March 13, 2023

Hair Transplants – 40 Doctors Share The Pros And Cons

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A hair transplant is a surgical procedure that involves moving hair follicles from one area of the body to another, usually from the back of the scalp to the hairline.

This procedure has become increasingly popular in recent years as a solution for individuals struggling with hair loss or thinning with more and more people seeking to restore a fuller head of hair. 

While many people have experienced successful results, there are also potential risks that patients should take under consideration before deciding to undergo this procedure.

To find out more about this topic, we hired Minuca Elena to reach out to 40 doctors and health professionals and ask them the following question:

What are the pros and cons of hair transplants?

Keep reading to see what they had to say.

Whether you are considering a hair transplant or simply want to learn more about the procedure, this expert roundup is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the field of hair restoration.

Dr. Jason Champagne


  • Hair restoration option results in natural-looking hair growth. Through techniques known as Follicular Unit Transfer (FUT) and/or Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) which move individual hair follicles from an area of greater density on the back of the scalp to areas that have thinned over time, I am able to achieve a look that gives your hair improved thickness while appearing completely natural.
  • With hair transplantation alone, patients typically start to see hair growth 3-4 months after their procedure, but I customize treatment plans with the latest techniques like PRP (platelet-rich plasma), laser technology and oral medication to significantly improve and speed up your growth process.
  • Downtime is minimal. Patients can return to normal light activities and even work after a day or two.
  • This procedure is completely safe and natural.


  • Patients may experience some itching and possible numbness in the areas of the scalp.
  • Minor chances of infection.
  • Patients must be in good health. I will review your medical history and perform a physical exam during the consultation. Be prepared to answer questions about current and past medical conditions. Talk about any medications you are currently taking or have taken recently, as well as any surgeries you have had. It is extremely important for me to know if you are allergic to any medications.
  • You must have realistic goals and expectations.

Gökhan VAYNİ – Vera Clinic

Hair transplants are growing in popularity since many people are learning about the benefits of the non-invasive process of a hair transplant which is becoming preferable over other treatments. 

Hair transplants relocate hair from denser areas of growth to areas of hair loss, reversing the balding process and restoring hair growth. 

One of the most popular treatments is an FUE hair transplant procedure, which has a very high success rate which involves taking an individual’s hair follicles and transplanting them to thinning or balding areas of the scalp resulting in a new hairline that will eventually create full hair regrowth.

The positives of a hair transplant are that they have a very high success rate and you can achieve your desired look. 

Having a hair transplant can be the confidence boost many people need as it is known that hair loss can affect people in different ways including mood disturbance, depression, as well as negatively impacting someone’s self-confidence.

Hair transplants are very effective treatments for many types of hair loss, but they cannot stop future hair loss for everybody so it’s important you thoroughly research any procedure before moving forward. 

For lasting results, people may need follow-up transplants so it’s worth discussing this with your practitioner as depending on the severity of your hair thinning, further treatment may be needed to help resolve any patches of hair loss or baldness. 

If you are experiencing high levels of hair loss leaving patches of your scalp with very thin hair, treatment is available that can help to reverse this. 

At Vera Clinic, we can assess the level of hair thinning you have and provide treatment to address any permanent hair loss seen which can include a hair transplant. 

An FUE hair transplant may be the ideal solution to resolve your hair thinning if you have tried other methods and it appears hair follicles are not growing back.

Dr. Ray Nettles – Stop and Regrow


The hair transplanted is permanent, once the follicle has successfully “taken” in its new location.  It will not be impacted by genetic hair loss even far in the future.

Hair can be transplanted/restored into areas that are completely bald and have been for many years. Once a hair follicle is dead, it is not possible to regrow hair in that exact location unless a new follicle is transplanted/planted there in its place. 

If a hair follicle is not used (lays dormant under the skin) for a few years or more the body will reabsorb it and it can no longer be revived and regrown.

It’s relatively fast in terms of speed to 50-60% density for severe hair loss cases. A hair transplant will achieve its best result at around 12 months post-surgery.  

After that, the hair follicles between the transplanted hairs which will now have damaged blood supply from the surgery will speed up their hair loss process leaving only the transplanted hairs behind.  

Note that the best density that can be achieved with a transplant is around 50-60% – it just is not possible to plant them closer together due to the size of the hole needed to fit the follicle and its blood supply. If hair loss is very progressive or has been active for over 10 years, regrowth to 50-60% density could take at least 2-3 years or longer.


Your own natural hair regrown will always look far superior. You just cannot transplant hairs as close together as they grow on their own.

Even the most skilled single hair transplant surgeons achieve around 60-70% at the very best and in that case you are looking at at least $30,000+ cost for the best of the best surgeons.

You will look worse for the first 3-6 months. Initially, due to the shock of the surgery, the hairs will all fall out of the transplanted follicles around the 8-10 week mark and then will start to regrow after that.

Not all the transplanted hairs will “take” after the surgery. Although adjuncts like stem cells and PRP can help with the take rate, upwards of 10% of the follicles will fail and another round of surgery will be needed to replace them.

Transplant surgery is a band-aid on the symptom of hair loss. It does not stop the ongoing process of hair loss which will continue. This means unless something else is done to stop the cause of hair loss you will continue to need more transplants over time.  

The problem with this is that most men are destined to lose more hair from their head than they keep and this means at some point will run out of donor’s hair leaving them without the option of another transplant even though they still have a widening bald patch.  

I have seen men after running out of viable head hair to transplant continue on with beard hair and even chest or pubic hair. It looks pretty awful. Though potentially not as bad as a comb-over I guess 😉.

It does not treat the underlying internal issues which cause hair loss and that will continue to cause problems health-wise over time.

Other effects or symptoms that result from the same underlying causes of hair loss include BPH and prostate cancer, fatigue, oily skin, oily scalp, acne, lack of focus, anxiety, depression, difficulty sleeping, difficulty building lean muscle, low libido, and more. 

We have even caught cases of cancer and brain aneurism during our assessment process which reviews all the biomarkers which can lead to hair loss.

It’s surgery. While there have been many improvements with the introduction of the robotic FUE method which for example now can take individual follicles from the donor area in random patterns across the scalp so there is no longer a scar line across the back of the head, a 1/3rd head surgery still takes at least 8 hours to complete and generally requires a second session or more to fill in areas where the initial grafts didn’t take.  

It’s painful and places a large stress on the body. It is completed under only local anesthesia and many of my clients come to me saying that they could not possibly go through the experience again it was so awful in terms of both the physical and mental stress they went through during the process.

It’s expensive. The best surgeons charge over $30,000 per transplant. Yes, you can go to India for a $5000-$7000 transplant but there is no money back or redo guarantee in those cases.  

In the US there are surgeons using the robotic method that will charge $7000 for the hairline section plus $5000 for every section after that if you return to the same surgeon (5 sections total), but that’s still $27000 before you run out of donor’s hair.

Not everyone is a candidate for a transplant either.  Some people experience hair loss all over their heads, not just on top.  You have to have viable unaffected hair follicles to transplant them, or you will end up losing them in the new location too.

Akis Ntonos – Aion Aesthetics


For male pattern baldness, female hormonal hair thinning, and scalp traumas, this technique works effectively to produce long-lasting benefits. 

Since the entire expense is incurred in one process rather than over the course of a lifetime of therapy, hair transplantation is more cost-effective than pharmacological therapies.

The primary goal of this operation is to promote natural hair growth, which makes its results long-lasting. 

The surgical outcome is under the patient’s control, and the final aesthetic attractiveness is attained in accordance with each patient’s vision. 

The results can be very natural looking and overall an easy process. 


The most frequent adverse effects of the procedure include scalp swelling, itching, and infection of the hair follicles. 

There is a danger of losing transplanted hair in particular circumstances; this is known as “shock loss.” There is a tiny probability that hair follicles will disappear before new hair grows. And this frequently results in scalp pimples. 

Wide scars are more likely to form since a portion of the scalp is lost during transplanting.

Anna Chacon – My Psoriasis Team

A hair transplant has so many positive effects. It’s possible that we won’t be able to list every advantage associated with it, but we can mention the majority of them, which are as follows:

1. Organic hair development

An improvement in natural hair is shown after a hair transplant surgery. During a time of healing, your natural hair begins to grow and begin to replicate the other portions of your hair. Also, it is quite normal because it is still all your hair.

2. A long-term solution

Because the end result is typically permanent, having a hair transplant is one of its advantages. Your hair will start to grow once the surgical treatment is over and the recovery period has passed, just like it did before the hair loss started. 

The most fascinating aspect is that it will eventually shed in a similar manner to the rest of your hair over time. 

Men and women who have lost nearly half or all of their natural hair can benefit from it because of the permanent effect.

3. It’s the ideal treatment for people with severe baldness or alopecia universalis

These disorders and others that are similar may prevent people with these conditions from getting their normal hair back with alternative hair loss treatments like Rogaine or laser. 

Individuals with these disorders can, however, regrow their natural hair through hair transplants.

an outpatient approach

It’s possible that this surgery only requires scalp extraction. This is just because the scalp already contains enough hair to complete the surgery.

4. Higher Self-Assurance

The majority of us worry about our appearance and what other people think of our outlooks, and everyone loves to look their finest. As a hair transplant is a natural treatment for hair loss, it would undoubtedly boost your self-confidence.

5. Savings on expenses

You would understand that hair transplant saves more money than other hair loss remedies when you contrast it with the other hair loss therapies that require you to spend money on your hair, purchasing various items that will stimulate the hair follicles, hence enabling the hair to grow.


1. Possible dangers from hair transplantation

The procedure carries some possible risks, and all potential candidates should be aware of these risks. Infection, hemorrhage, and post-operative scarring are the majority of these risks. 

There is no cure for lifelong scars, but skin infections are usually successfully treated with oral antibiotics and topical lotions. Before undergoing the treatment, it is crucial to go over any worries you may have with your doctor.

2. Unanticipated outcomes

The projected amount and quality of hair may not ultimately be the result because the surgical method is not an exact science. 

A hair transplant is unlike other sorts of surgery since it’s challenging to forecast the amount and quality of hair you will likely end up with, similar to many other types of surgery with which you are familiar.

If the intended benefits are not achieved, a second transplant may be necessary.

The growth of the new hair depends on the condition of the hair follicles you collected, so it is difficult to anticipate how well it will grow after the surgery. 

The majority of the time, patients choose to have a hair transplant because they wish to significantly improve one area of their hair or stop hair loss. Most of the time, hair transplants offer remedies to these issues.

3. Lengthy repair process

The growth of your transplanted hair takes time, so you won’t see results immediately away. A few hair follicles transfer the donor hair follicles to the bald area, and it takes some time for the transplanted hairs to begin sprouting once more. 

In fact, it could take at least three months for your hair to fully regrow following this procedure. Following surgery, there is a chance that hair will start to fall out

The most essential weeks are the first two weeks after the procedure. During this time, the transplanted hair follicles may begin to shed some of their hair. Temporary or permanent hair loss are both possible. It’s usually only a passing occurrence.

4. It might hurt during the surgery

It may still be uncomfortable even with local anesthetic. If you’re anything like most patients, you’ll feel some pain after the procedure. 

Painkillers are a useful tool for managing discomfort, but you should be aware that they may have negative interactions with other medications you are taking and result in side effects. In addition, not everybody experiences success with painkillers.

Dr. Bevin Bhoyrul – Sinclair Dermatology

Hair transplantation is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which hair is moved from the donor area (a part of the scalp resistant to balding) to the bald area. Treatment for hair loss depends on the cause and should be tailored to the patient.

The most common form of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia (male or female pattern hair loss). Medical therapy is the cornerstone of androgenetic alopecia treatment. 

However, there are some cases in which oral medication and other adjunctive therapies (e.g., platelet-rich plasma) are not effective. For instance, the recession of the anterior hairline can only be corrected with a hair transplant.

There are other circumstances in which no other method can grow hair. This includes scars e.g., from burns and surgery, as well as scarring alopecia i.e., conditions that result in the destruction of hair follicles and permanent hair loss.

Not every person is a good candidate for a hair transplant. It is important for patients to have a consultation with a dermatologist or hair transplant surgeon experienced in this procedure to establish suitability for surgery. 

Providing a patient is a suitable candidate and the procedure is performed by a competent team, the outcome of a hair transplant is usually favourable.

The disadvantages of a hair transplant are minimal if the patient is a suitable candidate. Nevertheless, a few things need to be borne in mind. 

The procedure can last up to 10 hours. It is performed under local anesthesia – injection of the local anesthetic is comfortable, but the rest of the procedure is well tolerated. 

Following a hair transplant, patients are encouraged to take up to 2 weeks off work due to the presence of redness and crusting on the recipient area (the bald area on which new hairs are placed). 

Finally, the most popular technique of hair transplantation (follicular unit extraction) requires shaving the back of the scalp, which may be an issue for people with long hair.

Dr. Glenn Vallecillos

A hair transplant is a surgical procedure that involves moving hair follicles from the back or side of a patient’s head where there’s more hair and placing it to bald or thinning areas on the scalp. Like any medical procedure, a hair transplant has its own advantages and disadvantages. 


1. Natural results

Hair transplants provide natural-looking results, which can have a positive impact on a person’s appearance and self-esteem. 

2. Permanent solution

Hair transplants are permanent solutions for hair loss. After implantation, the hair continues to grow. 

3. Low maintenance

After the transplant, the hair requires minimal maintenance, and it can be styled and treated just like natural hair because it IS your natural hair. 

4. Cost-effective

In the long run, hair transplant is arguably the most cost-effective hair loss treatment, as compared to specialty shampoos/conditioners and other hair products and medications. 

Definitively, no results compare to those of excellent hair transplantation results as seen with ideal clients. 

5. Awake procedure

Hair transplantation is performed awake as an outpatient procedure, and typically takes anywhere from four to 8 hours to complete, depending on the number of hairs being transplanted. 

6. Scarless hair transplantation

FUE, or follicular unit extraction, is a novel way to transplant hair that leaves little to no scarring in the harvesting area, as compared to the “strip method ” whereby a large strip of hair would be removed from the back of the head to harvest hair, leaving a noticeable and permanent scar in the back of the head.


1. Expensive

Hair transplants can be expensive, especially if multiple sessions are required. The cost of the procedure varies depending on the extent of the hair loss and the number of grafts required. 

2. Surgical procedure

A hair transplant is considered to be a minimally-invasive procedure, which means that there are risks associated with it, such as bleeding, infection, and scarring. 

3. Recovery time

After the procedure, there is a recovery period of a few days to a few weeks, during which the patient must avoid strenuous activities and follow the surgeon’s instructions to ensure proper healing. 

4. Not suitable for everyone

Hair transplants may not be suitable for everyone, especially those with extensive hair loss or certain medical conditions. 

In general, a hair transplant is an effective solution for people experiencing hair loss, but it’s important to consider the advantages and disadvantages and consult with a qualified surgeon before making a decision.

Dr. Sanober Pezad Doctor, MD

Hair transplantation is beneficial for those suffering from patterned hair loss but with advancements in techniques, it also serves as a ray of hope for those suffering from hair loss due to scarring conditions. 

Besides the physical advantage of youth and a head full of hair, hair transplantation serves as a great boost to the morale and self-esteem of many young adults who suffer from male-patterned baldness at a younger age. 

The procedure is relatively safe and serves very beneficial when done by an experienced hair transplant surgeon.

However, the major drawback of hair transplantation is the maintenance and care required to ensure that the transplanted hair is not lost over time. 

Since patterned hair loss is the most common indication for hair transplantation, one must remember that transplanting hair in the area of baldness does not correct the root cause that is causing the loss of hair in the first place. Hence, a repeat procedure may be required with time. 

I have also seen very upsetting results when transplantation is not done by an experienced hand, since creating the hairline and placement of the grafts is an art and skill that only an experienced hair transplant surgeon possesses. 

Dr. Victor Liu – California Regenerative Clinic

There are three ways to treat male pattern baldness (MPB). They can be used independently or in various combinations.

1. Non-surgical:

     a. PRP and/or stem cell treatment have variable degrees of success.

– Best used in patients whose scalps have hair loss but the follicles (roots) are still present and alive.

– In younger patients who started losing hair and will most likely continue to lose hair, (iii) patients with alopecia areata with patches of hair loss) (iv) patients with diffuse hair loss, as is often the case with female patients, and (v) a variety of patients with hair loss due to mental and physical stress.

     b. There is a variety of medical gadgets which has variable degrees of success, e.g., iRestore laser treatment

     c. Medications such as Propecia, Rogaine, and supplements such as Nutrafol

2. Surgical:

     a. Scalp reduction: surgically remove the bald areas of the scalp. Useful in patients with isolated areas of baldness in a loose scalp.

     b. Scalp flaps. Areas of bald scalp are removed surgically and scalp with intact hair is transposed to cover these areas, and the donor area is closed by suturing the edges together.  

     c. Hair transplants

3. Hair Transplantation

The older methods of hair transplantation in which batches of 12-14 hairs are transplanted to the recipient location.

They are generally not done anymore because the results are unnatural and often result in unsightly scars. Modern hair transplant surgeons usually do the follicular unit transplant (FUT) or the follicular unit extraction (FUE) techniques.

These techniques use follicular units consisting of 1-4 hairs and their follicles and accessory structures to be implanted into the recipient locations. 

In the FUT procedure, a strip of hair-containing scalp is removed surgically; the follicles are then meticulously separated and used for transplantation. The defect left by removing the strips is then sutured back together.

For the FUE method, no strip of the scalp is removed. Instead, the follicles are individually removed directly from the scalp. This leaves no scarring; the patient has little or no pain post-operatively. The FUT method leaves a sometimes unsightly scar, making the post-operative period more uncomfortable.

It is not unusual for the patient to return to work 1-2 days after the procedure with no pain, minimal swelling, and little to no swelling. Usually, it takes 6-12 months for hair regrowth.  

Another advantage of the follicular unit technique is the precise hairline that can be obtained. The yield of hair growth is high. The follicles can be put anywhere. 

It can be used for sideburns, eyebrows, and beard reconstruction. It is helpful to cover scars, such as in patients with unfavourable scars resulting from a facelift.

Sometimes, hair transplants can be accompanied by PRP or Stem Cell injections for better hair growth.

Dr. Harikiran Chekuri – Clinic Spots

Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure that involves taking hair from one area of the scalp and transplanting it to another area. The most common type of hair transplant is called follicular unit transplantation, which uses individual units of hair follicles that are genetically resistant to balding.

There are several disadvantages of hair transplantation:

1. There is a risk of infection and scarring.

2. The procedure is expensive and may not be covered by insurance.

3. There is a risk of rejection by the body, which can lead to loss of the transplanted hair.

4. There is a risk of side effects, such as pain, swelling, and bruising.

5. The results of the procedure may not be permanent.

Despite the disadvantages, there are also several advantages to hair transplantation, including the following:

1. The procedure can give you a fuller head of hair.

2. The transplanted hair is usually permanent.

3. The procedure can be used to correct scars from previous hair loss surgeries.

4. The results of the procedure are natural-looking.

5. There is no risk of rejection by the body.

If you are considering hair transplantation, it is important to consult with a hair loss specialist to discuss the pros and cons of the procedure. They can help you decide if hair transplantation is right for you.

Dr. Roshan Vara – The Treatment Rooms


1. Increased confidence

The biggest advantage of a hair transplant is it provides a person with a new sense of self and renewed self-confidence. 

Losing hair is a difficult thing for many people to accept, and they have a lot of shame surrounding it. And although it is a natural thing to occur, it doesn’t have to be this way. 

A hair transplant can help to make someone feel better about themselves which can translate into feeling better about life and their future. 

There is no longer any embarrassment attached to hair loss and it’s something you no longer have to think about. 

2. Is a permanent solution

A hair transplant if all goes well, is a permanent solution to hair loss. Once you go through the healing and growing process, you will have natural, healthy hair for the rest of your life. 

This gives a person an increased sense of self and you no longer have to fiddle around with growth hair products and be disappointed with the results.


1. Slower results

A hair transplant is not a quick healing surgery and therefore is not for everyone. It’s a long process and generally takes up to 9 months to a year for a full recovery. 

This means more waiting, which is not easy for some people. It also looks intense from the beginning which can cause some people to feel self-conscious. 

2. Requires care and maintenance

Because of the lengthy process of growing hair after a transplant, you need to maintain good scalp and hair hygiene.

There is a lot that goes into ensuring you take care of your new hair so it can grow out healthy.  You need to follow the directions and guidance from your doctor and simply wait out the process if you want to transplant to be successful. 

If you do not follow the right maintenance steps, you risk the procedure not being a success.

Dr. Natalie Kash – Root Hair

Advantages of hair transplants include the ability to increase hair density significantly in areas with little to no existing hair. Results look natural with modern techniques. 

Transplanted hairs are usually permanent. 

Hair transplants work well for many types of hair loss such as androgenetic alopecia/patterned hair loss/patterned balding. They can also work well for traction alopecia and in concealing scars from trauma or radiation on the scalp. 

Hair transplants are generally well-tolerated with quick recovery relative to other cosmetic procedures. They do not require general anesthesia.

Disadvantages of hair transplants include that they do not prevent further loss, thicken non-transplanted hair, nor increase the total number of hairs on the scalp. 

They move existing hair from one area to another, so this is not a good solution for those looking to increase the overall volume of their hair. 

This is also why even when a hair transplant is performed, maintenance therapies such as medications, low-level light therapy, and injections are often also recommended. 

Hair transplants are not an appropriate solution for everyone. Those experiencing certain types of hair loss such as shedding hair loss, autoimmune hair loss, or inflammatory hair loss are likely to not be good candidates. 

The procedure day is often long. Results take time. It can look worse in the first few months after the transplant (as there can be temporary shock loss) before it looks better. It can take 4-6 months to start to see results and 12-15 months to see the full result.

Dr. Calvin Williams – Essential Dermatology Group

Hair transplant comes in two main varieties, follicular unit transplant (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE). 

I perform FUE because it is a technique with a high yield, meaning a large percentage of the hairs transplanted will ultimately take and grow healthily. 

But the major benefit of FUE is that this technique in particular can be virtually scarless, unlike the techniques in the past that left patients with large scars on the posteriors of their scalps. 

And most importantly, the hairs transplanted are permanent, as they are almost impervious to the effects of DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), the hormone known to be at the center of hair loss for most patients. 

While hair transplant can be costly, for patients who have experienced significant hair loss and have all but maxed out medical therapy, hair transplant can be a great option and patients should discuss with a board-certified dermatologist if they are an ideal candidate. 

Dr. Nicolás Eugenio de Vicente Muñoz – Easy Hair Hub

If we talk about the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique, we can summarise the pros and cons as follows:


  • Local anesthesia, a painless surgical process.
  • Outpatient surgery in practically all cases.
  • Scars are almost invisible and perfectly concealed.
  • The postoperative period is well tolerated.
  • Allows grafting not only on the head but also on the beard or eyebrows.
  • Shorter postoperative rest.
  • Good final density, if the case allows it.
  • The hair does not fall out again, and the possibility of rejection is practically non-existent because it is the patient himself who donates the follicular units.


  • It is a minimally invasive surgery and must be performed by healthcare professionals. Not all centers guarantee these conditions.
  • There are risks, as in all medical procedures. These are minor risks, but they must be known and the patient must be informed of them.
  • It is a long process, and the results are not immediate.
  • In almost all cases it is necessary to shave the hair.
  • Financial outlay.

Dr. Shirley Madhère – Holistic Plastic Surgery

There are a number of ways to manage hair loss. In my practice, I follow a ladder of therapeutic tools that help to determine which patients are candidates for various techniques. Typically, an assessment of the factors that may contribute to hair loss is performed.  

A holistic approach is followed in an attempt to address the root causes of the hair loss. Nutritional status, stress triggers, hormonal levels, and hair grooming routines are just some of the areas that are evaluated for each patient.  

The management options include a number of procedures, including, but not limited to: topical products, Vital Hair Therapy (a series of scalp injections that involve a combination of vitamins and minerals to help soothe any inflammation of the scalp and support the hair follicle), platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and surgery. 

When supplements, lifestyle changes, and prescribed medications are not sufficient to address the totality of the pattern of hair loss, some patients may be candidates for hair transplantation. 

At its most basic, hair transplantation is a technique that transfers hair follicles from one site of the scalp (the “donor” site) to another part of the scalp where hair coverage is needed.  

As with all procedures, both operative as well as minimally invasive, there are associated risks, limitations, and potential complications, in addition to the benefits. 

The advantages of hair transplantation include:

  • usually requires one session
  • does not require general anesthesia; may be performed under light sedation or local anesthesia
  • same-day procedure
  • can produce natural results
  • improved appearance (hair coverage) relatively immediate

Some of the disadvantages of hair transplant include:

  • surgical procedure
  • potential complications: tissue loss and failed to take of transplanted units
  • unnatural results
  • direction of the hair may not match your natural pattern
  • the surgical hairline that does not follow natural lines
  • potential complications: abnormal scarring, wound infection

 Harpreet Kalra – Harley Street Hair Transplant Clinics


The gradual growth in confidence (as well as the hair of course) and the massive positive emotional response along with this is a priceless feeling for the patient. We know we have done our job when it doesn’t look like we have.

Bonus point shaving years off of patients as they tend to look much younger post-hair transplant.


When a botched hair transplant comes our way, it’s heartbreaking as the exact opposite happens (a massive loss of confidence which can also lead to mental health issues) as sometimes they are irreversible.

Regarding the actual hair transplant, it’s the short-term metaphorical “pain” of waiting for the growth only to go into the “ugly duckling” phase (or shedding phase) just as a patient sees growth. 

This phase is at around 2-4 months post-hair transplant when the hairs fall out to be replaced by new ones that have been growing from the newly transplanted follicles.

Dr. Michael May – Wimpole Clinic


1. Natural-looking

A hair transplant can make your hair look fantastic. Your hair will look exceptionally better than wearing synthetic hair. 

Though it can be pretty evident that surgery was done during the early healing days, the look will eventually look very natural as it heals.

Even at a close-up, it is difficult to notice that it is not your natural hairline, especially if you opt for the FUE hair transplant.

2. Permanent results

Hair transplants are designed to give you permanent results. However, the surgeon’s expertise and how well you care for your transplanted hair are also important factors to consider. 

To ensure you get lifelong results from your transplant, choose a reputable clinic with an experienced surgeon. Then, follow the primary and long-term aftercare instructions from your surgeon after the surgery.

3. Painless

The surgery takes place under local anesthesia so that you won’t feel anything during the procedure. No invasive incisions are involved. Post-surgery, you may experience some soreness and swelling across the scalp, but otherwise, hair transplant surgery is usually painless.


1. Costs

The cost may be relatively high for some people, especially when it is required to pay upfront.

2. Recovery period

You might have to take a break from work and some of your regular strenuous activities. A hair transplant is a surgery, so you must follow the recovery instructions carefully. Because if not, you can risk bleeding and infection. 

It takes around two weeks for the swelling and scabbing on your scalp to settle down; after around four weeks, the hair transplant should no longer be noticeable. 

Then, at about 3-6 months, you should start to see sustained hair growth in the transplanted areas.

Dr. Stavros Papandreou – BayMed Hair and Aesthetics

One of the pros of a hair transplant is that it is permanent. The hair we transplant will stay there for a lot longer than the native hair. 

One of the cons of a hair transplant is that it is permanent. If it is not done right from the beginning, it will need to be fixed. 

Other pros include natural results, the process being safe, and the recovery being quick and easy. 

Cons, the procedure is long, it takes several months until you start to see actual results, and it can be costly.

Dr. Gibran Shaikh – My Skin Color

Hair transplantation is the most effective way to restore the hairline for men with advanced male pattern alopecia (Androgenetic alopecia). 

It is a one-day procedure under local anesthesia and the results, in the hands of a skilled surgeon, can be excellent. 

However, it can be very expensive. Additionally, the hairline continues to recede in most men. 

Medical therapy with finasteride or oral minoxidil after transplantation is absolutely critical. They help to stimulate the transplanted follicles and help prevent further recession of the hairline. 

A hair transplant is not a one-and-done procedure. Many men are confused about this. The most effective results are achieved with ongoing medical alopecia management.

Dr. Santosh Daflapurkar – Little Extra

Patterned hair loss is very common across the world. Particularly, younger males with androgenetic alopecia suffer from emotional distress and low self-esteem which may affect their professional life. 

Medicinal treatment of male pattern hair loss has limitations in treatment outcome and the patient needs to be on medicines forever. 

Hair transplant surgery has changed the outcome of treatment dramatically.

Pros of hair transplant:

1. Guaranteed good cosmetic result

2. Less downtime for recovery

3. Results are long-lasting for the majority of people

4. Hairline appears natural


1. Cost can be prohibitive

2. Surgical complications like infection, post-procedure pain

3. Complicated surgical outcomes can also result in bad scarring

4. Entire procedure may take 3-4 months time from OPD consultations to final recovery.

5. Reputed surgeons may have a long waiting list for the surgery.

Dr. Kevin Duplechain

Hair restoration procedures started being developed in the 1950s, but transplant procedures have been rising substantially over the last decade or two. 

The growing popularity of surgical treatments for hair loss, for both men and women, can be attributed to the high success rates of newer techniques and technology, which offer consistently impressive and naturally-looking results. 

Additionally, modern hair transplant techniques are much more efficient, making these procedures more affordable and accessible to the masses. 

Lastly, there is less stigma and misunderstanding around the procedure as more high-profile celebrities share their hair transplant experiences on social media. 

For women, changing beauty trends such as fuller eyebrows have also contributed to the increase, while it has also become more socially acceptable to invest in measures that support increased confidence. At this time, approximately 40% of our NeoGraft patients are women.

FDA-approved NeoGraft is appropriate for both men and women in search of a reliable, long-term solution to thinning hair. NeoGraft differs from traditional surgical grafting which requires removing and replacing a large strip of skin, which can increase healing time and the appearance of scarring, especially for patients who prefer short hairstyles.

Instead, NeoGraft harvests individual follicles using a machine-automated handpiece. As a result, there is no linear scar, no sutures or staples to remove and thus minimal recovery time, as well as a cleaner appearance to the transplanted hair and scalp. 

NeoGraft is the only hair restoration procedure that is clinically proven to provide a long-term solution to hair loss without follicle damage, ongoing treatments, or undesirable scarring. 

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can be combined with the NeoGraft procedure to help promote healing of the scalp and regrowth of hair follicles.

Because NeoGraft is minimally-invasive, there is also a lower chance of surgical complications, less risk of visible scarring, and minimal post-procedure downtime or activity restrictions.

Dr. Alberto de la Fuente Garcia – Vida Wellness and Beauty

A hair transplant is a surgical procedure that involves the transfer of healthy hair follicles from one area of the scalp to another. It can be used to restore hair loss caused by genetic factors, medical conditions, or other external factors. 

One of the pros of having a hair transplant is that it is relatively low risk with minimal scarring. It can also provide natural-looking results that are permanent and long-lasting. 

Additionally, the procedure has little downtime; patients typically return to their normal activities within a few days and the results begin to appear within six months of the surgery. 

A hair transplant can also restore self-confidence and boost a person’s overall sense of well-being.

However, with pros also come cons. Hair transplants can be expensive and may not always produce the desired results. 

Moreover, the procedure is only suitable for those experiencing pattern baldness or thinning hair and cannot be used to treat other types of hair loss, such as alopecia areata. 

Additionally, it should be noted that multiple sessions may be necessary to achieve the desired aesthetic and that results may vary from person to person. 

There may also be side effects and risks involved, including pain, swelling, bleeding, scarring, and infection. 

For these reasons, it is important to speak with a qualified medical professional before considering a hair transplant.

Dr. Alpana Mohta

The pros of hair transplant are:

1. Long-lasting effects: Your hair will keep getting longer and thicker for years after the surgery.

2. Natural appearance: The hair follicle is implanted into your scalp, so no one will be able to tell 

it’s not real hair coming out of your head!

3. Minimal adverse effects: Since the transplanted follicles are taken from different parts of your 

body, there is no chance of rejection or infection. However, if you experience an infection or irritation during treatment, you should talk to your doctor about the best course of action.

4. Research has backed the finding that hair transplant poses a significantly positive impact on 

a patient’s quality of life.

5. Since transplanted hair is taken from the occipital area, which contains androgen-resistant hair, the transplanted hair is immune to testosterone-induced hair loss.

The cons of hair transplants are:

1. The procedure is expensive.

2. Sometimes a patient might require multiple sessions to see results.

3. Since hair transplant can’t prevent your scalp’s natural balding process, the hair you’re your ‘non-transplanted sites’ might still fall off.

4. Completing the technique requires persistence, time, and hard effort.

5. The wait time for your results could be up to two years.

6. There is some amount of hair loss during the procedure which might be unacceptable for many patients.

7. Hair follicle infection of folliculitis might develop at the recipient site.

8. If a certified dermatologist or trained technician doesn’t do the hair transplant, you might end up with a botched surgery. As a result, you might have a cobble-stoned appearance on the scalp.

9. There might also be ‘shotgun scarring’ at the donor site

10. If you are subjected to multiple sessions of hair transplant, it can lead to the depletion of the donor’s hair.

Athanasios Christopoulos

Hair transplantation PROS

1. Hair follicles transplanted origin from the patient himself.

2. Hairs act the same way as they would do located at the donor area of the scalp where we took the hair follicles from. They grow at the same rate, the person can have any haircut or have them dyed, etc.

3. Hair transplantation is a procedure with permanent results and new hair will not fall off, if they were not supposed to do so, located at the donor area.

4. Psychologically, it helps men and women, because hair relates to youth and good looks. It is shown that the patient feels psychologically uplifted and more confident after having a hair transplantation.

5. With FUE method, which is commonly used nowadays, the implantation of the hair follicles is done one by one and for that reason, there is no obvious scar left at the donor area.

6. Nowadays, the hair transplantation result looks very natural when the procedure is performed by an experienced doctor.

7.  Best results can be shown in cases of androgenic alopecia.

8. There is no hospitalization needed.

9. Possible complications are usually mild, impermanent and easily treatable. 

Hair Transplantation CONS

1.  Unfortunately, it is very common that candidates get informed for the hair transplantation by a salesperson and not by a doctor, although this is a medical procedure. As a result, many procedures get chosen without considering medical terms and people that are not suitable for hair transplantation end up taking the process.

2. There are many factors that affect the final result. Because of that, the doctor must be highly experienced to have a good, natural result.

3. In order for the FUE method to be performed, which is the most common used method nowadays, the head must be shaved.

4. After the procedure is done, and since the patient’s head will be shaved, post-procedure marks will be shown for a few days.

5. If the STRIP method gets chosen, then the patient will not be able to shave his head at the donor area in the future (the area where the hair follicles were taken from), because a scar will have been left. 

6. Type of hair (straight or curly) affects the chosen method for the hair transplantation.

7. In order for the hair transplantation to be done, the patient must have a certain grade and extent of alopecia, which will be estimated by the doctor.

8. Hair transplantation cannot treat every case of alopecia.

Dr. Sasha Obaid – North Texas Plastic Surgery

The biggest advantage to hair transplants is that the hair that is transplanted is your own hair, and the results are permanent.  

What people don’t realize is that the hair that is transplanted follows the genetic programming of the area where it comes from not the area where it is transplanted.  As a result, it will not fall out with time, even if other hair in that area does.

The biggest disadvantages to hair transplantation come from the harvesting itself. Some surgeons harvest a strip of hair that leaves an unsightly linear scar. Most surgeons use technology that extracts the hair follicles individually, which avoids the scar.  

Unfortunately, though there can be quite a bit of human error leading to a moth-eaten appearance at the harvest site as the surgeon irregularly harvests the hair. 

Fortunately, the ARTAS robot solves both of these problems, allowing for no scar and a perfectly even harvest that is impossible to detect when healed.

Dr. Ahmad Chaudhry – Scandinavian Biolabs


1. Natural-looking results

Hair transplants can provide a natural-looking solution to hair loss. The transplanted hair follicles will grow and blend in with your existing hair, making it difficult to distinguish between the transplanted and natural hair.

2. Permanent solution

Hair transplants are a permanent solution to hair loss, as the transplanted hair follicles are resistant to the effects of male pattern baldness. This means that once the procedure is done, you don’t have to worry about further hair loss in the transplanted areas.

3. Minimal maintenance

Once the transplanted hair has grown in, it requires the same care as your natural hair. You can shampoo, style, and cut it just like you would with your natural hair.

4. Increased confidence

Many people experience a boost in self-confidence after a hair transplant, as they no longer feel self-conscious about their hair loss.


1. Cost

Hair transplants can be expensive, and most insurance plans do not cover the procedure.

2. Recovery time

You will need to take some time off work and avoid strenuous physical activity for a few days after the procedure. It may take several weeks for the transplanted hair to fully grow in.

3. Risk of infection

Like any surgical procedure, there is a risk of infection associated with hair transplants. Your doctor will provide you with instructions on how to care for your scalp after the procedure to minimize this risk.

4. Scarring

Hair transplants can leave small scars on the scalp, particularly if large grafts are used. However, these scars are usually well-hidden by the surrounding hair.

5. Hair density

The density of the transplanted hair may not be as high as your natural hair, which can result in a less natural-looking result.

Overall, hair transplants can be an effective solution to hair loss for many people. However, it is important to carefully consider the pros and cons before deciding whether to undergo the procedure. Consult with a qualified and experienced doctor to determine whether a hair transplant is right for you.

Dr. Monica Kieu


A hair transplant is the only way to re-grow hair that is already lost. With the evolution of new technology and techniques, they can be used to restore hair anywhere on the scalp, eyebrows, beards, and even eyelashes.  

Hair transplants are looking more natural than ever, giving permanent results with minimal downtime and no detectable scars. The procedure itself only takes a few hours, and the downtime is about one week.  

The best part is, it’s very low maintenance.  Once the hairs start to grow in, you can treat it like the rest of your hair. 


Because of the expertise and specialized equipment involved in performing a high-quality hair transplantation procedure, it can be costly.  

Not everyone is a good candidate for a procedure – those with extensive hair loss, or hair loss due to a medical condition may not be suitable for a hair transplant.  

The results take time to fully take effect, and due to the natural hair cycle, it can take up to 18 months to see the final results. Patience is key, but results are worth it! 

Richard Troy

The advantages are pretty straightforward:

It’s a mostly painless and minimally invasive procedure, meaning it’s also safe with low risks. 

The only pain you feel is from the local anesthetic injections at the beginning, and some discomfort when it wears off and you require a new anesthetic.

You can be done with just 2 appointments, one to assess the hair loss, plan the procedure (design the hairline, plan for the number of grafts needed and their placement) and perform the surgery, and the second one is the next day for a post-op follow up and hair wash at the clinic. 2 days and you’re done.

It effectively treats hair loss, with a good and mostly permanent cosmetic outcome, and making hair grow again even in areas where medication could do nothing at all.

The disadvantages instead are often overlooked:

While it’s true that transplanted hair will mostly stay in place, immune to the involution process that leads to hair loss in AGA (androgenetic alopecia), the surrounding non-transplanted hair will keep suffering from that process. It is for this reason very important to take hair loss medications such as finasteride 1 mg/day or dutasteride 0.5 mg / day, and minoxidil either topical 0.5% solution or via the oral route 2.5-5 mg / day. 

Patients often don’t realize that if they don’t address the hair loss and depending on the pattern of their hair loss, only the transplanted hair will survive which could lead to a very poor cosmetic outcome long term. 

Many patients don’t realize that hair loss medication will be needed and see the hair transplant as a way to achieve their desired outcome, without daily medications.

While the results starting at the 3rd-4th month post-op are really good, in the first weeks you could look very weird patchy hair, crusts, and persisting redness are some of the things you are likely to experience, so you have to be able to live with that and with people potentially asking questions or staring at you. 

Even if you take a week off work, it’s not like when you’re going back nobody will notice that something happened.

Hector Salazar-Reyes – La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery

Hair transplantation is the ultimate restorative procedure for hair. Since we cannot “create” new hair, we need to relocate the patient’s own hair from areas where it is thick and abundant to areas where it is more needed. 

Typically, we relocate hair from the back of the head to the hairline. The main advantage of this procedure is that with minimal downtime, patients can improve their scalp and overall look dramatically. 

The risks of this procedure are minimal: some discomfort maybe for one day, having to grow the hair located in the back after shaving (typically in 10-14 days the hair grows back), and having to be patient as the real results will start to show in 3-6 months. 

Hair transplantation impacts the lives of our patients in a very positive way. Patients feel that the clock has been set back 5-10 years and their self-confidence improves because of it.

Ana Vasilescu – Women’s Concepts

Advantages of hair transplants

Hair transplants are one of the most popular and effective ways to treat hair loss. They have the potential to produce long-lasting, natural-looking results. 

This procedure is relatively safe and can be completed in a single session. Hair transplants are also a great option if you are looking to restore your confidence in your appearance.

Disadvantages of hair transplants

The cost of a hair transplant can be quite expensive and is not typically covered by insurance. The cost will depend on the size of the area to be treated and the number of grafts required. 

The procedure can be painful and some people experience swelling and redness in the treated area. In addition, it can take several months for the transplanted hair to grow, and the results may not be visible until then. 

The transplanted hair also may not be as thick as the original hair. In some cases, the transplanted hair can fall out due to the body rejecting the new hair follicles.

Overall, hair transplants can be a great option for some people with hair loss. It is important to consider the risks and costs of the procedure before deciding to have a hair transplant. It is also important to talk to your doctor about the best course of action for you.

Ergo Sooru – Dr. House


1. Natural-looking results

Hair transplants are designed to mimic the natural growth patterns of hair. When done correctly, they can look very natural and blend seamlessly with the rest of your hair.

2. Permanent solution

Hair transplants offer a permanent solution to hair loss. Once the transplanted hair follicles take root, they will continue to grow hair for the rest of your life.

3. Minimal downtime

The recovery period for a hair transplant is typically short, with most people able to return to work within a few days.

Improved self-esteem: Hair loss can be a significant blow to one’s self-esteem. A successful hair transplant can help restore confidence and self-image.


1. Expensive

Hair transplants can be costly, and insurance typically does not cover the procedure.

2. Risk of infection

Like any surgical procedure, hair transplants come with a risk of infection. However, this risk can be minimized with proper post-operative care.

3. Scarring

The transplant process involves removing a strip of skin from the donor area, which can result in scarring. However, this scarring is typically minimal and can be easily concealed by surrounding hair.

4. Not suitable for everyone

Hair transplants may not be an option for everyone. Those with extensive hair loss or insufficient donor hair may not be good candidates for the procedure.

Noreen Galaria – Inner Glow Vitamins

The pros of a hair transplant are that it is really the best way to get your hairline back once the hair loss has become more extensive. 

All of the medication, supplements, and topicals we use can only bring back a certain amount.

The most important con is that depending on the cause of your hair loss the same factors that led to your hair loss initially can cause some loss of your hair again over time. 

This is less likely when our patients are in optimal health so we recommend a good diet, no smoking, and supplementing with a high-quality nutraceutical like Inner Glow.

Dr. Javad Sajan – Allure Esthetic

The main pro of hair transplant is that it is very effective and the longest-lasting of all hair restoration options. 

You can also combine it with non-surgical therapies. 

The primary con is that it is a lengthy procedure and requires downtime and recovery.

Dr. Justin Rome – Barber Surgeons Guild


Hair restoration provides a permanent solution to hair loss by redistributing hairs from areas of more density into areas of less density.

Modern restoration techniques, such as robotic hair restoration, are very low-impact procedures performed under local anesthesia in the doctor’s office.

These procedures do not produce any significant post-op pain that would require pain medication, and they heal very quickly without any of the old-style linear scarring from the follicular unit transplant aka strip procedure.

When performed well, hair restoration is hard – if not impossible – to differentiate from naturally growing hair, even by a trained stylist.


As hair restoration is fundamentally based on the redistribution of hairs, a major limitation is a supply/demand mismatch. In such circumstances, there is too much demand to be obtained from the supply. 

For this reason, the best restoration candidates still have a good amount of existing hair, and for those with a significant amount of hair loss, restoration may not be appropriate for them.

When individuals are used to wearing wigs or hair systems they often will not achieve the same result from hair restoration, as wigs and systems are not limited to any certain number of hairs as is the case with redistributing hair follicles. 

Sometimes wigs or systems can actually be combined with hair restoration along the hairline border to create a natural transition with the patient’s own hair.

Hair restoration when performed poorly can lead to not only bad results, but the need for additional procedures to fix it up. 

It’s important when choosing to have hair restoration to go with a practice that specializes in hair restoration, not one that just does a little bit on the side. A cheap procedure can easily end up costing more to fix later on.

Ultimately the pros and cons are quite subjective and it’s up to the individual to determine what is best for them based on their personal goals and expectations. 

Thankfully, there are many options out there to make dramatic hair improvements including medications, cosmetics, restoration, scalp camo, and wigs or systems – and often it is a combination of products and treatments that for many deliver the very best outcomes.

Dr. Enrizza Factor – My Vitiligo Team

If you’ve got hair loss or areas of your scalp or your body that don’t have hair and you wish to have hair grow there then hair transplants perform properly. When you find a top surgeon you’re going to solve your problem.

The effects of having more hair that I see in my patients are things like increased confidence, and more sociability. I think that those are all things that come from patients that feel more comfortable having a full head of hair again.

The disadvantages are related to the cost involved. If you get the procedure done by a top surgeon it will not be cheap. But if it’s not done properly, and that’s where a big disadvantage would be, an individual is going to be walking around for the rest of their life with an unnatural result.

Overall if the patient does their homework and finds a top surgeon they’re going to have the kind of result that’s going to be rewarding and provide them with a lot of happiness.

Dr. Gregory Keller

Hair transplantation is a procedure that is rejuvenating for both men and women. 

For many men, a balding look, or “chrome dome” can bring up feelings of shame. 

For many women, particularly at menopause, hair loss can be quite painful emotionally, especially if caused by cancer or trauma. 

Having a hair transplantation can take away the painful memory of these problems, while also giving people their confidence back.

Emily Konatella – Yoper

Consider getting a hair transplant if you want a permanent solution to your hair loss. 

A hair transplant is a remedy for early pattern baldness, improving your look and boosting your confidence by giving your hair a perfect original look. 

It is an invasive medical procedure that cures hair loss by transplanting healthy follicles on your scalp, especially to areas with balding patterns. Here are the pros and cons of hair transplants:


Hair transplants are much more economical than medication treatments as the entire cost is incurred in one procedure compared to a lifetime of therapy.

It guarantees results aiming for a natural and subtle look customized to your specs. There is no follow-up treatments necessary, giving you hair that is functional and long-lasting.


It is a surgical procedure, and recovery takes time. If you don’t treat your recovery time seriously, there’s a risk of infection, scarring, bleeding, and numbness.

There’s a huge chance of developing wide scars because a part of your scalp has been reduced during transplantation. 

Kristina Hendija – Beardoholic

A hair transplant is a procedure that helps to reinvigorate the part of your scalp suffering from hair loss. It harvests healthy follicles to be transplanted into an area on your scalp with less hair. 

This surgical procedure has proven to be highly effective, with a success rate of about 99%. However, it does not only have its pros but some cons as well.

The pros of hair transplantation surgery are:

It guarantees results. If you decide to get a hair transplant, it is certain that the bald areas on your scalp will have a growth of healthy hair soon.

Hair transplants maintain the natural appearance of your hair. The results of this surgery will be subtle, as your transplanted hair will blend seamlessly with the rest of your healthy hair.

The cons of getting a hair transplant are:

The biggest con associated with this procedure is its recovery time. From anywhere between 10 to 20 days, you won’t be able to tug or pull your hair back or go out into direct sunlight.

If the follicles from the donor site are not healthy, then the transplanted hair will grow out to be the same.

Dr. Gary Motykie

Hair restoration is one of the most popular procedures to reverse the signs of aging. With the FUE (follicular unit extraction) technique, there are very few downsides. 

The procedure is completed without the use of general anesthesia, most patients feel very little discomfort during the procedure, and the results can be life-changing for patients wanting to look younger and feel more confident. 

FUE hair transplants don’t require any downtime, but most patients are somewhat swollen the first few days after the procedure. 

You don’t have to shave your head for FUE hair restoration, but many patients (particularly men) do, so that the ‘new hair’ grows at the same length and pace as the ‘original hair.’ 

With that said, shaving one’s head is not totally necessary – most women choose to have the procedure and then, depending on where the grafts are placed, cover the transplanted hair with a scarf or hat while the ‘new hair’ grows.

Patients who want to amplify their hair transplant results can opt for PRP and/or stem cell injections, which encourage new growth and thicken the hair follicles.

The injection of PRP/stem cells to the scalp can be painful (because of the needle), but the pain is temporary – similar to the way it feels when you get a vaccine.

Dr. Steven Line – American Cosmetic Association 

Advantages of hair transplants 

One of the biggest advantages of hair transplants is that they provide a permanent solution to hair loss. Once the transplanted hair follicles have been implanted, they will continue to grow. It is your own real hair. It is, for the most part, permanent –  not a wig or other temporary solution. 

Unlike wigs or hairpieces, hair transplants provide a natural-looking result. Surgeons use techniques such as follicular unit extraction (FUE) or follicular unit transplantation (FUT) to help the transplanted hair blends seamlessly with the surrounding hair.

Once the transplanted hair has fully grown in, it requires no special maintenance or care beyond regular shampooing and styling.

Hair loss can be a major source of anxiety and insecurity for many people. Hair transplants can help to restore confidence and self-esteem by providing a fuller head of hair.

Disadvantages of hair transplants

Hair transplants can be expensive, with costs ranging from $3000 to $10,000 or more depending on the extent of the procedure. Insurance typically does not cover the cost of cosmetic procedures, so patients must be prepared to pay out of pocket.

As with any surgical procedure, there is a risk of infection. There is a risk that the transplants won’t ‘stick’.

In the weeks following a hair transplant, patients may experience temporary shedding of transplanted hair. This is a normal part of the healing process and should not be cause for alarm.

The success of a hair transplant relies on having an adequate supply of donor hair. For those with advanced hair loss, there may not be enough donor hair to achieve the desired result.

In conclusion, hair transplants can provide significant benefits for individuals seeking to restore their hairline and improve their appearance. 

However, like any medical procedure, there are also risks to consider. 

It is important to thoroughly research and understand the potential benefits and risks before deciding whether a hair transplant is right for you.

It’s also vital to choose an experienced and qualified surgeon to perform the procedure and to follow all post-operative care instructions to minimize the risk of complications.


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