Questions & Answers
MEDICAL HAIR TRANSPLANTS
How is a transplant performed?
A hair transplant procedure takes hair on the back base of your head that
is genetically programmed to grow for a lifetime and transfers it to areas
on your scalp where your hair has stopped growing. This is the only
method recommended and approved by medical authorities for successfully
restoring and growing hair permanently and naturally.
Our professional surgical team will perform this hair transplant procedure
using a meticulous micrograft procedure (also referred to as a minigraft
procedure) where 1 to 3 hairs per graft are placed into tiny slits made
in the balding area of your scalp. The hairs will take root within
1 to 4 days and begin to grow just as they had been growing when they
were in the "donor" area on your head. The hair will grow for the
rest of your life and you can cut, color and style it.
Why are micrografts better than macrografts?
Your hair grows naturally in groups of 1 to 4 hairs which are called follicular
units. A micrograft hair transplant procedure mimics this natural hair
growth because it contains only 1 to 4 hairs per graft. A macrograft
procedure, which is considered an outdated procedure, utilizes 5 to 10
hairs per graft and as a result macrograft patients often have what is
referred to as a "plug" appearance. In simple terms, a micrograft
procedure creates an exact duplication of nature, an undetectable new
Is a hair transplant procedure painful?
Not really. When you arrive on the day of your procedure, you will
be given an oral medication to help you relax. Then, when your procedure
begins, the area of you scalp which will be worked on will be frozen with
a local anesthetic. When you leave after the completion of your
transplant, you will also be supplied with some oral pain relievers.
However, most patients report that they take very few post-operative pain
Will people be able to tell that I just underwent
a hair transplant surgical procedure?
Immediately after having a transplant procedure, you will have some redness
and scabbing on the scalp area where your transplant was performed.
This will disappear usually within 7 to 10 days. And, because our
surgeon only performs micrograft procedures you will have no permanent
scarring or "plug-like" appearance. The growth rate of your newly
transplanted follicles is a natural process controlled by your body, so
it is important to note that it will occur gradually over time and vary
from person to person. However, most people see results in 4 to
How is KingsHead Hair Transplant Clinic different
from other transplant places?
For over 30 years, KingsHead has been recognized as the Midwest's premier
hair care specialist, and we've earned this reputation by treating each
of our clients with individualized excellence while ensuring satisfaction
with all of our services. In 1998, we were also recognized in the
Consumer's Guide To Hair Replacement compiled by Professor Timothy
Paulson of LaSalle University, LA.
All transplants are performed in a confidential,
relaxed atmosphere, and the surgical team generally only performs one
surgery a day to ensure a non-rushed quality outcome to this meticulous
procedure. All of the members on our transplant team are licensed
professionals (Board-Certified surgeon, RNs and LPNs). KingsHead
prides itself on this high level of professionalism.
Finally, we closely follow our patients after their surgeries to make
sure that they are pleased with their results. We also include 3
free haircuts and styling to help patients transform into their new look.
What will it cost and is financing
Because every hair transplant procedure is unique, it is difficult to
give an exact cost on the procedure. Typical transplants, however,
range in price from $4,000 to $8,000. Up to 100% free financing
for 1 year is available for qualified applicants, and we also accept most
major credit cards.
What's the next step?
Call 1-800-258-4848 for a free private consultation with Surgical Coordinator,
Ray Schneider. He will meet with you to discuss your individual
goals, assess your hair loss situation and work together with you to create
a plan to effectively restore your hair.
my hair loss pattern normal and treatable?
Most people fall into one of the hair loss patterns illustrated below
and over time progress onto the next level. Hair loss can start
or stop at any age, time or classification. Most cases of hair loss
can be effectively treated with a hair transplant. However, we recommend
that you are at least 25 years old before you undergo a hair transplant
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