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Are there side effects of PRP treatment?

Are there side effects of PRP treatment?

PRP is a treatment option for many different types of hair loss. It has been shown to decrease shedding of the hair as well as help each shaft of hair to grow thicker itself. PRP is prepared from a normal blood draw, where the plasma in the blood is separated out with the platelets suspended in the plasma. The platelets are concentrated in the plasma and injected back in the scalp around the follicles of the hairs. 

Many patients are wary of side effects from any possible treatment for their thinning hair. Whether it is prescription medication or all-natural supplements, many treatment options for hair could have some possible side effects, some of them very unpleasant. PRP is an exciting option for this reason as it prepared from your own blood with no additives. It uses the power of the growth factors present in your own blood to help thicken hair. 

Since PRP is prepared from your own blood with no additives, there is virtually no risk for any serious side effects from the procedure. The only possible side effects are generally related to the injections themselves and include things like mild scalp tenderness at the injection site, itching, mild swelling at the injection site. It is also important to monitor for signs of infection, like redness, discharge, swelling and pain, just the same as any other injection.

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As the highest-rated hair transplant company in Chicago, we encourage you to price shop around. We are confident that when the research is finished, the choice will be easy. If you’re ready to get going, you can schedule a free consultation here.

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Does Pumpkin Seed Oil Help With Hair Loss?

Does Pumpkin Seed Oil Help With Hair Loss?

Pumpkin seed oil’s effect on hair has been tested in rats and it has been shown to increase hair growth. Many people have started to use it as a supplement for their hair, whether as a topical solution applied to the scalp or as a supplement taken orally. It has become more popular as a treatment for hair loss, along with many other natural oils such as coconut oil, peppermint oil, or tea tree oil.

The mechanism of how pumpkin seed oil works is not completely understood, but it is theorized that phytosterols, which are similar to cholesterols and are present in pumpkin seed oil, are responsible for the antiandrogenic effect of pumpkin seed oil. It has been shown in rats that these phytosterols do have an antiandrjgenic effect, which is why pumpkin seed oil is considered an option mostly for androgenic alopecia, or male pattern loss. 

One study found that patients who receive 400 mg of pumpkin seed oil per day for 24 weeks saw a 40% higher mean hair count increase over the placebo group. It appears that pumpkin seed oil is a good option for men looking to treat their androgenic alopecia with a natural oil or supplement.    

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In an industry that has increasingly lost its way, we are turning the focus first and foremost back to the customer. We guarantee that you will be the sole focus of our entire team the day of the surgery, with no one running room to room like at other companies.

As the highest-rated hair transplant company in Chicago, we encourage you to price shop around. We are confident that when the research is finished, the choice will be easy. If you’re ready to get going, you can schedule a free consultation here.

Not living in Chicago? No problem–check out our travel reimbursement program.

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