The following hair loss questions are frequently asked by would-be
hair transplant patients:
- What does a hair transplant cost?
- What causes hair loss
- What medications can help with hair
- Do hair transplants work
- Are there other hair
loss treatments ?
- Will hair transplants ever fall
- Should I have a hair transplant as soon as I see a signs of hair loss
- Would I feel pain in the first few days after the procedure?
- Would I need to take any pain killing medication?
- How many times would I be required to revisit your office for check-up after the procedure?
What does a hair transplant cost?
Hair transplant cost is dependent on the number of follicular unit grafts
being transplanted. Hasson & Wong charges less per graft for surgeries
over 2000 grafts, so the overall cost per graft decreases for larger sessions, passing
the savings along to the patient. View our hair transplant cost
What causes hair loss?
The hair loss usually occurs in one of several specific patterns and
hence it has been called male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia.
Only about one percent of hair loss is caused by other conditions.
These include various nutritional, metababolic and hormone disorders.
Male pattern baldness involves a genetic susceptibility of some of
the hair follicles to the hormone dihydrotestosterone, (DHT). This
hormone acting over time on these susceptible follicles causes a gradual
shrinking, (miniaturization), and finally death of these follicles.
What medications can help with hair loss?
Finasteride is available to men by prescription only. Women who
are or may become pregnant should not take or handle tablets because
Finasteride can cause birth defects. Finasteride is in pill form
and is taken once a day. Studies indicate that Finasteride stops
hair loss on the scalp and can regrow hair. Hasson & Wong
Clinic recommends Finasteride for all male hair loss sufferers.
Minoxidil is available to men or women without a prescription.
It is sprayed or rubbed into the scalp twice a day. Minoxidil
is often recommended for women who suffer hair loss because women
cannot take Finasteride (Propecia). Some people who take Minoxidil
only grow hair that is wispy and thin. Studies indicate that Minoxidil
seems to work best on people younger than 30 years of age who
have been losing their hair for less than 5 years.
Do hair transplants work?
Hair transplant surgery, performed by experienced, qualified surgeons, are the only effective means of reversing hair loss. Hair transplantation
is a proven surgical method that has evolved to become the answer
for those that suffer from hair loss. View our before and after hair transplant videos.
Are there other hair loss treatments?
The hair loss industry is a billion dollar a year industry that sells
everything from balms to sprays. Many companies make claims about
hair loss products and treatments that are unsubstantiated and not
supported by empirical studies. Many in the medical community agree
that hair transplantation coupled with prescription hair loss medication
is currently the only effective means of reversing hair loss.
Will hair transplants ever fall out?
The transplanted hair is harvested from the permanent donor zone.
In the vast majority of patients donor hair is resistant to the effects of DHT. No matter where the
hair is moved to it will maintain its resistance to DHT and survive
indefinitely. Only in extremely rare cases may donor hair be subject to the
effects of DHT.
Should I have a hair transplant as soon as I see a sign of hair loss
Our first recommendation before and after the surgery is to be under some sort of medication to control your hair loss. Propecia has been very effective among others. We generally don't recommend hair transplant surgeries for any person and an evaluation is necessary to determine if you are a possible candidate for the procedure.
Would I feel pain in the first few days after the procedure?
The only painful part is the numb shots you take. you will not feel any other pain. you might have some headache after the procedure but that usually goes away after a few days.
Would I need to take any pain killing medication?
You should not feel any pain after the transplant. But in some rare cases if patient feels pain, then we provide pain killing medicine to control your pain.
How many times would I be required to revisit your office for check-up after the procedure?
We do not require you to visit the clinic after the hair transplant procedures but we welcome our patients to visit us if they have any questions/concerns.