Is it worth the result of a hair transplant of money spent
We must immediately say that since it is a question of transplantation and plastic surgery, it is usually not necessary to talk about the cheapness of the procedure. Of course, different clinics and surgeons can evaluate their work in different ways, so the choice for those who want to have a chic hair or at least more or less decently disguise the lack of a good density of hair is still there. The only thing that can be advised is not to pursue cheapness, because in this case there is usually some kind of dirty trick. For low prices, the unprofessionalism of a surgeon who can understandably few clients, and prices serve as a kind of bait, can simply hide.
How much does hair transplantation cost on average? The full cost of the hair transplant procedure will necessarily depend on the number of transplanted grafts or follicular associations. That is, the role is played not so much by the area of work, as by the desired density of future hair. In the price lists of clinics you can find prices not for the whole operation, but for 1 graft or FU (follicular unit).
On average, if you take the dollar at 27, 6, the average cost of one transplanted graft will fluctuate within 3-4 dollars. However, there are clinics where the cost of the graft will be lower ($ 1.5-2) or higher (up to $ 7 per graft).
But you need to understand that 1000-2000 grafts will look decent when transplanting to the forehead (correction of the forehead line and baldness treatment) or when increasing the density of hair mixed with native hair. If the bald head is large, the same number of grafts or follicular associations distributed along it will look ridiculous (normal hair density on the head is not less than 80 hair per 1 square centimeter).
The truth is there is a large number of grafts in the transplant and one plus. The price for one graft in this case will be slightly lower than when transplanting only 1,000 grafts.
To cover the head with hair in 1000 grafts, you will have to pay at least $ 1,500, and to get a thick head of hair on a decent bald head and all 15 thousand. So often it all depends not only on the patient's desire, but also on his capabilities. Fortunately, some techniques allow you to achieve the need for hair density for several transplants, and in the interval between them you can add money to the following procedure.
The transplantation of follicular associations in many clinics is estimated more expensive than the transplantation of graffiti with several bulbs. But even here the spread of prices can be great. Fairly well-known clinics in Georgia can offer a price even below $ 1.5, so that hair transplantation can be inexpensive and with good specialists. The truth will have to spend money on such a journey.
But on average, hair transplantation by non-surgical technique will cost patients $ 1300-9000 per 1000 grafts. And again everything depends on the desired density of hair. You want a thick head of hair, you have to fork out a decent amount.
But the result of the non-surgical technique will be a beautiful hairstyle without scars and scarring, so after a while no one even suspects that earlier you had hair problems. But again, provided that the necessary number of follicular associations is transplanted, the operation will be performed by a specialist well versed in this technique, and subsequently the hair will be given proper care.
What we have?
The operation of hair transplantation is quite expensive.
Therefore it is quite logical that patients will want to see the result of such a procedure on living people. But you will not be on the street to slow people down and ask them if they did hair transplant, which provided such a luxurious head of hair. Of course, some information on these issues can be obtained on advertising websites and in the archives of patients of a particular doctor, but what is the credibility of it if you do not know people in the photo.
Another thing popular people, whose life is like on the palms, because the information about each step of the reporters cover with a special zeal. And after all many celebrities who did hair transplantation, do not even hide it, because the main result, and how it was achieved, is already a matter of the second plan.
Some famous Hollywood actors resorted to hair transplantation. John Travolta, Dzhuzh Lowe, Brendan Fraser, John Cryer do not even hide their quite successful attempt to restore the former appeal in this way. Other famous actors (Kevin Costner, George Clooney, Mel Gibson, Nicolas Cage and some others) prefer to keep silent about the origins of a beautiful hairstyle. But are you concealing something from journalists? Seeing once on the back of the head of the Hollywood actor Jeremy Piven, a long-tongued scar that was later covered by a chic head of hair, they made their conclusion and presented it to us.
There is information that famous British singer Elton John and Italian statesman Silvio Berlusconi resorted to hair transplantation. Correction of the forehead line, on which the early bald patches appeared, was made by the American actor and film director Matthew McConaughey. A chic hairstyle is bound to hair transplant and American actor Billy Bob Thornton. A chic thick head of hair thanks to transplantation can boast Hollywood actor and musician Nick Laichi.
It is clear that the same procedure could be used in due time by celebrities and women. But to show off this way of getting a nice hairstyle to a weak sex is not peculiar, and the scars under long hair to journalists are unlikely to be seen. Nevertheless, about one woman such information was still leaked to the press.
It's about the American TV star and champion in athletics, Jenner Caitlin, who in the past, by the way, was a man. In 2015, 65-year-old William Bruce Jenner decided not only to change the name of the sex (documented), but at the same time, according to the statement of Dr. Richard Chaff, underwent several hair transplant procedures that made his / her hair almost perfect.
There are suspicions that Donald Trump resorted to the procedure for hair transplantation, who claims that his hair is his native hair, not a wig. Some journalists, proceeding from the fact that the hair implanted during autotransplantation are also native, concluded that it was a hair transplant.
As you can see, there are not so many examples of successful operations among celebrities, nevertheless, the results speak for themselves. In this case, it is important not the number of examples, but their quality, so that a person, paying for a procedure, understands what he pays for and what result is possible.
Treatment of alopecia by alternative methods
As we have already said, hair transplantation is a radical method of solving the problem of baldness, which is used when other methods of treatment were powerless or did not bring the desired result. That is, you need to understand that there is an alternative to hair transplantation, and it is necessary first of all to look for such methods of restoring the natural density of hair. Under a knife to the surgeon to lay down it is always late.
The beginning of the decision of a problem of a baldness is a moment of the reference for consultation to the expert trihologu. It is this doctor who will be able to assess the degree of neglect of the problem, the condition of the hairline and offer various possibilities for solving the problem of restoring the splendor of the head of hear. And in the beginning it will be a proposal of traditional treatment, implying the intake of various bio-additives to strengthen and grow hair, medicines for stimulating hair growth and normalizing the hormonal background, as well as conducting physiotherapy sessions.
Methods of physiotherapy for hair treatment are classified as salon procedures, which you will have to go through in cosmetology rooms or clinics. But appoint such procedures should be a qualified trichologist, who by virtue of his professionalism is able to determine the most effective procedure in each case.
Let's list the most popular procedures for solving the problem of baldness:
- ozonotherapy, which stimulates blood circulation in the vessels of the head and thereby improves the breathing and nourishment of hair follicles,
- cryotherapy (treatment with liquid ozone) - treatment procedure identical to the previous, but less painful,
- mesotherapy - the introduction of a therapeutic complex consisting of vitamins, microelements, amino acids and other components that improve metabolism in the scalp (injections are made with the help of a syringe or a special device) into the scalp at the hair loss site;
- plasmolifting (treatment modified, ie purified and enriched with useful substances and oxygen plasma of blood) is one of the most effective procedures in the fight against alopecia, practiced in some hair transplant clinics in addition to the basic procedure,
- iontophoresis is the same local administration of dosage forms by means of a low-current galvanic current that allows drugs to penetrate to the desired depth,
- myostimulation is one of the effective methods for solving the problem of alopecia, which occurs against the background of hormonal imbalance. The pulse currents used in the procedure help improve blood circulation and metabolism in the scalp and stabilize the production of hormones.
In addition to physical procedures for balding patients, doctors recommend using a drug to stimulate hair growth, " Minoxidil, " which is one of two officially patented drugs in this area.
The history of this unusual medicine is also interesting. First, it was successfully used to treat stomach ulcers, then they noticed the ability to effectively normalize high arterial distention. It was in these directions that the drug was used until an interesting side effect was observed after him - stimulation of hair growth. This property of the drug was very useful for the treatment of androgenic alopecia, so it is actively offered to its patients by doctors, trichologists.
For the treatment of alopecia, the drug is used as a solution, foam or spray, applying it locally to the affected area. The drug is used in adult patients no older than 65 years, who have no hypersensitivity to the components of the drug, skin diseases in the head, pheochromocytoma, hypertension. Do not use to treat pregnant women and lactating mothers. Do not apply simultaneously with other external means.
For 1 procedure of drug application, which is carried out with an interval of 12 hours, the patient should spend 1 ml of the solution. The drug in solution is equipped with a special cap, pressure on which contributes to the release of 0.1 ml of the drug, i.e. You need to make 10 clicks on the cap.
The medicine is applied to the central part of the bald head, distributing it along the perimeter. The scalp during application should be dry and clean. The duration of treatment depends on the degree of alopecia and the use of other anti-androgenic drugs that prevent hair loss, while Minoxidin promotes the growth of new ones.
It is clear that the results of treatment can be different. Someone helped the drug to stop hair loss, but new ones did not increase in their place. Others are happy to see on their heads growing hair that appeared on the spot dropped out. And the third was lucky not only to restore lost hair, but even to increase the density of hair. However, hope for a lasting result with androgenetic alopecia is due only to the use of antiandrogenic drugs.
Treatment of alopecia implies a long-term complex therapy, improving the condition of the scalp and nutrition of hair bulbs hidden inside the skin, as well as normalizing the internal environment of the body and the metabolic processes taking place in it. Hair transplant in this queue will be the last step to the intended goal, when other stages of a long and hard journey did not bring the desired result.
Feedback on hair transplantation
Judging by how actively people of different sex are interested in other possibilities of treating baldness, it can be concluded that traditional treatment with medication and physiotherapy methods does not always yield positive results. Otherwise, why should a person spend a lot of money on hair transplantation, if there are more budgetary and less traumatic methods of treatment. After all, even if we take the technique of conducting an operation using HFE technology, which for some reason is commonly called non-surgical, the scalp experiences multiple injuries as a result of needle punctures, so this is also far from a bloodless method.
Yes, information on hair transplantation is sought by fewer people than information on the removal of a headache or the fight against PMS. Nevertheless, this information is relevant, which means, it is necessary, if it helps at least one person become happy.
But as the long experience of plastic surgeons, specializing in hair transplantation shows, there are already millions of such lucky people in the world. And reviews about all the well-known clinics listed in our article are full of words of gratitude. Someone's hair transplant helped to stay on the pedestal of fame, and someone began to look more optimistic about the future of their family, because worry about their appearance affected the relationship between spouses.
The former patients of the hair transplant clinics note that despite the considerable duration of the operation performed under local anesthesia, they did not experience any special discomfort either in this connection or in connection with the manipulations. In the rehabilitation period, very few experienced significant pain at the site of the operation. I was confused only by the necessity to wear a special headdress for 7-10 days, but men and women understood perfectly well that this was necessary for their own good. In addition, the hat helped to hide temporary defects on the skin (redness of the implantation zone, red dots in the donor area, unsightly crusts in short hair, a fresh scar on the back of the head, etc.).
But what a man can not stand to achieve his goal, especially when it comes to external attractiveness. And the hair transplant procedure is not the biggest test yet. Although, of course, and a certain risk, because not all operations are successful, it is always possible to carry out a correction in a prestigious clinic.
It is clear that not all patients are satisfied with the result of hair transplantation. Not everyone is able to pay a large number of grafts, so the hair is not thick enough. But in the case of severe baldness, not one thousand grafts, but tens of thousands, is needed to get a chic hairstyle.
Another problem is related to the operation of the strip technique, or rather, with its main consequence - the scar, which, although it does not bring physical discomfort over time, still limits the possibility of short haircuts. To some patients, even after many years, it seems that the scar alludes to others around the previous operation, which they somehow consider shameful. But is organ transplantation (and hair - this is also a human organ) can be considered something shameful if it preserves health or "only" a person's self-esteem and enables him to continue living a happy life?
Of course, there are problems of a different kind. For example, the crusts on the head do not disappear for a long time, which prevents the person from returning to the old life in a timely manner, or there is a suppuration of the scar on the back of the head. But in each such complication it is necessary to look for both external and internal factors that have caused the recovery after the procedure to go wrong. And in each case, they will be their own. Someone "was lucky" to run into an amateur who promised a beautiful head of hear for a little money. Others did not adhere to the requirements of care after the procedure. And someone may have a too sensitive immune system that does not allow this type of intervention.
By the way, an important role is played by the initial diagnosis with the identification of the causes of alopecia. If it is a question of autoimmune diseases or hypersensitivity of hair to male hormones, then without eliminating the cause of baldness, no operation will help to restore the scalp on the head.
It should be noted and the fact that almost all positive feedback and gratitude can be found on the websites of clinics that conduct hair transplantation operations. In practice, however, the clinic is re-applied either to a new procedure or to claims in case of complications, and negative feedback is expressed in words.
As for forums, people there mostly discuss different treatment options and addresses of clinics dealing with problems of baldness. And after reading carefully the posts, you understand that not all those who insert their "five cents", in fact in the subject and have passed this procedure. Women in such discussions take part very rarely, so judging the results of the transplantation they can only by the haircut Jenner Caitlin, the gender of which can still be argued.
Of course, to speak openly about the fact that "I, Vasyukin Vasiliy Vasilyevich or Nyashkin Elena Panfilovna (names have nothing to do with specific people), performed hair transplantation and happy (va) results, because my bald head now covered with gorgeous hair "is unlikely to become anyone, and even the whole world. Therefore, judging the truth of various reviews on the Internet is very difficult.
Real conclusions that hair transplantation is really an effective procedure for combating alopecia can be done only on the basis of statistics that asserts that autotransplantation is in demand and is actively developing in various regions of our large and densely populated planet.
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