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What Can I Do Instead Of Hair Transplant Surgery?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Fibrin, Platelet Rich Plasma

Hair transplant surgery—while much less invasive and more effective than it used to be—patients usually want to explore options other than hair transplantation. Unfortunately, at a certain point of hair loss, a hair transplant becomes the only effective option. However, if you have not yet reached that point, there are several non-surgical options. So, “What can I do instead of hair transplant surgery?”

The first option is topical treatments. This usually comes in the form of specialized shampoos, or a foam you apply once a day. These options are effective for people who have not seen extensive hair loss, but are in the early stages. They are commonly used with other non-surgical options. 

PRP and PRF hair restoration is the next step up. This involves realigning your growth factors so that you have more in the skin of your scalp. From there, this can help repair damaged hair follicles and slow the progression of hair loss. Many patients will undergo these treatments while using a topical treatment.

More recent studies have shown that low level laser therapy has shown promise in promoting hair growth. Though, it may be a better used as a supplement than as a sole hair restoration treatment. 

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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Benefits Of PRP Hair Restoration After Hair Transplant Surgery

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma

PRP hair restoration is considered among the most effective non-surgical hair restoration techniques. Though, a less common, but especially lucrative use of PRP hair injections is after hair transplant surgery. Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits of PRP hair restoration after hair transplant surgery.

Immediately after a hair transplant, it will take some number of weeks or months to see new hair growth. Final results can take a year in some cases. However, studies have shown that if patients undergo platelet rich plasma injections after their surgery, they often see faster, thicker, and better hair growth following hair transplant surgery.

It can also prevent and slow any future hair loss that could occur. While patients usually do not see widespread hair loss following hair transplant, it can happen and even just yearly treatments of PRP hair restoration can help men and women keep their transplanted longer and healthier.

To learn more about the benefits of PRP hair restoration injections, schedule a consultation by calling 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online using chat or contact form.

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Is PRP Better Than Hair Transplant?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma

Two of the arguably most effective hair restoration methods are PRP hair restoration and hair transplant surgery. Generally, the effectiveness of each of these treatments depends on the degree of hair loss and age. For patients who have tried many hair restoration techniques, or those who want to avoid surgery, they often ask, “Is PRP better than hair transplant?”

The answer to this question depends on a few factors. First off, PRP hair restoration is not effective if a patient is in the more advanced stages of hair loss. Usually, PRP hair restoration is best for younger patients who are beginning to experience the initial hair thinning and loss that comes with genetic hair loss. For these patients, PRP is often a better fit than hair transplant surgery. 

However, for patients who have lost large amounts of hair, or who have little hair left, hair transplant surgery may better serve their needs. This is usually true for older patients with more significant loss or thinning. Hair transplants will typically provide the best results to these patients. 

While both treatments cannot treat completely bald patients, the best hair restoration technique for you depends on the extent and specifics of your hair loss. Our hair restoration experts can determine whether PRP is better than hair transplant surgery for you or vice versa.

To schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach us online via chat or contact form.

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PRP Hair Restoration: How To Restore Hair?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma

Hair restoration comes in many forms. From surgical hair transplant to non-surgical PRP injections to prescription medications, there are many Seattle hair restoration methods available. With so many options, patients may become overwhelmed with the options and not know which ones are best for them. This can leave them simply asking, “How to restore hair?”

The right way to restore your hair will depend on the current state of your hair. If you have just started seeing hair loss and thinning, non-invasive treatments like prescription medications and PRP injections may provide the results you are looking for. If your hair loss is in more advanced stages, hair transplant surgery may be required. Occasionally, patients will find the best results from combining methods. For example, it is not uncommon for patients to take prescription medication after hair transplant surgery, or during PRP hair restoration. 

PRP hair restoration is a great option for men and women beginning to experience genetic hair loss. It can also supplement the results of hair transplant surgery and other hair restoration methods. Every hair restoration patients require a customized plan catered to their individual needs. 

To learn more Seattle hair restoration options and schedule a consultation with a hair loss specialist, call us at 206-430-1035. You can also reach us online using chat or our contact forms.

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History Of Hair Restoration

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma

Hair loss has afflicted humans for generations. However, it was only within the past century or so that medical treatments have become available to treat hair loss. The history of hair restoration includes both surgical and non-surgical methods, and luckily led us to the high tech hair restoration we have today. 

Throughout history, men and women experiencing hair loss either did nothing, or used means to over their thinning or balding hair. This included wearing wigs and toupees. Various topical treatments were touted to help regrow hair, but these were not scientifically backed solutions. 

It wasn’t until the 1930’s when a Japanese dermatologist first performed a hair restoration surgery. Plastic surgeons and dermatologists continued to evolve this surgery and it was the standard of hair restoration until recently. First, the surgery became a series of “plugs” that did not provide a natural looking result. Finally, it evolved into the FUT and, more common today, FUE methods. These methods are still used today. 

As far as PRP hair restoration, this began with the introduction of PRP into the medical world. First used for therapeutic uses and in surgery, plastic surgeons soon discovered it’s potential for repairing hair follicles and treating thinning hair. Within the past decade, this method has grown in popularity and is often the first line of defense against hair loss. The history of hair restoration and PRP are inextricably linked.

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