Did you know that you could get hair transplant surgery in Turkey together with PRP injections on your return in the UK to improve your hair growth? Those who’re suffering from permanent hair loss can benefit from combining these treatments together to get the best possible results. Rather than booking these treatments separately, you can book them together as our “Growth Booster FUE” package.
You can get PRP or platelet-rich plasma injections even if you’re suffering from temporary hair loss. In this, the blood of the patient is put in a centrifuge, which separates it into different layers. The platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the scalp of the patient. The injection can help increase blood flow to the hair follicles. This will provide them with a greater amount of oxygen and nutrients, hence accelerating their growth. It can also improve the thickness of the hair shaft. Moreover, it can help strengthen your existing and newly transplanted hair. Even those who have androgenetic alopecia can benefit from it.
What is the Hair Growth Cycle?
Your hair grows in cycles, and hair growth follows a pattern. Before understanding the hair growth cycle, you need to get an idea of the basic anatomy of your hair. Your hair has two parts: hair follicle and hair shaft. The hair shaft is what you see on your head. It is contained in the hair follicle, which has a bulb and papilla. The latter is responsible for supplying blood to the growing hair. With around 100,000 hair strands on your head, it’s normal if you lose 50-100 strands in one day.
The first stage of the hair growth cycle is the anagen phase. It lasts for 3-7 years. This is the phase of active hair growth. The cells in the bulb of the hair follicle are rapidly dividing. Normally, most of the hair on your head is in the anagen phase at any given time. Next is the catagen phase. In this, the hair growth starts to slow down. The follicle starts shrinking, and the hair detaches itself from the bottom of the hair follicle. This stops the blood supply from reaching it. This phase lasts for almost 2 weeks or less.
In the telogen phase, the hair doesn’t fall out, but it doesn’t grow either. It’s the resting phase, which can last for around 3 months. It’s completely normal. When the hair is not falling out, new hair is growing underneath it. Then the hair finally sheds while new hair growth continues to take place.
How PRP Injections Can Help If You Have Permanent Hair Loss?
In one research, eleven patients who were suffering from androgenetic alopecia were given PRP injections. Also, these patients had not responded to minoxidil and finasteride treatments that they had taken for 6 months. After every two weeks, 2-3 cc (volume) PRP injections were given to the patients. In total, 4 sessions were carried out. Although the study sample is quite small, it showed promising results for the use of PRP injection in dealing with hair loss. The hair count of patients increased from 71 to 93 follicular units. In this study, “pull test” was also performed on the hair of the patients. The pull test was negative in 9 out of 11 patients, which indicated normal hair shedding process.
Another study also investigated the potential benefits of PRP injections for people with androgenetic alopecia. In this 10 people are given PRP injections for three months. The results showed an improvement in hair count, thickness, root strength, and hair loss. However, it is also true that some studies found that blood platelet levels in the patient can impact the efficacy of PRP injections. So, you cannot solely rely on PRP injections to get your hair back.
Should You Only Get PRP Injections for Your Hair Growth?
Through hair transplant surgery, you will ensure hair growth for a lifetime. But to improve the results of your surgery, you can consider having PRP injections both before and after the transplant. Some patients have a poor donor area. To rejuvenate hair growth, they can get PRP injections before surgery. Platelets play a very important role in the healing process. PRP injections can accelerate the healing process. They contain proteins and platelets, which are very effective in improving hair growth.
The problem is that if someone has pattern baldness, PRP injections alone cannot stop the hair loss from taking place. This is why “Growth Booster FUE” offers the best possible hair loss solution. You will not only get your hair back after getting the transplant surgery but also the density of your hair will improve more quickly.
How You Can Get the Best Results from A Hair Transplant?
You can choose to have Longevita’s “Growth Booster FUE.” You should get PRP injections before and after your hair transplant to support your hair growth. We would encourage you to have one session before the hair transplant, one during, and two after. This will help keep the hair growing thanks to the effects of the PRP.
Our specialists suggest that having a PRP 2-4 weeks before the transplant in Turkey will make the donor roots stronger and more suitable for the transplantation process. This will make the surgery more successful. We will perform the second session right after the transplant on the surgery day. The freshly transplanted grafts will have a higher survival rate and will have a quicker recovery. You need to have the 3rd and 4th sessions after the surgery with an interval of one month in between them. It will help your hair grow faster and stronger.
You can think of Longevita’s Growth Booster FUE as a way to guarantee the best results after your hair transplant surgery with us. Our surgeons are very well experienced with years of practice, and it’s always the best to support this experience with the help of science.
How Else You Can Support Your Hair Growth?
Other than getting PRP injections and hair transplant surgery, there are also some other things that you can try to improve hair growth. Even after having the surgery, many people struggle with keeping their hair smooth and shiny. The smallest haircare mistake can end up damaging your hair, giving them a dull, lifeless look. Many hair products are very stripping, which can make your scalp very dry. This will, in turn, make your hair brittle and prone to breakage. So, it’s better if you take a look at a few things.
Your hair is primarily composed of protein. If there isn’t enough protein in your diet, you’ll end up hurting your hair. Make sure that you eat more lean meats, poultry, beans, eggs, milk, fish, avocados, and guava, among other protein-rich foods.
Next, you need to make sure that you’re getting enough vitamin D, B12, iron, and minerals through your diet. Their deficiencies can also cause hair loss. Make sure that you have a proper diagnosis before you start taking any supplements. Sometimes people start taking vitamins for hair loss when vitamin deficiency is not the reason why they’re experiencing hair loss.
We all stress out on countless things. Telling someone to “don’t take any stress” is really poor advice as it doesn’t do anything. However, you should know that hair fall can occur as a result of stress. You can suffer from telogen effluvium or alopecia areata as a result of it.
In one condition called trichotillomania, people also pull the hair on their head and/or other areas of the body to relieve stress. To calm yourself, you can try exercising daily. It can greatly improve your mood and make you feel energetic and happier. You can also try yoga, meditation, painting, mindfulness techniques, deep breathing exercises, among other things, to better deal with stress daily.
Treat Your Hair Well
Do not use high-heat hair tools too often. These include rollers, straighteners, curlers, and blow-dryers. They can break your hair. You can even have split ends as a result. If you’re taking a bath in very hot water, it is also harmful to your hair. Lastly, if you can, do avoid washing your hair daily. Sometimes people with more oily hair have to wash their hair more frequently compared to others, however, this causes damage to their hair.
Also, don’t pull your hair back too tightly. You might start losing hair along your hairline. This is traction alopecia. The constant pulling will weaken your hair and break them. So, you need to be careful about it. Try some other hairstyles.
Summing It Up
Longevita has an office in the London, UK and has partner surgeons there to provide consultations and non-surgical procedures. We will arrange your appointments so that you can achieve the best possible result from your treatment. You can also get PRP injections there before and after your surgery.
We are offering the Growth Booster FUE for hair growth as a whole package. So, you can plan your PRP injection appointments along with your hair transplant surgery to fit into the schedule you need to follow. Our dedicated reservations team will assist you with your ticket and appointment bookings. You can request a call and get your package booked today. If you have any questions, you can always reach out to us.