Hair transplant is a surgical procedure that offers beautiful growth of hair in areas that hair may have been lost over time. Hair is transplanted from areas of more dense hair such as the back of the head to areas that are thin or bald. Topical treatments such as Minoxidil can help improve growth, however, hair transplant is the only procedure that can effectively promote regrowth of hair for lasting results.
Various techniques can be used to promote hair growth via hair transplant treatments. The most common are follicular unit extractions (grafts) and follicular unit transplants (strip technique). The strip technique is often used in individuals who can easily cover a strip harvest site with longer adjacent hair. FUE technique is often the more preferred technique that allows for transplant of hair without significant scaring and is best performed on individuals who wear their hair short.
Treatments average approximately 6 hours and are well tolerated with local numbing creams. This is a phenomenal treatment for those looking to rejuvenate yourself. Ask about our lunchtime mini-transplant sessions!
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It is recommended that you arrive with a clean hair free of products. DO NOT wear make-up, deodorant, perfumes or powder on the areas to be treated. Hair should be shaved prior to the visit.
Use mild shampoo and avoid combing over the graft sites for 3 weeks
Avoid any irritating skin products. No exercise or strenuous activities for 2 weeks
You will notice that transplanted hairs will fall out around 2-6 weeks. After this normal process, new hair growth will emerge 8-12 weeks later.
Avoid washing your hair for 3 days after surgery
If you have a history of herpes (cold sore), please inform our office so that we can prescribe suppressive therapy prior to your treatment. PLEASE INFORM OUR OFFICE IF YOU HAVE A HISTORY OF COLD SORES.
Remember: Hydrate the skin and hair after treatment to achieve the best outcome. Our transplant team will be happy to discuss the best regimen post treatment.
Is there downtime with hair transplant?
This procedure is well tolerated with minimal to no downtime. You may experience some scabbing or drainage after the procedure but generally this will dissipate a few days later. We do recommend avoiding exercise or strenuous activities for 2 weeks after the treatment.
How long is the healing process for hair transplant?
Generally within 1 week the affected area will be fully healed. You may notice slight drainage for the first few days. The hair will appear to fall out over the first few weeks and new hairs will be produced thereafter.
How long do the transplanted hairs last?
Hairs that are transplanted will follow your bodies natural tendency for hair loss. Grafts are generally placed in stages for those who wish to have increased density to their hair.
Does hair transplant hurt?
The treatment is well tolerated with proper numbing creams prior to the start of the procedure. Your markings will be performed to your liking and the area will then be covered with a numbing cream as well as injectable lidocaine to assist with pain management. Client find this a comfortable procedure with proper numbing.
What is the cost of hair transplant?
The cost for hair transplant generally depends on the amount of follicles or units transplanted. A full estimate can be provided during your visit. Treatments generally range from $5000-$14000 depending on the density of hair restoration needed. Dr. Priti Patel is a board certified plastic surgeon with expertise in providing excellent results and successful graft techniques.