Do you have pattern baldness or other types of hair loss? Hair transplants can add healthy and full hair to these thinning or bald areas of the head. Before getting this procedure, it’s important to understand the basics, such as procedure and costs.
Below is everything you need to know about hair transplants.
What is a Hair Transplant?
A hair transplant is a cosmetic procedure that moves hair from one area of the head to another more thin or bald section. Dermatological surgeons typically move hair from the sides of the head to the top, where pattern baldness is most common.
Types of Hair Transplants
There are a few types of hair transplants. These transplants differ in how the procedure is performed and the related hair results. Below are the two most common hair transplant methods.
Follicular Unit Transplantation
During Follicular unit transplantation (FUT), your surgeon will remove a strip of your scalp where the hair is healthy and transplant the skin and hair to the thinning or balding area. The transplant includes incisions and suturing.
Follicular Unit Extraction
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) involves taking individual hair follicles and implanting them in the desired area. This method results in thick hair that’s less likely to have a “hair plug” appearance. Instead of taking a strip of the scalp, your surgeon will manually harvest each piece of hair and implant them individually.
A common type of FUE is Neograft, a semi-automated system for harvesting and implanting hair. This is a common type of hair transplant in NJ.
Hair Transplant Cost
The cost of a hair transplant depends on the type of procedure you choose and the amount of hair you’re moving. This means hair transplant costs can range drastically – anywhere from $4,000 to $15,000. If you have multiple hair transplant sessions, the price could reach as high as $50,000. For a more accurate hair transplant cost estimate, contact your dermatological surgeon.
Is a Hair Transplant Worth It?
Hair transplants can be very beneficial, but not necessarily for everyone. Because hair transplants involve moving hair from a healthy area to an area that is thinning or bald, some people won’t benefit from a hair transplant. This includes people who have widespread hair loss or scars from injuries.
However, for those who are better suited for the procedure, a hair transplant can be worth the cost. Hair transplants are more successful than hair restoration products and generally result in full growth within four months. If you’re experiencing hair loss and want a full, healthy head of hair, a hair transplant is an efficient solution.
It should be noted that even transplanted hair will thin over time. Hair transplants are not a permanent solution to hair loss.
Hair transplants are a safe and efficient solution to hair loss. If you’ve decided this procedure is right for you, the next step is to schedule a consultation with a dermatological surgeon to discuss which type of hair transplant is right for you.
Jennifer Bell is a freelance writer, blogger, dog-enthusiast, and avid beachgoer operating out of Southern New Jersey.