"It has been a life altering experience. I am no longer intimidated by sunlight, wind or rain. People actually compliment my hair now!"
Hair Transplant FAQs
Q: How long does it take for the hair to grow?
The hair begins to exit the scalp at approximately 3 months. We set the expectation that the hair will be 1" long 6 months post procedure and 2-1/2" long at 9 months post procedure.
Q: What if I only want to do one procedure?
By transplanting the maximum amount of hair during a procedure the patient will make a significant change in their appearance. We set the expectation that all patients would benefit from a second procedure, but there are many patients who reach their goal with just one procedure. As a rule of thumb, if an area is slick bald, it will take a second procedure to achieve acceptable density.
Q: Do I have to transplant hair over the entire scalp?
Each patient is unique so our approaches range from the minimum to maximum amount of hair that will improve the patient's appearance. Some patients will fill in the front 1/2 or 2/3 to start, then fill in the remaining area with later procedures.
Q: Is there any follow up care?
Our follow up care starts with removing the sutures between day 7-12, where we also inspect the scalp for proper healing. In 30 days we recommend a scalp cleansing at one of our facilities. During the scalp cleansing we shampoo the scalp vigorously, monitor any ingrown hairs and inspect the suture line. Nine months after the procedure the patient will meet with the surgeon and review the before photos. During this meeting the surgeon and patient will formulate a plan for additional hair or allow the result to mature until the 15 month follow up. At 15 months the patient will meet with the surgeon to gauge the improvement from the procedure. If the patient has achieved the density they desire then no additional follow up is needed. If the patient would like additional density then the surgeon will formulate how much hair can be transplanted during the next procedure.
Q: Is financing available for hair transplants?
Yes. Hair loss treatment fees can be paid with cash, bank check, credit card, or financing plans.
Q: Can I wear my hairpiece after a hair transplant?
Yes, but not for the first 4 days.
Q: How long is the hair transplant procedure?
A hair transplant takes approximately 4-7 hours depending on the size of the session.
Q: Is one awake during a hair transplant procedure?
Patients are completely awake and alert during hair replacement surgery. The hair loss procedure involves the use of only a mild local anesthetic, which allows the patient to watch television or sleep.
Q: Are hair transplants painful?
A topical anesthetic assures that the hair restoration procedure is virtually pain free. For the first 2-3 days, most patients find that they only need to take Tylenol if any discomfort occurs.