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Hair Transplant for Men

Hair Transplant for Men

A hair transplant is a surgical method of harvesting and transplanting hair into areas of need. This can be anywhere including your scalp, face, and even your chest, though the head is the most common.

Hair transplants are considered quite safe and can be done in the privacy of your hair transplant doctor’s office.

Why Choose Hair Transplant for Men?

Androgenic alopecia, a genetic condition, is the main cause of approximately 95% of hair loss in men. If you’ve inherited the androgenic alopecia gene, you’re likely more sensitive to a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This sensitivity is the reason your hair thins as you age, and you’ll start to notice a receding hairline over time. 

If you are experiencing hair loss, you’re probably dealing with a lack of confidence, as many men do. A hair transplant can not only restore your hair, but your self-esteem can be restored too! 

A hair transplant for men is not like the gimmicks you often see online or on TV. This is a genuine treatment for hair loss with solid, proven results. After recovery, you can expect to enjoy natural looking results for years to come. 

You can spend thousands on hair restoration methods that don’t work, or you can save money by choosing a technique we know works. Hair transplant for men is more cost-effective in the long run.

How Do I Prepare for a Hair Transplant for Men?

Before your procedure, you’ll meet with a surgeon for a hair transplant consultation. During this meeting, you’ll receive full pre-op and post-treatment instructions that need to be followed carefully.

A hair transplant is a procedure for which you need to prepare a few weeks ahead of your appointment. You may be asked to have a checkup and get clearance from your regular primary care provider if you have any serious medical conditions or are taking certain medications. 

A hair transplant is a procedure for which you need to prepare a few weeks ahead of your appointment. You may be asked to have a checkup and get clearance from your regular primary care provider if you have any serious medical conditions or are taking certain medications. 

About two weeks before your hair transplant, you need to stop drinking alcohol. This is because alcohol affects your blood vessels and can aggravate swelling at the incision sites. During this time, you should also stop cutting your hair.

It’s also a good idea to stop smoking. Nicotine makes it hard for oxygen to move through your body and makes it more difficult for you to heal. 

On the day of your hair transplant appointment, you should arrive with a clean scalp and hair. Use your normal shampoo and conditioner, but do not apply additional products. 

What Should I Expect During a Hair Transplant Consultation?

There are two main types of surgical transplants: FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction).

During an FUT procedure, a strip of hair is taken from the donor area, and those hair follicles are then separated and transplanted.

During an FUE hair transplant, individual follicles are harvested and then transplanted.

Your surgeon will discuss your options and make a recommendation on the type of surgery you need based on your specific needs. During your hair transplant, you will be awake but comfortable. Your surgeon will make sure you do not feel pain during your procedure. 

Donor hair is harvested from suitable areas. This can include the sides and back of your head or your back. Once harvested, it is transplanted into areas of hair loss. Your surgery could take anywhere from four to eight hours.

When Will I See Results From a Hair Transplant for Men?

Hair transplant results require patience, as well as realistic expectations. There will be a healing process, and initially you’ll notice shedding. This is normal. After this shedding process, you’ll begin to see new growth. You can expect to experience your final hair transplant outcome within about a year.

How Long Do Hair Transplant Results Last?

A hair transplant does not stop the normal aging process and can’t prevent future hair loss in areas other than the treatment site. While your hair transplant for men can last indefinitely, it’s not uncommon for men to return for a future transplant to fill in new gaps of hair loss. 

Am I a Good Candidate for a Hair Transplant for Men?

Your surgeon will evaluate your medical history, health conditions, and medications to determine whether or not a hair transplant is the best treatment for you. Because a hair transplant is typically the last method to try in favor of less invasive options, it’s important you disclose previous methods for hair restoration you’ve tried to your surgeon.

To determine whether you qualify, there are essential questions your surgeon will consider, such as the following:

  • Does the patient have realistic expectations about this treatment?
  • Does the patient have health or dermatologic conditions that might interfere with a hair transplant?
  • Is there a pattern to your hair loss?
  • Is there 50% or greater hair loss in any area?
  • Is the hair loss unstable?
  • Is the scalp healthy?
  • What is the quantity and quality of hair in the donor area(s)?

Where Is the Best Place to Go for Hair Transplant for Men in Washington?

The Washington Hair Institute, located within The Center for Cosmetic Surgery, is where Dr. Steven Hopping performs hair transplants using only the most advanced technology and techniques.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, and his years of experience mean you can achieve natural looking hair transplant results you’ll love.

If you have questions about a hair transplant for men or are ready to request your consultation, please contact us at 202-785-3175 today. We look forward to hearing from you!