If you’re suffering from thinning hair or pattern baldness, you may be wondering if a hair transplant is right for you. The good news is that there are several procedures available to help improve your hair coverage and restore growth.
Here’s what you need to know to choose the right option for your needs:
Research the Procedures
Follicular unit transplantation (FUT), also known as follicular unit grafting (FUG), and follicular unit extraction (FUE) are the two most common types of hair transplant surgery.
In FUT, Dr. Bared will remove a strip of hair from a donor site, usually, the back of the head, and transplants the removed hairs to the area in need of filling in.
During an FUE procedure, Dr. Bared will remove follicles one by one for transplantation, which takes longer but doesn’t require a linear incision allowing you to maintain a shorter hairstyle.
In both methods, Dr. Bared creates reception holes in the recipient site to insert the harvested follicles, resulting in a natural-looking appearance post-surgery
Understand the Recovery Process
You’ll likely need to take a few days off from work and regular activities following a hair transplant procedure. Additionally, Dr. Bared may recommend the use of hair loss prevention medications, such as Propecia, or low-level laser light therapy to maintain results.
Budget for the Cost
Many factors affect the overall cost, including the type of transplant you get, the surgeon’s skill level and the size of the area needing coverage. Location can also affect how much you pay for the procedure.
Expertise in Hair Transplantation
Only a qualified hair transplant surgeon, like Dr. Bared, can determine for sure if you’re a good candidate for a hair transplant and which method is the most appropriate for you. As a facial plastic surgeon specializing in hair transplant, Dr. Bared, provides a very unique skill set to your hair loss goals from a surgical and artistic perspective. Discuss your options, and research what’s important in the procedure before scheduling a hair transplant surgery.