Is PRP important after a hair transplant?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a treatment that uses a patient’s own blood plasma, which is rich in growth factors, to promote healing and rejuvenation. After a hair transplant, PRP therapy may be used to enhance the healing process, promote hair growth and improve the overall results of the transplant.

After a hair transplant, the newly transplanted hair follicles can take time to adjust to their new location and begin growing hair. The use of PRP therapy may help to accelerate the healing process and increase the survival rate of the transplanted hair follicles.

PRP therapy is typically done by taking a small blood sample from the patient, similar to a routine blood test, and then placing it in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood components. The PRP is then injected into the scalp or applied topically using a microneedling device or a derma roller. PRP has been found to be 70-90% effective in individuals that experience hair loss, this is a higher rate following a hair transplant.

It’s important to note that PRP therapy should be used in conjunction with other hair loss treatments such as minoxidil and finasteride, and a healthy lifestyle, good skincare, and a balanced diet can all contribute to healthy hair growth. It’s always best to consult with a qualified healthcare professional who can evaluate your individual needs and provide the best advice on how to achieve the best results.

It’s important to follow the aftercare instructions given by your practitioner and be patient, as it can take several months for the transplanted hair to grow and for the full results to be visible. If you’re interested in this treatment contact us to book a consultation with one of our Nurse Professionals today.