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The Problem with Hair Transplants

With so many options to prevent hair loss, it is essential to understand the potential risks of each treatment before committing to something that may or may not work. Hair transplants are a form of cosmetic surgery that many people consider in their search for hair loss solutions. The only problem with hair transplants is that they simply aren’t worth the money.

Cost Compared to Results

Hair transplants are expensive, and recipients are likely to spends tens-of-thousands of dollars out of their own pocket to have multiple surgeries. The patient can receive several thousand grafts during each surgery, but multiple surgeries are necessary to ensure the greatest amount of hair density is achieved. The average density of hair follicular units on a non-balding scalp is anywhere from 90 to 100 units per square centimeter. Surgery can replace roughly 25 follicular units per square centimeter, meaning the patient could possibly restore up to 28-percent of their original hair density.

Complications of Hair Transplants

Some experts guarantee they can return up to 30-percent of a patient’s original hair density, but this is not a consistent result. Other doctors will try to transplant at higher densities, but only if they are reasonably certain that the scalp’s blood supply won’t be overwhelmed. Otherwise, the patient can experience shock hair loss soon after their surgery. Shock hair loss is one of the unfortunate side effects of hair transplants that results in the loss of natural hair, either from the patient’s donor site or at the site of the transplant. This can leave the patient with less hair than they originally started with, and create a vicious cycle for someone who is desperate to treat hair loss with more hair transplant surgeries.

Hairline Ink is home to multiple hair loss experts. For several years, we have refined our techniques to offer affordable and effective solutions for men and women who are struggling with hair loss. Our unique application recreates the look of natural hair follicles that grow on the scalp in three treatments or less. Call us at (585) 318-2898 to learn more about our permanent solution for hair loss.

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