These opinions can vary depending upon the specifics of the circumstances being considered.
You've lost your hair over years or even decades. This answer depends on the extent of your hair loss and the amount of quality donor hair available. Most people have between 80-85 hair follicles per square centimeter. We can safely place approximately 25-30 hairs per sqcm. So, if you're completely bald, then we can get you back to about 30% density in one session. If you're thinning, then you have hair already in the area and we can add more density and it can look like a full head of hair. Many patients are very happy after one procedure. Most patients require 2-3 surgeries over 2-5 years in order to get back a full head of hair and replace what they've lost.
It's important to keep in mind that a hair transplant does not prevent you from continuing to lose hair. You'll keep the newly transplanted hair, but the other hairs will continue to fade. So, we often see patients who are very happy after one procedure and then they come back 4-5 years later needing another procedure due to continued thinning/balding.
It depends. There are many factors involved in order to determine if you are a good candidate for a hair transplant. Some of these factors are your age, the cause of your hair loss, supply vs. demand (i.e., how much you've lost and the quality/quantity of your donors), and your expectations.
We find that most people are good candidates for a hair transplant. However, you really need to set-up a consultation and walk through the process with our patient coordinators and Dr. Garbutt for a final determination.
There will be some redness and crusting/scabbing where the grafts were placed that gradually resolves over the first few days and is mostly unnoticeable within 8 or 10 days after the procedure. With FUT/Strip surgery, the donor area usually looks normal immediately after surgery. We will also schedule a suture removal appointment for you 10 days after surgery.
For FUE, it takes about a week for the donor area scabs to heal. Within 30 days you are nearly completely healed with most scars and scabs completely gone.
This is one of the most common questions we get. We are one of the most affordable and experienced clinics in the nation for the quality of results we get. Our grafts run anywhere between $3/each to $5.99/each depending on the type of procedure (FUE or FUT/Strip) and the number of grafts being placed. Typical costs run between $5,000 to $12,000+ depending on the above factors. As with most things in life, if you buy in volume then you will save money (i.e., the more grafts you do in a session, the lower the cost per graft).
We also often run promotions for specific surgery days or slow months, depending on our schedule and how busy we get. Please inquire and one of our patient coordinators can give you an accurate cost and treatment plan.