Natural-Looking Hair Transplants
Restoration Surgery Becoming Much More Common and Socially Acceptable
With hair restoration surgery becoming much more common and socially acceptable, a greater variety of cosmetic practices are offering this transformative service. An estimated 2/3 of all men and up to half of women report some degree of hair loss by the time they reach 50. In New Jersey, the cost of hair transplant surgery has changed over time to reflect the demand. Androgenic alopecia, also known as male pattern hair loss, affects so many people, it could be said that balding is a natural part of the aging process. However, more people today are taking action and fighting fallout with effective, natural-looking hair transplants.
What Does a Modern Hair Transplant Involve?
Medical technology has come a long way. Though the term ‘hair transplant’ may conjure images of ‘Ken doll’ obvious hair plugs, today’s modern techniques allow specialists to graft extremely fine follicle groups in realistic ways. FUE, ( follicular unit extraction) is the most advanced method, leaving less tell-tale scarring when relocating micro-plugs of hair. FUE devices typically involve a handheld punch tool used to carefully extract donor grafts. These come from robust growth areas such as the back and sides of the head. The collected follicles are implanted with precision, realistic direction, density, and pattern at the recipient site.
What Does Advanced Hair Transplant Technology Cost?
Each person is unique, and so are their treatment needs. The cost will be highly individualized depending on the type of hair, equipment used, practitioner, practice location and the number of grafts needed. With so many influencing factors, it can be confusing to guess at one’s procedure cost without an in-person consultation. Even before you see a surgeon, however, you can gain an understanding of procedure pricing.
Most New Jersey hair transplant costs are calculated on a per-graft basis, rather than hourly. For instance, surgeons will charge an average of $5-7 per graft, and each graft contains between 1-4 hair follicles. This format is a far safer option for patients as they don’t need to be concerned with the time involved, over the results of their procedure.