Deciding on the best treatment for thinning or balding hair can be hard, yet many people solely focus on surgical hair transplants. If you’re wondering whether you should get a hair transplant, our medical professionals at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates can help. While we can’t decide for you, there are some factors you should think about before taking the big leap.
How much hair loss do you have?
If you have extreme hair loss and balding, you may be a good candidate for a hair transplant. But many people don’t have that much hair loss, and some doctors won’t even perform surgery for minor-to-moderate hair thinning.
Are you prepared for downtime?
With surgery comes downtime, and if you’re not willing to take off work for an extended period, a hair transplant may not be your best bet. Downtime could be anywhere between 7 and 10 days (even longer for those with fairer skin).
Can you afford hair transplant surgery?
Depending on where you go, a hair transplant could cost $4,000 to a whopping $15,000. Since most insurance companies consider the surgery cosmetic, they more than likely wouldn’t cover it.
Have you considered PRP for hair loss?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an innovative way to grow your real hair using your body’s own plasma (found in your blood). It’s full of growth factors, meaning it can replenish thin hair and even treat bald spots.
All PRP entails is drawing your blood, separating the PRP, then injecting it directly into your scalp. Plus, you won’t have to worry about extended periods of downtime or ruining your budget. When combined with other treatments such as prescription medications, peptide therapy, and more, PRP can be an effective hair-loss solution for both men and women.
Should you get a hair transplant? Talk to our experts at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates
Let our medical professionals help you create a customized hair restoration program before you turn to surgery. We will work with you to understand your unique conditions and concerns to get you one step closer to reaching your goals. As a medspa and medical practice, we have the unique ability to not only treat hair loss, but also help you maintain your overall health.
We’re here to offer a warm, friendly environment while providing the highest quality treatments and procedures to help you look great and feel great.
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