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The Cost of a Hair Transplant

Hair Restoration Cost in the San Francisco Bay Area

The first question many people ask when considering hair restoration is “How much will it cost?” The monetary cost of a hair transplant is certainly something to take into account, but there are other questions to ask as well:

  •  Will hair restoration improve your quality of life?
  •  If you think you will someday choose hair restoration, what impact will waiting have vs. acting now or soon?
  •  What are your other options (trying a prescription, dealing with the loss, etc.)?
  •  What would losing more or all of your hair due to avoiding any hair restoration cost you?

As you think about the cost of a hair transplant, remember that hair loss is not fixed, but will likely continue to progress, necessitating a different or more involved procedure in the future than it would now. There’s no way to put a price tag on the confidence you feel knowing that you have a full head of hair, nor on the relief from the stress and frustration that started when you first noticed your hairline creeping backward.

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The Monetary Cost of a Hair Transplant

Simply put, the cost of a hair transplant will likely fall somewhere in the range of $4,000 to $15,000. The cost is based on the number of follicles implanted. The exact number depends on the severity of the hair loss at the beginning of the treatment, the specific procedure used, the aesthetic end goal, and other factors.

Other hair restoration costs vary by the method. FUT (follicular unit transplantation) is priced differently than FUE (follicular unit extraction). Prescription drugs for hair loss depend on the specific medication recommended, and non-surgical procedures such as micro–needling and our L&P Stimulate Program may require multiple sessions. You can discuss specifics at your consultation.

Why L&P and Managing the Cost of a Hair Transplant

Since hereditary hair loss in men progresses in a roughly predictable pattern, Dr. David Lieberman and Dr. Sachin Parikh can work with patients who deal with this condition to assess the current status of their hair and predict where the problem will worsen. The more hair permanently lost, the larger in scope the restoration procedure will need to be.

Looking ahead can help you consider the details of your procedure, allowing you to work hair restoration costs into your future plans.

Hair Transplant Before and After Gallery

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Hair Restoration before and after treatment

More Hair For Younger Male

This patient from San Francisco began losing hair in his 20’s and wanted to do something about it before the hair follicles became totally inactive. Fortunately, he found Drs. Lieberman and Parikh who were able to give him a successful hair transplant focusing mostly on the crown of the head. The patient loves his results and says that his confidence has been restored.

Hair Restoration before and after treatment

Hair Restoration for Silicon Valley Executive

This Silicon Valley executive came to Drs. Lieberman & Parikh because he was feeling very old around his younger co-workers and wanted to make a change. Through hair restoration, the doctors were able to bring more fullness to his hair and restore his confidence.

Hair Restoration before and after treatment

Dramatic Results for Young Man Wanting Hair Restoration

This patient of ours was having front hair loss and wanted to fill in the gaps, he felt much more confident after taking care of these small details in his appearance that made a big difference.

Hair Restoration before and after treatment

Two Days After Hair Restoration

Many patients want to know what their hair will look like immediately after a NeoGraft hair transplant. These photo show the shaved hair style this patient chose to get before the transplant and what he looked like two days afterwards. At three days, this patient felt comfortable returning to work.

Hair Restoration before and after treatment

38-Year-Old Male Gets 2200 Grafts

This 38-Year-old male from Silicon Valley found Drs. Lieberman and Parikh after he did intense research for the best hair restoration surgeons in Northern California. His hairline was receeding faster than he wanted and the overall coverage was thinning out. He got a hair transplant of 2200 grafts and is ecstatic about the results.

Recovery and Beyond

One of the best ways to prepare for a hair restoration procedure is to be informed. Learn more on our Frequently Asked Questions page, and be sure to familiarize yourself with the available hair restoration procedures and treatments throughout our website.

While many of the advanced techniques used at the Lieberman & Parikh Center for Hair Restoration are less invasive than other surgeries, they still involve methods that will cause some bleeding. Patients are advised to cut back on anything that may increase the risk of bleeding or limit healing at least a week before their scheduled procedure.

This may include:

  • Advil, ibuprofen, and similar medications
  • Alcohol intake
  • Any medications that reduce the ability to form a blood clot such as Coumadin, Plavix, and aspirin (if medically appropriate)

Talk to your primary care physician about any daily or regular medications you are required to take and how they may interact with your hair restoration plans. Your continued health and safety is most important, but a delayed or otherwise altered schedule may be possible.

Patients who don’t smoke or who stop smoking for at least two weeks before their hair restoration can have improved healing due to well-oxygenated blood and improved blood flow.

Patients will receive a more detailed list from their doctor explaining what to avoid in the days and hours preceding a procedure in order to minimize risks and complications and maximize the aesthetic outcome.

Depending on the method chosen, the physical cost of a hair transplant can be very minimal. The team at the L&P Aesthetics Center for Hair Restoration uses cutting-edge techniques that reduce visible signs of a restoration procedure and allow for rapid healing.

When weighing the benefit against the cost of a hair transplant, you should consider the following:

  •  Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is the gold standard of hair restoration procedures available today. Nothing else comes close to delivering natural-looking results without the need for a linear scar on the back of the scalp, which can happen with FUT.
  •  The most advanced FUE method involves the use of NeoGraft® technology, which automates the hair collection process to maximize results while minimizing subsequent side effects. The less invasive method means an even quicker recovery time, so you can return to work and life sooner.
  •  Not every procedure is perfect for every patient. Your doctor will help you make a determination on the ideal treatment plan, giving you the best possible results.

Follicular unit extraction requires that patients have the back and sides of their hair cut very closely to the scalp. For men, this typically means shaving with the razor at a No. 1 or 0 setting. While the Lieberman & Parikh Center for Hair Restoration team will cut your hair on the morning of your appointment, we recommend that male patients “try on” a shorter haircut for the back and sides about one week before coming in. While short hair is necessary for an FUE, it also gives the patient and those around him some time to get used to a new hairstyle so that a close-cropped scalp does not comes as a shock immediately after the procedure.

For women, the doctors use existing hair to cover thin strips shaved into the donor sites, so female FUE patients are encouraged to grow their hair out as long as possible and wear it in a style with the procedure in mind.

Preparation for a hair restoration procedure should include familiarizing yourself with what will come immediately after. While you will receive specific care instructions that should be followed, know that you should generally plan on taking antibiotics and other medications to help with healing, sleeping with your head elevated for about a week, refraining from strenuous physical activity for the same amount of time, avoiding vigorous hair washing for several days, and scheduling appointments for follow-up care with the doctors.

While many of the advanced techniques used at the Lieberman & Parikh Center for Hair Restoration are less invasive than other surgeries, they still involve methods that will cause some bleeding. Patients are advised to cut back on anything that may increase the risk of bleeding or limit healing at least a week before their scheduled procedure.

This may include:

  • Advil, ibuprofen, and similar medications
  • Alcohol intake
  • Any medications that reduce the ability to form a blood clot such as Coumadin, Plavix, and aspirin (if medically appropriate)

Talk to your primary care physician about any daily or regular medications you are required to take and how they may interact with your hair restoration plans. Your continued health and safety is most important, but a delayed or otherwise altered schedule may be possible.

Patients who don’t smoke or who stop smoking for at least two weeks before their hair restoration can have improved healing due to well-oxygenated blood and improved blood flow.

Patients will receive a more detailed list from their doctor explaining what to avoid in the days and hours preceding a procedure in order to minimize risks and complications and maximize the aesthetic outcome.

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