Taking Control of Your Hairline: Hair Transplants and PRP Treatments

Lakshmi Salimkumar

Lakshmi Salimkumar

Research Team, DermaQ

4 min read
Taking Control of Your Hairline: Hair Transplants and PRP Treatments

Hair loss can significantly impact self-confidence, but there are effective solutions available in the world of hair restoration! Here’s a dive into two popular options: hair transplants and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments.

Hair Transplants: Regaining Your Crown

Hair transplants are surgical procedures that relocate hair follicles from donor areas, typically the back or sides of the scalp, to balding spots. This method is particularly popular for addressing androgenic alopecia, commonly known as male and female pattern baldness. There are two main techniques:

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): Individual follicles are extracted and transplanted one by one, offering minimal scarring.

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT):A strip of scalp containing follicles is removed, dissected into smaller grafts, and transplanted.

Both techniques aim for a natural-looking hairline and increased hair density. Hair transplant costs vary depending on location, clinic reputation, and the extent of hair loss. Researching local clinics and scheduling consultations for personalized estimates is crucial.

Many celebrities, including notable cricketers, have undergone hair transplants and openly discussed their experiences, reducing stigma and encouraging others to explore this option. If you're curious about results, search for "hair transplant before and after" photos to witness the transformation from thinning or bald areas to a fuller, natural-looking head of hair. Post-surgery, expect some swelling, redness, and minor discomfort. Long-term complications are rare but can include infection or scarring.


PRP: A Non-Surgical Approach

PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a non-surgical hair restoration option gaining traction. PRP is a concentrated solution derived from your own blood, rich in growth factors and cytokines that stimulate hair follicle growth. This solution is injected into the scalp, promoting hair follicle health and stimulating growth. Growth factors like PDGF, TGF-β, VEGF, EGF, and IGF play a key role in this process, potentially increasing hair density and follicle diameter while reducing the number of weak hairs.

PRP can be used before, during, or after hair transplant surgery, with studies suggesting it may enhance results by improving graft survival and overall hair quality. However, a standardised protocol for combining them is still under development. A randomised study showed PRP's effectiveness in hair regrowth compared to a placebo, and other research supports its use in both scarring and non-scarring alopecia. PRP costs vary, and availability depends on your location.


Taking the Next Step

Hair transplants and PRP offer promising solutions for hair loss. If you're considering either option, consult a qualified dermatologist or hair restoration specialist to discuss your specific needs and goals. Don’t let hair loss hold you back—explore these options and regain your confidence today!

For more information and personalised consultations, contact DermaQ, your trusted partner in hair restoration.


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