Is it a good idea or even safe to have the PRP procedure done just 5 days after an FUE Surgery?

I just had an FUE transplant surgery of 1700 grafts done 3 days ago and wondering if it is a good idea or even safe to have the PRP procedure done just 5 days after the surgery? Thank you in advance for your response.

Doctor Answers 13

RPR post procedure

I recommend you do a PRP with the transplant or wait until 3 months post operative.  At this point I'd probably wait as 5 days post operative can disturb the grafts.

Barrington Plastic Surgeon
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You do not need PRP treatment before or after a hair transplant surgery. If someone has recommended this

You do not need PRP treatment before or after a hair transplant surgery.  If your doctor has recommended this, it would be best to discuss the treatment with your doctor.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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PRP Post Op

It should not harm the existing grafts to perform PRP. It might even help the growth. As long as the doctor is careful when doing so. 

But speak to your nearest physician to discuss further.

Thank You

PRP after FUE

I do PRP with almost every hair transplant procedure whether its FUE or FUT.  Doing a PRP 5 days after your FUE procedure should not be an issue and it's likely that in my opinion it can help with the grafts if done correctly.  However its always best to discuss directly with your physician to gain their experience and knowledge before proceeding.

Amir Yazdan, MD
Irvine Hair Restoration Surgeon
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PRP post procedure

PRP is powerfully effective post procedure to expedite healing and is also graft protective however i would recommend waiting at least 10 days to allow fusion of graft angles and resolution of any swelling as this can dilute the PRP that is injected rendering it less effective.  Best practice is to have it with your procedure and then again in 3 months time post. 

Post PRP make sure to avoid NSAIDs and cold compresses as this will hinder activation of the platelets.

Baubac Hayatdavoudi, MD
Beverly Hills Physician
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typically we perform PRP treatments at the time of the procedure. At 5 days this may affect the procedure or may introduce infection to the recipient area. I recommend follow up with the surgeon who performed your procedure for a recommendation. 

Rae Lynne Kinler, MD
Chicago Physician

Prp after FUE

Having PRP makes no sense after a hair transplant. My mess around with the recipient grafts. They need to take root and then let them grow out.

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Prp injections after a hair transplant

Prp injections can assist in accelerating the healing time after receiving a hair transplant procedure.  Based on my experience, it can assist in preventing scar tissue formation, minimise shock loss and accelerate the growth rate of the transplanted hair follicles and yes, it is safe and good idea to have it after your hair transplant surgery but for sure it is better to consult with your surgeon to schedule your next prp sessions .

All the best 

Ilker Apaydin, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Safe to use PRP after 5 days post-op

It is safe and a great idea to have a PRP treatment 5 days post-op. We actually do a PRP treatment the day of the hair transplant procedure. We have done PRP treatments weeks before as well as weeks after hair transplant as well. 

Cory Torgerson, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 150 reviews


5 days after there's no problem with it. The effectiveness of PRP isn't scientifically proven but it won't cause any harm, either. If you want the procedure, by all means go for it.

Sean Behnam, MD
Santa Monica Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 64 reviews

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