Why PRP Hair Loss Treatment is Better Than Hair Transplants
Thanks to those old TV commercials for the “hair club for men”, hair transplants are the most well-known solution for thinning hair. Unfortunately, hair transplant surgery – while effective – is an invasive procedure that is expensive, painful, and takes hours and hours to complete.
The great news is that a less invasive hair loss treatment using “PRP” is now available at Tutera Medical in Scottsdale, AZ that restores hair more affordably, without requiring painful surgery. PRP hair loss treatment uses “platelet-rich plasma” extracted from the patient’s own blood to naturally stimulate hair re-growth.
In this article the antiaging experts at Tutera Medical in Scottsdale, AZ explain the differences between traditional hair transplant surgery and revolutionary new, minimally invasive PRP hair loss treatments.
Hair Transplants for Hair Loss
During hair transplant surgery a doctor surgically removes hair follicles from a site on the patient’s scalp that is still experiencing hair growth. These hair follicles then have to be surgically implanted into the scalp’s thinning areas in a “strip” or one-by-one. In addition to being painful, hair transplant surgery is extremely time consuming – taking several hours for each appointment.
Generally, it takes multiple hair transplant sessions that are several hours long to transplant the individual hair follicles. And, on average, it takes from six to nine months for full hair transplant results to be visible.
Hair transplant surgery can also be ineffective for patients without thick areas of “donor” hair – since they don’t have enough areas from which healthy follicles can be removed. In other words, you are more-or-less “robbing Peter to pay Paul”.
After the hair transplant surgery patients must protect the head so as not to dislodge the implanted follicles until they “takes root.” Further, surgically transplanted areas of hair will have the “doll hair” or “plug” appearance until the new follicles grow in and blend with the existing hair.
Cost is also a prohibitive factor when it comes to hair transplant surgery. $7,000 is the national average price for hair transplant surgery – with costs running as high as $15,000 for patients with more extensive hair loss.
Additionally, people with certain health conditions are not eligible for hair transplant surgery, including people with immune system disorders, bleeding conditions, scarring issues, and patients who are taking blood thinners or certain other medications.
PRP Hair Loss Treatment
PRP (“platelet-rich plasma”) hair loss treatment is a revolutionary alternative to the hair transplant surgery, that is minimally invasive, 100% natural and considerably less costly. PRP hair loss is an affordable hair restoration option now available at Tutera Medical in Scottsdale, AZ that is ideal for patients who do not wish to undergo surgery, or who may not be a good candidate for hair transplant.
During PRP hair loss treatment, the hair restoration experts at Tutera Medical take a small sample of the patient’s blood – just like a routine blood test. Using a centrifuge, the “platelets rich plasma” (PRP) is separated from the other blood cells. His plasma contains that concentrated “growth factors” that the body uses to repair itself and regenerate new cells.
Next, the patient’s scalp is numbed and the PRP is applied to the balding areas using microneedling or injection. The PRP immediately goes to work stimulating the patient’s inactive hair follicles to begin producing hair again, as well as improving blood flow to the treated area.
Depending on the degree and location of hair loss, multiple treatments may be needed. But both male and female patients typically begin to notice thicker hair volume within just a few months.
Advantages of PRP Hair Loss Treatment
In addition to being less painful and more affordable than hair loss surgery, PRP hair loss treatment only takes about an hour. This is infinitely faster than the tedious process of transplanting hundreds of individual hair follicles with surgery.
Additionally, since PRP is a substance extracted from the patient’s own blood, it is 100% natural – with no known long-term side-effects. Further, since PRP simply re-activates the hair’s normal growth process, the growth pattern is natural-looking with no “doll hair” or “plugs”
And, because PRP hair loss treatment is non-surgical, there is no downtime, and no special care must be taken of the treated area afterwards (other than avoiding getting the area wet for 24 to 48 hours).
And, for patients who do opt for hair transplant surgery, PRP treatments can still be used to enhance and accelerate natural hair growth. PRP hair loss treatments can also be combined with our proprietary SottoPelle Hair Repair Supplement for even better results.
This amazing nutritional supplement supplies essential nutrients to support healthy hair growth at the deepest cellular level, including Saw Palmetto to help keep the hair growth cycle intact, as well as d-Biotin, Zinc and Selenium to stimulate scalp health, inhibit further hair loss, and encourage new growth.
PRP Hair Loss Treatments – Scottsdale, AZ
If you are a man or woman who is experiencing thinning hair, balding patches, or areas of hair loss, the antiaging experts at Tutera Medical in Scottsdale, AZ can help you grow a thicker, fuller, healthier head of hair with affordable, non-surgical PRP hair loss treatments.
Call us today and schedule an appointment at Scottsdale, AZ office to see if PRP hair loss treatment is right for you!
PRP Hair Loss Treatments – Scottsdale, AZ: 480-874-1515
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