The Benefits of Combining FUE and PRP for Hair Restoration

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Hair loss can be very distressing for men and women alike. Even young people experience thinning hair or a receding hairline that affects their self-esteem. The good news is that advanced technology can repair the damage of hair loss and make you feel confident in your appearance. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a minimally invasive hair transplant technique that results in natural-looking outcomes.

Did you know that your hair transplant can be combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP)? PRP has shown remarkable effectiveness in slowing down hair loss. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Anil Shah and board-certified physician Dr. Sameea Chughtai pride themselves on exceptional outcomes. Learn more about our FUE hair transplant in Chicago, IL with an assessment at Aesthetic Scalp.

Who should get FUE and PRP?

Anyone experiencing hair loss due to genetics, hormones, health conditions, or styling products is a candidate for FUE and PRP. PRP is especially suited for individuals with androgenic alopecia. This kind of hair loss presents along the top of the head or throughout the scalp. Aesthetic Scalp can make recommendations based on your hair restoration goals. Ideal candidates for an FUE hair transplant have:

  • Adequate hair density at the donor site

  • Straight, curly, or textured hair

  • Short or closely shaved hair

About platelet-rich plasma

Today, many professionals recommend implementing platelet-rich plasma during a hair transplantation procedure. PRP is prepared by taking a small portion of your own blood and separating out the platelets. The solution is then injected into the area of treatment. Because platelets play an important role in your natural healing processes, the transplanted hair may grow thicker and fuller than before.

How FUE treatment works

An FUE hair transplant in Chicago, IL uses your natural hair follicles from a donor area and places them into the thinning area. The follicular units are carefully taken from the scalp one by one. This allows patients to avoid the linear scar associated with other more invasive transplant methods. In fact, scarring is virtually undetectable after healing and hair regrowth. Our team at Aesthetic Scalp can let you know what to expect from FUE and PRP during your initial consultation.

When can I see hair regrowth?

It does take some time to see results after your FUE hair transplant. This is because the donor hair is expected to fall out before regrowth begins. Once your hair does grow back, it should be indistinguishable from the other hair around it. You are likely to see the fullest outcomes 4 – 6 months after your initial session. Improvements will continue to be made up to a year after treatment. After recovery, you will notice healthier and thicker follicles in thinning or balding spots!

Get an advanced hair transplant

Hair transplant procedures have been around for a long time, and they only get better each year. Combining FUE and PRP is one of the best ways to improve the fullness of your hairline. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Anil Shah and board-certified physician Dr. Sameea Chughtai can deliver real results for patients without invasive scars. Discover the benefits of FUE hair transplant in Chicago, IL by calling a member of our team. Aesthetic Scalp is here to help.