Which is better, PRP or hair transplants? Both PRP therapy and hair transplants treat hair loss. PRP is a non-surgical hair loss therapy that uses an individual’s own platelets from their blood to promote natural hair regrowth. On the other hand, hair transplants are a surgical approach to treating hair loss. While both procedures are widely used, individuals should carefully consider which, if any of these two procedures, are right for them. There are both advantages and disadvantages to both procedures.
Hair transplants, short for hair transplantations, are a very popular surgical procedure to treat hair loss. The surgery involves taking a hair graft from one part of a patient’s body and surgically inserting it to an area that is balding, or already bald. The surgery usually takes four to eight hours, depending on how large the hair graft is. Patients of hair transplants typically do not need to spend the night at the hospital, but patients do typically need to take pain medication and antibiotics post surgery. Not everyone is a good candidate for hair transplants, for example, hair transplants are not an option for young men and many women. Additionally, because hair transplants are surgical, there is greater risk for infection or other surgical complications. With hair transplants, there is a significant recovery time, and the risk that the hair graft is not successful. Hair transplants also take six to ten months to take full effect. However, hair transplants are a good option for patients seeking dramatic hair replacement.
Another hair loss therapy treatment is PRP therapy. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. Though this treatment option is relatively new in the hair restoration field, it has significantly grown in popularity for patients with minimal or new hair thinning. In fact, celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Dugar has PRP hair treatment at his Scarless MedSpa. PRP treatment uses platelets from the patient’s body to trigger the body to grow stronger, healthier hair. The treatment starts with a medical professional taking a small amount of blood from the patient’s arm. The blood drawn from the patient’s arm is placed in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the rest of the blood. These platelets are mixed with extracted plasma creating the platelet-rich plasma. Once injected in trouble-areas, the body is triggered to increase blood supply and growth cells to the area needing hair rejuvenation. PRP hair treatment is non surgical, non-invasive procedure with no downtown and little possible side effects. If hair loss is minimal, or in its early stages, many patients seek out PRP hair treatment because it is non surgical. At Scarless MedSpa, Dr. Dugar can carry out the procedure in thirty to forty minutes. Dr. Dugar recommends that his patients receiving PRP hair treatment come in at least four times with each session about one month apart.
Though both procedures, PRP hair treatment and hair transplant, aim to treat hair loss in patients, they are very different. It is important for individuals struggling with hair loss to make an informed decision on what is best for them. To learn more about hair loss therapy options those interested can visit the Scarless MedSpa site, or contact Dr. Dugar’s clinic directly. Dr. Dugar would love to discuss the best option for you and your quaification for the PRP hair treatment, during a consultation with him. You can book your initial consultation via the website: www.scarlessnose.com or you can contact the Beverly Hills Rhinoplasty center: 310.276.1703.