3 Reasons PRP Therapy Is A Must After Hair Transplants

3 Reasons Why PRP Hair Therapy is Recommended After a Hair Transplant

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Hair transplant surgery has become a widely popular solution for those struggling with hair loss. However, to enhance the results and ensure the success of the procedure, many professionals now recommend Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy as a complementary treatment

Since its initial application in heart surgery during the late 1980s, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) has significantly evolved in the medical field. Initially reported for its effectiveness in reducing blood loss before operations and minimizing wound infections in sternal wounds, PRP has since expanded its reach across various medical disciplines. Today, it’s widely adopted in the cosmetic industry, orthopedics, sports medicine, and dermatology. The reasons for its widespread use include its capacity to improve wound healing, alongside its rejuvenating properties and ability to stimulate tissue growth.PRP therapy, which involves injecting a concentration of a patient’s own platelets into the scalp, offers numerous benefits in the context of hair transplant recovery and effectiveness. Here are three key reasons why PRP therapy is often recommended for those in the post-hair transplant stage. 

1. Improved Hair Growth and Density

PRP therapy stimulates hair growth. PRP growth factors awaken dormant hair follicles, promote thicker hair growth, and improve the density and thickness of existing hair. When used in conjunction with a hair transplant, PRP therapy can enhance the overall outcome by ensuring health and robust hair. It can also help in thickening the existing thinning hair around the transplant area, giving a more natural and fuller appearance. This synergistic effect can lead to more satisfying and long-lasting hair transplant results. 

Research Findings: A study focused on the advancements in follicular unit extraction (FUE) for surgical hair restoration. Incorporating three sessions of PRP at 2, 4, and 6 months post-op led to increased patient satisfaction with better hair density and thickness (Fattah, 2020). 

In another study comparing follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant methods, patients were divided into 2 groups: one received PRP injections during the procedure, the other group received saline injections (Garg, 2016). Results: all patients in the PRP group experienced over 75% hair regrowth at six months, whereas only four patients in the saline group reached this level of regrowth. These findings indicate that PRP is a potentially effective supplement to FUE hair transplants.

2. Enhanced Healing and Recovery

One of the primary reasons for recommending PRP therapy after a hair transplant is its ability to accelerate healing. Hair transplant procedures, like any surgical procedure, involve a recovery period where the scalp needs to heal properly for the best results. PRP therapy’s concentration of growth factors can significantly improve transplant site healing. These growth factors promote cell regeneration and increase blood circulation to the scalp. This leads to faster and more efficient healing of the tissues affected by the transplant procedure. This not only reduces recovery time but also minimizes the chances of post-surgical complications, such as infections or scarring.


3. Reduction of Hair Loss

Another crucial aspect of PRP therapy is its effectiveness in reducing further hair loss. For patients undergoing hair transplants, one of the concerns is the continued loss of their natural hair. This can diminish the impact of the transplant. PRP therapy can help strengthen hair follicles and maintain scalp health, thus reducing the rate of hair loss. By incorporating PRP therapy into the post-transplant care routine, patients can enjoy more stable and enduring results, as the therapy helps preserve both transplanted and existing natural hair.

Research Findings: A 2023 study aimed to assess the effectiveness and safety of using PRP following hair transplantation through Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) in treating male androgenetic alopecia (AGA) (Aldor et al., 2023). This study involved patients who received FUE combined with PRP injections.  Results: A significant increase in follicular hair density and length from baseline to the end of a 6-month period. The study concluded that PRP application following FUE led to a quicker hair density increase. PRP also greatly reduced the loss of transplanted hair in the catagen (transition) phase, hastened skin recovery, and promoted the faster emergence of new anagen (growth phase) hair.


In conclusion, considering PRP therapy post-hair transplant is not just an add-on but an integral part of a comprehensive hair restoration strategy. Its ability to expedite healing, enhance overall hair growth and density, and reduce hair loss makes it a valuable component of post-transplant care. Patients considering a hair transplant should discuss the possibility of incorporating PRP therapy after their hair transplant to maximize the potential of their hair restoration journey.  This approach not only enhances the physical outcomes of the hair transplant but also contributes significantly to the psychological well-being and confidence of patients embarking on this transformative procedure.


Patients treated at our clinic have experienced noticeable improvements after undergoing PRP therapy for hair loss, including:

  • A marked decrease or complete stop in hair shedding.
  • Enhanced hair quality, with hair becoming less dry and brittle.
  • Increased hair thickness and volume.

The benefits of using PRP therapy for hair loss from the scalp are numerous:

  • PRP poses no risk of infectious disease transmission.
  • It offers a natural, less invasive alternative to surgical procedures but can also complement hair transplant surgeries for enhanced results.
  • Published studies have shown promising outcomes regarding the effectiveness of PRP therapy.
  • The treatment has a very low risk of causing allergic reactions.
  • PRP therapy doesn’t require a sterile environment for administration.
  • The cost of PRP treatment is relatively affordable compared to other hair loss treatments.


Aldor, Y. A., Mohamed, E. M., Taha, A., & Mahmoud, W. A. (2023). Efficacy and Safety of Platelet Rich Plasma after Hair Transplantation of Male Androgenetic Alopecia: A Pilot Study. International Journal of Medical Arts, 5(3), 3093–3099.

Fattah, J. H. (2020). How We Improved Our Results of Hair Transplantation. Journal of Clinical Review & Case Reports, 5(9), 413–422.

Garg, S. (2016). Outcome of intra-operative injected platelet-rich plasma therapy during follicular unit extraction hair transplant: A prospective randomised study in forty patients. Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, 9(3), 157.


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