Hair Transplant Michigan Specialists
A Hair Transplant takes hair from the back and sides of the head and implants them into a balding area of the scalp, hairline, eyebrows, or even beard. At SurgeonGate, you can learn about FUE hair restoration and reach leading hair transplant surgeons in Southeast Michigan. We are on a mission to make cosmetic surgery safer and more effective by connecting patients with the most experienced and specialized surgeons in their city.
What is the best hair restoration technique in Michigan?
FUE or follicular unit extraction is the most effective hair transplant technique in Michigan. FUE transplants hairs in individual follicular units resulting in no linear scar, a faster recovery, and permanent, natural results.
Where can I get a hair transplant in Michigan?
Many doctors are marketing hair restoration in Michigan without any training or experience in the treatment. We are here to place you with experienced surgeons who specialize in FUE. To speak with a hair transplant specialist in Michigan, call us at (855)-248-2220 or request a consultation below. With over 25 years of hair transplant experience, our surgeons are ready to help you restore your hair so you can look and feel your best.
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How much does a hair transplant cost in Michigan?
The cost of a hair transplant can range from $5,000 to $8,000 in Michigan. Our average male patient invests about $6,000. Women typically spend $2,000 to $4,000 as the number of hairs they need is typically much less than men. Eyebrow transplants can range anywhere from $2,500 to $4,000 as well. The number of follicles that need to be transplanted is the biggest factor in the price.
How are FUE hair transplants performed?
During an FUE hair transplant, hairs are extracted from a donor region and transplanted onto balding areas of the scalp. Hairs are typically taken from the back and sides of the scalp because they are genetically resistant to balding and will never fall out after the treatment. This technique can be used to restore beard hair, eyelashes, chest hair, eyebrows and any other areas that may be affected by hair loss.
FUE is far superior to strip harvesting, the traditional technique in which a strip of tissue is cut from the back of the scalp. FUT required a much longer recovery and leaves a permanent linear scar on the back of the head. FUT also has a lower graft survival rate since many grafts are damaged when they are separated from the scalp tissue under a microscope. Unfortunately, many doctors in Michigan still perform this outdated technique.
How long is the recovery from a Hair Transplant?
Most patients return to work within 2-3 days. Hair transplantation has a very light recovery compared to most other cosmetic surgeries. You will certainly have to take it easy in the weeks following your procedure, avoiding strenuous exercise and giving your body the rest it needs to recover. You will visit your surgeon for a follow-up exam the next day to ensure that your hairs are developing properly. If scabs form, they usually disappear within 7 days.
When will I see results from a hair transplant?
The results will begin to be apparent 60 days after the procedure. About 14 to 21 days after your procedure, your newly transplanted hairs will begin to fall out, but don’t fear, this is normal. The roots of the hairs are still beneath the skin, and new strong hairs will begin to grow from them in the coming months. About 6 months after your surgery, about 70% of the follicles will have sprung new hairs. The remaining hairs could take up to a year to fully manifest.
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Does Michigan health insurance cover hair restoration?
Health insurance will not cover the cost of your hair restoration. Health insurance does not cover any cosmetic plastic surgery in Michigan. The only time that a health insurance provider will cover the cost of surgery is if it provides a medical benefit such as a deviated septum correction during a rhinoplasty.
What is NeoGraft hair restoration?
NeoGraft is an automated device that facilitates and aids the transplantation of follicles during FUE hair restoration. The NeoGraft system is commonly used in Michigan as it can offer benefits, mainly to the surgeon. The NeoGraft system employs a motor-operated punch tool that automatically extracts individual hair follicles from the scalp. Because Neograft uses a computerized system to extract grafts precisely, there isn’t any tugging and turning as with manual FUE which may harm the hair graft.
What is the ARTAS Robotic hair transplant?
ARTAS is another cutting edge automated hair restoration system. ARTAS uses a computerized system to visualize and map the scalp and its follicles. The ARTAS system then extracts grafts 1 by 1 according to certain characteristics of the hair follicles and transplants them to the donor region. The ARTAS system is 100% automated and the only fully robotic hair transplant in Michigan. With that being said, multiple studies have shown that an experienced and well-trained hair restoration surgeon can achieve identical or better results with manual FUE as with ARTAS or NeoGraft in Michigan.
Can you have an eyelash or eyebrow transplant in Michigan?
Yes, you can have an eyelash or eyebrow transplant in Michigan. Our surgeons perform manual FUE which means they have the ability to restore eyelashes, eyebrows, and even beards. Eyelash transplants are particularly sensitive because only the most experienced hair restoration surgeons perform them. Eyebrow transplants are becoming more popular as fuller eyebrows become more in style. This treatment is difficult to perform and must be done by an expert in order to achieve great results. You can request a consultation with SurgeonGate if you are interested in having your eyelashes or eyebrows restored in Michigan.
Does hair restoration leave scars?
Yes, hair restoration leaves scars, but they are light and highly undetectable with time. When the skin is pierced, it heals via a process known as fibrosis. This fibrosis or scarring is the skin’s natural way of healing. Thanks to the development of FUE, the scars in the transplanted areas are so minuscule that the markings are virtually undetectable to the eyes. In most cases, patients report little to no scarring with FUE.
How old do you need to be for a hair transplant?
The minimum recommended age for a hair transplant is 21 years old. In general, men with hair loss at a young age will lose hair rapidly throughout their 20’s up until their early 30’s. If you have a hair transplant in your early twenties to treat it, you may need a second treatment 10 years later to replace the hairs that were lost after your procedure.
To be clear, hair that was transplanted will never fall out, but more of your original hairs will continue to fall and this may result in a patchy looking scalp.
Is hair transplant surgery painful?
A hair transplant is not a painful experience according to most of our happy patients. Patients are always administered local anesthetics and other medications to ease the discomfort make it a comfortable and relaxing experience. Most patients report the procedure to be pain-free as well as the recovery.
How successful is FUE hair restoration?
FUE boasts a 97% success rate in the United States. The most important part of a successful hair transplant procedure is the surgeon you work with. If you someone know had their hair restored and it looks unnatural or their new hairs have fallen out, they likely visited an inexperienced surgeon or they made the mistake of traveling to turkey. When transplanting hair follicles they must be placed precisely into the nutrient pathways of the skin in order to survive after the procedure. Correctly placing these hairs so that they both match your natural hairline and survive for the future is a very skillful task that takes years of training.
Can women have a hair transplant?
Yes, female hair transplants are common in Michigan. In fact, female pattern baldness and general female hair loss actually affect nearly 20 million women in the United States. Female hair loss can be caused by stress and many other factors. Women typically experience balding behind the hairline and in a different pattern then men do. Nevertheless, hair loss can bring about a lot of anxiety in women.
The process for a female hair transplant in Michigan is similar and many of our patients are women. The surgeon will shave and collect follicles from small areas in the back of the head that will be hidden by your long hair. If you are a female interested in hair restoration, request a consultation with a hair transplant specialist through SurgeonGate and you will be contacted shortly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can smoking affect my results?
Yes, smoking cigarettes may affect your hair transplant results. Smokers typically have poor blood flow which could lower hair graft survival rates. Smokers can learn more about the effects of smokings here.
How many hair grafts do I need?
The average male needs 2,000 to 3,000 grafts and the average female needs 300 to 500 grafts. Each graft can contain anywhere from 1 to 4 hairs. To cover a quarter-sized bald spot requires a few hundred grafts while a larger bald area closer to the size of an open hand may require a few thousand. The only way to accurately determine how many follicles you need to achieve your goals, is to meet with a specialist for a consultation and discuss your goals 1 on 1.
What is platelet rich plasma or PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma, also known as PRP in Michigan is a natural hair loss treatment which consists of drawing a patients blood and injecting the plasma into the scalp. PRP has many benefits as it increases blood supply to the follicles and can help the follicles to grow thicker and fuller. Many people believe that PRP treatments can trigger natural hair growth without surgery but unfortunately, this has never been seen. Many of our hair transplant surgeons like to give their patients PRP treatments 3-6 months after their hair transplant surgery to help boost hair growth, but it is not an alternative to follicular unit extraction.