Posted by: Skin and Cancer Institute in Cosmetic Procedures

Both men and women alike struggle with balding and hair loss. This can result in negative consequences to one’s self esteem and happiness. If you are seeking to remedy and combat the hair loss you face, there are two treatment options available at Skin and Cancer Institute.

Hair Transplantation by Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a surgical procedure which removes hair roots one by one from the donor area and place them in the recipient balding areas of the scalp. This method is intended to have the hair take root and begin to grow.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy, on the other hand, reactivates dormant hair follicles and is less invasive than FUE transplantation. The patient has blood drawn, which is placed in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from other cells. The physician then fills the syringe with the plasma and injects it into the treatment areas of the scalp where balding has occurred. Local anesthesia is given prior to the treatment.

What Is the Difference between Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy and FUE Hair Transplantation?

PRP therapy uses only shallow injections while Advanced FUE requires small incisions. In addition, both treatments work differently. FUE works to redistribute active hair follicles. PRP does not distribute active hair follicles; but rather, stimulates the follicles where they are to activate them.