What to Expect at a Consultation
At your complimentary hair and scalp analysis we will answer your specific questions you may have. You'll learn about all of the treatment options offered by RESTORE™. You'll see first hand how the RESTORE No-Shave F.U.E. procedure is performed and you will leave the meeting with a clear understanding of how this revolutionary new procedure will regrow your hair.
Hair Transplant Cost
We care about delivering the best result that is custom-tailored to your needs. The exact cost of your hair restoration will be determined by the following: your hair loss, remaining donor hair, hair characteristics, and desired results.
Yes - hair transplants are permanent. Your new hair will remain and grow for the rest of your life. You can cut it, style it, shave it, and swim with it. It’s truly your own hair.The reason hair transplants are permanent is due to the resilient nature of the transplanted follicles. Even men who are balding will continue to grow hair in that distinctive “horseshoe” pattern along the back and sides of their head throughout their lives. Although many men choose to shave their horseshoe pattern for cosmetic reasons, those hair follicles, within that horseshoe, are genetically resistant to hair loss.A hair transplant procedure simply harvests the genetically stronger hair follicles from within your horseshoe pattern, then relocates them to a more cosmetically pleasing area along your hairline or crown.
A hair transplant procedure is minimally invasive, and local anesthesia is used. If pain is indeed reported by a patient, it is typically minor and well-tolerated, and can be mitigated by administering a little more local anesthesia. It is fair to compare hair transplant pain to your trips to the dentist - you may feel some odd sensations, but feeling genuine pain is very atypical and is rectified quickly with additional anesthesia.
Yes. You will be awake throughout the procedure, making hair transplants a very safe and easy outpatient procedure. We have a television in the operating room, so you can spend the afternoon watching shows or listening to music. During the surgery, you will be under the effects of local anesthesia, but you will be awake the entire time.
A hair transplant usually takes about 4 to 6 hours, sometimes longer depending on the amount of grafts. On operation day, you’ll typically arrive right when the office opens to begin some brief pre-op paperwork. You’ll then settle in and begin the numbing process. The procedure starts shortly thereafter and lasts throughout the morning and into the early afternoon. Bigger surgeries that move lots of follicles/grafts obviously take a bit longer than smaller surgeries. During the surgery, we build in time for meals, snacks, and breaks for both yourself and the surgeon.
There’s really no “downtime” associated with a hair transplant. You will almost certainly want to rest a bit immediately after returning home from the surgery, and possibly for another day or so. You could theoretically go back to work the next day, and some men do, but most patients opt to take a few days off before returning to work. The donor and recipient area are generally healed and back to normal within 5-7 days.
For a few days we ask you to take it easy and not work out, don’t wash your hair or wear hats or helmets, stuff like that. But you can resume most daily activities such as working, shopping, driving, etc. the next day
Growth after a hair transplant varies from patient to patient. However, some patients begin seeing new hair growth as early as 3 months, while many others begin seeing new hair growth by 6 months. In rare cases, it can take a little longer. The initial growth is very exciting, but it is typically not indicative of the full and final results. For some men, it takes 9 to 15 months post-op for the new hair to fully grow in and for the final cosmetic result to be reached.
We know everyone wants a direct answer to this question - but it’s nearly impossible to answer this accurately without seeing and assessing your head first. The cost of a hair transplant primarily depends on three factors: 1) your current level of hair loss, 2) your own personal restoration goals, which can range from aggressive to conservative, and 3) the quality, reputation, and experience of the doctor/surgeon. An accurate cost can be assessed for you during your free consultation.
Generally speaking, older men are considered slightly better candidates for transplants than very young ones. This is because it’s beneficial for the surgeon to fully visualize and understand your genetic balding pattern, which oftentimes hasn’t materialized yet for men in their early or mid 20s.For slightly older men, the surgeon can properly plan a procedure that best suits your genetic balding pattern, and will suit you better as you age. This ensures the most positive result for the long-term.Pharmaceuticals, like Rogaine and Propecia, can also be used by males over the age of eighteen. In general, these medications, seem to be more effective at preserving existing hair than growing new ones, and are mostly beneficial for younger men in the early stages of hair loss