Hair Loss. Whatever the type, whoever you are – it is not something you take lightly. It is something that stares back at you when you see yourself in the mirror every day. Receding hairline, scalp visible in places as you comb back – scenes that are mini-nightmares. how effective are plant stem cell-based treatments?
In the haste of addressing hair loss, you jump to change oils, shampoo, serum and every other hair product you come across, to control the problem. When the problem persists, you start looking up hair treatments. With the popular rise of ‘hair and skincare’ over the past decade, you spot clinics and experts at every street corner, speaking of hair treatments that can help you regain your lost hair. Which is the one for you? How do you decide?
As we always recommend, understand the problem at hand, be well-aware of the options and what they entail, before you take a call. Let your decision be an informed one.
Today, we will help you understand one of the most-heard hair treatments – PRP. And we will also discuss the advantage of Plant Stem Cell-based therapies over PRP, for hair growth stimulation – a safer, non-invasive, natural option.
PRP or Platelet-rich Plasma is a treatment that is used by some doctors to accelerate healing of a particular part of the body and help control inflammation in some cases. It is commonly used to heal injured tendons, muscles, ligaments and joints. It is a regenerative therapy that uses the natural growth factors that our body possesses to heal damaged tissues. In essence, it uses one’s own natural healing system.
Look up ‘Plasma’ and you will see it defined as ‘the colourless fluid part of blood, in which corpuscles or fat globules are suspended.’ It is basically the liquid portion of your blood. It is composed largely of water and proteins. It is a medium for red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets to circulate through your body.
Platelets or thrombocytes are what helps our blood clot. They are essential for growth and healing functions. Platelet is the key to our body’s natural healing process. They are our body’s first responders.
Platelet-rich Plasma, in therapy, is used extensively to heal musculoskeletal problems. Over the past decade, it has also emerged as an option to restore hair growth.
Plasma is separated from your own blood that is drawn. This plasma with the activated platelets is extracted and injected directly into your injured or diseased body tissue. The natural growth factors in it stimulate and boost the number of reparative cells your body produces. It is believed thereby that it helps to heal the injured area and also in the regrowth of the tissue.
PRP hair treatment basically uses platelet-rich plasma to stimulate hair growth. It is also believed to be helpful in thickening your existing hair. However, it is to be noted that PRP promotes hair growth only where follicles are present. Where follicles are dormant, the treatment aims to stimulate hair growth from them. People with extreme hair loss or whose follicles are dead are generally not candidates for PRP hair treatment.
Below is the exact procedure that is performed during the treatment.
PRP, as with most treatments, doesn’t deliver results immediately, so you shouldn’t expect to see a full head of hair overnight. Moreover, it is to be noted that in most cases, PRP is administered as an auxiliary treatment.
There are some noted side effects, considering the treatment involves an invasive procedure as explained above. Here are some common side effects observed when undergoing PRP treatment:
Before the procedure, the scalp is cleaned with antiseptic solutions and local anaesthesia is given. The injections are then administered deep into the skin, at the hair roots, via multiple pricks.
This process can take around 2 hours to complete. Pain killer/ numbing creams are typically applied over the scalp for half-hour post-procedure, to manage pain and discomfort. And this process needs to be repeated every 3 months or so, as prescribed by the doctor.
PRP remains to be a controversial subject in many forums. Given the nature of the process and the cost involved, other non-invasive, safer options can be prescribed in its place, specifically in the sphere of hair loss.
We will now move to discuss a breakthrough technology in Trichology, which offers a much more cost-effective, safer, non-invasive option to recover from hair loss. Plant Stem Cell technology.
Wiki defines Plant Stem Cells as ‘innately undifferentiated cells located in the meristems of plants. Plant stem cells serve as the origin of plant vitality, as they maintain themselves while providing a steady supply of precursor cells to form differentiated tissues and organs in plants.’
To put it simply, plant stem cells are cells that are capable of self-renewal. The stem cells that are found in the plants are called Meristem cells. These cells have some remarkable properties that can be put to very effective use in the realm of hair care. Thanks to the advancements in the field of trichology, such technology is gaining ground real fast, proving its capabilities along the way, with numerous exuberant patients.
The aspect of plant stem cells that is relevant to our discussion today is the anti-ageing property that it possesses. This apart we will also highlight another property that is extremely relevant – how it can help induce the formation of new hair follicles!
Plant Stem cells are a remarkable source for the continuous regeneration of the epidermis, the formation of new hair and even hair pigments. Treatments that use active plant stem cell technology work to delay ageing, reduce the hair follicle regression, induce the formation of hair follicles and increase the lifespan of hair follicles so that the hair can stay longer in the anagen phase of the hair. This not only reduces hair loss but restores hair regeneration.
The brilliant thing about hair treatments that use plant stem cell technology is that unlike PRP hair treatments, these are holistic in their approach, absolutely non-invasive and perhaps the safest way to regenerate hair growth.
Let’s look at some of the ingredients, whose stem cell extracts have proved to be a miracle solution for hair regrowth.
Research by Mibelle – a scientific research group in Switzerland – revealed the anti-ageing properties of this rare apple, the Uttwiler Spatlauber. The Stem Cell extract of this apple helps the epidermal stem cells to maintain their characteristics and replenish dying cells. It helps to delay the ageing of hair and lowers the hair follicle regression.
Thanks to extensive research in the application of these ingredients in tricho treatments, advanced technology and protocols have been developed by leading trichologists. These treatments, have shown proven results in combatting hair thinning and hair regeneration, both of which were unheard of and thought to be impossible, in the past.
With the right technology, these plant stem cell extracts, in very unique combinations, can be delivered perfectly into the scalp, in the safest, non-invasive manner. When done right, the stem cell extracts remove DHT, which is one of the prime causes of thinning of hair in both men and women.
RF Anagain 10X is the World’s first Transdermal Penetration Machine, developed by RichFeel in collaboration with leading scientists, which does exactly what is discussed above. The machine efficiently delivers the carefully formulated plant stem cell extracts, without puncturing the skin and thus making the procedure absolutely pain free.
As very evident from the above discussions, the advanced Plant Stem Cell-based treatments can solve your hair concerns in a much more safer, non-surgical, non-invasive and comfortable manner, than traditional PRP methods and cover-up wigs!
There is no dearth of before-and-after photographs that you see online, for any of the hair treatments! But what works for one may not quite work for the other. It is hence best to consult a Trichologist to understand your hair & scalp condition and have prescribed the treatment that’s in your best interest.
Diagnosis & treatment that is guided by an expert Trichologist is the best course of action for any hair concern. And gone are the days of traditional hair care solutions. You have advanced, natural, safer, non-invasive options to take care of your hair, the way it feels and looks!
While we have discussed hair treatments at large, we would also suggest that a half-yearly Trichology Check is made a part of your calendar, just as your annual general check-up, to keep a tab on the hair and scalp condition, and stay clear of concerns.
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