PRP Therapy vs. Hair Transplant: Which is the Right Choice?

PRP Therapy vs. Hair Transplant: Which is the Right Choice?

Jan 31, 2023

Anna Tempczyk

Is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment for hair better than hair transplant?


Hair transplantation is an advanced treatment for hair loss. The process involves taking healthy hair follicles usually from the back of the head and transplanting them to the target area to increase hair density and restore the natural hairline in patients.


In turn, the PRP treatment focuses on strengthening existing hair follicles and supporting natural hair growth by using the patient's natural platelets. Hence, these treatments work on completely different principles. Whether a hair transplant or PRP treatment is the best option for you depends on the specific condition of your hair.


PRP hair treatment is better at nourishing and strengthening the hair follicles, however, it is not the best option for baldness. This type of hair care is commonly preferred by people with localized alopecia or those who want to increase hair density and reduce hair loss. In addition, people who are concerned about having a hair transplant often prefer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment for hair loss because it is a less invasive process.


Should I undergo PRP after the hair transplant procedure?


PRP hair treatment is often recommended after a hair transplant. After the new hair follicles are transplanted to the desired area, the PRP hair treatment can help root them into the scalp and promote blood flow to the newly transplanted hair follicles. As a result, the life of the hair follicle increases and the effects after hair transplantation are more intense. If you have recently had a hair transplant, you may want to consider an additional treatment with Platelet Rich Plasma PRP for thicker, healthier hair.

There are differing opinions on when to use PRP after a hair transplant. We encourage you to consult our surgeon free of charge to individually choose the best moment for PRP therapy for you.


How long does it take to see the full effect of PRP treatment?


PRP hair treatment supports the natural hair growth cycle and improves the health of the hair follicles. You can see the first results in the first days after the PRP treatment, such as shinier and healthier looking hair. Hair should not be washed or styled for up to 48 hours after treatment for best results.

Usually, the full effect of PRP treatment can be seen after 4-6 weeks. However, depending on your hair type and individual hair growth cycle, it can take up to 12 weeks to see the desired results.


Whether PRP hair therapy or hair transplant is a better solution depends on the condition of the patient's hair and his expectations.

It is worth noting that in the case of baldness it is difficult to obtain the same effect of PRP as hair transplant.

But also when the intention is only to thicken the hair, nourish it and prevent hair loss, there is no need to use invasive methods. Then PRP  will be a great solution, recommend by any Medical Professional.