If you have started to lose hair and looking for different treatment options, hair transplant surgery may be a viable option. But before deciding on hair transplant surgery, there are some things to consider that are very important.
1. How to choose a Qualified hair transplant surgeon.
The first step is to find a hair restoration surgeon with experience and get an evaluation to find the cause and different treatment options that may be a benefit to you. The qualified surgeon should show photos as evidence of previous work done and also any articles or publications to ensure the credibility.
2. The Cost For Hair Transplant Surgery
A hair transplant cost typically depends on the experience of the hair restoration physician and the location of the clinic. A typical procedure in United states may range from $5000 to $15,000, depending on the number of grafts and the technique used to harvest the grafts. To help you plan financially, many clinics may have different seasonal discounts, student and traveling discounts and also offer financing.
3. What is the cause of the hair loss?
One of the most distressing forms of hair loss is Hereditary Androgenic Alopecia, also known as male pattern hair loss (MPHL). The symptoms of this genetically predetermined disorder include physical changes in the hair, including loss of normal vigor and elasticity. Eventually, the hair can become thin and brittle and begin to fall out. In a genetically prone man, the presence of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is necessary for this problem to occur.
4. Is hair loss progressive and do I need additional procedures in the future?
Genetic hair loss is progressive so even if decide on hair transplant to gain the hair back, you may need additional procedures in the future. The hair loss specialist may decide to add some medical hair treatment option to stop or decrease the progression of hair loss.
5. When is a good time to consider hair transplant surgery?
It is important for the hair transplant specialist to find out if the hair loss is temporary or it is permanent hair loss. Should hair loss persist and appear to be permanent, it will lead to more advanced hair loss which can be treated by hair transplant.
6. What closure technique FUE or FUT is best for you?
In general there are two harvesting techniques for extracting hair from donor area. FUE or follicular unit excision involves removing hair individually using different sized punches without having to do a linear incision. FUT or the strip method, is excision of hair in a strip with a linear incision and separating the grafts into smaller follicular units under the microscope. The advantage and disadvantages for each method should be discussed with hair restoration specialist to find which is best for the client.
7. What is the post op care involved after hair transplant surgery?
Once hair transplant procedure is completed there are some precautions that need to be taken for the first week for shampooing and exercise by the patient to ensure that the results are optimal. Each clinic has their own post op routine that needs to be followed to make sure that the grafts are healed properly. Usually after 10 days the patient can return to their normal routine and activities.
If you have any questions about your hair loss or to find out more about hair restoration treatment options, visit one of Dr. Meshkin's hair transplant and hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles or in Irvine locations. Dr. Meshkin is honored to be recognized as a designated long standing member of ISHRS by his peers and also be certified diplomat by ABHRS for his knowledge and skill as a specialized hair restoration surgeon. He has been chosen as Top influencer in REALSELF100 2015 and 2016 and Realself 500 2016 for sharing his knowledge and experience in the field of hair restoration surgery. Dr. Meshkin will answer all your questions and gives the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns.
If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 to schedule for a free consultation or visit our website at www.MeshkinMedical.com.