For women, to experience hair loss can be an extremely stressful experience. Due to social standards, this condition is not considered so negatively when it occurs in men, but for women is considered ‘unacceptable’ to suffer any type of hair loss, since ‘baldness’ has always been a “male thing”. It can become suddenly apparent or it can occur over a period of time. It can start with an increase in the shedding rate of your hair, followed by a decrease in its thickness. Whatever the case, it is a condition which can be treated and we offer the perfect solution for you.
Usually, women who suffer from hair loss suffer from androgenetic alopecia; this ailment is hereditary and is triggered by a change in the hormonal balance within the hair follicles and the scalp. It can happen early in life, teenage years and early twenties but it can also easily occur when a woman reaches her menopause, due to the natural reduction of your hormone circulation which occurs during this time.
However, this condition can also be cause by physical or emotional stress, a poor diet, illness, certain medication (drugs used to treat cancer, anti-depressants or high-blood pressure), scarring from injury, thyroid disease or ringworm.
Hair Surgeries Average Price / Cost
Hair Transplant Price
$3500 – $9000
$950 – $2,200
Hair Restoration Price
$4000 – $7000
$950 – $2,200
Eyebrow Restoration Price
$3000 – $6000
Eyelash Restoration Price
$3000 – $6000
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What Can I Expect
You need to keep in mind that, whenever it comes to plastic surgery, no procedure will ever provide an ‘ideal’ aspect to your appearance. The aim of cosmetic treatment is to achieve an improvement, to enhance your looks. This can help you boost your self-confidence and make you feel better about yourself, while keeping realistic expectations. This is one of the core values we have; we want our clients to be completely satisfied with the results of their surgery and to heighten their self-assurance.
Before submitting yourself to a hair restoration treatment,we recommend for you to be evaluated by your dermatologist so that your skin condition is diagnosed properly. Once this is done, you can go ahead and choose which solutions would be best for you.
Keep in mind that for this procedure to be performed, you need to have healthy hair growth on the sides or the back of your head. The whole surgery consists of transplanting growing hair from one section of your scalp to another, to create the appearance of a full bodied head of hair.
The certified team of surgeons is aware of the fact that a hair restoration surgery is a very personalized treatment. Therefore, we want every surgical option to be available for you and we have a great variety of doctors with vast experience in hair replacement techniques at your disposal.
As with every other procedure, we require that patients have a detailed discussion with their plastic surgeon before the surgery is performed. By doing so, both parties have the opportunity to contribute in the whole process and to increase the client’s level of satisfaction. When speaking with your doctor, please feel free to talk openly and to express your doubts as well as your expectations. Your surgeon will help determine what isn’t or what is possible to accomplish, helping you to improve your looks in the best way possible.
Make sure to ask your doctor concerning the diverse details that the hair surgery entails. For example, you should know if you should stop taking certain medications or if you will need to refrain from drinking or eating for a certain time period before your surgery.
Certain medical conditions can cause problems during or after the procedure. For example, blood-clotting problems, tendency to excessive scarring or high blood pressure should be previously checked by your doctor.
During this initial consultation, your doctor will assess the donor areas from which the grafts for your restoration will be taken from. If these have adequate hair growth and texture, then you will be good to go.
This surgery basically consists in the transferring of small pieces of hair-bearing scalp grafts from a donor area to a thinning or bald region. The grafts can be ‘cut’ in many different sizes and shapes: micro-grafts (1-2 hairs each), round grafts (10-15 hairs) and mini-grafts (2-4 hairs).
So that grafts are easily reached and taken out, before the surgery, the chosen donor area will be trimmed short. Usually, the grafts are removed using a scalpel, allowing for precise shape and size cutting; this also allows surgeons to remove tiny sections, which can be used to cover miniscule holes or slits in the scalp.
In an effort to preserve proper skin health, doctors usually inject a saline solution into the scalp while they are removing the grafts. Once this is done, the ‘holes’ created in the donor area are closed with stitches (usually 1 stitch for punch-grafts and for the rest, a small straight line of stitches); these are generally covered with surrounding hair.
To preserve healthy circulation in the scalp, grafts are generally positioned about 1/8 of an inch apart. As your hair replacement treatment progresses, this space will be filled with supplementary grafts. Surgeons will take extra-care in the removal and placement of the grafts so that the development of your restored hair will take in a natural trend; also, they will always make sure that the hair growth in the donor area isn’t affected.
The scalp is cleaned and covered with gauze once the whole procedure is finished. Some doctors actually allow their patients to recover without the use of bandages, but in most cases, clients are required to wear a pressure bandage around their heads for a few days prior to the operation.
Post-Op – After Surgery
The degree and complexity of the procedure you were submitted to greatly affects the level of discomfort you will experience during your recovery period. It is natural for you to feel some aching, throbbing or excessive tautness; your surgeon will most likely prescribe some painkillers for this, so that you can recover more comfortably. Patients who have had a hair restoration surgery usually resume light activity after a few days and you will be able to return to work.
However, during this period, you will have to refrain from participating in any type of strenuous activity for at least 3 weeks, since it can increase the blood flow to the scalp and can cause your incisions to bleed. Therefore, contact sports and vigorous exercise will have to be avoided and some doctors recommend the deferment of sexual activity as well during this period.
A circumstance that all hair restoration patients must be prepared for is that fact that “new hair” tends to fall out within 6 weeks after the procedure. You must keep in mind that this condition is merely temporal since lots of patients feel completely distressed when this occurs. Once the hair has fallen out, it takes around 5 to 6 weeks for it to resume normal growth and from then on, you can expect around half an inch of growth every month.
For this type of procedure, it is almost always necessary for you to submit yourself to ‘touch up’ procedures prior to your initial surgery. By doing so, surgeons will be able to achieve the level of ‘hair fullness’ that the client desires and he/she can create a more natural-looking outcome, once your incisions are healed completely.
You will probably be allowed several months of recovery between these sessions, since surgeons prefer to give the body time for it to heal properly. This means that the entire hair restoration procedure can take up to 2 years for the treatment to be completed. Do not hesitate to discuss this fact with your doctor, since he/she can usually predict how long it will take to finish the treatment in your specific circumstance.
As with any type of plastic surgery, complications are unusual, but they sometimes do happen. However, they are usually minor and can be reduced by precisely following your doctor’s directions before and after the procedure.
Infection, wide scars (aka ‘stretch-back scars) and excessive bleeding are extremely rare but can sometimes happen. There’s also the possibility that a graft might not ‘take’ to the place where it was replaced and it may ‘die’; if this happens, further surgery will be necessary.
Some issue that ‘hair restoration’ patients encounter is the formation of small bumps in the scalp where the grafts were replaced. This circumstance is irreversible but these irregularities are usually covered by hair and are not noticeable.
Taking all this into consideration, it is highly recommended for you to follow your surgeon’s instructions at all times to help avoid any complications.