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Understanding Alopecia: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Alopecia, a condition that affects millions of people worldwide, is often synonymous with worrying hair loss. However, thanks to advances in aesthetic medicine, solutions such as PRP and PRF treatments offer hope to sufferers. Let’s discover in three chapters how alopecia affects men and women, as well as the innovative treatments that are gaining in popularity.

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Alopecia in men

Male alopecia, also known as male pattern baldness, is a common condition that affects the majority of men at some point in their lives. It is generally attributed to the genetic sensitivity of hair follicles to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Over time, these follicles become smaller and produce thinner hair, eventually leading to visible hair loss.

Typical symptoms of alopecia in men include recession of the temples, the formation of a bald crown at the back of the head, and eventually fusion of these areas, leaving a band of hair at the sides and back. Loss of self-confidence can accompany this condition, which is why many men turn to hair restoration solutions.

Alopecia in Women

Contrary to popular belief, alopecia is not exclusively a male condition. Women too are susceptible to this condition, although symptoms and hair loss patterns may differ. In women, diffuse female alopecia is more common, causing a general loss of hair density over the entire head.

Menopause, hormonal changes, stress and certain medical conditions can contribute to alopecia in women. The search for solutions becomes essential to preserve their self-esteem and well-being. PRP and PRF treatments are therefore promising options.

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PRP and PRF treatments

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and PRF (Fibrin Rich Plasma) treatment is a non-surgical medical approach to alopecia. These treatments harness the regenerative properties of the patient’s own blood to stimulate hair growth.

During a PRP treatment session, the practitioner takes a sample of the patient’s blood, centrifuges it to isolate the platelet-rich plasma, then reinjects this plasma into the scalp. The growth factors contained in plasma stimulate hair follicles and promote hair regrowth.

PRF treatment is a variant of PRP, in which fibrin is also concentrated for a more prolonged release of growth factors. These treatments are usually carried out over several sessions, and results may vary depending on the severity of the alopecia and the patient’s individual reaction.

Alopecia can affect both men and women, impacting their self-esteem and emotional well-being. Fortunately, thanks to PRP and PRF treatments, there are promising non-invasive solutions for stimulating hair growth. If you are struggling with alopecia, it is recommended that you consult a qualified healthcare professional to determine the best treatment approach for your specific case.

Book an appointment today and take the first step towards thicker, more confident hair!