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PRP Before or After Hair Transplants

Updated: May 7

PRP for hair transplants Raleigh

Should You Get PRP Therapy Before Hair Transplant?

Many people get confused about the timing of when they should get PRP injections. Should it be before or after a hair transplant? You can very well get PRP before the hair transplant surgery. The treatment will thicken your roots which will help the surgeon see the hair grafts even more clearly during the surgery. Thicker, stronger grafts also mean that their chances of survival increase more than before. With that in mind, we would suggest that you have 1 treatment about 1 month prior to a hair transplant.

Do you need PRP treatment after a hair transplant?

Hair transplants are a minor surgery that offers thicker, fuller hair growth. Treatment involves removing hair follicles from your scalp where you have healthy growth and transplanting them to areas where you are thinning.

Hair transplants can administer thousands of hair grafts in one session. Undergoing a hair transplant provides improved hair density and growth with results that can last a lifetime.

However, many patients experience hair shedding after getting hair transplants. While this is normal and temporary, getting PRP after hair transplants can minimize hair shedding and offer quicker results.

Nourishing your hair follicles with a healthy blood supply boosts the healing process and stimulates maximum hair regrowth. PRP can increase the graft rate of transplanted hair follicles and minimize the chance of scarring.

We would suggest that you wait at least 1 month after a hair transplant before starting the PRP injections. You can start with 4 injections one month apart, and then space them out to every 6 months to keep the hair healthy.

What is PRP and how does it help?

The secret behind the power of hair PRP is in your blood. By using your body’s platelets, the blood supply to the hair follicle is increased and triggers natural hair growth. Here are the three steps of PRP:

1. Blood is drawn from your arm and placed in a centrifuge, a machine that spins to separate components.

2. Your blood is then spun to separate the platelet-rich plasma, and the red blood cells. 3. The PRP is drawn into a syringe and injected into your scalp.

The whole treatment takes about 20 minutes and requires no downtime. While you may notice some improvement in hair density after one treatment, most people need 4 treatments spaced 1 month apart to achieve optimal results. PRP can be used as a treatment alone but provides the most dramatic results when used in conjunction with a hair transplant (whether that be before or after or both).

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