WHAT IS A HYBRID HAIR TRANSPLANT?

If you can’t find a hair loss treatment that offers everything you want, you might be a candidate for a hybrid hair procedure. These procedures combine different treatment methods to give patients a personalized solution that blends various benefits. In this helpful guide, we discuss some common hybrid hair procedures and explain how they work.

Combining FUE With FUT

You might’ve heard of follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit transplantation (FUT). They’re two of the most popular methods of hair restoration. You can combine these methods to maximize your results in one sitting. Both these methods can be time-consuming, but a hybrid treatment allows your surgeon to meet your intended result with minimal return visits. Here’s how it works.

Follicular unit transplantation, also known as the strip method, is a hair restoration surgery that’s been popular for years. They call it the strip method because the doctor takes a strip of hair from the back of your head, extracts hair grafts from it, and places those grafts in your balding areas. Basically, we take your hair and spread the wealth. This method used to be known as “plugs”, but with advanced technology, FUT procedures give patients a much thicker, more natural look than traditional “plugs”.

Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is similar to FUT, except the surgeon removes each follicular unit individually, creating several single- to multi-hair grafts and then implants it in the affected area of your scalp. Let’s say you’re redoing your lawn for spring. If you pulled up a sheet of sod from your backyard and moved it to your front yard to line the walkway, that’s like FUT. If you plucked blades of glass individually and arranged them carefully to fill in gaps in the front yard, that’s more like FUE. Here are some benefits of blending these two methods into one hybrid hair procedure:

FUE & FUT Hair Transplant Comparison
FUT (left) combined with FUE (right)
  • FUT leaves a linear scar on the back of your head, but FUE doesn’t. Combining them can limit scarring.
  • You can maximize the number of grafts transplanted in one appointment. If you have a lot of area to cover, combining these treatments can give you a fuller, thicker head of hair without too many visits.
  • With FUE, your doctor has more control over where they place each graft. FUT and FUE together can give you a more precise result than FUT can alone.

Combining FUE With Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT)

Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is a type of non-surgical hair loss therapy where a doctor induces collagen production using microneedles and serums on the scalp. This can stimulate hair growth by triggering your body’s natural healing mechanisms to break down calcification and fibrosis. This improves tissue oxygenation and nutrient flow, allowing your hair follicles to grow naturally. 

You might be wondering how effective CIT is. While it might seem like magic, it’s actually based on scientific evidence. It also dramatically improves blood flow to the hair follicles, slowing down hair loss. CIT can be especially helpful if you have a condition like androgenetic alopecia that causes hair loss. You’d typically receive treatment every four to six weeks until you have gone through treatment three to four times. Then, you can come back a few times a year for maintenance.

You can use FUE in combination with CIT to supplement the hair growth with transferred hair grafts. We’re happy to help you restore your hair’s growth with FUE or FUT, but we know there’s nothing like the real thing. If you want to help your hair follicles re-grow naturally before committing to a full restoration treatment, you may be a candidate for a hybrid treatment using hair growth factors and CIT.

Combining FUE With SMP

Scalp micro-pigmentation (SMP) is a treatment where micro deposits of 3D ink are deposited into your scalp in thinning areas, making your scalp look fuller and darker. Expert technicians apply pigment in the strength, shade, and shape needed to create the appearance of thicker hair. This technique can be ideal for supplementing FUE, especially if your hair is thinning but not fully balding.

Using SMP in conjunction with FUE is a great solution for patients who want the best possible results without undergoing several procedures. FUE helps cover the balding with new hair placement, but if you don’t have enough hair in the donor area to thicken up your hair as much as you’d like, SMP can help create the illusion. If you plan to pursue a hybrid procedure using both FUE and SMP, you’ll probably want to get FUE procedure done first. That way, our staff can take a look at your results once they’re fully healed and make a plan to fill in the spots that need it. 

SMP is also a great way to hide scarring on the scalp. While the scars from FUE are nearly invisible, some people may be over harvested by less experienced clinicians, creating a moth-eaten appearance. Linear scars are left behind by FUT as well and depending on your hairstyle, may or may not be visible. Others may naturally have spacious donor areas. In any case, SMP is a great solution to blend these unsightly issues. 

Combining Microneedling & Other Non-Surgical Options

If your hair follicles aren’t growing, they might just need a little encouragement. You might consider pairing microneedling with various growth factors and alternative procedures that target different issues within the dermal papilla and scalp. Microneedling is a non-surgical treatment where your doctor stamps a motorized device over your scalp, inserting a series of tiny needles into different layers of the tissue. While it might sound counteractive, creating these micro wound channels actually aids in healing hair follicles and encouraging hair growth. It also improves topical absorbency, making various growth factors and medications significantly more effective. 

If needles make you a little nervous, don’t worry. Microneedling for the scalp includes local anesthesia, so you won’t feel the treatment. Plus, the needles can be as small as one millimeter wide, and the treatment usually is done in less than an hour.

You may also combine FUE with microneedling so you don’t need to transplant as many hair grafts, allowing you to save more donor hair for the future. 

Microneedling can cause complications in some patients, so be sure to tell your doctor about any other conditions you might have before deciding on the treatment. Your hair is one-of-a-kind, so maybe your hair loss treatment should be too. Hybrid hair procedures are adaptable and functional, so you can meet your goals while sticking to your budget and timeline. You shouldn’t have to deal with hair loss alone, either. Our expert team at MAXIM Hair Restoration can work with you to create a customized hair plan that meets your needs. To get started, schedule a free consultation today with one of our specialists today.

WHAT TO EXPECT WITH A CROWN HAIR TRANSPLANT

Are you experiencing hair loss or balding at the crown area of your scalp? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Fortunately, there are several great treatment options to help restore the natural look of your hair, one of which is a crown transplant. In this article, we’ll take a look at what this treatment is, what to expect before and after the procedure, and how to prepare. 

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Is 25 Too Young For a Hair Transplant?

Let’s face it, nature isn’t always fair. Nobody thinks that at age 25, they’ll be facing hair loss or balding. The truth is, hair loss is a very common condition, and it doesn’t discriminate based on age or sex. Whether you’re a male or female and you’ve started noticing your hair thinning or a loss of volume, taking action early can help in the long run. We know that hair loss can be concerning and that baldness at a young age can significantly impact your self-esteem. The good news is that MAXIM Hair Restoration can help you return to your former glory with a full head of thick, healthy hair. 

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How Many Hair Grafts Do I Need?

Hair transplant surgery has come a long way since the technology’s first development. The specialists at MAXIM Hair Restoration are each trained in the most advanced hair transplant technologies and procedures. We offer two of these specialized procedures, follicular unit transplantation and follicular unit extraction. How many grafts you’ll need depends on the area needing to be covered and the donor area available. Our specialists can develop a plan to provide you with the best treatment options for your specific circumstance. Reach out to the providers at MAXIM Hair Restoration today to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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Hair transplants: How they Work

Sometimes because of age or genetics, we begin to see changes in hair growth. This happens to both men and women and is a completely natural experience. However, hair loss can be abnormal due to genetics, nutrition, stress, and various other factors as well. Thankfully, due to extensive research, modern science, and technological advances, it is possible to fight genetics and age-related hair loss. Many people experience hair loss in the crown/vertex, temples, and throughout the hairline, resulting in an aged aesthetic. Read on to learn about how hair transplant surgery can help give you back the hairline you want and the two primary methods used for a hair transplant. 

Hair Transplant Surgery

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A hair transplant is a simple procedure that moves hair you already have growing from one area of your body to another area of your body that is thinly populated with follicles. Typically, hair is taken from one area of the scalp and transplanted to another, where it is expected to thrive, regrow, and help fill in areas of balding or thinning hair. 

This procedure is done in an out-patient facility under local anesthesia. There are two types of procedural methods currently in use for hair transplantation. Follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit transplantation, sometimes referred to as the strip method or FUT. 

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

Follicular unit extraction, or FUE, is a hair transplant procedure that uses a series of small circular incisions to remove hair follicles from the donor site, which stems from the temporal midline above the ear, through the back of the scalp, to the opposing midline ear. Each hair follicle is individually examined to determine if it is a viable candidate to use for transplantation into the treatment site. The FUE technique has become the preferred one for many doctors as it causes barely-visible scarring and has a shorter recovery time. It can be performed using a manual punch or advanced FUE device, such as the WAW, Ellis System, Cole FUE System, ATERA System, or Robotic Hair Restoration. 

The chance of noticeable scars decreases with this method because the incisions are so small that the scarring presents as a hypopigmentation effect which is masked by the remaining donor hair. The grafts are extracted one at a time, using a millimeter-sized rotating punch device. Scars are still technically present, but because the size is so small, it is invisible to the naked eye. The results make this method ideal for individuals who like to wear their hair short. This is also a very comfortable procedure as it is far less invasive than an FUT.

Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT)

FUT is the process where the surgeon removes a strip of tissue from the donor site that contains the hair follicles. It is also known as the strip method, due to the donor being removed all at once as a strip. The scalp at the donor site is then adhered using sutures, leaving behind a paper thin linear scar. The stitches remain on the scalp for about 10 days to allow the tissue to heal properly and then they are removed during the next office visit. Meanwhile, the donor strip is dissected to isolate each individual hair follicle to use as a graft. Each graft section contains one to four hair follicles, depending on the donor hair’s density. 

Surgeons and their assistants then make incision sites for implantation and the technicians proceed to place the follicles in the clinicians recipient sites. Due to the large volume capable of being removed during a strip, it can sometimes be the better procedure for some individuals who need broader coverage.

With any transplantation method, hair will typically fall and begin to grow within 3 months. Now it’s time for the patience game, as it will grow in slowly over the next 18 months. However, most of your results will be fully recognized around the 12 month mark.

Collagen Induction Therapy

Firstly, let’s define collagen. Collagen is the primary structural protein found in skin and connective tissue. This is important as the outer layers of veins and arteries are primarily composed of connective tissue and collagen is a key component in neoangiogenesis, or the development of new blood vessels from the old. Blood flow is imperative to all organs, hair included, and plays a major role in hair loss.

Collagen induction therapy consists of small punctures using a roller-like needle device with 0.25- to 2.5-millimeter needles or a motorized pen that moves at very controlled depths. Due to the precision and depth testing, as well as the angle of puncturing, micropens are the superior device. The needles roll through the scalp causing uneven, angular microtrauma, whereas pens puncture straight with less trauma at a controlled depth.

The trauma caused to the tissues triggers your body’s natural healing response, migrating and growth factors to the tissue for repair. By doing so, your body opens blood vessels to send the materials for repair and the collagen produced aids in better vascularity, oxygenation, and tissue strength.

Due to the increased sensitivity of the scalp to pain, a ring block is typically used, which is a small amount of local anesthesia creating a numbing ring around the treatment area. The remaining procedure would depend on what type of procedure you are having done.

While alone can improve hair growth by a meaningful amount, it is much more effective when paired with other treatments. For example, the penetration also creates an opening in the stratum corneum allowing for increased absorption of topical compounds such as minoxidil or various topical nutrients. Additionally, this could be done with various regenerative medications that improve healing and growth factor migration, significantly amplifying the results of one another.

Collagen production has several anti-aging benefits, including a more youthful appearance and a healthy glow for the skin, but the growth factors used to repair the skin and the increased blood flow are hugely beneficial to the hair follicle itself.

When you’re looking for qualified and dependable doctors to do a procedure so important to your self-confidence, you only want the best. Here at MAXIM Hair Restoration we have specialists all over the world who are ready to help you achieve the look you desire. Simply fill out our contact form to let us know a little more about you and your goals. Include any questions or concerns you have in the Questions/Comments content box so we can provide you with a comprehensive response to your concerns. 

Meanwhile, browse our gallery to see the effects hair restorative treatments have had on others and what our team of trusted doctors can do for you. The results speak for themselves. If you’re in the Sarasota area When you’re ready, set up a free consultation for your hair transplant viability assessment.

HAIR RESTORATION COMPANY OFFERS TELE-HAIR SERVICES

MAXIM Hair Restoration Innovates Tele-Hair Consults for Hair Transplants and Hair Restoration

TeleHealth is part of the digital revolution that MAXIM offers as a technologically advanced organization that serves patients suffering from a broad spectrum of hair loss conditions. TeleHealth complies with COVID regulations by limiting exposure. MAXIM promotes ongoing support for existing and new patients by offering a HIPAA-compliant platform and cost-effective solutions for hair restoration consultations, pre and post-operative care which was historically  not available in the industry, at least not via a HIPAA compliant platform.

Introduction: 

MAXIM Hair Restoration, an organization that prides itself in keeping up-to-date with emerging med-tech innovations and using cutting edge technology to advance access to patient care and quality of customer service, has now joined the digital revolution by incorporating TeleHealth services through a HIPAA compliant platform for consultations, patient care, and communication.

MAXIM views patients as a top priority which is why increasing patient access to health care professionals remotely provides a safe, cost-effective, reliable, and convenient platform that does not dilute the quality of Doctor-Patient communications.  

Statistics:

  • According to The American Hospital Association, 76% of hospitals in the US connect with Telehealth services.
  • Home monitoring of chronic diseases is reducing hospital visits by as much as 50% by keeping patients stable through daily monitoring. 

As the TeleHealth sector has evolved, the initial adopters were rural hospitals and clinics followed by urgent care centers. Teladoc is now a multi-billion dollar, publicly-traded TeleHealth company that ratifies the demand and success of this service and sector. 

Recently, partially due to the COVID-19 crisis, elective and cosmetic surgery as well as non-surgical medical aesthetic providers have jumped on the TeleHealth bandwagon. Providers are offering virtual consultations and pre/post-operative care.  

Since HIPAA has temporarily relaxed TeleHealth platform protocols, patients and providers are empowered to choose the best form of communication via phone, SMS/Chat and other messaging systems, video calls via Skype, Zoom or Face Time, inbox messaging, and other vehicles to expedite responsiveness and communication with each exchange in real time. 

The ability to address more patients does not dilute the quality of care, rather it democratizes it, giving back the power for patients to feel comfortable and confident in receiving guidance from their health care providers. Using Telehealth has become a necessary response to the rising effects of Covid-19 safety regulations which prohibit in-person and in-clinic patient visits, an extremely prohibitive process for those in need of non-urgent requests.  

This transitional period of technology and communications is a critical component in solving a variety of health care challenges that go beyond patent communication.   

Telehealth Consultation

Telehealth enables the dismantling of obstacles affecting patients who are actively seeking medical support. It’s an alternative that serves patients with opportunities to overcome mobility-related issues such as transportation and associated costs. Moreover, Telehealth encounters are economically more attractive to patients as they entail lower or no co-pays and other out-of-pocket costs.

From a provider perspective, TeleHealth enables them to target and attract patients beyond their customary radius of let’s say 50 miles or so.  

According to Mac Fadra, CEO of MAXIM Hair Restoration, “We are finding that TeleHealth enables us to attract patients from secondary and tertiary markets who would otherwise hesitate. This serves us well since our clients may need to be in our clinic only on the day of their procedure. Pre and post-operative services could be rendered by providers via TeleHealth as much as possible.”

MAXIM Hair Restoration has pioneered the concept of TeleHair consults and services that are focused on the hair restoration sector. These services are not just limited to provider-patient communication and interaction but extend to our ancillary and administrative staff as well.

Furthermore, TeleHealth is integrated with the EHR, CRM and Nurture systems to capture all patient encounters and communication electronically.

“Real-time consultations whether they are urgent, pre-op, post-op, consultative, or those seeking to be educated without the distraction of an advertisement – all deserve to have ongoing open access to professionals ready to respond to each request. MAXIM seeks to be a part of resolving and changing the paradigm of care as we see it today by improving patient care in all ways possible, beginning with TeleHair and TeleHealth,” added Mr. Fadra.   

MAXIM has locations in Manhattan, New York City; Great Neck and Huntington in Long Island; Parmaus, New Jersey; Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston, Texas; Alexandria, Northern Virginia; and Southern California. Outside the U.S., MAXIM has locations in Manila and Cebu in the Philippines as well as Dubai and Istanbul, Turkey. Call today for a free consultation!

Can I Have a Hair Transplant Done During COVID?

The coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic has significantly impacted our lives in every way – personally and professionally. However, each one of us looks forward to the rebound and return to normalcy. A number of our patients have contacted MAXIM Hair Restoration to have their hair transplant procedure done during this period. However, in compliance with stay-at-home orders and out of an abundance of precaution to protect our staff and patients, we suspended performing procedures and in-office consults in most locations until the government permits to re-open. 

Hair Restoration & Transplant at MAXIM

Most patients are now demanding Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) which is the No Stitch, No Linear Scar hair transplant procedure. People do not want to go through a long recovery process associated with the Strip (FUT) procedure even though one can achieve a higher density with FUT. Coincidentally, FUE is a better procedure to perform in the time of this pandemic because it’s less invasive, involves minimal bleeding, and involves relatively less physical contact compared to FUT and other surgical procedures like (SMP) Scalp Micropigmentation

How Does the Hair Transplant Procedure Work?

Hair transplant or transplantation is a minor surgical procedure that involves taking hair follicles from the back and sides of the head (donor area) and transplanting them to the thinning and balding areas known as the recipient site. The conventional procedure known as Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) involves taking a strip of hair from the back of the head, dissecting it into individual grafts or follicular units, and transplanting them to the recipient site. The donor area is then sutured by the hair transplant surgeon and stitches taken out a week to 10 days thereafter. With the newer and advanced Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedure, the hair transplant doctor extracts individual hair grafts, consisting of 1 to 3 hair follicles, from the donor area; then makes recipient sites in the thinning and balding areas, and technicians place the grafts into those sites. At MAXIM, the hair transplant surgeons and technicians use advanced FUE Technology for the harvesting of hair follicles. 

Hair Transplant Procedures Scoring System During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Journal of the American College of Surgeons has published a scoring method to rate various medical procedures based on their safety. The FUE hair transplant procedure performs very well on this rating scale. Twenty-one factors were identified to rate elective procedures in the current climate of the COVID-19 pandemic. These factors fell into three general categories. A higher score for each factor is associated with an increased risk of COVID-19 transmission to the healthcare team, and/or increased hospital resource use. 

Procedure Factors Score: 11

Amount of resources required during the length of the procedure in an operating room (O.R.). A hair transplant is an outpatient, office-based procedure that does not require an O.R.  It is performed in a minor procedure room. It entails a minimal drain or impact on PPE and other resources. 

Condition Factors Score: 23

Timing of the procedure and whether or not it is urgent. A higher score is generally indicative of less harm to the patient when the procedure is deferred. These factors gauge the impact of surgical deferment in order to integrate time-sensitivity into the prioritization process. 

Patient Factors Score: 16

Known patient factors associated with higher incidences COVID-19 mortality. These may include age, predisposition to certain adverse reactions, the existence of certain medical conditions and disorders, asthma, cardiac or pulmonary issues, etc. 

FUE Hair Transplant Total Score: 50

This is a great score. A higher score, which can range as high as 105, is associated with poorer patient outcomes, increased risk of COVID transmission to the team, and an increased strain on hospital resources. In a similar manner, a lower score can help preserve operation room capacity and the precious supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for front line workers. 

Patient and Staff Protection During Your Hair Transplant Procedure

When we reopen, we would ensure that all patients and visitors to the office are screened for temperature, travel history, and other medical ailments including cough and cold. We would limit the number of consults and procedures at any given time in the office. We have instituted social distancing in the clinic both between patients and staff in compliance with CDC guidelines. Patients and staff are required to wear masks, gloves, gowns, and other protective gear. We also strongly encourage Virtual consults via our HIPAA-compliant, encrypted TeleHealth platforms. 

Your Hair Transplant Consultation at MAXIM

Virtual Consultations are now available for prospective MAXIM clients as well as existing patients who need follow-up care. These are available primarily through our HIPAA-compliant, encrypted Electronic Health Record (EHR) platform. This will enable prospective clients who live far away from our offices to have a virtual consultation and only have to travel to our office on the day of their hair transplant procedure. 

Rapid Return

An FUE hair transplant procedure enables you to return to your normal working activities within a couple of days of the procedure. FUE is a minimally invasive procedure performed in an office setting under local anesthesia. Moreover, it is natural, permanent, and affordable. Here’s what you can expect in the days and weeks following the procedure: 

  1. Return to normal activities and light exercise after a few days.
  2. More strenuous exercise can resume after 10 days.
  3. Avoid heavy lifting and excessive sweating. 
  4. Resume all normal activities after two weeks. 

Follow up care can be performed virtually or in-clinic depending upon the situation. 

The Cost of a Hair Transplant

At MAXIM, prices are transparent just like our staff and physicians. Prices start at per graft for FUT and per graft for FUE. The minimum price is . Our prices are very competitive with other providers and there are no hidden costs or fees. Zero percent financing, over six months, is available through third-party finance companies. We currently work with Care Credit, Green Sky, United Medical Credit, Alphaeon, and others. 

Next Steps

Schedule a FREE Virtual Consultation with one of our staff or physicians by visiting our web site / or calling the number on the home page or location page of the web site. You can also email us at [email protected] and SMS us from the web site. During your complimentary consultation, the physician/staff member will advise you if you are a good candidate for the hair transplant procedure and provide a graft+price estimate. Following this, you can make a deposit towards your hair transplant procedure, apply for financing (if needed), and schedule a procedure date. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a huge backlog of procedures. Therefore, you would want to plan ahead of time for your procedure. Rest assured, the MAXIM physicians and staff are ready to serve you and take care of your hair restoration & transplant needs in a compliant, safe, and effective manner without compromising on results or quality. 

What If A Hair Transplant Fails?

hair transplant failureA hair transplant failure is incredibly rare, especially if the doctor and patient have discussed pre- and post-operative care and have evaluated the risk factors unique to the individual patient. Even so, it is helpful that a patient understands all of the potential reasons a hair transplant might fail and what can be done to correct a failure in hair transplant under the rare circumstance that this occurs.

During the actual procedure, the most common reason for the hair transplant failure of an individual follicular unit graft is desiccation, which is the result of the graft spending too much time outside of the body from the time it is excised from the donor area to the time it is transplanted into the recipient site. This is why a hair transplant surgeon will work with a team of medical professionals that includes nurses and surgical assistants, as this ensures that each and every follicular unit is viable when it is transplanted into the recipient site.

In the pre-operative stage, hair transplant doctors in New York City; Greenwich,Connecticut;Chicago, Illinois; Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia; Houston, Dallas, Texas; Manila, PhilippinesDubai, Abu Dhabi,U.A.E.; and Karachi, Pakistan, will evaluate the health of the patient’s remaining hair and its potential viability for transplantation. The doctor will then discuss the likelihood of the hair transplant procedure is a success based on the volume of healthy donor tissue available. It is unlikely that any reputable hair surgeon would proceed with a hair transplant without the availability of ample donor tissue likely to yield the results the patient is seeking.

Of course, the transplantation of donor tissue from the donor site to the recipient site causes a fair amount of stress to the follicular units being transplanted as well as some of the follicles in the surrounding areas. This is why the follicles in the recipient site are expected to fall out within a few weeks of the actual procedure, with regrowth of new follicles occurring within four months or so. In some cases, natural hair follicles located near the recipient site will also fall out due to the stress of the transplant process, but this is not permanent and regrowth can be expected along the same timeline as the transplanted follicles.

If a hair transplant fails, determining the cause of failure is a critical initial step. Once the cause has been identified, the patient can then begin the relatively straightforward process of correcting a failure in  hair transplant and addressing their thinning hair or hair loss with a permanent and natural-looking solution.

Steps to take in hair transplant failure

Obviously, no one wants to endure a situation in which a hair transplant failure occur and must be corrected. For the patient, undergoing a hair transplant procedure to address hair loss or thinning hair is supposed to be an entirely positive and exciting experience, so a failure in hair transplant can be especially demoralizing. Hair transplant surgeons feel the same way and do not wish for their patients to endure a failure of hair transplant, which is why a great deal of time and energy is devoted to the planning process so that the likelihood of a failed hair transplant is minimized to the greatest degree possible.

hair transplant clinic near you maximIn the rare instance in which a hair transplant fails, the patient should first take steps to identify the cause for the failure. Certain behaviors or health conditions could play a role in causing a hair transplant failure, but the hair transplant doctor should have discussed any potentially adverse issues with the patient during the initial consultation process. This is why it is so critical for the patient to be forthright while discussing a hair transplant procedure with the doctor.

If a hair transplant has failed, the patient should contact a reputable hair transplant surgeon or hair transplant clinic near them with the goal of determining the cause of the failure on procedure and developing a course of action for correcting the issue once and for all. Whether the transplant was performed in the past year or was performed over a decade ago, skilled hair transplant surgeons at a reputable hair transplant center in New York City; Greenwich, Connecticut;Chicago, Illinois; Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia; Houston, Dallas, Texas; Manila, Philippines; Dubai, Abu Dhabi,U.A.E.; and Karachi, Pakistan, understand how to correct a failed hair transplant and can ensure that any future procedures are successful and yield a permanent solution for the patient.

How to find a reputable hair surgeon who can correct a bad hair transplant?

It is easy to understand why a patient might be hesitant to return to the hair transplant clinic responsible for a bad hair transplant, so a patient looking to correct a bad hair transplant will have to find a new surgeon capable of correcting a bad hair transplant once and for all. A patient in need of a corrective procedure should seek out a skilled and experienced surgeon who has access to the most advanced medical technology and performs the most innovative hair transplant procedures, especially FUE and FUT.

Since there are quite a few methods available for correcting a bad hair transplant, the patient should select a hair transplant doctor with a versatile skill set and a track record of success in correcting a bad hair transplant. A good doctor should be able to provide specific examples of successful corrective procedures and should be willing to meet with the patient to discuss the different options that might be available to them.

A patient who underwent a hair transplant procedure many years ago and no longer wishes to have the unnatural look of an outdated hair plug procedure can turn to a hair transplant surgeon capable of removing the original plugs and redistributing in smaller, natural-looking groupings in the recipient site. This strategy ensures the old hair transplant is covered up and camouflaged while making optimal use of available donor tissue during the corrective process. The same is true of a patient who underwent a procedure recently but is unhappy with the outcome, as a good hair transplant surgeon can artfully craft a new hairline that is much more natural-looking and restores confidence in the patient.

hair transplant happy guy maximAny patient who is dissatisfied with the outcome of their hair transplant should feel confident that they can still achieve a permanent solution to their thinning hair or hair loss. Selecting the right doctor is the most critical step in correcting a poor hair transplant. Patients should therefore exercise a great deal of caution and patience when meeting with a potential hair transplant surgeon, and it should be the patient’s goal to select an experienced and skilled doctor capable of addressing the patient’s unique hair transplant needs.

MAXIM Hair Restoration specializes in mega hair transplants of up to 4,500 grafts per session. Our plastic surgeons are experienced with hair transplant procedures and we attract clients from all over the world. We have locations in Dubai and Manila, Philippines, and have affiliate surgeons in Connecticut, New York, Chicago and other cities in the U.S. MAXIM offers free consultations for hair transplants.

Contact Us For More Information on hair transplant costs OR submit the Contact Form on this page to request your complimentary hair restoration consultation by phone, Skype or with a MAXIM hair transplant doctor or surgeon near you.

You can also Email your pics to MAXIM Hair Restoration to find out if you are a good candidate for an ultra-natural MAXIM hair transplant OR to obtain an estimate for your procedure and the approximate number of grafts that would be required to give you a great result.

Hair Transplant in Houston: Cost & Hair Loss Treatment In Houston, Texas

MAXIM Hair Restoration is a hair transplant expert in Houston, TX. We offer hair transplant and non-surgical options for all types of hair loss. We all know that hair plays a significant role in self-image and social perceptions. That is why male pattern baldness has been an upsetting condition to deal with for centuries. Its psychosocial impact is so widespread for so long that men have learned to coexist with it. Thus, it is impossible for the available options to fill in the balding area with permanent hair. Yet, you don’t have to worry our hair transplant Houston experts will help you.

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Too Young To Go Bald

There isn’t a shortage of bald men in the spotlight who fall victim to body-shaming. In fact, there are many campaigns against it. Thus, some organizations and people make efforts to inspire stories about body positivity.

Sadly, these are not enough to stop the anxieties intensified by the digital world. It also cannot stop the growing number of cases of:

  • Mix of genetics
  • Male hormone dihydrotestosterone

Unfortunately, the campaign also can’t stop the stressful lifestyle causing male pattern baldness.

The Number Is Higher Than You Think

In America, over 80 million people have Androgenetic alopecia – a hereditary hair loss. In fact, it starts creeping up on unsuspecting heads of about 25% of American males. Thus, there are suffering from male pattern baldness as early as their late twenties.

Based on a survey (conducted from 2017-2019), more men suffer from male pattern baldness and related disorders. The survey shows that an estimated 140,000 underwent a hair transplant last year.

The Unbelievable Hair Transplant Services Market Size In Houston, Texas

As the influence of hair transplant in Houston climbs up, hair loss concerns escalate too. For the past 10 years in Texas, there is a large figure of people enduring Alopecia. Thus, it ignites the surging demand for hair restoration services as well. That being the case, the market size is expected to increase substantially by 2025.

Its signs point to genetics as the culprit for thinning hair. Aside from that, the weather is also suspected of adding to the higher hair loss rates. Yet, this isn’t the case. What’s driving the industry’s growth is the rise of lifestyle-related skin disorders. Also, the millennial existence contributes heavily to concerns around hair loss. This means that it has to do with high levels of stress.

The First In The History Of Mankind

Men and women are researching to solve their hair loss problems. Thus, they want to look good and fix their insecurities and feel better about themselves. High cases of male pattern baldness drove the demand for hair restoration services. Thus, this cosmetic hair procedure gives hope to what was once believed inevitable.

The evolution of hair transplant surgery doesn’t waste precious time and money. Hair transplant surgery makes it possible to replace the once lost hair. By far, a hair transplant is the only one that will make sure you can always have hair – naturally and permanently. Hence, its breakthrough catapulted its success in many major countries including:

  • United States of America
  • Canada 
  • United Kingdom
  • Turkey
  • Saudi Arabia
  • The Middle East and other markets

Why Does Hair Loss Hit Some Ethnic Groups Harder Than Others?

Genetics controls how people look and also how they are treated. For example, people from the United Arab Emirates and Turkey are more likely to have hair loss. That is why they are becoming the medical Meccas of cosmetic hair procedures. This is because of their ethnicity. People from the Hispanic and Indian communities are more likely to become bald. 

Middle Eastern and Indian Hair Loss

People of Jewish, Arabic, and Indian descent share this pattern of baldness. The early stage of hair miniaturization begins at the front. Then, it slowly progresses backward until the entire head is out of hair. However, there is not much early thinning in the vertex. It’s no surprise that they’re willing to spend money to find treatment. They want solutions that can help restore the rich luster of their original hair. 

Latins and Hispanic Hair Loss

A widow’s peak is considered a mark of beauty. This is the pride of men with Mediterranean and Hispanic backgrounds. Transplante de Cabello is essential if the hairline recedes. Although the degree of baldness varies. Those with greater European-Spanish roots are more likely to be bald.

Men with Latin-American/sub-Saharan genes are luckier to have less male pattern baldness. The receding frontline followed by thinning in the crown. As the frontal hairline continues to recede, the thinning at the crown enlarges. The balding meets in the middle. —creating that V-pattern.

Afro-Caribbean/African-American Hair Loss

African American men with thinning hair impressively rock the looks like a pro. Yet, the pure contrast between the “cool” look and the inability to change hairstyle is obvious. Traction Alopecia is a common cause of hair loss in many Afro-Caribbean and African-Americans. The result is fragile hair above the forehead and the sides. 

Nordic Hair Loss

It’s another particular baldness pattern among Caucasians with Nordic roots. With this type of hair loss pattern, the balding spot starts in the crown. Followed by an insignificant hair loss at the temples. As the temporal hairline recedes, the balding advances towards the back. Thus, it leaves some surviving hair at the center. 

Asian Hair Loss

Southeast Asians have the lowest hair loss rate. Moreover, the majority of them are experiencing it much later in life. Surprisingly, Japan came out on top. The Japanese have a notably high rate of baldness compared to other Southeast Asians. The recession starts at the front and progresses backward until the entire crown has no hair. It affects many men in keeping a youthful and pleasing appearance that Asians are known for.

How To Find The Best Hair Transplant Clinics In Houston, Texas?

Providing up-to-date attention and service demands a team effort. However, not all hair transplant surgeons are created equal. And it is making it hard to pick the best between heavily-marketed doctors. So, here’s how you can take a closer look at what makes an expert in hair restoration.

Surgeon’s Expertise In Hair Transplant in Houston, TX

Look for proper credentials that show necessary accreditations. It’s essential to learn about the number of cases a surgeon performed. To know this, you can review their credentials. Also, don’t judge a surgeon’s expertise based on his years of experience and his age. 

What marks a skilled and ethical hair transplant surgeon?

Simply, they can handle different complications, if there are any. 

At MAXIM Hair Restoration, our specialists are board-certified. Additionally, they are aesthetically trained hair transplants doctors. They are also acclaimed, notable plastic/cosmetic surgeons in the most advanced method of hair transplants. The Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a minimally invasive procedure with little downtime. If you’re overly concerned about the scars that go along with FUE, you shouldn’t be, as it leaves no visible linear scars.

Doctor’s Team and Clinical Environment

A hair transplant surgery should be performed on how it should be in a hospital operating room. The best clinics also know that good business management involves having a good team. They need to maintain a polite and positive attitude when interacting with patients. It matters that your prospective surgeon has a good relationship with their team. As the saying goes, “a good team is a reflection of its leadership.” 

For the clinic to stay at the top of the game, it should have features that will stand out in the customer’s mind. The clinic’s physical condition and how well equipped the facility is. The way staff handle your needs should give you an idea of what to expect from your treatment.

Advanced Surgical Technology & Techniques

The art of hair restoration has grown over the years. Ever since it became popular, the techniques and technology continue to advance also. 

To check the quality of a hair transplant clinic, ask about what to expect if you undergo a hair transplant. Also, ask about the modern medical devices they used in the procedure as well devices used in:

  • The harvesting
  • Graft dissection
  • Performing the actual transplant procedure. 

You will have more confidence in knowing the best doctor and clinic if you ask about these things.

In graft dissection, most clinics use loupe magnification. Other clinics use stereo microscopes. Old or new, the wider the methods that doctors perform, the better. 

Choose a clinic that offers FUE. The FUE is the best hair restoration procedure. It gives natural results and has no risks like with other procedures. It’s a blind extraction technique with minimal discomfort and no stitches. So, the postoperative recovery is less restrictive, fast, and leaves no visible scars. 

Although the practice of older techniques doesn’t mean that just because it’s not new, it’s less efficient. There are special cases that will suggest using earlier methods. If a clinic offers it, ask if they have studies that show why it is better for your case.

Hair Transplant Cost and Financing Options in Houston

Hair transplant procedure rates can be intimidating. Some transplant surgeons and clinics have rates that cost an arm and a leg. However, do not get discouraged if you need to have surgery to get your hair back. To give you a rough guide of both the FUE and FUT hair transplant in Houston, TX the costs range from $7,000 and $12,000. Still, the cost will be depending on the number of grafts you need.

Credit cards are the first to come to mind when it comes to paying for any service. They come handy because it is quick and more flexible. Yet, interests are high. There are many ways to pay for a hair transplant. You can use different types of payments, like money, or you can take care of the payment over time. 

Bank loans as an alternative are also useful, but who wants a lump sum before treatment?

If you qualify, financing options are very convenient, such as:

  • Care Credit
  • Green Sky
  • United Medical Credit
  • Lending Club 

The advantage of financing plans is that it gives more freedom to pay over time with low monthly fees. Moreover, if you pay in full for up to six months, you will not have to pay any interest.

Patient Reviews: The Patient Experience in Hair Transplant Houston

Those who have experienced the services of more than one doctor can tell you what doctors are skilled and worth consulting with. Reviews help you find a doctor who is honest and will only tell you what is necessary for your health. This doctor tells the truth and will not say anything that is not true.

With Maxim Hair Restoration, the prime focus is the patient and what’s best for him.

Your journey to hair growth doesn’t end after your hair surgery. Newly transplanted hair must be supported by pre-transplant and post-transplant hair care. So, it can ensure that you’ll achieve healthy hair and scalp. Quality service means that the people behind it do what they say. They follow the rules and regulations of the standards and authorities.

Reviews reveal the doctors that truly care and put the patient before profit. 

It’s Better When The Consultation Is Free in Hair Transplant in Houston

A hair transplant in Houston, TX is elective surgery. So, effective communication between the patient, the surgeon, and the medical staff is the key. Online and over-the-phone inquiries are a good start. Once you have whittled down the clinics to a handful, schedule an appointment to visit the clinic. Some clinics may charge for consultations, but it’s even better when it’s offered FREE OF CHARGE.

Quick Guide: Hair Transplant Surgery Costs

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A common question people ask about baldness in men and women is if it can be solved through hair transplant surgery and how much does it cost? In this article, we will provide a quick guide about hair restoration surgery cost/price that will help you understand what to expect when you choose this type of procedure to help you achieve natural full hair and take care of your hair loss.

In the modern world we live in, a hair transplant surgical procedure can be done in any country all over the globe, but the price differs from one country to another. Here are the factors that help to determine hair transplant costs:

Current Stage of Hair Loss

One of the most important factors that affect the price of any hair transplant surgery is the number of follicular units needed for the hair transplant procedure. Each person is unique and requires variant amounts of hair replacement. During your initial consultation, your restoration specialist will examine the extent of your hair loss while setting realistic expectations.

Making an estimate of the follicle requirements for the grafting region is the most important part of the hair transplant surge process. The number of grafting required is the key factor in determining how much work you will need. Generally speaking, pricing is dependent upon the Norwood classification or Stage of Baldness which generally ranges between Type I to VII. You will also be given the opportunity to discuss your goals and what look you’re going for, which will help determine the most effective procedural path to the fullness you desire.

Fees: Hair Transplant Surgery Cost

The two most commonly known hair transplant procedures are Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), also known as the strip technique, and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), also known as the no-stitch, no linear scar procedure. A hair transplant is a procedure that will be performed by a highly experienced clinician, which is a safer and more successful alternative to foreign travel or robotic transplants.. A doctor is required to perform a FUT, but there are incredibly talented and experienced Doctors of Nursing Practice and Physicians Assistants who have tailor-made skill sets that are perfect for performing high-level FUE’s. While hiring the best clinical artist comes at a cost, regardless of whether they are a doctor, PA, or NP, there are still top-notch talents at affordable prices. That said, always remember that you get what you pay for, thus it is important that you carefully select your clinician. It wise to get to know their work by viewing their portfolio and that you choose a clinic that is reputable and well-known in the industry. The procedure gives permanent results, so you will want to be careful and select a team you know has the necessary experience to provide you with the results you desire, in a safe and effective manner.

The cost of a hair transplant surgery procedure also varies by geography. A doctor in Beverly Hills will be much more expensive than one in Mexico City. You should not select a cliniciannot based on price or their professional title, but on the relative experience,skill, and portfolio that the clinician possesses. Also, you will want to choose a location that is fairly accessible in case you need to go back for follow-ups due to any unlikely complications.

Location is a big topic when speaking of price points. Many people may desire to go to Turkey or Greece due to the promise of MEGA graft sessions. So it’s important to understand what a graft and follicular unit are and why international options are not as attractive as they appear. A graft is any piece of tissue that is surgically relocated from one area to another. A follicular unit is a grouping of hair that comes most commonly as 2-4 hair per unit. Standard practice in international countries is to separate each unit into single or 2-hair units prior to implantation of the graft. This means that the price for a 4,000 graft hair transplant at $1 per graft (plus the expenses of international travel) in a country like Turkey is likely to yield a result of 4,000-6,000 hair follicles. While the photos look great online, up close you will see the hair has a weak and wispy appearance and the grafts are cobbled closely together, failing to provide the same clean appearance of natural density and increasing the risk of shock loss. In the U.S., a hair transplant around 1,500 grafts at $4 per graft is likely to yield the same number of hair, at a comparable unit cost with higher quality density. The benefits are that you won’t have to travel internationally, licensed medical professionals will perform your procedure, as opposed to unlicensed “techs”, and you have an accountable local team that you can follow-up with to monitor results or any post-operative concerns. That said, if your heart is set on Turkey, try to find an American group such as MAXIM that operates there or a clinic with a U.S. affiliation that can accommodate your post-operative visits. 

Moreover, there are also other hair restoration procedures such as Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) and regenerative procedures. These vary in price, you will have to compare the pros and cons and determine what is right for your budget and lifestyle. On average, in the United States, hair transplant procedures cost anywhere between $6,000 to $15,000. In other countries, however, the cost could range anywhere between $2,500 and $10,000. However, you need to factor in travel and other costs associated with choosing a clinic outside of the country you live in. Keep in mind that you have to have an initial consultation before you even have the procedure, and you may also have a follow-up visit, especially if there’s something out of the ordinary. It is desirable to have your follow-up care, if any, done in the same location where you received your hair transplant.

Your health and the results are of the utmost importance, therefore, price should be a consideration but not the determining factor in where you get the procedure and with whom. There are many cases of people choosing doctors in countries where the procedure cost is cheaper, only to find out the doctor rarely enters the surgical room and may not participate in anything but the initial consultation. Consequently, the patient may run into countless challenges that put their health and aesthetic at risk. Not to mention the stress of how inconvenient it is to travel when you are having a medical procedure done. This is a procedure that most patients only get only once in their lifetime, thus it makes sense to arrange your finances and pick the best option.

Technology Used for The Procedure

Most surgeons that specialize in hair loss offer the conventional FUT technique for hair transplantation. A specialized clinic, such as MAXIM Hair Restoration, is dedicated to hair restoration and will offer patients any number of singular or combined procedures necessary to tailor care to the needs of a patient. MAXIM has experience with a diverse population that have different requirements and needs. FUE is currently increasingly in demand since the procedure is less invasive and doesn’t leave a linear-scar in the donor area on the back of the head.

In the past, the scar was a bit of a setback for some people, fortunately now there are methods and better sutures that allow better aesthetic results. The FUE is a great alternative to FUT, especially for those that wear their hair in a short style, where the scar would be noticeable. Although the scar is located on the back of the head, it is large enough to notice and become a conversation topic. Some centers also offer robotic hair transplants and biofibre hair transplants. However, the outcome depends upon the quality of the surgeon and team that performs the procedure, and these interesting technologies have a plethora of shortcomings. For example, MAXIM Hair Restoration uses a combination of unique technologies to take the best of each individual task and combine them intraoperatively. Do your research to determine the pros and cons of each and figure out the best solution for you. Your clinician should be able to provide guidance and help you determine what option would get you closest to your personal goal. 

Quality of the Medical Clinic

One very important consideration when determining where to get your hair transplant surgery is the quality of the medical clinic. Especially if located in a developing country. Some factors to consider when choosing the clinic is the caliber of their amenities, the tools and equipment they use, and the kind of technologies at the clinic where the hair transplant surgery is done. All of these will affect the cost of the procedure, your safety, and the quality of the results.

The patient should consider the benefits of going to a high-quality medical clinic and compare it to the possible expenses he or she will incur for the treatment. Your health is a priority and a clinic should be well equipped to handle any medical procedure with the latest technology and the best environment. The quality of the clinic will also indicate the quality of the staff and surgeon. The results will certainly be impacted by this factor. Without a doubt, as the saying goes “you get what you pay for.” Patients have to be sure to do their research and keep their eyes open to all details during the initial consultation when visiting a clinic.

MAXIM Hair Restoration recommends clients choose a center or surgeon that is dedicated to hair transplants and choose quality over cost as the determining factor. This is a team that prides themselves on providing the latest technology in a safe and modern environment. Our clinics are some of the best in the industry and are well revered by patients and our medical peers.

Insurance

Since cosmetic procedures are not covered under a health insurance plan, the patient will have to pay for the total cost of the hair transplant surgery. Most clinics accept credit cards. Financing options are available from lenders that specialize in healthcare expenses.

Hair Transplant Surgery Cost at MAXIM Hair Restoration

MAXIM Hair Restoration specializes in mega hair transplants of up to 4,500 grafts per session. Our plastic surgeons are experienced with hair transplant procedures and we attract clients from all over the world. We have international locations in Dubai, Istanbul, Manila, and Cebu, in addition to our stateside offices in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Dallas, Houston, Northern Virginia, D.C. Area, Maryland, Indianapolis (Indiana), Chicago, Illinois, and California.

Contact Us For More Information on hair transplant surgery cost OR submit the Contact Form on this page to request your complimentary hair restoration consultation by phone, Skype, or with a MAXIM hair transplant doctor or surgeon near you. We provide a free consultation.

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