting before shedding that hair to prepare another. The scalp supplies biochemical messages for the follicles to do their work and for many different reasons, they may slow or stop producing hairs.
From the Greek word “tricho”, trichology describes the study of scalp and hair physiology and pathology. This means how healthy scalps and follicles function and what can interfere with that health.
Collagen, elastin, and the natural hyaluronic acid in our tissues diminish as we age and will not replenish as readily in certain conditions. Optimal cellular rejuvenation gets a boost from PRP therapy to trigger the growth of skin health and moisture elements.
Many dermatologists and well-trained hair transplant surgeons have in-depth knowledge about hair health. So when you see them for the analysis of your itchy scalp, they’ll be able to ask specific background questions and help uncover the underlying issues.
Hair Experts in Toronto Love PRP
With PRP Toronto, a minimal amount of your own blood can be used to create a super-product. This is done by spinning about 20 mL to 40 mL of your blood in a centrifuge that separates the natural blood cell components. Platelets and plasma form a layer that can be drawn into a syringe for injection, and this plasma contains over 5 times the typical concentration of platelets.
Why are platelets so important, you ask? Because they are powerful catalysts in healing and the generation of new cells. Your platelets have over 20 different growth factors and cytokines that send messages to heal inflammation, clot bleeding, stimulate new blood vessel creation, repair damage, increase collagen and elastin for robust support tissue, trigger healthy cell differentiation, fuel healing with proteins, and replenish hyaluronic acid.
The list of benefits that PRP provides is actually so long that we can’t fit it all here. The incredible biotechnology of PRP has been used by surgeons and doctors for decades now in post-operative healing, joint inflammation, and sports injury repair.
The potent anti-aging effects of PRP were brought to light in the early 2000s, and hair growth potential was discovered shortly after that.
One of the most appealing things about PRP Toronto that makes it useful for almost everyone is that the efficiency does not come with a cost of drug side effects or potential for allergy. Because this product is autologous (taken from a patient’s own body), the potential for rejection or allergic reaction is eliminated. And unlike hair growth medications, there are no disturbing side effects to contend with.
People who shy away from synthetic materials or pharmaceutical solutions have nothing to worry about with PRP Toronto. It’s both all-natural and more effective than most options on the market today.
At the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic, we welcome you to get in touch with us for a PRP consultation if you experience any of the following:
- Scalp dryness
- Thinning/breaking hair
- An itchy, tight scalp
- Dull hair lacking shine
- Hair loss/receding
You may have a full head of hair and still be an excellent candidate for PRP. Though it is an incredible growth stimulus for dormant, sluggish follicles, it does wonders to feed and nourish the scalp too, so it’s a win-win situation. If you happen to receive a hydrated, healthy scalp and thicker, shinier hair too, good for you!
If you’re buying topical “deep moisturizing” treatments, loading up on supplements, drinking gallons of water, and using special shampoos, all to get rid of a flaking scalp, we can help.
Few people are not good candidates for PRP, but if you have the following conditions, talk with our medical staff about your specific case, and we’ll advise you:
- Bleeding disorders
- Auto-immune disorders
- Heavy alcohol consumption
- Scalp infection
We have great news – PRP Toronto is quick. Our patients can have the entire procedure done over a lunch break, usually under 60 minutes. After your consultation and a simple exam of your scalp, your practitioner will draw a small amount of blood, treat it to extract the concentrated PRP, and prepare it in a syringe with a fine needle.
Your scalp will be numbed with a topical anaesthetic, and the tiny, shallow injections will be spaced a couple of centimetres apart. Your specialist may also use microneedling techniques to help further infuse the skin with the nourishing properties of PRP.
After the product is dispersed in small droplets just under the skin of the entire surface, that’s it!
You’ll be free to leave and return to your daily activities. There is no visible redness and rarely any swelling or bruising visible. When your numbing cream wears off, you may feel a little tingly or sensitive for a few hours. The serum goes to work immediately with the natural healing and moisture-regenerating elements of your own blood infusing the area with concentrated healing and soothing serum.
If you’re battling a dry scalp yet again this winter or avoiding washing your hair just to hang on to the little scalp oil you have, stop the madness!
You can get a deep moisture treatment and scalp makeover with PRP Toronto, then wash and wear with ease all winter long. The benefits of this treatment continue for many months, so you can maintain your healthy scalp with just a couple of procedures per year.
Throw away all the gimmicky topical products. Just under the surface is where the magic happens, and the power is literally within you.
We’d love to talk with you more about this exciting, hydrating solution. Contact us about PRP at the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic today and beat the winter scalp blues.