Hair loss can be caused by any number of things such as stress, age, too much or too little of a specific nutrients, pregnancy, alopecia, etc. There are so many remedies out there ranging from massage and coconut oil to biotin but sometimes these aren’t enough. If you feel like you have tried every solution on the Internet, maybe it’s time to visit a hair loss specialist or a hair clinic to discuss hair transplantation. Let’s look over some information to help you decide whether the cost of a hair transplant is worth it to you.
First of all, let me explain what a hair transplant is. Hair transplantation is an outpatient surgery that is done by removing a small strip of scalp that has healthy growth follicles and using it on an area that is sin or has no hair at all. This does not leave you with a different bald patch because the area that the strip of scalp was removed from is immediately sewn up and the hair around it hides that area by coming together. Only one strip is used and that strip is divided into anywhere from 500 to 2000 tiny grafts with just a few hairs on each graft. The whole procedure will take no more than eight hours.
After the surgery is complete your scalp may be quite sensitive. Pain medications are very beneficial for the first several days and you may have to wear dressing over the transplanted areas for one or two days. You may want to rest for three or four days after the surgery and then you can return to work.
One thing to warn you of is, after two or three weeks the transplanted hair will fall out and this is supposed to happen. It will take a few months but then you will start to notice new growth in those areas and within seven or eight months you will have gotten 60% of your new hair growth.
The cost of a hair transplant really depends on how much hair is being transplanted but it can range anywhere from $4000 to $15,000. Fortunately, insurances do not usually cover the procedure.
As with all surgeries, there are risks. Bleeding, infection and scarring can take place. Some people have even experienced inflammation or infection of the hair follicles even after the new hair growth has begun to come in. Sometimes, the new hair grows in a different growth pattern and looks fairly unnatural.
Although there are risks and the cost of a hair transplant can be quite high, a hair transplantation can dramatically improve your self confidence as well as how you look. This article basically lays out the pros and cons so now you must decide for yourself if the pros outweigh the cons or vice versa.