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Is a Hair Transplant Worth the Cost?

If you have thinning hair or expanding bald spots, you may already have tried different remedies promising thicker and more voluminous hair. No one wants to be the bald guy, and what is there to lose anyway?

So you might have bought a special shampoo meant to stimulate hair growth.

You might have splurged on a new hair stylist who all of your friends swear by.

Perhaps you’ve also raided your kitchen to concoct hair thickening mixtures from eggs, olive oil, honey, avocados, and, if the Internet is to be believed, even onions. The list of surefire hair loss remedies seems to be as long as the human desire for lustrous thick hair is strong.

If any of the above have worked for you, great! You are now the proud owner of a thick mane of hair. Provided you’ve gotten the smell out, you may now begin your new life.

But if you’re still less than happy with your receding hairline, or if you find that you only deceive yourself with an elaborate comb-over routine, keep reading.

Hair Transplant Cost: How Much is it and Does it Work?

As in any other area of life, the simple answer is this: You get what you pay for. The cheaper and more “home-made” the proposed remedy, the less likely it is to work. But is the opposite true as well? If you pay for an expensive hair replacement treatment, will it work?

You might not trust our answer, as we are in the hair replacement business, and have been for many years. But seeing a steady stream of patients come and go has given us a great vantage point from which to observe hair replacement candidates.

This is what we’ve seen: During an initial consultation, many clients express shock at the proposed hair transplant cost. Paying $5,000 to $6,000, perhaps even more, to sit at a hair clinic for the better part of a day and have hair grafts extracted and reinserted in the vulnerable areas of your scalp seems like a big commitment. Especially when you think of other uses this money could go towards – a substantial down payment for a new car, or a vacation in Italy.

We’re not going to sugarcoat it – hair transplants aren’t cheap.

But this is what we’ve also seen: Once a patient has received a personal treatment plan and can imagine the results 3-6 month down the road, the excitement builds. The day of the procedure can’t come soon enough, and once the hair grafts are placed, watching the hair come in where it hasn’t grown in years is a special feeling only people who have struggled with hair loss can fully appreciate.

Can you Put a Price on Newfound Confidence?

This is what we’ve learned while watching countless patients submit to the magical hands of our hair replacement specialist: Gaining new confidence in your looks and loving again what you see in the mirror every morning isn’t something you can easily put a price on. Remember those credit card ads from the 90s? Here is how they might sound for hair replacement:

  • Highly praised hair thickening shampoo: $12.99
  • A fancy new hairstyle: $79.99
  • A new spring in your step with a confident swagger you haven’t felt in years: Priceless

Not all hair transplantation costs the same. There are differences between what’s called FUE (follicular unite extraction, also called grafting) and FUT (follicular unit transplantation, also called strip method). FUT tends to be a bit more cost-effective as the procedure itself is shorter, but it requires anesthesia and a longer recovery, which may not be ideal for some patients. FUE hair transplant cost is typically quoted in price per graft, with anywhere from 1,000 to 3,000 grafts needed to restore a full head of hair.

Ways to Lower Your Hair Transplant Cost

If you find the upfront cost prohibitive, you might inquire about financing packages. Many hair treatment centers offer interest-free financing, allowing you to spread out the cost in installments of a few hundred dollars at a time.

You might also find that it pays to be flexible and shop around. Some hair replacement providers offer special discounts at certain times of the year, and if you can wait a little bit, such a special offer might lower your cost drastically.

The bottom line is this. While the pros of a hair transplant are evident – enough celebrities have had them that we know just by opening our eyes that they’re working – the downside is the relatively high price. For many people who have struggled with hair loss, the investment is worth it. Others may make peace with their receding hairline and rather buy a new car.

Only you can be the judge of what’s right for you.

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Postpartum Hair Loss in Women: 7 Tips to Disguise Your Thinning Hair

Help! I’ve had a baby and now I’m going bald!

You’re a woman with a newborn baby. You’re over the moon in love with your bundle of joy.  Neither the sleepless nights nor the fact that every corner of your formerly elegant house is taken over by a different piece of baby gear can put a dent in your happiness.

But then you look in the mirror one morning and realize with alarm that your hairline is receding. You recall that for weeks you’ve pulled out wads of hair from your head every time the brush so much as touched it. What is happening?

The Reasons for Postpartum Hair Loss

What’s happening is a very common occurrence brought on by pregnancy and childbirth, and no reason for panic. You’re most likely suffering from postpartum hair loss.

At any given time, a portion of your hair stops growing and goes into a resting phase, after which it falls out and is replaced by new hair growth. During pregnancy, however, elevated levels of hormones, particularly estrogen, lead to more hair growth and less resting. As a result, hair that would normally be shed stays on your head longer. You might have noticed how beautiful your hair looked when pregnant, and this is the reason.

Unfortunately, all good things come to an end. As soon as your elevated estrogen levels go back to normal after you deliver your baby, your body begins to start shedding hair again, and because there is so much of it, the rate of hair loss can be much higher than normal. Typically, this phase lasts until about 6 months postpartum, but for some women it can last up to a year.

What is a Woman Undergoing Postpartum Hair Loss to do?

If you’ve recently had a baby and noticed that your hair is getting thinner, the most important thing you can do is take a deep breath and relax. You are not alone, and you are certainly not going bald.

There is also most likely no need to think about a hair transplant. Although there are women who are genetically predisposed to hair loss and for whom a hair transplant can do wonders, postpartum hair loss is a very different condition. It is only temporary, and the best cure is a little bit of patience while it runs its course.

However, there are certain things you can do to make your hair look better during your transition from postpartum hair loss back to normal. Here at the Nashville Hair Doctor, we’ve put together a few tips for you:

  1. Treat yourself to a new haircut. Especially if you have long hair, this might be a good time to try out a shorter style. Or you might add layers if you didn’t have them previously. If you’re bothered by a receding hairline surrounding your forehead, you could go for bangs. Any of these things will make your hair appear thicker, and shorter hair will also lead to slightly less shedding.
  2. Try a volumizing shampoo. Some conditioners weigh your hair down too much, making the thinner hair stand out even more. It may be time to try a few different brands of shampoo to find one that gives your hair more volume. Remember, however, that it’s generally better to put less product in your hair rather than more, so as not to weigh your hair down unnecessarily.
  3. Change the way you part your hair. If you normally part on the left, try right. If your part is in the middle, try shifting it to the side to disguise thinning hair at the temples.
  4. Try curls, or color. Thinning hair is easier to spot on people with straight hair, as well as people with dark hair. Going blond, adding highlights, or rolling some curls are all clever ways to camouflage a receding hairline.
  5. Treat yourself to an occasional blowout. Yes, they’re not cheap, but this is a time to pamper yourself a little. Plan a date night for that momentous first time you leave your baby with a sitter for a few hours, and have your hair professionally treated for the occasion. It’ll do wonders for your self-confidence.
  6. Go crazy with the headgear. While a blowout is great for special occasions, remember that it might otherwise be best to simply leave your hair alone. The less you heat it and brush it and yank at it, the less it will shed. For those days when you don’t have the time or energy to even wash your hair, get inventive with different head covers. A hat is not your only option. Try a jaunty bandanna instead, a headband, or even a scarf.
  7. Divert attention. We’re only human, and it’s in our nature to fret over the things that worry us. Often, the easiest way to feel better is to distract ourselves with something else. You are thin again! Go out and buy yourself some new skinny jeans. Or a pair of sexy high heels you’d otherwise never buy. If you’re on a tight budget, make a trip to the Goodwill store – you’ll be amazed at all you can find there.

We hope that these tips help you get through the worst months of postpartum hair loss and that soon your hair will be back to its normal growth pattern. If your child’s first birthday has come and gone and you are still losing an unnatural amount of hair, it may be time to speak to a professional.

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Why Hair Transplants Procedures Are Becoming More Popular

Hair transplant, hair restoration, even hair transplantation: There are many names for a cosmetic procedure that has made incredible gains in popularity over the last decade. Not only men face hair loss and balding. Many women are troubled by thinning hair as well. And both men and women are increasingly turning to hair transplant procedures to rejuvenate their look. So how, exactly, do hair transplant procedures work?

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Hair Transplant Procedures Then and Now

The reason hair transplants have been so popular in recent years is that they have become less invasive. At the same time, they are yielding better results.

Hair “transplant” is a big word. It sounds like you take an entire scalp and move it to another head. Of course it’s not like that! Hair transplants are cosmetic procedures where a person’s own hair is transplanted from one area of the head (donor area) to another (recipient area). If you have thinning hair, a receding hairline, or a growing bald spot on top, a hair transplant is a great way to replace that hair. It lets you supplement these areas with good-growing hair from your very own head.

There are different methods of hair transplantation. During the classic “Follicular Unit Transplantation” or FUT procedure, the doctor first identifies an area, typically at the back of your head. He then and removes a strip or several strips of hair to be inserted in the recipient area. As you can imagine, this leaves a rather large piece of scalp to be closed up. The resulting linear scar can be quite prominent. For men in particular this can be an inconvenience, as this scar is impossible to cover up with hair kept short.

Also called the Strip Method, FUT hair transplantation has been used in hair restoration for a long time. It is still used by many providers, simply because it is all they’ve ever known.

However, better and less invasive hair transplant procedures have emerged. One such method is the “Follicular Unit Extraction” or FUE procedure made possible by modern technology. At the leading edge of this technology is the NeoGraft method, which was first developed in Europe. During a NeoGraft hair transplant, individual hair follicles are extracted from the donor area using pneumatic pressure. They are then carefully reinserted in the recipient area of the scalp with a small pinprick.

Minimal Downtime and Maximum Results with NeoGraft

FUE hair transplant procedures are so popular because they require little to no downtime for the patient. The FUE session itself can be time consuming, but afterwards the patient simply walks out, ready to begin growing his or her own hair. The biggest inconvenience after an FUE hair transplant is wearing a hat for several days while the tiny red pinpricks disappear. But there is no trauma, no stitching, and no scar. Once your hair starts growing in the new location, no one will be able to detect where it came from.

A good way to look at the difference between FUT and FUE hair transplant procedures is to look at the doctor versus the patient. The FUT method makes it relatively easy for the doctor. Cutting and stitching is what surgeons are good at, and they can do it fast! But it means a longer healing process for the patient, who is left with a scar that is hard to hide. The FUE procedure, on the other hand, is patient centered. The patient gets to have a new head of hair with little or no downtime, while the doctor or technician spends a long time patiently transferring the individual hair follicles to their intended location.

NeoGraft hair transplants require skill and an eye for aesthetics. An experienced NeoGraft technician can create something akin to a work of art, more than just a medical procedure. Before you have a hair transplant, ask if it is administered by a well-trained technician with many years of experience. A physician should always be on staff during any medical procedure. But in the case of an FUE hair transplant, the technician is the real star.

If you’re ready to learn how a hair transplant can help you grow more hair, the best way to get started is by scheduling a personal consultation with your hair doctor.

 

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We all love summer and hate to see it come to an end. As we enjoy a last peaceful evening on the patio grilling burgers and sipping our beer, we aren’t ready to get into the back to school hustle quite yet. Oh but to linger some more under the stars listening to the cacophony of cicadas without any homework to supervise or soccer practices to drive to! To take the family out for a leisurely ice cream rather than bust to Staples to snatch the last 2-inch binder from another shopper cutting an equally daunting supply lists!

To make it easier, we at the Hair Doctor have come up with the perfect reason to celebrate the end of summer: For a very limited time, we are offering $1,000 off for any NeoGraft hair transplants of 2,000 grafts or more. To take advantage of this hair transplant special, all you have to do is schedule your FREE personal consultation as soon as possible so that we can evaluate you and develop a treatment plan. As soon as you have booked your procedure, your special discount is locked in.

Are you worried about your receding hairline? Now that the hat you’ve been wearing all summer has come off, have you discovered more spots of thinning hair on the top of your head? We know how alarming this can seem. You don’t consider yourself any older than the previous year. You might even be more active than ever before. But hair loss can make a big dent on your youthful appearance. All of a sudden, you might feel like your age is showing. You’ve tried combing your hair a different way. You’ve tried a special shampoo your hairdresser has sworn will make a difference, but you have a nagging feeling it’s the same old stuff in a fancy – and expensive – new bottle.

It may be time to be bold and think big: Reverse your hair loss once and for all with a hair transplant!

“Oh, but I’m not ready for a big medical procedure,” you may say. The good news is, with a NeoGraft hair transplant you hardly have any downtime. Instead of removing and transplanting an entire piece of you scalp, as is customary with other methods, NeoGraft hair restoration is done with much more finesse: Using pneumatic pressure, a technician uses a hand-held device to extract individual follicles of hair from the back of your head – also called the donor area – and to reinsert them in the areas of your scalp where you want to grow hair. There are no incisions or scars, and your downtime is restricted to the day of your procedure and perhaps a day or two of recovery, if any. Many of our patients have returned back to work the next day.

Just because you suffer from hair loss doesn’t mean you will go bald. Today’s technology makes it possible for you to regrow a full hair of natural hair, and your local Hair Doctor has the necessary experience to create great results. Call now – you’ll never find such good hair transplant special prices again!