The number and type of graft you get depends on your hair type, quality, color, and the size of the area where you’re getting the transplant.
What Is a Hair Transplant?
A hair transplant is a procedure in which Dr. Priti Patel removes hair from one area and transplants it to a bald area of the head. We usually moves hair from the back or side of the head to the front or top of the head.
Hair transplants typically occur in our Hillsborough, NJ office under local anesthesia.
Male/Female pattern baldness is responsible for the majority of hair loss. This comes down to genetics. The remaining cases are due to a variety of factors, including:
Simply put, a hair transplant takes hair you have and transfers it to an area where you don’t have hair. It’s typically taken from the back of your head, but can also be taken from other parts of your body.
Before starting a transplant, Dr. Priti Patel and our practice associates will cleanse the area where the hair will be removed and numb it with a local anesthetic. You can also request oral sedation in order to stay comfortable during the procedure.
We will then performs one of two transplant methods: FUT or FUE.
FUT and FUE may each take several hours to complete. In part, this depends on the amount of grafts needed to cover the area. You will go home the same day of the procedure.
Once the surgery is done, we will apply ointment and dressings. You will be given clear instructions for aftercare.
You’ll likely feel mild pain or soreness at the transplant site as well as in the area where hair was taken from. For the next few days, we may prescribe:
A hair transplant is done by taking healthy hair follicles from the back or side of the patient’s head and implant it to the balding areas of the head. Transplanted hair is genetically resistant to baldness. Our practice boasts a very high rate of success with this procedure.
The clients should be able to style their hair to their liking after a year. After a transplant surgery the hair grows slowly and by a year it is completely grown. The hair grows normally and can be styled freely however we recommend good hair health and hygiene. You may consider keeping the scalp free of excess oils after the treatment.
Hydrafacial Kervavive treatments are excellent at maintaining scalp and hair hygiene and can infuse products to improve growth and maintenance. PRP can also be used to preserve natural, native hair that is more prone to hair loss.
Excess intake of alcohol can interfere with certain medications or lead to unwanted complications, such as bleeding. We recommend avoiding excess drinking prior to surgery. Smoking should be avoided four weeks prior to the surgery. Smoking cigarettes or any other kind of tobacco can also have a negative effect on the hair transplant.
A typical session of between 1,500 to 3,000 grafts normally involves 6 to 8 hours of surgery on an outpatient basis. Most patients will arrive in the morning and will have their procedure done by late afternoon. The average starting cost is approximately $8000 and can vary based on the number of grafts needed.
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