What is a hair transplant?
Hair transplant procedure takes hair follicles from the back and sides of the head and artfully transplants them to thinning or balding areas.
Will a hair transplant procedure hurt?
Although patients are administered local anesthetics and other medications, the degree of pain or discomfort experienced during or after the procedure varies according to the patient. We may supply patients with medication to use after the procedure, if needed.
Do you perform hair transplantation procedures on women?
Female hair loss is quite common. Though women typically lose hair in a different pattern than men do often thinning behind the hairline the treatment procedure is similar for both. Our web site explains more about hair loss in women.
How long will the surgery take?
This will depend on the number of grafts to be obtained and transplanted, and the method (FUT or FUE). Small sessions (several hundred grafts) typically can be done in about 4 hours; larger sessions (2500-3000+ grafts) can take all day (or two days with the FUE technique). You will be able to take breaks during the day.
How is the healing and recovery period?
There will be some redness and crusting where the grafts were placed that gradually resolves over the first few days and generally is undetectable by 8 or 10 days after the procedure. With FUT (strip) surgery, the donor area usually looks normal immediately after surgery. It takes about a week for the donor area scabs to heal after FUE surgery; also, unless you wear your hair at #2 length or shorter, it will be awhile before the hair in the donor area catches up to the hair elsewhere on your head.
When will I see any results?
After a dormant period of 3-4 months, you will begin to see some light growth. The transplanted follicles do not all start growing new hairs at the same time, so growth is very gradual. It takes a year or longer to get the result, but by 6-8 months there is usually enough hair to make a cosmetic difference.
Are there any complications or risks with hair transplantation surgery?
Infection occurrences after a hair transplant procedure are rare. In the few cases where infection does occur, it is often due to the patient’s failure to fully follow post-operative instructions. Even when infection occurs, it generally is easily treatable with antibiotics, which can be prescribed by the physician.
What does a hair transplant cost?
Like any cosmetic surgery procedure, the cost varies depending upon the extent of the surgery performed. Expect to spend several thousand dollars or more for a quality hair transplant, depending on the size of the area
Are hair transplants covered by insurance?
No, hair transplants are not covered by insurance.
I have a medical condition. Can I still receive a hair transplant?
Pre-existing medical conditions are always a concern of our doctor. If you have a pre-existing medical condition, please mention at the time of your consultation.