How To Increase Hair Density & Hair Volume: Treatment Options
A full crown of hair is deemed precious and is flaunted with pride. Various factors can snatch this pride and affect one’s appearance quite drastically, hair density loss is one among them.
Understanding hair density
Hair density is the number of hair follicles present on the scalp, it is measured by scanning one cubic metre of the scalp and multiplying with the surface area. Hair density is oft confused for hair texture (diameter of an individual hair being either thick, thin or brittle). However, hair fall can lead to a loss in density and it can lead to hair loss. Hence hair density and hair loss are directly proportional.
Hair density loss can occur due to a multitude of reasons:
- Nutritional imbalance
- Hormonal changes/ imbalance
- Improper maintenance
- Alopecia areata
- Hair loss &
- Other underlying medical concerns
At Tamira, we offer a range of services which aids in hair density improvement.
The process begins with a consultancy and a few lab tests (bloodwork or scalp biopsy) to determine the root cause of the hair density loss. A physician then determines the right course of treatment for low density hair after evaluating the test results.
Best Treatment Options to Increase Hair Density
Oral supplements help strengthen and grow hair from within. They are usually comprised of a combination of different vitamins, antioxidants, algae (spirulina), calcium, biotin & protein. This ensures that the supplement covers all the bases of nutritional imbalance and boosts dense hair growth. Supplements are prescribed on a cyclic basis and it may take a full cycle to show visible effects. They also aid in improving hair texture, skin texture, reduce hair fall, strengthen hair and promote the growth of new hair follicles. Oral supplements result in thick, shiny, silky and healthy hair. This treatment is effective only if it is consistently followed as prescribed by the medical professional.
Low-level laser therapy
Low-level laser therapy is a treatment that involves emitting red light or cold laser onto the scalp. The irradiated photons are absorbed by weaker hair follicles and stimulate hair growth. Low-level laser therapy also invigorates blood circulation into the scalp, aiding in hair density improvement. This treatment is more effective on early stages of hair density loss as opposed to later stages and may require multiple sittings to show effects. Low-level laser therapy reduces hair fall, strengthens hair and promotes the growth of new hair follicles. LLLT results in thick, shiny, silky and healthy hair. There may be mild discomfort during the procedure but there is no downtime.
PRP hair treatment
Platelet-rich plasma therapy new age cell-based treatment for hair density loss. The procedure involves taking a blood sample from the patient, centrifuging it to receive the platelets and injecting the extracted platelets using small needles into the scalp.
Platelets are known for having growth factors and cytokines which helps boost the growth of hair in the injected area. The process is fairly painless and requires no down-time. PRP hair treatment reduces hair fall, strengthens hair and promotes the growth of new hair follicles. This therapy treatment results in thick, shiny, silky and healthy hair. This treatment though performed on numerous patients, cannot be performed in patients containing a low platelet count as it requires a high concentration of platelets. Due to the delivery method, this treatment may cause redness, tenderness and bruising which disappear within a week.
Though this permanent treatment works miraculously it isn’t a one time wonder since cells die, so do their effects. After a few months, the growth will slow down and depending on growth requirements other sessions may be necessary.