Perhaps you’re thinking about undergoing a hair restoration treatment, but aren’t sure of whether or not you’re making the right choice? Maybe you’re looking for a little more information to help convince you?
In some cases, just understanding what the hair restoration process in Newport Beach, Los Angeles, and Orange County, California, entails is enough to ease a new patient’s mind. Let’s discuss the different types of hair restoration processes as well as their costs and recovery times.
There are a number of different hair restoration treatments available today. However, the most popular ones are strip hair transplant called Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT), Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), Scalp Micropoigmentation, stem cell hair therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Each of these procedures works just a little differently.
Strip hair transplant surgery (FUT) is the most popular type of hair transplant currently. This procedure can generally be done in four to six hours under local anesthesia in a clinic setting while you are awake, and typically results in a scar upon the back of the head.
It involves removing hair from the back and sides of the head, and then transplanting that hair to the balding areas of the head. Requiring a team of surgeons and surgical assistants, it’s the fastest-acting hair growth procedure there is.
Throughout the procedure, you will be awake, capable of watching television and conversing with your doctors. This will allow you to discuss what’s happening, as it’s happening.
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) surgery is similar to, but different than strip hair transplant surgery. Like strip hair transplant surgery, it involves taking hair from the back and sides of the head, and transferring that hair to the thinning and balding areas. Unlike strip hair transplant surgery, it leaves no linear surgical scars behind.
FUE takes about twice the time that strip hair transplant takes, but generally delivers comparable results with a slightly higher attrition rate. During this procedure, the patient remains awake so that he or she can converse with the doctor and staff, watch a move, or take a nap.
This FUE surgery in Newport Beach, Los Angeles, and Orange County, California, is typically more expensive than FUT surgery. The payoff, of course, is that you won’t experience any scarring.
Stem cell hair therapy is different from FUE and FUT strip hair transplant. Whereas those two procedures involve moving hair from one part of the scalp to another, stem cell hair therapy involves extracting stem cells from your own fat and injecting them into the scalp. Stem cell therapy for hair loss is suited for people with auto-immune disorders such as alopecia areata, lichen planis and other conditions.
PRP treatment involves drawing your own blood and processing it so that only the enriched cells (platelet-rich plasma) remain, and injecting it into the scalp. PRP contains essential proteins that stimulate natural hair growth. It can be combined with a hair transplant to stimulate re-growth or can be performed independently and is also helpful for female and male hair loss, particularly when it happens due to auto-immune conditions.
There are a few different factors which will affect the costs of a hair restoration treatment. The factor which affect costs the most is the amount of hair which needs to be transplanted. Generally, the more hair that needs to be restored, the greater the cost of the procedure.
Treatments typically range between 5,000 and $10,000. Unfortunately, hair restoration treatment is not covered by health insurance. Everything you pay for the procedure will have to come directly out of pocket. Patient financing options are available through Care Credit, United Medical Credit, Lending Club and other financing options.
After you undergo one of the above treatments, you may experience scalp soreness and some discomfort or swelling. Fortunately, this can be reduced with antibiotics or other anti-inflammatory and pain medicine.
In most cases, any discomfort during the procedure will cease within two to three days. Most doctors will want to monitor your progress after the procedure, checking for infections and any undue scars.
Are you convinced? Legitimately interested in undergoing a hair transplant surgery in Newport Beach, Los Angeles, or Orange County, California? If so, MAXiM Hair Restoration in Newport Beach, California, is the place to go.
Our Board Certified surgeon Dr. Abramson has over 25 years of experience with over 16,000 hair transplant procedures performed. He is a former Bosley hair transplant surgeon.
We offer a variety of hair treatments, all of which are available at fair and competitive prices. With a team of experienced surgeons on our side, we offer only the best in treatment and care.
Contact us today for a free consultation!