Hair Transplant, PRP

Is PRP For Hair Loss Covered By Insurance?

Hair Loss

Seeking treatment for hair loss can be stressful. Fortunately, PRP treatment is available to make your journey to hair restoration a little easier. With PRP, you can begin seeing the growth of new hair follicles in as little as four months. 


There are a few questions you should ask before pursuing treatment. What is PRP, and how does it work? Does insurance cover PRP? Are these treatments right for me? These questions and the worry that comes with them can be an added, unnecessary stressor. Let’s break down these questions and get the answers to help you move forward with your hair restoration.

What Is PRP? How Does It Work?

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a treatment to reverse hair loss. The process generally involves drawing blood from the patient’s arm, spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the components, and then injecting the concentrated platelet-rich plasma into the areas where hair is thinning.


The platelet-rich plasma promotes the restoration and replacement of cells in the scalp. These cells prompt the regeneration of hair follicles and lead to new hair growth near the injection sites in as little as four months.


A patient may need follow-up treatments to maintain their results. There may also be a need to inject new sites to promote growth in additional areas.  


Does Insurance Cover PRP For Hair Loss?

Unfortunately, insurance does not cover PRP for hair loss treatment. The equipment and process of producing PRP have earned FDA approval, but PRP itself hasn’t–mainly because it is derived from the patient’s blood and isn’t a drug. Without this official FDA approval, insurance companies won’t cover treatment costs. PRP for hair loss is also primarily an elective treatment, and insurance rarely covers electives. 


However, there is always the chance your insurance may cover some portion of your treatment. Some insurance providers may cover consultations or office visits. Others may cover lab costs or blood tests associated with your treatment. The best way to know if you can utilize insurance to cut out-of-pocket costs is to talk to your provider.


Is PRP Right For Me?

A minimally invasive procedure, PRP offers a non-surgical solution to hair loss. Recovery time is also significantly shorter than that of a hair transplant, and a patient is less likely to have side effects or risk infection with PRP treatment. 


A safe and effective alternative to surgery, PRP treatment can produce the hair restoration results you desire while minimizing the cost to you, financially and physically.


PRP Treatment For Hair Loss In Raleigh, NC

A fuller, healthier head of hair is within reach at PRP in Raleigh. Dr. Sumeet Jindal is a triple board-certified surgeon, founder of the Jindal Institute for Youthful Aging, and an expert in non-surgical hair restoration. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin your journey toward renewed hair growth. Check out our Price Simulator App to give you an instant quote on the cost of PRP treatment.

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