How Much is a Hair Transplant?

If you have noticed that your hair has become thinner or you have balding spots? Hair is an important feature for men and women so hair loss can have a significant impact on your confidence. A hair transplant restores full, natural-looking hair growth using your own hair. At Specialty Aesthetic Surgery, we specialize in providing hair restoration that helps you look and feel like your younger, more energetic self. 

What Causes Hair Loss?

Hair loss can have many causes. However, the most common and well-known cause is androgenic alopecia, a condition where hormonal changes affect the activity of your hair follicles. Men and women can have this condition, but it tends to appear as the classic balding pattern in men and as more diffuse thinning in women. Genetics plays a significant role in whether you develop androgenic alopecia or how early it begins. Hair loss has many other causes, so we may perform a range of tests during your consultation process to determine the underlying factors. 

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What is a Hair Transplant?

A hair transplant is a hair restoration technique that uses hair follicles taken from areas of healthy growth and relocated to thinning areas. Because these follicles are taken from areas not affected by hair loss, they will continue to grow hair even in areas where you have lost it. Hair transplants can treat more significant hair loss than medications. It also offers a solution for many individuals whose type of hair loss does not respond well to typical hair restoration medications or those who cannot use them. 

How Much is a Hair Transplant?

Hair transplants require a highly trained and skilled surgeon to achieve good results. Costs for this procedure vary too widely to offer estimates. Factors that affect your overall cost include:

  • Your surgeon’s experience and skill
  • The amount of hair being transplanted
  • The technique used
  • Related expenses such as blood tests

When considering a hair transplant, the price can be extremely deceiving. A provider offering a lower price, especially if it is much lower than others, may not be providing the best results. Transplanting fewer follicles or using a less time-consuming technique can save money, but your results will not look as thick or natural. 

While cost is always a factor when considering a procedure, it should not be the primary way you choose your hair transplant surgeon. When performed well, your results will look like your hair has been restored to its naturally youthful state. However, less-than-optimal results can leave an unnatural-looking, obvious hairline or other issues. Always check your surgeon’s credentials and experience before choosing them for any procedure. 

How Does a Hair Transplant Work?

During a hair transplant, your surgeon collects hair follicles from areas of your scalp where hair continues to grow normally. These follicles have not been affected by the causes of your hair loss so they will grow hair in their new location. Your surgeon carefully places individual follicles in a pattern that mimics your natural hair growth, 

Another type of hair transplant removes a strip of skin from an area of your scalp, usually on the back of your head. While this saves time, it will leave you with a scar on your scalp that is visible if you prefer a very short hairstyle. Ask your surgeon which technique they use.

What is Recovery Like After a Hair Transplant?

You can expect your scalp to feel sore and sensitive after the procedure, depending on how many follicles have been transplanted. We will provide you with instructions on when you can wash your hair and use products. Swelling starts to improve after the first few days, and most people return to work in less than a week

Your transplanted follicles will shed the hairs they contain after the procedure. They will begin growing new hairs after about a month, although it can take a few months for this hair to become long enough to become fully visible. Your aftercare instructions will tell you when you can start brushing and styling your hair. 

Can I Use Hair Restoration Treatments With a Hair Transplant?

With many hair restoration methods available, you can combine several methods for your best results. Medications, supplements, and other treatments can be used after your hair transplant, and they are often recommended. Since a hair transplant does not treat the underlying cause of hair loss, these other treatments can help maintain your healthy hair growth and prevent future loss. 

Am I a Good Candidate for a Hair Transplant?

While many people with balding or thinning hair can benefit from a hair transplant, we may perform blood tests to determine whether this procedure will work for your type of hair loss. Candidates must have enough healthy, active follicles for transplant and should be in overall good health.

Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation

Want to learn more about hair transplants? Schedule your consultation online or by calling Specialty Aesthetic Surgery at (212) 737-8700. We look forward to working with you!

Specialty Aesthetic Surgery serves the greater NYC metro area.

About Our Surgeons

Bruce Moskowitz is an experienced and board-certified oculoplastic surgeon. His practice encompasses all areas of oculoplastic cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has a well-known reputation for revision surgery, and a large portion of his practice comes from other colleagues to revise sub-optimal outcomes.

Grigoriy Mashkevich is an experienced and double-board certified facial plastic surgeon. He belongs to a highly select group of surgeons with a focused specialization in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the nose, face, and neck. 

Dr. Anna Frants is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who is experienced in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Her areas of expertise include surgery of the face, neck, nose, eyelids, eyebrows, and ears. 

*Individual results may vary

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