Hair Transplant FAQs

If you have thinning hair and/or have lost a significant amount of your hair, you may be considering hair transplantation. What is holding you back, at this point? Do you have questions or concerns? If so, it is a good idea to meet with a reputable hair transplant specialist in your area. Scheduling a risk-free consultation will allow you to ask your questions, voice your concerns, and receive informed feedback and guidance about both. You may also be able to obtain a valuable assessment concerning whether you may or may not be an excellent candidate for hair transplantation at this time.

When preparing for a hair transplant consultation, it can be helpful to write your questions and concerns down. This exercise will help to ensure that you walk away from your consultation with all the information you’ll need to make an informed decision about whether to move forward with hair transplantation. If you are unsure of where to start in re: articulating your concerns, browse the information below and see what questions of your own that this information sparks.

Are All Hair Transplantation Procedures the Same?

There are several different ways that hair transplantation is approached by clinics that offer such procedures. As an experienced hair transplant specialist – including Dr. Robin Unger – can confirm, not every procedure suits the needs of every patient. This is one of the reasons why it is critical to consult with a specialist before committing to a plan of action. The particular procedure that you are interested in may or may not work for your specific type of hair loss. For example, you may have significant hair growth at the back of your scalp that would make you a good candidate for a “strip” approach in which follicles from the back of your scalp are dissected and transplanted meticulously on other areas of your scalp. Or, you could be a good candidate for follicular unit extraction by which follicles are extracted and relocated one at a time.

Does Hair Transplantation Hurt?

Depending upon the type of procedure being performed, hair transplantation frequently requires a combination of local anesthesia combined with oral sedation. However, some patients opt for intravenous sedation. You can ask about any specific clinic’s approach to anesthesia for various procedures. You will likely feel some discomfort during your recovery period, but this discomfort should be eased significantly by use of over-the-counter pain relievers.