I’m 26 years old and would like a hair transplant. How many grafts would I need and how much would it cost Thank you for your question! You are 26 years old and you are asking the most common questions that men with hair loss ask how many grafts do you need How much would it cost So I’m going to help you understand before we even go to that zone of trying to come up with numbers and costs is first understand the context of the question you’re asking. You may be making an assumption that many men do when they are exploring a solution.
For hair loss. First of all, you are assuming that your hair loss will not continue but that’s not the case. You are very young and you have a very advanced hair loss. So it’s very important to understand that hair loss is progressive and the fact that you’ve had an onset at a young age and you progressed to a very advanced stage means that you will still continue to lose hair and whatever number of grafts you get will not likely be enough to get the desired result. When I was training in facial cosmetic surgery and this is going to the early to mid90s,.
It was common standard in our profession to not to a transplant to someone in their 20s. And it was the understanding that men in their 20s, only 20 or so of the contemporaries have hair loss and 80 have a lot of hair and whether it’s rational or irrational, the expectation is to get a lot of hair from transplant surgery. Transplant surgery nomenclature can be confusing. When you do research about hair transplants, you have the race of the number of grafts and the costs of grafts and it’s been become kind of a circus where.
Hair Transplants Do Not Stop Hair Loss, but a Stem Cell Treatment Can without Surgery
Doctors and institutions or companies are trying to beat each other and selling hair transplant procedures. As a physician, as a surgeon, someone who’s taking care of patients for 20 years, and whose patients have been continuously in my practice for whatever length of time I’ve known them for, my job is to counsel patients on what is likely to be the result and the realistic. So let’s start with some hard truths. Number one is the donor area. The donor area is the limited band at the back of scalp. Whether you do follicular unit transplant,.
Whether you do FUEs or whether you’re using any type of new device including robot technology, doesn’t change physiology. That number is a mismatch with the surface area of the scalp that needs coverage. The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery survey of membership showed clearly that 65 of patients wanted more density. If we look at patients who had surgery after surgery, if you hear this Well, I’ll go add a second. And a third and a fourth transplant, when these patients have this many transplants and they try to cover the scalp with as many grafts ad they can possibly.
Can, if you continue to lose hair, the scalp still looks like you’re losing hair and that’s not a desirable result. In other people, if they concentrate the hair grafts in this particular area in a particular way, when existing hairs thin out, they look pluggy. They look like they have hair grafts and that gives hair transplants a bad name. In our practice, we developed a treatment as an alternative to hair transplant. For people in their 20s, we always advocate based on experience that the earlier you come, the.
Better it is. We call this treatment Hair Regeneration. This is a method that we developed using a wound healing material that appears to halt the progression of hair thinning and causes a reversal at various levels, depending on how advanced the hair is thinning of hairs that are progressively thinning to hairs becoming thicker. We always say that we can save the dying but we can’t bring back the dead. So early treatment regardless of the age of onset is something we advocate. We treated people as young as 18 years old and we’ve.
Had very nice results because the earlier we catch them, the better it is. You also have to consider, properly it was not expressed in your question, whether or not you are using any medical therapy to stabilize your hair loss whether it’s finasteride or minoxidil. Currently, a lot of males are not taking finasteride because of concerns of long term sexual side effects. So in our practice, we have been put to the test of using Hair Regeneration as a standardized or standalone treatment in the absence of using any support from using finasteride. And we’ve had excellent results. Close to.
A 100 of our male pattern hair loss patients do get results. So when you are exploring your options, it’s very important to understand the limitations of hair transplantation and it’s very important to stabilize your hair loss. Whether you do it with medical therapy, whether you do with technology like Hair Regeneration, it is critically important for you to stabilize your hair progression or your hair loss progression. So before you start shopping for grafts and costs, learn about your options and be realistic. I’m seeing a lot of patients who are in their 20s who have had transplant already in their.
Early to mid20s and they are still losing hair and they are coming to us to try to find a solution because they realize that they can’t transplant enough hairs to get the results they want. At the same time, they are kind of stuck because as they are losing their existing hairs, it’s become obvious that they had hair transplants and that’s not a good place to be socially. So I hope that information was helpful to you, I wish you the best of luck and thank you for your question!.