Hair loss is challenging for most who suffer from it. However, it is important to understand that baldness is not a medical disorder. It is a condition by which the hair follicles under the scalp shrink to the point where they can no longer produce replacement follicles. Since each follicle typically regenerates every 2–6 years, hair loss is a slow, but continual physiological process that results in patches of baldness on the scalp connecting with other patches to form a hairline. In this article I will explain how we specifically use Botox and PRP to help prevent hair loss.
Botox Hair Treatment
Sweating in the scalp increases the damage to the hair follicles, Botulinum Toxin reduces and prevents sweating in the areas. Botulinum Toxin injections paired with injections of vitamins (cocktail mixture) are generally known to encourage hair growth and appear to improve the tissue environment surrounding the hair follicles by decreasing scalp tension and improving blood flow.
What about surgery for hair loss?
Substitutes to Botulinum Toxin Hair Replacement Treatments/Vitamin Hair Replacement Treatments could be either medical or surgical. There are surgical options for treating baldness such as Hair Transplantation. Surgical alternatives are considerably more expensive than Botulinum Toxin injections or prescription medications. For this reason, more and more patients are looking into Botulinum Toxin Hair Replacement Treatments/Vitamin Hair Replacement Treatments as a more feasible option for them.
Side Effects of Botox Hair Replacement Treatments/ Vitamin Hair Replacement Treatments
Botulinum Toxin has been used safely and successfully in ophthalmology for over 15 years and for wrinkle therapy for almost 10 years. It has even been approved by the FDA for neurological disorders. In the amounts used for Botulinum Toxin Hair Replacement Treatments/Vitamin Hair Replacement Treatments, the typical side effects are temporary and localized to the area of injection. However, medical treatment is not an exact science. The degree of the improvement is variable. Typical side effects of the scalp treatments were those normally linked with Botulinum Toxin injections are temporary swelling, bruising, pain, etc.
PRP Hair Restoration Treatment
How is PRP performed?
PRP Platelet Rich Plasma is the use of a person’s own blood platelets to enhance hair growth.
We use PRP treatment for hair loss or to improve the recovery and results of hair transplant surgery. In the field of tissue regeneration, research is continuing to progress regarding the use of PRP’s ability to stimulate stem cells, improve wound healing, and rejuvenate skin and hair follicles.
Are all PRP treatments the same?
No, we only use the FDA approved Celluvance PRP process to separate and activate Platelet Rich Plasma for use as a stand-alone therapy or in conjunction with hair transplantation.
Does the treatment need to be repeated?
Initially, patients would return for three treatments over three months. It typically takes another three months to measure the improvements. Over time, the course of treatment may need to be repeated depending on the patient’s response to therapy, hair loss condition and goals. Additional treatments with PRP may be necessary in order to maintain the desired results.
Note: Can be combined with Botulinum Toxin to prevent sweating and therefore baldness, hair loss.
About the Author
Dr. Reza Mia is a leading aesthetic specialist based in South Africa. Having graduated from the University of Witwatersrand with a medical degree at the age of 23, Dr. Reza sought to enhance his studies and boasts an MBA from the University of Liverpool, having obtained multiple distinctions. He fulfilled a life-long ambition of his when he passed the mentally challenging entrance exam to become a member of MENSA in 2013. Dr. Mia was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship for Entrepreneurship from the London School of Business and Finance for an MSc Finance & Investment degree where he majored in investment banking and capital markets, graduating with Merit. Most notably, Dr. Reza completed a dissertation in Aerospace OEM analysis, as well as an Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine.
Association with Dr. Robert Rey
Dr. Mia played a pivotal role in forming a business relationship with American Plastic Surgeon Dr. Robert Rey, also known as Dr. 90210, from E!’s hit show. Together they educate people on safe and responsible aesthetic treatments. They also provided people with Dr 90210’s skincare and anti-aging products in South Africa.
Dr. Reza also participated in a global study assessing the various injection techniques of Restylane’s SkinBooster dermal filler, making a tangible contribution to the field. He was also the first doctor in South Africa to complete the Silhouette Soft advanced training course. Dr. Reza was recently given the esteemed honor of being appointed the Hyalual Key Opinion. His contributions to the fields of medicine, business, aviation, and philanthropy are vast, and it is only apt that Dr. Reza’s incredible journey has led him to become the go-to guy in these fields.
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