November 15, 2021

The Pros and Cons of Hair Transplants


  For some people with more advanced hair loss, hair transplantation is a great solution that can restore your natural, full head of hair. Before deciding on whether a medical hair transplant is right for you, you’ll be looking at the pros and cons of each procedure to determine if it’s right for your hair restoration plan. What exactly are hair transplants? First, we’ll cover the basics. What exactly are hair transplants? Hair transplantation involves removing grafts of hair follicles from areas where your hair grows thicker (called ‘donor’ follicles), normally on the back of the head. These follicles are repositioned to replace the hairline and cover any areas that are thinner. Then, hair grows back in those healthy follicles with your own natural hair. What types of hair transplants are there? NEOGRAFT FUE hair transplantation. FUE, or Follicular Unit Extraction, removes follicles in a precise unit of one to three follicles that are then transplanted into the thinning area. It’s so precise that there are no scars visible in the donor area once healed, so you can even wear your hair in a short buzz cut without anyone knowing you had the procedure. Advanced FUT hair transplantation. FUT, or Follicular Unit Transplantation, uses a strip of donor follicles to rebuild the hairline and thinning areas. This procedure can leave a minimally visible scar in the donor area, so it’s usually better for those who plan to wear their hair longer. So, what are the pros and cons? Before choosing to proceed with a hair transplantation procedure, it’s important to think about the pros and cons. Here are some examples: Pro – Natural looking. Hair transplants use your own natural hair follicles, so when your hair grows in it looks completely natural and blends into the rest of your hair. The artistic talent of the medical professionals at the Hair Replacement Institute will give you the natural look you want. Con – Time. Because a hair transplant replaces follicles that need to grow hair, it does take some time for the hair to grow in. This takes longer than some other hair replacement options like wigs or Dermal Lens systems. Pro – Effective. Today’s medical hair transplantation procedures are incredibly effective, helping you restore your natural head of hair permanently. Con – Not for everyone. A hair transplantation procedure is not the right choice for everyone. The first step is always a consultation with the experts at the Hair Restoration Institute, where our expert hair loss professionals will assess your individual needs to determine which treatments are right for you. While a hair transplantation treatment is right for some people, your personalized plan might include:

  • Laser light treatments
  • Custom wigs
  • Scalp micropigmentation
  • Hair loss prevention products
  • Dermal Lens hair replacement systems
  • PRP treatments
Pro – No further treatment is required. Once your follicles grow hair following your hair transplantation, there’s no need to do anything special to maintain your hair. After the recovery period, you’ll be able to wash it, brush it, style it, or even have it color-treated so you can maintain the look you love. Pro/Con – Minimally invasive. This is both a pro and a con. Today’s hair transplantation procedures are highly advanced and are not the intensive surgical procedure they once were. They’re minimally invasive and performed as an outpatient procedure. However, some people are sensitive about any treatment, even when minimally invasive, but our caring hair loss professionals will help you feel comfortable. For a natural-looking hair replacement solution that will last a lifetime, hair transplantation is a great option for some people. Make an appointment at the Hair Restoration Institute and our hair loss professionals will assess your own individual hair replacement needs as well as your medical health and hair loss goals, then we’ll develop a hair replacement plan that will work for you. Find us at 8030 Old Cedar Ave S Ste 202 in Bloomington, MN, or call 612-588-HAIR (4247) for a private, complimentary consultation.