Frequently Asked Questions
What about using hair growth medications?
While hair growth medications slow hair loss, they seldom produce desired growth and require continuous treatment. (Additional information under Other Hair Replacement Options.)
How long does it take grafted hair to grow?
Replaced hair usually falls out in the first month due to transplant shock. Within 3-5 months, it begins to grow, improving steadily for up to 1 year. After that, it continues to grow for the rest of your life.
What happens to the donor area?
The suture line heals quickly and becomes nearly undetectable as surrounding hair covers it.
Will I be able to wear different hairstyles?
Yes. Once your hair has reached sufficient length, you can wear it in almost any manner desired.
How many treatments are required?
It depends on the amount of hair replacement needed and density required. Generally, it takes an average of one to three sessions.
How long does a session take?
Normally, a session takes 5-6 hours. It is a relaxed procedure performed under a gentle local anesthetic. Patients have the dressing removed the morning after surgery and resume regular shampoo and hair styling. (Additional information under Hair Replacement Surgery .)
Do I have to miss work?
It's best to relax for a day or two, and avoid vigorous aerobic activity for 7-10 days. Otherwise, physical restrictions are minimal.
How much does it cost?
Hair transplantation may be more expensive initially, but is less costly over the long run than other alternatives that require continuous treatment. Actual cost will vary depending on hair loss and density desired. We do not support an extensive marketing program, which allows us to keep our costs extremely competitive. (Additional information under Pricing.)