Frequently Asked Questions about Hair Restoration Surgery

Am I a Candidate for Hair Replacement Surgery?

One of our surgeons at Lifespan Laser and Aesthetic Surgery Center will do a comprehensive evaluation and make recommendations when you meet for your complimentary consultation. Surgery should be considered only after other options to stop the progression of your hair loss, such as treatment with prescription medications, have proven unsuccessful.

How Many Treatments Are Required?

Usually only one procedure is needed to achieve the look you desire. A follow-up session may be required.

How Long Does the Procedure Take?

The surgery takes, on average, six to eight hours. The length of the procedure depends on several factors, including how many grafts are being transplanted.

Is the Procedure Painful?

During the surgery, a local anesthetic is used to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible. Many patients pass the time by listening to music or watching television.

What Is Recovery from Hair Transplant Surgery Like?

Most patients need only a few days to recover, and over-the-counter pain relievers can be taken for any discomfort that occurs. Among other restrictions, you will have to forgo strenuous exercise for several days. You will receive detailed instructions about how to care for your scalp after surgery.

How Long Will It Take for the Transplanted Hair to Grow?

In the two to three weeks after surgery, the transplanted hair will shed. You will notice new growth in a few months, and within nine months, most patients will see 60 percent of expected new hair growth. It takes about 18 months to see the final result of your hair transplant surgery.

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