It is always difficult to make a definitive decision about hair transplantation. It may come across as a desperate attempt of a vain, shallow and complex-ridden individual to conceal his bad genetics and slow down getting old with dignity. However, having in mind that getting bald too early may have irreparable consequences for a young man’s self-confidence (all the relevant studies and researches showed that a young person with a receding hairline and progressive hair loss is inevitably considered less attractive, and the possible devastating effects of the balding jokes on a man with no self-respect should also not be ignored), it is quite understandable that one is willing to at least consider hair transplant as an option. On the other hand, one should not jump the gun and go for a quick and easy solution without doing some serious research on the topic, or he would end up filling the pockets of an already loaded industry without the desired results. Even though it is not drastic as some other measures, hair transplantation is still a life-changing decision. The question that imposes itself naturally is, what is it all about and how to decide on what’s best for you and your hair if you decide the operation is worth a try.

Even though hair loss transplant is not considered a taboo today, with more and more celebrities openly talking about their procedures, you should always think about it for a considerable amount of time Michigan Hair Transplant specialists have had a lot of good results over the years and they seem like a safe choice as far as the surgery is concerned. The first step, however, is to try out one of the two scientifically approved remedies: Minoxidil and Finasteride (which is quite expensive). You are supposed to continue your treatments for at least a year before the transplant, in order to strengthen your root and follicles. Secondly, you need to, as already said, carry out a thorough research on the surgery and the possible surgeons. The important thing to note is that the procedure is not painful — the anesthetic is local, so there may be uneasiness, but almost never pain. The operation may fail, as any other, but the percentages are truly insignificant. It may occur as a consequence of a surgeon’s sloppy work or a person being inappropriate for the surgery. As for the surgery types, there are three of them:

– FUE (Follicular Unit Extension) is the type of the surgery that is mostly performed. Particular hair follicles are removed from the area with thicker hair and then inserted into the bare part. This is the most commonly used procedure precisely because of the fact it is very safe — it leaves no stitches nor scars, and it is perfect for short hair and almost shaved head. The only downside is the duration — it lasts for about eight hours. The cost depends on the amount of work invested and it varies from 5 to 12 thousand dollars.

ATP (Advanced Trico Pigmentation) is another safe and non-invasive method which reminds of a tattoo work with a small needle and a particular ink which lasts for about five years. The price is more popular and it is about 2-3 thousand dollars.

FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) employs an interesting strategy of removing a healthy patch of your hair, taking out follicles from it and distributing them under the microscope to the poorer parts of your head (when it comes to the hair quality, of course), the so-called donor supply. It is more invasive than the other two methods with the longer recovery period, but it is still not painful, nor particularly discomforting. If your goal is to have a better hairline, you need to endure everything, and of course pay for it For this particular procedure, the minimal price is 5 thousand dollars.

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My name is Elaine and I'm a self proclaimed "do it yourself addict". I am the mother of the best 11 year old boy ever and my husband's not too shabby either