Stimulation of hair growth
Hair growth stimulation in Munich and Starnberg by PD Dr. Max Geishauser
Are you interested in hair growth stimulation? Then let the experienced plastic surgeon PD Dr. Max Geishauser in Munich or Starnberg advise you.
Healthy, strong hair is synonymous with youthfulness and vitality. Many women and men suffer from thin, badly falling out or brittle hair due to stress, age or heredity or due to taking medication or incorrect care. This can be a great psychological burden for those affected. The advertising industry promises true miracles with special hair tonics and pills. However, these often do not come true because the causes are hidden deep in the scalp and cannot be solved on the surface.
A lack of the body’s own growth factors combined with poor blood circulation in the scalp is responsible in many cases for poor hair growth, thinning hair or thinning patches. A solution to these problems is often found in our veins – our blood contains the growth factors we need and can help stimulate new hair growth.
How does hair growth stimulation with PRP work?
After a detailed consultation about the possibilities and limits of an autologous blood treatment (PRP) in your individual case, blood will first be taken from you. Using a centrifuge, blood serum (red component) and blood plasma (yellow component) are separated from each other. The blood plasma is then specially prepared and injected directly into the affected areas with a very thin needle. A complete treatment takes about 20 minutes.
Which blood components support hair growth? And what is PRP?
Our blood supplies all vital organs with oxygen, nutrients and hormones. The so-called growth factors are stored in the platelets, which are part of the blood plasma, i.e. the light, yellowish blood component. The platelet-rich plasma, also called platelet-rich plasma or PRP, is separated from the remaining blood components by centrifugation and then re-injected. It supports the blood supply in the scalp and can stimulate the hair roots to grow more.
How often does this hair growth stimulation treatment need to be performed?
Usually 4 to 6 treatments are required at one-month intervals until a stable result is achieved. To further stimulate hair growth, we recommend a booster treatment of one session every six months or so. Usually the first results can be seen after about 8 weeks, i.e. two treatments.
Which areas can be treated during hair growth stimulation?
In addition to the hair on the head, the eyebrows can also be treated, for example.
Is the PRP hair growth treatment painful?
The area to be treated can be treated with an anaesthetic ointment. After a short application time, the individual injections are then less noticeable. Unfortunately, the treatment is still painful… However, the treatment can be combined with procedures – e.g. facelift – that are performed under anaesthesia. A short anaesthetic is also possible.
Under what conditions can the stimulation of hair growth be successful and will my hair grow again?
The autologous blood therapy is also not a miracle method. It can only work as long as there are still living hair roots in the area to be treated, i.e. hair is still present. In the case of generalised hair loss (baldness), even the PRP autologous blood method can no longer do anything.
According to current scientific studies, the success rate is between 60 – 80 % and depends on the cause of the hair loss. In the case of severe underlying diseases of the scalp and hair roots, the success rate is naturally lower than in the case of hereditary hair loss, which can be treated well if started early enough.
What are the advantages of autologous blood treatment as a hair growth therapy?
Until a few years ago, hair growth therapies were mainly limited to medical treatment with hormones or cortisone preparations. These treatments were sometimes associated with severe side effects due to the permanent intake of medication. In addition, patients and therapists often found the success rates unsatisfactory.
With autohaemotherapy, there is now a natural and low-stress alternative. Intolerances and allergic reactions are not to be expected due to the body’s own source material. The scientific data shows a high level of patient satisfaction due to good to very good results.
Why does it take a while until I can see the success of the treatment?
Every hair has its own individual growth cycle. The hair goes through three phases in the growth process: the growth phase, the transition phase and the rest phase. For the therapy to be successful, as many hairs as possible must be in the growth phase. This phase lasts about 2 to 4 years for men and about 4 to 6 years for women. During this phase, the hair grows about one centimetre per month. This is followed by a resting phase lasting 3 to 4 months. After that, the hair falls out and makes room for a new hair. We lose about 60 to 100 hairs every day. Due to this constant process of growth and loss, the success of the autohaemotherapy is not immediately visible.
When does PRP not work to stimulate hair growth?
The prerequisite for the success of this treatment method is that there are still living hair roots. If the area is already completely bald, only a hair transplant can help.
Are there other ways to additionally stimulate my hair growth?
How well our hair grows, whether it is strong or thin and brittle, has a lot to do with the status of our hormones and minerals. During the treatment, the prepared plasma can be enriched with a mixture of minerals, hyaluronic acid, amino acids and other valuable ingredients and applied directly to the treatment area. The background of this procedure is to create a better nutritional situation for the hair. Furthermore, it may also be advisable to have a hormone status done by your practitioner in order to be able to recognise and treat any imbalances or deficiencies.
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