More Americans suffer from hair loss than most people realize. A hair transplant is an excellent long-term solution for a receding hairline, thinning hair, and baldness. But not all hair transplant providers are equal. You will want to do your research to make sure you find a hair clinic that best fits your needs.
If you are looking for a hair transplant in Louisville, Kentucky, consider driving a few hours South on I65 to Nashville. The Nashville Hair Doctor is a well-established hair restoration clinic with a customer base that reaches far beyond Tennessee. Customers from as far away as New York, Chicago, and Texas have come for a long weekend in the Music City as a first step toward regrowing their own, natural hair: A one-day Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedure at the Hair Doctor office.
What makes the Hair Doctor so unique that patients are willing to travel so far? One reason is affordability. The cost of a hair transplant is a substantial investment. If you can take between $3,000 and $6,000 off the average national cost of your procedure, it makes a big difference to your finances. All prices at the Nashville Hair Doctor are inclusive. What you are quoted is your total price, no hidden fees.
At the Nashville Hair Doctor you get more than a great price for your hair transplant. You get a state-of-the art facility with a double board-certified plastic surgeon and a team of Registered Nurses. And you get Jay, our NeoGraft Master Technician who has over 20 years of experience in hair restoration. He has achieved what few in his craft have: By combining extensive training with his eye for aesthetics, he is able to create truly exceptional outcomes. Again and again, our patients are blown away by how natural their new hairline looks. This is by no means a given. You have to take into account the smallest of matters, like at which angle the hair grafts get implanted. If your new hair looked weird in any way, you wouldn’t want to spend the money. At the Nashville Hair Doctor, you don’t get weird. This won’t be your father’s hair transplant. This will be you looking younger and better than you could have imagined!
A hair transplant at the Nashville Hair Doctor is as simple as 1-2-3:
After that, there is nothing left for you to do but wait as your hair does its business of growing steadily. Many patients don’t really see the difference until they come in for their before and after pictures and can’t believe the difference.
At the Nashville Hair Doctor we use the NeoGraft® technology, a form of Follicular Unit Extraction. Even though FUE hair transplants are surgical procedures, they don’t much resemble surgery as we imagine it. They are typically half- or full-day procedures that some patients describe like a very long hairdresser’s appointment.
The Day of your Hair Transplant Procedure
The best way to understand what a hair transplant feels like is to talk to a patient. In a recent interview, Hair Doctor patient David B shared his experience. We asked him about the day of his procedure. “It was just about as long as I thought. I got to watch TV most of the time, so looking back it doesn’t seem that long at all. I had a remote control and could turn on whatever I wanted.”
We then asked him if it was painful at all. “They numbed the areas they worked on with lidocaine, so I didn’t feel much of anything,” says David. “I could sometimes feel a small pinch from where they extracted hair, or a pinprick where it was inserted. But it was easy to manage because I was in control of the pain level.”
Your Hair Transplant Recovery
Again, David has some good advice about the recovery: “My recovery lasted about a week. I wasn’t in any pain, but I had some swelling that started at the top of the head and came down to the jaw on the 2nd day. I slept with my head elevated, and this is a big deal. When you lay flat is when you swell. One night I slipped off the pillow and slept normal and that is when my face was swollen. It took 1-2 days to disappear again. They recommend sleeping in a recliner for the first 7 days, and if I did it again, that’s what I would do.
Your Hair Transplant Results
Everyone is different, and results of course aren’t guaranteed. But if you follow the instructions given you by your doctor, you have the best chances of good results. David says he waited three days before washing his hair, waiting longer than was instructed. After that he used a cup to pour soapy water on his head rather than rubbing shampoo directly onto his scalp. His tip is to follow those instructions religiously. “The secret to good hair transplant results is to ‘baby’ your hair that first week and not do anything that might harm the new grafts,” he says. “Whatever they tell you not to do, don’t do it!”
With over 20 years of experience in FUE hair restoration, we are one of the leading hair transplant providers in the Southeast. Led by a double board-certified plastic surgeon, our team focuses on affordability, a great patient experience, and a fast recovery. If you choose to stay overnight, read our Destination Nashville article for things to do and see in the Music City.