Hair Restoration F.A.Q

 

If you’re considering a hair restoration procedure for the first time, it’s perfectly normal to feel a mix of excitement and uncertainty. Having questions is a natural part of the process, and seeking answers is a great way to become informed about your options.

To assist you, we’ve compiled responses to some of the most common questions we encounter. These should provide a general understanding and may help in easing any concerns you might have.

For personalized advice and a more comprehensive exploration of what hair restoration can offer, we recommend consulting with a qualified physician. They can provide detailed information tailored to your specific situation following a thorough evaluation.

You’re welcome to engage in an informal discussion to familiarize yourself with the process, or you can opt for a more formal consultation to delve deeper into the potential procedures available to you. Remember, obtaining a professional evaluation is a critical step in making an informed decision about hair restoration.

Should I choose FUT or FUE?

Both procedures are recognized as safe and effective in the hair restoration industry.  Just because a doctor may recommend one, don’t believe they are a “quack” or using an outdated…

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What causes hair loss?

Hair loss can be attributed to a number of different variables such as genetics, sudden hormonal changes, specific medical conditions, or the types of medications which you either are currently or have recently taken.  While both genders are subject to hair loss it is significantly…
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Am I causing my hair loss?

You like putting on your favorite team’s ballcap on your way out the door Saturday morning.  You do this every weekend.  Suddenly, your neighbor mentions to you that if you continue to wear that thing your hair will start to fall out.  Every man has heard…

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Can hairstyles cause baldness?

Yes.  Certain hairstyles can cause your hair to fall out.  This is known as traction alopecia.  Traction alopecia is a type of hair loss that happens over a period of time where your hair has been under constant strain or…

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What is a virtual hair restoration consultation?

Each doctor’s office will have their own policies and procedures relating to any form of examinations or questions they may have prior to you actually stepping foot in their office for the actual consultation.  This section will provide you with a good idea of what may be…

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When will I see my new hair?

The timeline for when a person will notice newly transplanted hair growing will vary person to person as genetics, quality of donor hair, and other factors will impact the frequency. For a guideline which most people will accept as a general timeline, see below…

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Will my health insurance cover a hair transplant?

A hair transplant surgery is considered a “cosmetic procedure” and is usually not covered under most health insurance plans. A cosmetic procedure is usually defined as it not being medically necessary and…

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Will I lose the transplanted hair?

The hair which you have transplanted from the donor area to the area(s) needing coverage will never fall out again once it has had time to settle in; usually about six to nine months after…

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Will people know about my hair surgery?

This really depends on how comfortable you are in people knowing your intentions, the lengths you’re willing to go to conceal the procedure, and/or how…

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Will there be scarring after the hair surgery?

The good news for men today is that hair transplant procedures have significantly improved in both efficiency and minimizing scarring from the procedure.  Potential patients need to understand that a hair transplant is a full procedure and there is…

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Is hair restoration painful?

Hair restoration surgery has very little pain associated with it compared to other procedures.  Prior to the procedure actually starting the doctor will provide…

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What is PRP Therapy?

PRP stands for platelet rich plasma. It is a type of non-surgical therapy that has proven to be effective for a number of issues, including hair loss. Blood will be drawn from your …

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What is ARTAS?

The ARTAS robotic-assisted follicular unit extraction hair transplant procedure is one of the newest and latest technological advancements in hair transplantation. ARTAS assists…

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How is FUE different than other types of hair transplant procedures?

There are two primary methods of a hair transplant procedure, the FUE and the Follicular Unit Transplantation, hereafter referred to as FUT.  Before covering the differences…

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