Is FUE Hair Transplant or PRP Hair Restoration Right for Me?
Both procedures have their advantages and disadvantages. PRP hair restoration is non-surgical and has a short period of recovery, but requires multiple treatments to see optimal results. FUE hair transplantation often has up to an 80% rate of success with graft uptake for qualified candidates.
FUE hair transplant may sound like the more successful treatment, but not everyone qualifies. Young men often seek out the FUE transplant too early, before their hair loss is complete, and they aren’t comfortable waiting until their hair loss is finished. For these patients, PRP hair restoration may be more desirable because it’s a series of treatments that can be continued on an as-needed basis. Many women are also not good candidates for FUE hair transplant because their hair loss is more diffuse, and don’t have reliable donor follicles to extract. But the success rate of FUE hair transplants for qualified patients cannot be denied.
PRP hair restoration is a bit less predictable. PRP requires that follicles remain in the balding area to interact with the growth factors. Women who can’t have FUE transplantation are often ideal candidates for PRP hair restoration because their hair thins all over but isn’t complete. Men who aren’t willing to let hair loss proceed too far may also find PRP hair restoration is a good option for keeping baldness at bay.
What Results Can I Expect with Hair Restoration?
Both treatments offer rates of success many patients are happy with. For PRP candidates, it takes 2 to 4 months before measurable hair growth is obvious. For FUE hair transplant patients, the results are more noticeable as the grafts reintegrate quickly and the transplanted hair begins growing in 3-4 months. Results with a hair transplant are also typically lifelong, while PRP hair restoration may require maintenance treatments. Either way, you don’t have to watch helplessly as you lose hair. The Langdon Center is here to help.