Is Hair Transplantation an Effective Hair Thinning Treatment?

by Mark Hall

Over the last couple of years hair transplant procedures have produced such dramatic results that people are choosing to do them with greater frequency. Many people feared getting the procedures in the past, because they were not well done. It was not uncommon to see obvious hair plugs on people who had undergone the procedure. Yet, there are still a few things about the process that are not widely known.

What is the prevalence of premature hair loss? Men over the age of 50 in the United States are afflicted by thinning hair on a massive level. It is estimated that 50 percent of American men have premature hair loss. Women aren’t off the hook either. As a women ages her hormone levels change. This hormonal in balance can contribute to significant hair thinning.

Are Hair Transplants Reversable? Some people believe that these surgical procedures are as easily reversed as removing a wig but this is not true. Keep in mind, many surgical procedures are necessary. Your head and hair will never look exactly the same.

How long does it take to recover after the procedure? A typical hair transplant surgery is very easy on the patient. However, this does not mean that you should get right back to your normal routine. Remember the scalp is a sensitive area and great care must be taken to keep it from getting infected.

How long does it take to complete the procedure? Remember this is not a get rich quick type of procedure. A typical hair tranplant can take up to a year or two to complete. To speed things up you may request a mega-session. This mega session requires installation of thousands of grafts in one sitting.

What if I don’t have enough hair? Unfortunately, If you do not have enough hair, you cannot have the normal treatment. Fortunately, there are other procedures and products that can effectively regrow hair in many cases.

Ok…How much is this going to cost me? Hair transplant treatments are not cheap. The price depends on the procedures you elect to have and the clinic you choose. It is not uncommon to pay $12,000 for a hair transplant. If this price is too steep you may want to try other methods to grow back your hair first. Stick to hair regrow products that contain ingredients evaluated by the FDA.

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