Only you can decide whether a hair transplant is right for you. When it comes to hair restoration, there are a number of options available including topical creams, hair growth pills and vitamins, hair pieces and hair transplants. You’ll need to weigh several factors to make your decision.
What is your budget? Are you comfortable with surgical hair restoration procedures? How long will your chosen hair loss solution take to provide you with effective coverage? Do you want to grow your own hair or are you okay with a less natural look?
To help you decide whether a NeoGraft hair transplant is right for you, we’ve broken down the pros and cons of the procedure. If you want a more in-depth analysis of how our technique could work for you, you can always schedule a personal consultation with our experienced staff.
Does a Hair Transplant Fit Your Budget?
Your budget for a hair loss solution is one of several important considerations. Though minimally invasive, FUE (follicular unit extraction) hair transplants still count as a surgical procedure and can cost around $5,000 to $10,000, depending on the number of hair grafts that need to be harvested and transplanted.
A hair transplant done with the FUE procedure costs about the same as one done with the strip harvesting method. But because FUE procedures have a shorter recovery time, are less invasive and damage fewer hair follicles, a FUE transplant procedure like NeoGraft is a more effective, safer choice for the same price.
If you are uncomfortable spending thousands of dollars on your hair loss solution, topical hair loss cures or hair pieces may be a good solution for you. Serums and medications like Rogaine or Propecia cost considerably less per treatment — usually between $25 to $80 for a month’s supply. A high-quality toupee costs around $400. However, these low initial costs don’t guarantee that you won’t spend more money on these solutions in the long run. The downside of these products is that they are consumables.
Serums and medications will often cease to work if you stop using them, meaning you have to repurchase them on a regular basis. If the medication you choose is on the more expensive side, over time, you may end up spending just as much as you would have spent on a hair transplant. Wigs and toupees need regular cleaning, upkeep and replacement. Either way, whether to spend money once for a long-term solution or slowly over time is a choice that depends on each patient’s budgeting decisions.
Are You Willing to Undergo Hair Transplant Surgery?
Even though NeoGraft is an incredibly safe hair transplant procedure, it is still, technically, surgery. Concerns over the potential pain of a surgical procedure, worries about the chances of scarring and questions about recovery time can cause some patients to choose options like hair serums or hairpieces over a more permanent hair transplant procedure.
Fortunately, NeoGraft FUE is incredibly safe and gentle. Thanks to its non-invasive nature and advances in hair transplant technology, there is a very low chance of scarring or pain. Any sedation is entirely voluntary. In fact, most patients choose to be awake and social during the procedure! As for pain, usually only ibuprofen or aspirin is needed after the procedure.
The use of gentle pneumatic pressure instead of a scalpel to extract hair follicles for transplant means there’s less chance of damage or scarring to the scalp. Unlike traditional hair transplant strip harvesting, which requires a large strip from the donor’s scalp to be cut away, NeoGraft hair transplants harvest follicles one at a time. Occasionally, minor pore-sized dots of discoloration can occur. But this is rare and the discoloration is hard to notice, even with closely cropped hair — nothing like the large linear scars left by strip harvesting.
The recovery time for FUE hair transplantation is quick, and some patients return to work as soon as the next day. They may choose to stay away for longer, especially if they work outside in direct sunlight, but since no sedation is required and only mild painkillers are needed afterward, it’s very easy for NeoGraft patients to quickly return to their daily routines.
Are You Ready for a Consultation?
The best way to decide whether a hair transplant is right for you is to talk with an expert. Scheduling a consultation with our educated and professional staff will allow us to assess whether a NeoGraft hair transplant can meet your needs and expectations for new hair growth. We will look at the quality and quantity of your donor hair, discuss your options and help you understand the risks and benefits involved.
Our Dallas staff are national hair transplant experts, and our clinic was one of the first in the country to introduce the NeoGraft hair transplant machine to the market. Because of this, we are uniquely equipped to help you make the best decision about your hair loss treatment options. Even if you decide not to get NeoGraft, our expertise can help you narrow your options to find the one that best meets your personal needs.