Interested in a Hair Transplant, What to Expect.

March 18, 2018

Interested in a Hair Transplant, What to Expect.

With the rapid popularity of the internet, people are beginning to be privy to information they weren’t previously knowledgeable about. One such topic is hair transplantation. While it may seem like the concept of hair transplantation is one that was only recently discovered, the truth is, doctors have been performing this procedure since the 1950s and has only seen changes in tools and techniques over the years.

What exactly is hair transplantation? Hair transplantation is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves the removal of hair follicles from one part of the body which has an abundance of this, to another part of the body which could be either bald or is balding and is called the recipient site.

Who can get a hair transplant?

Those who can get a hair transplant are people who are looking to:

  1. Combat male pattern baldness
  2. Restore their beard hair, chest hair, eyebrows, eyelashes and pubic hair
  3. Fill scars that occurred during surgical procedures like facelifts and previous hair transplant or injuries that occurred during accidents.

Who can perform this surgery?

Only trained and certified surgeons with experience should carry out this procedure as they are better informed about the inner workings of hair transplantation.

What does it cost to undergo a hair transplantation surgery?

Even though many people would want to have this surgery performed on them, the financial, as well as the physical cost, may deter some to look for other alternatives.

Physical Cost

Before deciding to go for the surgery think about how comfortable you would be doing the following:

  • Taking pain medications for several days after the surgery
  • Wearing a bandage at the location of the transplant for a couple of days after surgery
  • Staying off work for 2 to 5 days after the surgery
  • Having a tender scalp that will last a while after surgery
  • Wearing surgical scars
  • Sporting unnatural looking hair
  • Withstanding possible scalp inflammation and follicle infection

Psychological Cost 

Panic attacks associated with the falling out of transplanted hair about two to three weeks after the surgery and the thought of a futile surgery as there is typically a 6-9 month delay of new hair growth.

Financial Cost 

When considering final cost, consider the following:

  • How much hair is going to be moved?
  • How much traveling will need to be done?
  • The location of the surgical center; is it in a place with a high standard of living and are there surrounding competitors?
  • The proficiency of the surgeon and his price
  • Type of transplant being done; Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) or Follicular Unit Strip Surgery?

With all these factors in mind, hair transplantation costs between $4,000 and $15,000. Unfortunately, insurance companies will not cover the cost as they see this as a cosmetic procedure. However, some clinics step in to help by offering payment plans that allow clients spread over their incurred costs and pay in installments.

You can also save some money by trying our PRIMAL HAIR product to see if this supplement could help grow your hair but without the additional facets that a hair transplant can cause.

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