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Hair Loss or Alopecia: Why? How? What to do?

Hair loss or alopecia is a common concern that can affect both men and women. It can occur due to various factors, including genetics, hormonal changes, lifestyle, and medical conditions. In this article, we will explore the different types of alopecia, common causes of hair fall, lifestyle changes to reduce hair fall, the role of nutrition in promoting hair growth, available treatment options, the benefits of PRP for hair loss, the process of PRP treatment, post-treatment care, the number of sessions required,

What are the types of Alopecia?

1. Androgenetic Alopecia: This is the most common form of hair loss, often referred to as male or female pattern baldness, caused by genetic and hormonal factors.

2. Alopecia Areata: It is an autoimmune condition where the immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, leading to patchy hair loss.

3. Telogen Effluvium: Hair loss occurs due to a disruption in the hair growth cycle, often triggered by physical or emotional stress, illness, or hormonal changes.

4. Traction Alopecia: Caused by prolonged tension on the hair, often due to tight hairstyles or excessive use of hair extensions.

5. Alopecia Totalis/Universalis: These are rare forms of alopecia where complete hair loss occurs on the scalp or the entire body.

What are the Common Causes of Hair Fall?

  • Genetics and Hormonal Factors

  • Ageing

  • Medical Conditions (e.g., thyroid disorders, autoimmune diseases)

  • Nutritional Deficiencies

  • Stress and Emotional Factors

  • Hairstyling Practices

  • Medications and Medical Treatments

What Lifestyle Changes will Reduce Hair Fall?

Many times, hair loss could be because of the mistakes in our life style patterns. Correcting them cand getting back on track, will make hair fall come under control. Let’s learn what to do to prevent hair fall.

  • Maintain a balanced and nutritious diet.

  • Avoid excessive heat styling and chemical treatments.

  • Handle your hair gently and avoid tight hairstyles.

  • Manage stress through relaxation techniques.

  • Protect your hair from sun damage and harsh environmental factors.

What is the right Food / Nutrition for Good Hair Growth?

Hair strands need strength and good nutrients for multiplication and growth. Make sure to include all of the below for a good and lustrous hair.

  • Include protein-rich foods like lean meats, eggs, legumes, and nuts.

  • Consume foods high in iron, such as spinach, lentils, and red meat.

  • Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, flaxseeds, and walnuts promote hair health.

  • Vitamins A, C, and E, along with biotin and zinc, are essential for healthy hair growth.

What are the treatment Choices for Hair Fall Control? 

1. Medications: FDA-approved medications like minoxidil and finasteride can slow down hair loss and promote regrowth in certain cases..

2. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP): PRP therapy involves extracting and injecting the patient's own platelet-rich plasma into the scalp to stimulate hair growth.

3. Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT): This non-invasive treatment uses red light to stimulate hair follicles and promote regrowth.

How does PRP work for Hair Loss and Hair Growth?

PRP is our Body’s own regenerative cells, which help in tissue repair by growth factors present in it. The Variosu growth factors in a Platelet are Epidermal growth factor (EGF), insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), transforming growth factor ß (TGF-ß), Vascular endothelium growth factor (VEGF), platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), fibroblast growth factor (FGF). We aim to harvest these quslitatively at their best for a successful PRP treatment at Ray & Rio’s Speciality Clinic.

What does PRP do?

  • PRP therapy harnesses the growth factors and proteins present in the patient's blood to stimulate hair follicles and promote hair growth.

  • It improves blood circulation, reduces inflammation, and prolongs the growth phase of the hair cycle.

  • PRP treatment is safe, minimally invasive, and has shown promising results in reducing hair loss and improving hair density.

PRP Session Planning and Process:

Each individual patient has their own set of causes and different impacting factors resulting in the hair loss. So, PRP is set such that it works and delivers the Best results when protocol and timing are done perfectly.

  • The treatment plan is tailored to the individual's needs and may involve multiple sessions.

  • During a PRP session, blood is drawn from the patient and processed to isolate the platelet-rich plasma.

  • The concentrated plasma is then injected into the scalp using fine needles or delivered through microneedling.

  • The procedure is relatively quick and performed under the supervision of a skilled dermatologist.

After Care post PRP and Session Intervals:

  • Patients are advised to avoid washing their hair for 24-48 hours after the treatment.

  • It is important to follow the dermatologist's instructions regarding hair care, including the use of specific products.

  • The number of PRP sessions required varies depending on the individual's response, but typically a series of 3-6 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart is recommended.

Why Choose Ray & Rio's Speciality Clinic for Hair Treatments?

Ray & Rio's Speciality Clinic, led by Dr. Annie Flora, offers exceptional expertise in hair treatments, including PRP therapy. Here's why they stand out:

  • Dr. Annie Flora is a renowned dermatologist with extensive experience in hair growth treatments and serves as a national trainer for PRP therapy, training Dermatologists across India on the right way to do effective PRP.

  • Our clinic is equipped with the latest techniques and technologies to ensure optimal results.

  • Several thousands of patients have undergone hair treatments with excellent results and long term maintenance of the growth.

  • Personalised treatment plans, individual based,  are developed based on needs and expectations.

  • The clinic provides comprehensive pre-treatment evaluations, post-treatment care, and follow-up sessions for long-term success.

Hair loss can be a distressing condition, but with the right treatment and care, significant improvements can be achieved. Ray & Rio's Speciality Clinic, under the guidance of Dr. Annie Flora, offers effective treatment for hair loss, including PRP therapy. By combining expert knowledge, advanced techniques, and personalised care, the clinic ensures the best possible outcomes for patients seeking to regain their hair and confidence. Consult with the experts at Ray & Rio's for comprehensive hair treatments and start your journey towards healthy, vibrant hair.

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