The Hair Loss Follicular Implant Procedure (surgical)
Hair loss treatments using implants have greatly evolved in recent years. Hair replacement surgery began by transplanting skin with hair follicles from the back of the head to the desired frontal areas into transplanting follicular units, which are now individually harvested from the back of the head, then dissected into smaller unites and then implanted in the front of the head. Follicular hair implants achieve a natural looking hair line and permanent hair growth. By implanting healthy hair follicles from the back of the head to balding areas, the follicles continue to grow. It is important to note, that the balding portion of the head is not the cause of your hair loss; it is the genetic makeup of the hair. Healthy follicular units from the back of the head will continue growing as they always have.
Hair Restoration Treatments (non-surgical)
Hair implants are the only permanent solution to hair loss. Research and users of Rogain (the non-prescription, FDA approved topical treatment) and Propecia (the prescription, FDA approved pill) have concluded that the use of these two non-surgical treatments aid in hair loss treatment and hair growth. Please visit their web sites for more information.
The Risks Associated with Hair Transplant Procedures
Each cosmetic surgery procedure carries a certain amount of risk, as does all surgery. Your surgeon will discuss the possible risks and complications of your hair implant surgery and will answer any questions you may have about those risks. Possible hair implant risks are minimal but include: bleeding, scarring and infection.
The Cost of Hair Transplant Surgery and Financing Options
Depending on your geographical region and your choice of surgeon, the average cost of hair implants are between $3 and $10 per graft and the number of grafts needed depends on the balding area. The average number of grafts needed is usually between 500 and 2000, which translates into a cost range of $1500 to $20,000. The surgeons’ skill and experience along with competition factor greatly in the price per graft. Choosing the surgeon to perform this procedure should never be based on price alone. Financing is available.