Hair Loss (Alopecia) Treatment in Toronto

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The average human loses 50-100 hairs on a daily basis. This is completely normal and nothing to worry about; new hair grows in simultaneously, and with over 100,000 hairs on your head, this small loss is not noticeable. Hair loss constitutes the loss of hair at On average, a person typically loses between 50 and 100 strands of hair daily. This shedding is part of the natural hair growth cycle, and hair grows simultaneously to replace lost hair. Plus, with more than 100,000 hairs on your head, this loss is too minimal to be noticeable. 

Hair loss refers to a condition where you shed hair at a faster rate than usual, without natural regrowth. This process can be slow, spanning several years, or it can happen suddenly. Hair loss can either be permanent or temporary.

We lose 50 to 100 hairs daily. If you're losing more than that, you may be experiencing hair loss. This can be a distressing experience for both men and women as it can lead to a visible change in appearance and affect self-confidence. At TMSC, we provide hair loss treatment in Toronto with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.a rate higher than normal, after which regrowth is not occurring naturally. Hair loss can occur gradually over a long period of time (ie. many years), or it can be abrupt. It can be permanent or temporary.

Everyday, we lose 50-100 hairs. Hair loss occurs when you’re losing hair at a higher than normal rate, and it isn’t growing back. At TMSC, we treat hair loss with platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy.

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Hair Loss Symptoms

Symptoms of hair loss can include:

  • Receding hairline
  • Bald spots
  • Widening part
  • Gradual thinning
  • Abrupt falling out
  • Circular or patchy bald spots
  • Sudden loosening of hair
  • Full body hair loss
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Hair loss can be triggered by various factors, including but not limited to:

  • Family history (heredity): Known as "androgenic alopecia," this is a common cause of hair loss that affects both men and women.
  • Age: As we age, hair growth slows down. Hair follicles stop producing new strands, leading to thinner hair.
  • Stress: Major stressful events can cause temporary hair loss.
  • Alopecia areata: This autoimmune condition makes the immune system attack hair follicles, resulting in round bald patches. There are different types of alopecia depending on the affected area. This includes alopecia totalis, which involves total hair loss on the scalp; alopecia universalis, which causes hair loss on the entire body and alopecia barbae, which affects the beard.
  • Other medical conditions: Diseases like thyroid disorders, scalp infections like ringworm, and medical conditions like anemia, anorexia, psoriasis, fungal infections, and PCOS can lead to hair loss.
  • Medications and supplements: Some medications or supplements may cause hair loss as a side effect. If you suspect your medication is causing hair loss, consult your doctor about it but do not stop taking it until they instruct you to do so.
  • Childbirth: During pregnancy, the usual hair loss of 50 to 100 strands a day is suspended due to high estrogen levels. After giving birth, the hormone levels return to normal, and hair may fall out at once. This should not be a cause for concern as hair growth will eventually go back to its normal cycle.
  • Nutrient deficiency: A lack of essential nutrients like protein, iron, and zinc can lead to hair loss.
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TMSC provides alopecia treatment Toronto area, using advanced PRP therapy. Our board-certified surgeons have been performing this procedure to countless Toronto residents and we welcome you to join our satisfied patients.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a medical procedure used to treat hair loss. It involves three key steps: drawing blood from the patient, processing it, and then injecting it into the patient's scalp. 

PRP injections aim to increase the blood supply to the hair follicles, which subsequently stimulates natural hair growth. Typically, PRP therapy consists of three treatments, each spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

Here's what you can expect during your PRP therapy in Toronto:

Step 1: Drawing of blood

The first step involves drawing blood, usually from your arm, and placing it in a centrifuge. This is a machine that spins rapidly to separate fluids based on their densities.

Step 2: Processing

Approximately 10 minutes later, the blood will have separated into three layers:

  • Platelet-poor plasma at the top
  • Platelet-rich plasma in the middle
  • Red blood cells at the bottom

Step 3: Injection to the scalp

During the final step, our hair loss specialist in Toronto extracts and injects the platelet-rich plasma, which is full of growth factors, to areas of the scalp where hair regrowth is desired.

Is hair regrowth really possible?

The main objective of PRP therapy is to stop ongoing hair loss. Studies have shown that patients who undergo this treatment often experience significant improvements, with almost complete cessation of hair loss. While new hair growth is possible, around 30% of patients will observe noticeable hair regeneration. 

Also, starting the treatment early increases the chances of hair regrowth and enhances the overall effectiveness of the procedure. It's important to remember that without treatment, hair loss continues.

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