Before making the decision to seek hair plugs in DC, it’s important that patients are fully aware of the treatment process, associated risks, and alternative approaches for hair loss.
Continue reading the learn why hair plugs are especially dangerous for younger patients and why more and more people are turning to non-surgical PRP hair rejuvenation.
What Are Hair Plugs?
Hair plugs are often used to describe hair transplant surgery. During hair transplant surgery, patches of hair follicles are removed from the back of the scalp and transferred to areas of balding or thinning.
Because outcomes are often unpredictable, patients may notice that the resulting growth looks patching and similar to plugs of hair.
What Are the Dangers of Hair Plugs in DC?
Anyone considering hair plugs in DC, should be aware of the associated risks.
To start, the treatment is a surgical procedure that involves incisions and tissue extraction, which can lead to scarring and infection.
Additionally, following a hair transplant, some patients note that their hairline looks artificial and that hair resembles that of a doll.
Younger individuals who undergo hair plugs in DC, and continue to lose hair into their 30’s and 40’s, may also develop an empty space between the transplanted hair and the receding hairline.
As such, hair restoration experts warn that patients in their 20’s should avoid hair transplant surgery and seek the guidance of a skilled and experienced provider.
A hair restoration specialist can help stabilize hair loss, assess the individual’s medical history, determine a pattern of balding, and provide information about different treatment options, including nonsurgical PRP therapy.
What Are Alternative Hair Restoration Treatments?
One of the best alternatives to hair plugs in DC is nonsurgical PRP hair rejuvenation. PRP harvests platelets from the patient’s blood and reinjects them at the level if the hair follicle to stimulate stem cell activity and natural growth.
Learn More About PRP Hair Restoration
If you are considering hair plugs in DC and want to learn more about your treatment options, please call our office today to schedule a PRP consultation with board-certified dermatologists Dr. Dale Isaacson and Dr. Marilyn Berzin.