When you are looking for hair restoration treatments and are considering a hair transplant to help, you may want to reconsider. Instead of going for one of the more risky options or an option that will likely require a lot of pain medication while you are going through the recovery, you may want to look into platelet-rich plasma therapy. This option is non-surgical in nature, though it could be combined with surgery if you are already undergoing that process. However, PRP therapy is a much safer, less risky option and gives you the chance to recover using your own body without the risk of side effects from medication or becoming addicted to medication. Dr. Robin Unger knows that there are common misconceptions about PRP therapy and we are here to clear those up. Below, you will learn about some of those common misconceptions. If you have more detailed questions or would like to set up an appointment to see if you are the right candidate for PRP therapy, please call our office now.
Common Misconceptions About PRP Therapy
If you haven’t heard much about PRP therapy, you may not know what it is or how it can help. Below, we go into some of the most common misconceptions and what the facts actually are.
#1. PRP therapy is new and still needs tweaking.
While PRP may sound like a new treatment option for you, it was actually a therapy used back in the 1970s developed to use your own body’s natural healing resources to heal an ailment. While it is popularly used to help people with hair loss, it has been used for various injuries, including knee pain related issues.
#2. PRP therapy is a very risky procedure.
On the contrary, PRP therapy is quite safe. While it is a procedure that involves drawing blood and injecting platelets back into your body, the risk is as high as it would be for a normal blood draw procedure. Thus, when your doctor performs the therapy following the correct treatment plan, this procedure is very safe. Your doctor will be using sterilized, disinfected equipment.
#3. You must be old enough (or young enough) for PRP therapy.
This is a common misconception, and generally, most people can qualify for PRP therapy. While it’s true that people who are younger or older may not be the right candidates, we ensure each of our patients goes through the right process to ensure that PRP therapy will be safe for them. PRP therapy is common for people between the ages of 20 and 45 because they may suffer more from a certain ailment or patterned hair loss.
If you are interested in PRP therapy, please contact Dr. Robin Unger. We care about getting you the treatment you need and believe that your body is capable of producing this treatment. Call now!