Toronto, Canada, May 27, 2015 – Anti Aging Toronto Clinic (www.AntiAgingToronto.ca), a Torontobased provider of hair and skin restoration treatments, is weighing in on recent studies finding a promising new remedy for thinning hair and scalp restoration.
Recent studies have looked at a hair treatment based around the concept of plateletrich plasma (PRP) therapy. While PRP therapy has existed in some form for almost 20 years, it has been these studies that show it to be useful in treating hairthinning conditions such as androgenetic alopecia,also known as male pattern baldness. (Source: Chaudhari, N.D., et al., “Role of Plateletrich Plasma in the Management of Androgenetic Alopecia,” Int J Trichology; 4(4): 291–292, doi:10.4103/09747753.111222.)
“It’s sometimes called the ‘vampire treatment,’ but can be a misnomer,” says Silvia Derasner,Medical Esthetician and cofounder of Anti Aging Toronto Clinic. “In truth, it involves injections derived from the patient’s own blood, rather than someone else’s. This is actually one of the reasons it’s so popular, as there are fewer side effects because it uses natural substances the body has already produced.”
Derasner explains that blood has numerous plateletderived growth factors inside it, including mesenchymal stem cells, autologous blood products, glycogens, and lysomes. These growth factors are part of what stimulates the creation and repair of skin over a cut during the healing process.
“PRP therapy aims to harness this process in a more targeted manner. It is based on taking these healing factors and delivering them exactly where they’re needed,” she adds. “PRP therapy is performed by drawing the patient’s blood and proceeding to spin it in a centrifuge, which separates the plateletrich plasma from the other components. This more concentrated solution is then administered to the desired site by a microneedling gun.”
Recent studies have explored how PRP interacts with hair follicles, producing increased scalp thickness and growth of the follicles. It sort of “wakes up” the body, taking follicles that are either doing their job poorly or not doing anything at all and infusing them with the means to recover.This is not something the body does on its own, as it doesn’t think it needs repair since there’s been no injury. (Source: Cervelli, V., et al., “The Effect of Autologous Activated Platelet Rich Plasma (AAPRP) Injection on Pattern Hair Loss: Clinical and Histomorphometric Evaluation,” BioMed Research International (2014), Article ID: 760709.)
“Hair restoration is only the most recent use to be added to PRP therapy’s applications. To date, it has been used in clinical treatments for nerve injury, tendon, and arthritic repair; healing cardiac muscle injuries; and as a skin restoration technique to smooth wrinkles and promote collagen production,” Derasner concludes. “At Anti Aging Toronto Clinic, we have been using it to restore skin and mend keloid and acne scars and wrinkles. It’ll be exciting to now use it to help rejuvenate patients’ thinning hair as well.”
Anti Aging Toronto Clinic is a GTA based skin care clinic that has been a pioneer in implementing modern technological and clinical treatments as part of its goal to be the best.To learn more about Anti Aging Toronto Clinic and its treatments, including the plateletrich plasma Therapy, visit www.AntiAgingToronto.ca.