Hair Restoration Treatment Considerations

If you are currently in the process of determining whether hair restoration is right for you, Dr. Robert J. Dorin and Robert H. True at True & Dorin Medical Group can provide the professional insight necessary to answer your questions. There are several important things to consider prior to a hair restoration treatment, such as cost, possible risks, and what can be expected from your final results. Our goal is to help you make an informed decision so you feel completely comfortable when the time comes to begin your treatment. 

Common Considerations

We understand that deciding to move forward with hair restoration is not the type of decision that should be made lightly. Although everyone's concerns and goals are completely unique, we recommend that you begin with weighing some general considerations.

Our goal is to help you make an informed decision so you feel completely comfortable when the time comes to begin your treatment.

Which Procedure is Right for Me?

With advances in hair restoration technology and techniques, patients now have various surgical options for treating their hair loss. Depending on the individual patient's extent of hair loss and their aesthetic goals, our doctors may recommend FUE (follicular unit extraction) or FUT (follicular unit transplantation). Each treatment can deliver exceptional results but there are substantial differences between the two, which can be further discussed during an in-depth consultation.

Advantages of FUE and FUT
 

Advantages of FUE and FUT infographic

The Cost of the Treatment

The cost of treatment will vary on a case-by-case basis and is largely dependent on the type of procedure and size of the treatment area. FUT is a more cost-effective option, with grafts ranging from $4-6. Although FUE is more expensive, costing $7.50-11 a graft, many patients choose this procedure for its benefits. Our practice accepts financing options to help make treatment more affordable.

Risks and Complications

As with any surgical procedure, hair restoration surgery does carry some degree of risk. In rare cases, patients may experience infection, scarring, and some minor post-operative numbness. By working with a skilled doctor at our practice, we will take all necessary precautions to minimize your risk of complications.

The Recovery Period

Patients should be prepared to experience some minor to moderate discomfort during their recovery, typically lasting no longer than 10-12 days. Some patients may be able to return to work within one to two days following their procedure, while some may require a few extra days of recuperation. It is important to consider the amount of time you may need off from work, as well as limitations on strenuous activities immediately following your surgery. 

Seek Advice From Our Team

With more than two decades of experience in the field of transplantation and hair loss treatment, the doctors at True & Dorin Medical Group have the experience and expertise to guide you through the treatment process. Take the first step towards achieving a fuller, thicker head of hair today. To set up a consultation with us, please send us a message online or give us a call at (866) 629-0866.