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The average cost of a hair transplant can range anywhere from $4,000 to $16,000. Pricing is dependent on a variety of different factors, including procedure, clinic, and stage of hair loss. Most hair transplant clinics charge patients per transplanted hair graft, which can be as high as $15 / graft. Please see specific procedure for a more precise quote.
With over 70% of the United States population affected by hair loss by the age of 60, different methods of restoring hair have become a major topic of discussion. For many patients, hair transplants offer a phenomenal method of regrowing hair in balding areas and revitalizing the current head of hair to appear thicker and fuller.
Tampa Bay Hair Restoration offers only the best hair transplant options to provide patients with a lasting solution to their hair loss.
Dr. Michael Markou at Tampa Bay Hair Restoration is Florida’s most experienced hair transplant surgeon. He is a Board-Certified Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.), Board of Trustees Member of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, and an influential member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery for over 27 years.
He has been awarded many times for his ground-breaking research, and has performed thousands of hair transplant procedures for men and women around the world.
Dr. Markou is currently offering FREE consultations at Tampa Hair Restoration to inform patients of possible hair transplant options that will work best with their stage of hair loss, benefits associated with each procedure, and his expert recommendations for a personalized hair regrowth strategy plan.
Hair transplantation is a surgical hair restoration technique used to transplant healthy hair from one area of the body to the area where hair loss is occurring to promote hair growth. The first hair transplant procedure was introduced to the United States in the 1950’s. Since then, huge technological advancements have been made to improve the overall time and effectiveness of hair transplants.
During hair transplantation, healthy hair is extracted from an area referred to as the donor site. The hair transplant donor area is commonly located on the back of the scalp where hair is not affected by chemicals such as DHT (dihydrotestosterone), one of the main chemical influencers of hair loss. Hair is harvested from the donor site using one of two methods: the follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant method or the follicular unit transplantation (FUT) hair transplant method. Once the hair is harvested, it’ll then be transplanted into the area affected by thinning hair follicles or bald spots. The area affected by hair loss is referred to as the hair transplant recipient site.
Hair Transplant Before & After Photos
Follicular unit extraction and follicular unit transplantation are the two common techniques used for hair transplants. Both the FUE and FUT methods have shown incredible results in restoring hair loss. The main difference between the two hair transplants are in the way hair follicles are extracted from the donor area.
Both FUE and FUT hair transplants use follicular units to promote hair growth. A follicular unit contains anywhere from 1 to 4 hair follicles that are all growing naturally out of a single pore. Since both procedures use the follicular grouping method for extraction, smaller hair grafts can be taken to provide a more natural-looking appearance compared to older hair transplants.
|Linear Strip Harvesting||Follicular Unit Extraction|
|3 to 5 Hours||4 to 8 Hours|
|1 to 7 Days||1 to 2 Days|
|Patients in advanced stages of hair loss, prefer to wear longer hair styles, want maximum fullness in a single session, or those not a good fit for FUE.||Patients in earlier stages of hair loss, prefer to wear their hair short, or those requiring minimal downtime.|
|Less expensive, shorter procedure time, no haircut, max amount of hair grafts harvested, optimal graft survival, natural-looking results||Minimally invasive, no suturing or linear scarring, little to no downtime, less risk of human error or fatigue, ability to wear hair completely shaved, scar camouflage|
FUT Hair Transplant is commonly referred to as the linear strip method. This hair transplant technique requires a very thin and long sliver of tissue to be removed from the donor area. The follicular units will then be extracted from that strip using high-powered magnification for dissection, and placed back into the recipient site for hair to begin growing once again. The technique allows hair transplant surgeons to cover more area in a single section with optimal graft survival.
Follicular unit transplantation is less expensive than other hair transplant options. Recovery time is slightly longer than the FUE procedure, requiring anywhere from 1 to 7 days before patients can return to their normal schedule. FUT is recommended for patients who like to wear their hair long, patients who are looking to obtain maximum fullness from a hair restoration procedure, patients in the more advanced stages of hair loss, or patients who are not a good fit for FUE.
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is one of the newer methods used for hair transplants. The FUE hair transplant technique dissects individual hair grafts directly from the scalp versus using a linear strip method like FUT. In turn, there is absolutely no sign of any linear scarring or hair transplantation having ever occurred. FUE is minimally invasive and does not require any stitches or suturing.
FUE hair transplant is recommended for patients who are in the earlier stages of hair loss, patients who like to wear their hair short, and patients looking for minimal to no downtime after surgery. Tampa Bay Hair Restoration offers follicular unit extraction using ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant and NeoGraft Hair Transplant.
The ARTAS® Robotic System is the latest state-of-the-art hair transplant technology to hit the market. The robotic technology incorporates advanced digital imaging, precision robotics, and Artificial Intelligence to transplant healthy hair follicles using the follicular unit extraction technique.
NeoGraft® was the first FDA approved surgical device to be used in the field of hair restoration. NeoGraft Hair Transplant is an automated, handheld hair transplant device that assists the hair transplant surgeon in extracting hair follicles using the follicular unit extraction technique
In order to fully understand which hair transplant is right for you, it’s important to consult with a licensed professional. Dr. Michael Markou is the internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon who offers FREE consultations in Clearwater (Tampa area), Florida. Whether you’re a man or woman looking to restore your hair, Dr. Markou will be able to provide the ins and outs of each procedure as well as a professional diagnosis on how you can obtain the most optimal results. Put an end to hair loss and book your free consultation today by filling out the form below or giving us a call at (727) 446-0608!