Hair loss is a distressing condition that many people experience as they age. Though, it is much more prevalent among men and can start even in their late teens to early twenties. Before modern technology, hair restoration patients had two options: hair pieces or unnatural hair transplant surgery. Luckily, today, hair transplant surgery looks exceptionally natural and there are many non-surgical hair replacement options available.

Here are six benefits of non-surgical hair replacement.

#1: Less Risk

While hair transplant surgery has come a long way and is much less invasive than it used to be, non-surgical hair restoration options still come with overall less risk. Certain ones—such as topical medications or low-level laser therapy—do not break the skin at all. This makes the risk of infection nearly non-existent with these therapies.

Non-surgical hair restoration treatments also do not have many contraindications and patients who take other medications or are not able to undergo a hair transplant surgery for some reason, often can use a non-surgical alternative.

#2: No Surgery

Similar to the first benefit, not undergoing surgery can be extremely beneficial for some patients. Surgery—even when non-invasive like most men’s non-surgical hair replacement does require more downtime and recovery than any other non-surgical hair procedure. It may also be more convenient for patients who do not have the time to dedicate to the entire surgical process.

Also, if needed or desired, a patient can often undergo a surgical hair procedure later on. Undergoing non-surgical hair restoration procedures does not bar someone from hair transplant surgery.

#3: Many Options

Unlike hair transplant surgery, there are several non-surgical hair restoration solutions. For example, PRP Raleigh, NC uses injections of a patient’s natural growth factors to help improve hair growth and repair hormone-damaged hair follicles. For patients who want an at-home option, topical medications can help stimulate hair growth.

Patients can also use non-surgical hair restoration treatments together. For instance, they can undergo PRP injections while also using topical medications, as long as it is under the supervision of a medical professional. The results of each can complement each other.

#4: Options For Every Budget

Surgery is costly. Patients often work with outside financing to afford their procedures. With non-surgical hair restoration Raleigh, the treatments can cost under one hundred dollars in some cases. PRP injections tend to be the most expensive and topical medications are less expensive. Still, when compared with surgery, the initial cost is lower.

This is why many providers recommend trying men’s non-surgical hair replacement first. If patients see a good result or can prolong undergoing surgery, it can help them work it into their budget better.

#5: Can Stop At Any Time

Non-surgical hair restoration often works best with repeated treatments. However, if a patient is happy with their results, can no longer afford it, or other circumstances arise, they can stop the treatments at any time. They will likely see hair loss speed up slightly, but can still enjoy the amount of restored hair from the previous treatments.

Additionally, patients can start them at any time. With only a few exceptions, patients can start treatment the same day they consult for men’s non-surgical hair replacement. They also can restart treatment after previously stopping it. There are fewer barriers to entry.

#6: Provides Results

The non-surgical hair restoration options currently available offer some results to most people. Though, some procedures or treatments may work better for some than others. Still, there is likely a non-surgical hair replacement for everyone. A provider may also recommend combining the procedures for the best results.

Overall, non-surgical hair restoration slows hair loss and helps restore some lost hair. However, it cannot completely eliminate hair loss or reverse it. Many men will still have to undergo a hair transplant at some point in their lives, but it can prolong it and allow younger men some relief from stressful hair loss.


A non-surgical hair restoration is a great option for men and women experiencing genetic hair loss. With several different procedures available that can be customized to fit a patient’s specific hair loss, it offers noticeable and lasting results that can prolong the need for hair transplantation by slowing overall hair loss.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Jindal is a board-certified surgeon who offers surgical and non-surgical PRP services in Raleigh, North Carolina.