Are There Non-Surgical Ways for Hair Replacement?

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Are you battling progressive hair loss but aren’t ready to undergo the knife? Nonsurgical ways for hair replacement don’t exist, but there are hair restoration methods that you can benefit from. What’s the difference? Replacement involves extracting hair follicles from donor areas of the scalp and placing them in areas of the scalp that are lacking hair. Restoration involves a wide variety of treatments that help with hair regrowth in areas lacking hair, including hair replacement but also many other methods.

Nonsurgical or minimally invasive ways for hair restoration work by encouraging hair growth through the delivery of medications and therapies either topically or through nonsurgical but invasive techniques. These methods reverse the shrinking of hair follicles, protect targeted hair follicles, and renew follicles that have started to decline.

If you are wondering what non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures a hair loss doctor can offer for hair restoration, this article is for you!


One of the most common non-surgical ways for hair restoration is the use of specially designed medications–Rogaine® and Propecia®.

Hair loss doctors recommend these medications to slow or stop hair loss and, in some cases, reverse hair loss. Hair loss medications also help boost new hair growth following surgical and nonsurgical hair replacement procedures.

Low-Level Laser Therapy

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a non-surgical way of hair restoration in which a laser is used to stimulate the growth of hair follicles.

With this therapy, an easy-to-use, and cost-effective home unit device is employed. Hair loss doctors recommend wearing it for approximately 20-25 minutes, three times a day in order to achieve the best results.

You can perform your daily activities such as cleaning, working, driving, cooking, and more while wearing the laser cap. The laser cap works well with other nonsurgical therapies such as medications. Laser caps are available in both wired and wireless forms. You can talk to your hair loss doctor about which device may be better for you.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

This is a minimally invasive way of hair replacement in which a mixture of plasma (taken from a sample of the patient’s blood) that has platelets, growth factors, and cytokines is used to promote new hair growth. Your hair loss doctor injects the plasma into the targeted area of your scalp.

PRP offers a shorter recovery time, improved hair growth, and produces less inflammation and irritation compared to surgical procedures.PRP therapy has also proven to be exceptionally beneficial when used after surgical hair replacement procedures, such as follicular unit excision (FUE) and follicular unit transplant (FUT).

You may have to undergo PRP therapy 3-4 times a year to enjoy optimal results.

Allograft + PRP Therapy

In this minimally invasive treatment for hair restoration, your hair doctor uses PRP and allograft – a product that is derived from natural amniotic tissues and contains growth factor proteins, hyaluronic acid, secretomes, and collagen.

Allograft and PRP renew miniaturizing hairs for improved growth, protect against additional shedding of hair, as well as restore hair quality and quantity. Your new hair may be visible within 4-6 months after the injection of allograft+ PRP into the scalp. Results produced by this minimally invasive therapy can last for months or even years.

Stem Cell Therapy+ PRP Therapy

With this minimally invasive treatment, your hair doctor injects stem cells (taken from your fat tissue) and PRP (taken from your blood) into the scalp to reverse the miniaturization of hair follicles. This therapy is most effective when hair loss is in the early stages or if you don’t have enough quality hair for a hair transplant.

Hair Restoration Near Me in Liberty, MO, And Urbandale, IA

At Darling Hair Restoration, our reliable, skilled, and compassionate hair loss doctor, Dr. Scott Darling, offers a solution to all your hair loss problems. He will do a thorough evaluation to get to the root cause of your hair loss and then recommend the most suitable hair restoration option for you.

To book your consultation with Dr. Darling, call (816) 792-3400 or fill out our appointment request form.