What Are The Non-Surgical Options?
Alternatives to hair transplant include medications such as Propecia and Rogaine which have been mainstays for years and newer options like PRP for the scalp. These treatments are non-surgical and much less expensive than surgery, however regular use over a long period will add up.
The medication options have a reputation for working moderately well to slow hair thinning and more rarely, can grow some hair back. Results aren’t guaranteed,and for some, the medications don’t work. There are side effects associated with these including some rare but serious ones. Drug interactions with other substances are also possible. Because the results gained from medication use disappear once the drug is discontinued, people have long been seeking a better alternative for non-surgical hair growth.
PRP- Drug-Free And Effective Alternative To Surgery
The technology has been used in medical settings for decades now but has only come to light recently as a hair and scalp rejuvenator. Derived from a patient’s own blood, platelet-rich plasma is the serum and platelets alone, concentrated for reinjection to the body. It has long been utilized for rapid healing of injuries and reduction of inflammation in joints. Now, the power of growth factors in platelets is proving effective to jumpstart follicle growth and increase hair density. The follicles which are sluggish or dormant get a boost from this concentrated growth formula.
The entire procedure can take under an hour, andthe best part is that there is no downtime required at all. PRP is drug-free and natural, so there’s no risk of rejection, allergy or the usual side effects. Just like medications, this minimally invasive option cannot grow hair where there are no active follicles. Only a hair transplant surgery can place growing hair where there was none. However, as far as safe alternatives go, PRP is leading the way.
If you’d like to know more about your options, give us a call at the Nova Medical Hair Transplant today.