What is the cost of a hair transplant?
The cost depends on your particular situation and the amount of hair loss you are experiencing. It may range between $5000 to $18000. During your consultation, we will estimate the number of grafts you may need, which determines the cost.
Will I experience pain during my hair procedure?
No. First, a local anesthetic is applied, which may cause slight discomfort. Once the scalp is numbed, the procedure itself is not painful.
How long is the recovery period?
It is much shorter than with all other existing hair restoration surgeries: usually anywhere from 1-3 days. Because there are no surgical cuts or stitches involved, the most people can expect is some mild swelling and discomfort. Most are able to resume their regular activities within 48 hours.
What is the difference between FUE transplant procedures (such as ARTAS® or NeoGraft®) and hair plugs?
The old-fashioned “hair plugs” are what’s known as a strip surgery — when a strip of hair is removed from the back of the head and transplanted onto areas that are experiencing baldness. As a result, these areas can appear unnatural. ARTAS® is the robotic option and NeoGraft® is the manual option for the follicular unit transplant (FUT) surgery – individual follicles are transplanted. This allows us to preserve natural hair groupings and results in natural-looking hair.
Do I have to cut my hair before the procedure?
Yes, it is recommended that you trim your hair short in the donor area in order for Dr. Max or the ARTAS® Robot to successfully harvest the follicular units. We also offer a “no shave” option when appropriate.
Will anyone know I’ve had a hair transplant?
Absolutely not. Today’s technology allows for the transplantation of individual follicular units. We also ensure that the direction of follicular hair growth in the transplanted area is the natural direction of your hair. What’s more, there are virtually no scars. Unlike older surgeries that left clients with linear scars in the back of the head, the procedures we perform may leave minimal, barely visible scars in the donor area. You can wear your hair any way you want: any length, any style.
How long does the hair transplant procedure take?
It depends on the amount of hair restoration that is required for your particular case. We will give you a graft estimate during your consultation. Generally, the procedure takes 4-8 hours. As you sit back and relax, Dr. Max will oversee the process, and our staff are available to make you as comfortable as possible.