Everything That You Need to Know About Hair Transplants
Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that will put hair follicles in the part of the balding part of the body. Before considering having a hair transplant, there are some things that you need to know about:
Hair transplant is not a cure for baldness. A hair transplant will not counteract the effect of hair loss. If there is little hair on your head before the hair transplant procedure, without the inclusion of medication in regrowing hair, the hair transplant length may stay the same and may not be stimulated for it to grow.
How much is a hair transplant procedure?
The persons hair loss requirement is the basis for the price of hair transplantation. Hair transplant is not cheap and it would be more expensive when the patient needs to go back to have another session to have a thicker hair.
Below are the factors that affects the cost of hair transplantation:
1. Physician- This is the person who performs the surgery.
The surgical teams- Helps the head physician.
3. Location- This is the place where you could have your hair transplant procedure. Medical tourism now caters patients to travel to countries with cheaper hair loss procedures including hair transplants, grafts and FUE treatments.
4. The method of hair transplant- The cost of hair transplantation also depends on the method of the procedure.
Here are the different methods of hair transplant:
A. Strip method- the graft cost is between $3-6 per strip.
B. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)- as this is a longer process, it is more time consuming for the physician in charge. The price of the graft in this procedure is $5-12 per strip.
Most patients would like to have another session so they could have thicker hair. The amount of grafts that they will use in these procedures will range from 3000 to 6000 so they could have a thicker hair density. Therefore you could expect an average cost to be between $3000 to $30,000.
Anesthetic- Usually these procedures does not use anesthesia. Be sure to ask if anesthetic is included in the procedure.
F. Post Surgery Support- They usually require 1-2 follow up sessions so they could determine the condition of the graft on the scalp. Ask your physician if post consultations are included.
Full medical examination should be done to the patient before having the hair transplant surgery. This may also include asking your doctor about the procedure and how it is to be performed with consideration to the medication involved after the procedure. Not all hair transplant procedures succeed, and this may not be known until 9 months after the surgery. After the transplant, hair could start to grow after nine months since it needs time to adapt to the new environment and during this time the tissues or cells may die. But the good thing is most of the results of the hair transplant is good and the transplant looks like natural hair.