The Science Behind Hair Loss
Most cases of hair loss originate from hereditary genetics, but there are a few exceptions, including radiation therapy for cancer and diseases such as lupus and diabetes. Generally, hair loss affects the scalp, though it is known to impact the rest of the body in some cases. Human beings normally shed around 100 hairs per day, which isn’t noticeable as we grow in enough new hair at the same time to compensate for it. However, thinning hair is often the indicator of male or female-pattern baldness setting in. Hair loss can also occur in patches.
The process of thinning hair occurs when the shedding and growth cycle is disrupted, involving the growth rate being far outpaced by the loss rate. This is primarily caused by the hair follicle being destroyed and replaced with a patch of scar tissue instead of a new hair upon shedding.
Platelet-Rich-Plasma is a revolutionary technique that fights hair loss in patients by using their own naturally occurring blood cells to stimulate hair growth.
WHAT IS PRP?
Eclipse PRP® is a revolutionary system that operates by separating blood cells in a patient according to their density with a unique separation gel. This method allows for extracting Platelet-Rich Plasma with the most optimal cellular content and concentration of platelet, which is the recommended way of working with PRP for cosmetic treatments.
PRP can be a life-saving treatment for those suffering from hair loss. It contains growth factors that improve the health of existing hair follicles and stimulate the growth of new ones, alleviating hair loss. The treatment is recommended to men and women suffering from pattern baldness or other treatable hair loss issues. This treatment is the ideal non-surgical aggressive option that targets the problem head-on and works to resolve its very core, not simply aid the symptoms. PRP has also been used successfully in other surgical and medical disciplines for many years, making it a trusted, dermatologist-approved treatment for beauty and health clinics all over the world.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The blood draw takes just a couple of minutes, followed immediately by a 10-minute centrifugation. The time involved for the injection of PRP to the scalp is about 20 minutes for the hair loss treatment. The time may vary for other areas.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS TAKE?
Male and female-pattern baldness is triggered by genetics and is irreversible. Symptoms will emerge as you age, even as early as the mid-twenties in some cases. Patterns will be predictable, usually involving a receding hairline or thinning at the crown that spreads.
HOW MANY PRP SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?
We will create a treatment plan based on your individual needs, which we will discuss together in a consultation before any treatment can be started. We recommend a minimum of 3 sessions for men and 4 sessions for women.
CAN A PRP PROCEDURE BE PAINFUL?
Eclipse PRP® is close to our natural pH balance as it is the most modern innovation on the market, which means the product is less likely to cause a stinging or burning sensation. There may be some temporary discomfort or possible redness and inflammation at the application site, but it is quickly resolved as this procedure is non-surgical.
IS PRP SAFE?
Since the autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is produced from a patient’s own blood, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection. We use only the most sterile equipment that has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected for each and every treatment that we offer.
Start your journey with PRP today and enjoy beautiful new hair growth and re-growth!
ADVANCED LASER HAIR THERAPY FOR ADVANCED RESULTS?
Did you know that nearly 2 billion people around the globe are affected by hair loss? This includes over 80 million within North America. When it comes to finding a solution, previously, there was little that could be done. Now, with Theradome advanced laser hair treatments, it’s easier and more affordable than ever to protect your look. The Ottawa Skin Clinic is proud to offer this innovative, cool, convenient and comfortable solution, which has been approved by Health Canada and is completely safe to use.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
This isn’t like any other laser for a skin treatment that we use – it incorporates biomedically designed technology, which plays a significant role in minimizing the effects of hair loss. Penetrating the scalp, Theradome operates on a specific wavelength to encourage hair restoration without causing any damage. This system is unique in that it incorporates 80 high-efficiency, biomedically designed lasers. The result? The ultimate therapeutic, restorative treatment, without getting warm or taking hours. You can be finished with your session in as little as 20 minutes!
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT LIKE?
Theradome is convenient enough that it can be used in your own home, thanks to its helmet-like design that is completely safe to operate independently. There’s no need to worry about prescriptions, and you’ll find that results are long-lasting and dependable. This is especially true if you opt for two 20-minute sessions with the device each week, as over time, your new hair will become much stronger, healthier and easier to maintain.
Other Key Benefits
There’s so much more to Theradome than meets the eye, including the following:
- Development was spearheaded by a former NASA scientist!
- Theradome stimulates stem cells at the base of follicles, ensuring restoration from a cellular level
- Multiple clinical trials have been conducted that prove Theradome’s hair regrowth capabilities
- Full coverage of the scalp – no areas left untreated
- Wireless capabilities, supporting at-home use
- Theradome is recommended by 4 out of 5 hair loss experts worldwide
- No harmful or uncomfortable side effects
- Safe to use with existing preventative medications for hair loss
- When used in conjunction with hair restoration surgery or PRP, results can be improved further