You want to know if transplants are for you, and the answer is … maybe.
Some people just aren’t the right candidates because they don’t have enough hair follicles or their donor area is too thin to cover the balding area, but many people are a good candidate for a transplant!
Your best option is talk to a dermatologist who will be able to go through all of your options and explain the procedures as well as whether you are a suitable candidate to get the results you are wanting.
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What Is A Hair Transplant?
Hair transplants are a procedure in which hair is taken from the back of the head or from areas where the person doesn’t go bald, and then put into a balding area. Obviously only highly trained professionals can perform this type of procedure, and you want to make sure you use a company which has an outstanding reputation, such as the Harley Street Hair Clinic who are used to dealing with clients with many different needs.
Hair transplants are not a small procedure, and you should make sure that you know as much detail about every stage of the process as possible.
Hair Transplant Procedure Options
There are different types of hair transplant procedures that can be used depending on the needs of the person.
The two main types include Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). FUT is a procedure in which a thin strip of skin with hair is removed from a donor area, cut into sections and these are then grafted into the balding area. You will be left with a scar in the donor area, but this is normally covered by the length of hair. FUE is a procedure where hair follicles are harvested from donor areas (normally in a spreading pattern to hide the loss) and then transplanted individually into the balding area. This can result in a more natural look. You will have lots of mini scars from this process, but they are not normally noticeable.
After the procedure people sometimes report that their scalp feels tight or tingly, any pain should be easily reduced with over the counter pain medication – though make sure you check which are most suitable with the person doing your procedure.
Which procedure is best for you will depend on how your hair grows and the areas of balding. You should discuss both options with a professional and carefully examine the results for previous clients. You should be very clear with the ‘look’ you are hoping to end up with as this may impact which choice is more suitable.
Hair Transplant Costs
The cost of the procedure will obviously dictate whether it is a good option for you to follow. Hair transplant costs depend on many different factors, including the type of procedure that is used, the location where hair transplants are performed, as well as how many hairs are transplanted into a patient. The more complex or time consuming the procedure the more expensive it will be. Only you can decide whether the cost is worth it to you. However, many people find on investigation that the cost is much less than they were expecting and it may well be better value than buying medication over the years.