Confinement has increased the number of cases and consultations about hair loss.
Hair loss, known as telogen effluvium, is part of the hair renewal process. It grows back naturally. However, this year we are seeing cases in which the hair still does not regain the thickness and density produced by this process. They are cases of acute telogen effluvium, characterized by very accelerated hair loss.
Typically, about 100 hairs are lost daily, however in acute telogen effluvium the number of hairs lost can triple. In addition, the recovery of these hair is slower, and can be up to 3 months.
Among the main causes of this pathology are: infections, fever, flu, sudden changes in diet (very restrictive or very caloric diets), postpartum and, of course, stress.
Stress is one of the main reasons for worsening hair loss in both men and women.
Role of Covid-19 in alopecia
It is well known that in cases of serious and prolonged infections with ICU admissions, hair is affected in different ways: telogen effluvium, alopecia areata, worsening of androgenetic alopecia, etc.
However, it is still to be clarified whether the Covid-19 infection could also affect the hair through these mechanisms or through other more specific ones. What is significant is that hair specialists have seen increased consultations from patients who have suffered from this disease and have suffered greater hair loss than before being infected by the coronavirus.
Capillary biostimulation treatment
The capillary biostimulation is a medical treatment that achieves slow the fall and stimulate the growth of hair. A solution for many men and women affected by alopecia or with weakened hair. It is a revitalizing therapy that reverses the degenerative process of the follicles. The vascularization of the hair follicle is increased and weak hair regains its optimal condition.
The use of Platelet Rich Plasma also extends to the postoperative period after a capillary micrograft, as a complementary treatment. With this, it improves and enhances the revascularization of the grafted area, increases the strength of the new hair in its regrowth period and provides a greater density to the result of the intervention.
It can be complemented with other anti-hair loss treatments because, while they inhibit the hormonal action on the follicular unit, PRP makes hair miniaturized by the hormonal action regain lost thickness.
How do you carry out the treatment? Benefits and results
Blood is drawn from the patient (as a test). It is centrifuged to separate the platelets and their high content of growth factors. Immediately it is applied by means of microinjections in the hair follicle.
The process is completed in 30-40 minutes. It does NOT require anesthesia, but topical anesthesia can be used if it is more comfortable. It allows you to immediately rejoin your rhythm of life.
Sessions are held every 1 or 2 months in the initial phase. The number of sessions depends on multiple factors, but a minimum of 3 sessions and maintenance every 6 months is recommended. In some cases, it is recommended to combine it with Mesotherapy.
The benefits of PRP in the hair are progressive and begin to be seen from the second month.
- Strengthens the root of the scalp, strengthening hair growth.
- Stops hair loss
- Increase in the number of hairs in the anagen (growth) phase in androgenetic alopecia
- Restores skin vitality
- Improves hair density. Gives hair a fuller, stronger look