About Hair Transplant
Fill in balding areas with a patient’s own hair using a variety of techniques including scalp reduction, tissue expansion, strip grafts, scalp flaps, or clusters of punch grafts (plugs, miniplugs and microplugs). Works best on men with male pattern baldness after hair loss has stopped.
Results of hair transplantation are permanent.
Side effects of hair transplantation might be: temporarily achy, tight scalp. Unnatural look in early stages. Risks: Unnatural look. Infection. Excessive scarring. Failure to “take”. Loss of scalp tissue and/or transplanted hair.
Recovery time after hair replacement usually is 2 to 5 days. More strenuous activities: 10 days to 3 weeks. Final look: may be 18 months or more, depending on procedure.
Possible pain during hair transplantation is usually local with sedation. Flaps and tissue expansion may be done with general anesthesia.
Cost of Hair Transplant
Lower bound: $3,000
Upper bound: $40,000
National average: $8,000